Arts Features

  • This new sculptural installation by local artists Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora presents a tangle of old-school fluorescent bulbs—not those fancy, efficient, newfangled LEDs—suspended from … More »

  • In 1954, when it was finished, György Ligeti’s String Quartet no. 1 (“Métamorphoses Nocturnes”) satisfied neither side of the style wars. Taking off more or … More »

  • The rise of digital streaming has proved a bonanza for fans of adventurous, wide-ranging entertainment. But for most of the artists whose work is being … More »

  • Public art generally falls into two categories: 1) massive and durable enough to withstand the elements (and vandals and graffiti and pigeons and popular indifference...); … More »

  • See Village Theatre’s percolating production of In the Heights and be baffled anew at why this show hasn’t earned the fanatical popularity of Wicked or … More »

  • Wednesday, Oct. 8 Stephin Merritt Sure, a two-letter word starting with Z would be useful to get out of many a tight spot in Scrabble. But … More »

  • Canada isn’t known for great stage drama, yet New Century Theatre Company is taking a chance on one of that country’s most popular—and troublesomely titled—contemporary … More »

  • The very opening of Erich Korngold’s violin concerto demonstrates why he was the premier film composer of the silver screen’s Golden Age. The solo violin’s … More »

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1 Chris Taylor It’s difficult to overstate now, to a millennial generation, how huge was the impact of the 1977 Star Wars, when there … More »

  • The Ferguson, Missouri, shooting death of Michael Brown and its ongoing national fallout provide a sadly auspicious moment in which to mount a play about … More »