Trinity Irish Dance thrills at Emerson

Chicago-based Trinity Irish Dance Company, lead by Emmy award-winning choreographer Mark Howard, was thrilling to watch last weekend as it performed at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, a presentation of World Music/CRASHarts.

Pulitzer-winning ‘Disgraced’ has had strong run

Ayad Akhtar’s play “Disgraced” has had a strong run since its 2012 debut at American Theater Company in Chicago. A drama about a Wall Street lawyer who has rejected his Muslim heritage but then finds he cannot break free of ...

Coming-of-age flick explores the dark side of childhood

Inspired by a couple of short stories by James Franco, Yosemite is an eerie bildungsroman exploring some decidedly dark and dangerous sides of childhood. The drama features a trio of discrete tales which ultimately merge in fairly effective fashion.

Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven discusses her feature film debut ‘Mustang’

Winner of the Europa Cinemas Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and a 2015 Golden Globe nominee in the category of Best Foreign-Language Film (it lost to Hungary’s “Son of Saul” this past Monday), “Mustang” is a captivating and ...

Will Smith delivers Oscar-quality performance in ‘Concussion’

Will Smith is on the verge of landing another Oscar nomination for ‘Concussion,’ a picture in which he plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigeria-born physician whose discovered the link between football and brain damage while working as a forensic pathologist ...

Overflowing Joy

Now in its ninth year, the annual Christmas concert of the New England Conservatory Millennium Gospel Choir at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has become a cherished holiday tradition for both the audience and the choir. Friday night, at ...

‘Youth’ defies definition

Youth is a surreal mix of heartfelt introspection and escapist fantasy reminiscent of Federico Fellini.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Aesthetically, the midsize 2016 Chevrolet Malibu sedan is a veritable work of art both inside and out. In fact, according to Chevrolet the number five reason for the purchase of a 2016 Malibu is its sexy exterior styling, which is ...

‘Praise His Name’

The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College held its 45th Annual Allen S. Counter Christmas Concert, entitled “Praise His Name” at Harvard University’s Memorial Church.

Nick Offerman brings Ignatius J. Reilly to life in ‘ A Confederacy of Dunces’

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, whose script incorporates plenty of dialogue from the novel, and directed by David Esbjornson, the production focuses on the characters and atmosphere conjured by Toole’s novel, set in the author’s hometown, New Orleans. The production evokes ...

‘Creed’ delivers a knockout punch

In typical Rocky fashion, “Creed” is much more than a boxing movie. Yes, there are the boxing matches and the grueling workouts, but more importantly the film explores a new chapter in the Rocky saga with Jordan in the starring ...

A Love Supreme

The power, variety and virtuosity of big-band jazz were on show Sunday evening at Symphony Hall. In a presentation of the Celebrity Series of Boston, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performed a two-hour concert of music ...

Isango Ensemble’s touts the collective as key to company’s success

The critically-acclaimed South African company, which made its U.S. debut in 2014 with Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, wraps up its run of its two reimagined classics — “uCarmen” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — this weekend at the Emerson/Cutler ...

2015 Infiniti Q70L

Fall is a great time to grab the keys to the Infiniti Q70 and take a quick road trip into the Pocono Mountains. Right now, the leaves are changing into vibrant shades of red and yellow, the air is brisk ...

Astronaut stranded on Mars survives by wits in space adventure

The Martian is an outer space adventure in which a stranded astronaut with an uncanny knack for improvisation takes a similar approach to surviving on Mars.