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Lisa Dwan performs trilogy of plays by Beckett

At the Emerson/Paramount Mainstage in Boston last week, ArtsEmerson presented “Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby,” a trilogy of three short plays by Samuel Beckett. This celebrated production envelops the audience into the same darkness that engulfs each play’s character, a lone woman performed ...

Alvin Ailey performs at Wang Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater came to Boston last week, performing an array of traditional and new works in five shows at Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre.

2017 Kia Sportage

The CUV (Compact Utility Vehicle) market is heating up because of consumers who need extra cargo space but don’t want to purchase a gas-guzzler. In fact, CUV sales are up 18 percent while sales for the Sportage are up 25 ...

‘We must live…’

The grave and beautiful production of Anton Chekhov’s play “The Three Sisters,” by the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia, suited the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, where ArtsEmerson hosted the company’s five performances last week.

‘Barbed’: A South African artist confronts the post-Apartheid world

Jocelyn Chemel’s Barbed, up at the Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery in City Hall until Sunday, February 28, deals with the injustice she witnessed growing up in apartheid South Africa and the path to a safer tomorrow.

Berklee College of Music honors Fisk Jubilee Singers with tribute at Symphony Hall

Celebrating Fisk University’s 150th anniversary and the Fisk Jubilee Singers legacy in African-American music, Berklee College of Music presented a program of music and readings Sunday evening entitled “The Fisk Jubilee Singers at Symphony Hall: A Tribute by Berklee College ...

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.