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Susan Saccoccia

Contributing writer

Susan Saccocia is an independent writer whose essays, features, profiles and reviews explore theater, visual arts, jazz and dance in the U.S. and overseas. A regular contributor to the Bay State Banner, Susan has also been published in Art New England ,The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and other regional and nationwide media. An award-winning arts writer, Susan is also the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in arts journalism among other honors.



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Art of Jazz

The exhibit is on display through May 8 at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African-American Art in Harvard Square

In the sensational, jam-packed show, “Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes,” the captivating forms of the instruments themselves are celebrated in an installation by pianist Jason Moran. Many of the visual works stir the same feelings as the music: The excitement of brass, the consolation of the blues, the joy of swing, the gravity and warmth of lyrical improvisation.

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Poetry in motion

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs at Citi Shubert Theatre

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago came to town last weekend, back for the first time since 2009, to perform three shows at Citi Shubert Theatre.

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Poet’s Theatre production honors Nobel Prize-winning performer

Italian man of theater Dario Fo celebrated his 90th birthday on March 24, and in Boston as well as in major cities throughout the world, fans held theater festivals and academic symposia in his honor. Boston’s celebration of Fo’s birthday featured a Poet’s Theatre production of five stories from his mime masterpiece, “Mistero Buffo (Comic Mystery),” at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre.

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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 by consummate actress and Beckett interpreter Lisa Dwan.

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Alvin Ailey performs at Wang Theatre

Dance troupe offers new and traditional works

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.

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‘We must live…’

Maly Drama Theatre presents Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’

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.

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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 of Music.”

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Pulitzer-winning ‘Disgraced’ has had strong run

Drama on stage through Feb. 7 at BU Theatre

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 his past, “Disgraced” won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama and in 2014 premiered on Broadway. Among the 10 major theater companies staging the play this season are the Huntington Theatre Company and Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. Their joint production is on stage through February 7 at the BU Theatre.

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‘Violet’ on stage at Boston Center for the Arts

A gem of a show is on stage at the Boston Center for the Arts through February 6: The SpeakEasy Stage Company production of the musical “Violet.”Composed by Jeanine Tesori with lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, “Violet” is inspired by the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” by North Carolina author Doris Betts (1932-2012).

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Poet, artist speaks at Museum of Fine Arts

Terrance Hayes turns life experiences into artwork

Page through any of the five poetry books by Terrance Hayes and it seems that when he puts a poem together, anything is possible.

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