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Susan Saccoccia

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Company One's 'Red and Brown Water' a hit

Johnnie McQuarley, Miranda Craigwell and Chris Leon star in “In the Red and Brown Water.” (Liza Voll photo) ...

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The power of women, according to Shakespeare

Tina Packer and Nigel Gore perform scenes from Shakespeare’s plays in “Women of Will.” (A.R. Sinclair Photography) ...

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Art of the Body

Noted French artist Edgar Degas’ exhibit at the MFA displays his talent for capturing the human form“The...

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McDonald's 'Songs We Love Tour' stops in Hub

Audra McDonald is the lead in American Repertory’s “Gershwin’s Porgy...

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A noble tradition

A unique exhibit showcases the long history of cooking by African AmericansJohn B. Goins, “The American Colored...

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The Musuem of Fine Arts recently unveiled its new expansion project that showcases art from the mid-50s.

People viewing Black River, 2009, El Anatsui (detail). (Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) ...

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Director Diane Paulus hits the refresh button on a Gershwin classic

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis star in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” (Michael J. Lutch photo) Director...

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'1001' is a modern twist on 'Arabian Nights'

From left: Ruby Rose Fox, Ben Gracia, Hampton Fluker and Lonnie McAdoo perform in “1001.” (Photo courtesy of Company...

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'Matt and Ben' gives local legend new spin

Philana Mia (Matt) and Marianna Bassham (Ben) in “Matt and Ben” by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers. (A.R. Sinclair...

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'... an artist with a delicate touch'

Krasavica II, 1998-2001, cedar and graphite, 72 x 264 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong,...

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Django Reinhardt Allstars' jazz is 'le hot'

Django Reinhardt Allstars lead guitarist Samson Schmitt and accordionist Ludovic Beier performed at the Regattabar in Cambridge last Saturday....

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Ghanian-born artist El Anatsui is known for making gorgeous tapestries from liquor bottle wrappers

“Akua’s Surviving Children” (1996) Wood and metal, dimensions variable. (Photo courtesy of The October Gallery) Ghanian-born artist...

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A jazzy bridge to Ethiopia

Either/Orchestra played arrangements of Nalbandian’s music infused with rumba, mambo and reggae rhythms last week at Scullers Jazz...

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A new exhibit at ICA highlights the creative art of vinyl records

Jeroen Diepenmaat, Pour des dents d’un blanc éclatant et saines, 2005. Record players, vinyl records, taxidermied birds and...

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For the last 40 years, Dale Chihuly has transformed the art of glassmaking to new heights

Mille Fiori, Dale Chihuly, Blown glass (Artwork © 2011 by Chihuly Studio, All rights reserved. Photograph © Museum...

Production explored meaning of Christ

In Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s great final novel, “The Brothers Karamazov,” one of the brothers imagines the...

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Language, fervor intact in modern 'Merchant of Venice'

Jacob Ming-Trent injects hip hop flair as Shylock’s reluctant manservant in ArtsEmerson’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of...

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Beckett's humor, darkness shines through in 'Fragments'

(Photo courtesy of ArtsEmerson)Susan Saccoccia Two wizened, white-bearded men spend 20 minutes taunting,...

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Dance vignettes come together in 'Chapters from a Broken Novel'

Doug Varone and Dancers’ Alex Springer, Erin Owen, Julia Burrer and Ryan Corri perform one of their intricate vignettes...

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Bill T. Jones' 'Body Against Body' sold out ICA

Paul Matteson and Jennifer Nugent in “Blauvelt Mountain.” (Bill Stengel photo) Susan SaccocciaAs...

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Legendary tap dancer Savion Glover blended soul, flamenco and speed to enthrall appreciative Boston fans

(Photo courtesy of Savion Glover) Legendary tap dancer Savion Glover blended soul, flamenco and speed to enthrall...

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Celebrating song and dance of Brazilian Diaspora

(Photo courtesy of World Music/CRASHarts) Susan SaccocciaBefore they even reached the stage on Saturday night...

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Funky global dance on display at ICA

“The Whiz” was performed by Nicholas Leichter Dance at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston last weekend. (Steven Shreiber photo)...

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The Blind Boys of Alabama came to Boston and delivered their powerful version of Christmas season’s songs

(Photo courtesy of Shannon Brinkman) The Blind Boys of Alabama came to Boston and delivered their powerful...

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Keeping it moving

L.A.-based artist Mark Bradford now has slowed down to chronicle his provocative workMark Bradford, “Scorched Earth” (2006)....

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MFA's new wing celebrates The Art of the Americas

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) will open its newest wing to the public this Saturday with...

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Puppet love triangle comes alive in Basil Twist’s ‘Petrushka’

ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage and the...

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Classically trained jazz violinist Regina Carter recently dropped her latest CD “Reverse Thread” and it captures a full range of human emotions in African folk songs

(Kristophe Diaz photo) Classically trained jazz violinist Regina Carter recently dropped her latest CD “Reverse...

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All in the blend

RUBBERBANDance Group blends hip-hop, free-style, breaking and, yes, ballet  Susan Saccoccia  ...

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Racial identity politics revealed in 'The Shipment'

Mikéah Ernest Jennings is dancing up a storm in “The Shipment.” (AJ Zanyk photo)     Susan...

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Arts

“Man Turning over the Soil” (ca. 1847–50) Jean François Millet,...

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Art built upon large concepts on display at ICA

Charles LeDray’s “Party Bed” (2006-2007), from the Cartin Collection. Susan Saccoccia ...

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Chakaia Booker’s sculptures convey defiant resilience against harsh odds and in particular, the endurance of black Americans

(Photo courtesy of the Marlborough Gallery)Chakaia Booker’s sculptures convey defiant resilience against harsh odds and...

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Emerson's new arts complex promises the world on stage

Doug Elkins and Friends perform “Do-Re-Mi” from “Fraulein Maria,” a hip-hop flavored reworking of “The Sound of Music”...

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A big-time baritone

The son of a Tuskegee Airman, Brian Stokes Mitchell is the consummate performer Susan Saccoccia ...

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At the age of 80, Sonny Rollins is still rolling

The evening was billed as a birthday concert...

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Arts

Kam WilliamsBetween Barack Obama’s declaring his candidacy for the presidency and Election Day 2008, nationally...

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Arts

(RR Jones photo) Susan SaccocciaWords were a powerful presence in the elevating evening of...

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"All My Sons" mines fresh power in Miller's classic

Dee Nelson as Sue Bayliss, Ken Cheeseman as Dr. Jim Bayliss, Diane Davis as Ann Deever, Michael Tisdale...

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Arts

(Photos courtesy of Stratton McCrady) Susan Saccoccia ...

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(Monique Carboni Photo )Susan SaccocciaStirring spirit, pulse and pelvis, the musical “Fela!”...

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Spare set, strong performances fuel ICA’s ‘Godot’

The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of “Waiting for Godot” last weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston,...

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Masses pack Hub for '09 BeanTown jazz festival

The rumbling drums of Bloco AfroBrazil, a samba-inflected parade of percussionists and dancers led by Marcus Santos, provided a...

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In ICA exhibit, Ortega argues for closer look

Damián Ortega’s “Cosmic Thing,” a disassembled Volkswagen Beetle. The mammoth work commands the gallery at the Institute of...

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Arts

(Eric Antoniou photo)Susan Saccoccia   Warner Miller (left) and...

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Person's swing hits the right note at jazz fest

Alto saxophonist Houston Person performs at the Unitarian Universalist Church...

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Common staging of Bard classic avoids ‘Errors’

(From left): Antipholus of Syracuse (Dan Roach), Pinch (Cheo Hodari Bourne) and Adriana (Jennifer Ellis) share the stage...

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American heritage on display at the DeCordova Museum

(“The Good Hunt” image: Collection of Paul Rickert, San Francisco; Photo courtesy of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture...

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Arts

(“Vida y Drama de Mexico,” 1957, Alberto Beltrán; Image courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) ...