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Vanessa Carlton gets intimate in Boston

Vanessa Carlton gets intimate in Boston

Morgan Hume
March 21
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Grammy-nominated artist Vanessa Carlton descended on The Sinclair in Cambridge Monday night as her latest installment of her tour, promoting her new album “Liberman,” which was released in Oct. 2016. “Liberman” is comprised of indie-pop songs, a sound that is almost a complete 180 from her initial debut in the early 2000’s as a su...

Third Thursdays at The Gardner: Comparing the Madonnas

Amy Koczera
February 22
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Crowds gathered around the flourishing courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this past Thursday to appreciate the life and art collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner. The theme of the evening, “Madonna/Madonna,” celebrated two iconic Madonnas. The evening highlighted the resemblance...

The Titanic, lost love and a new storyline to the old tale

Felicity Otterbein
February 15
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Heartbreak is timeless and relatable to all those who have experienced it. However, it can only go one of two ways. Either the boy or the girl wins over the other’s heart after a montage of long walks in the rain and lonely coffee shop visits, complete with some sort of graphic apology or love conf...

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

American Repertory Theater transcends image of trans-community

Kendra Huber
February 1
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Imagine the surprise when arriving to a stage filled with nothing but seven empty chairs. No backdrop, no color, just plain, black chairs on a brightly lit stage, creating a sense of raw intimacy. Paul Lucas fills these seats with humor and intellect, bringing to life his first full-length play, Trans...

Fresh start: Gardner Museum hosts event encouraging new beginnings

Fresh start: Gardner Museum hosts event encouraging new beginnings

Felicity Otterbein
January 22
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

In the courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum on a frosty January evening, two members of the trio “String Things,” performed a continuous flow of traditional jazz. Paired with the dark and muted tones of the dimly lit museum, the atmosphere appeared to be thick with what felt like the r...

From The Strokes to CRX, Nick Valensi puts on endearing performance

From The Strokes to CRX, Nick Valensi puts on endearing performance

Jillian Barrows
November 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

With the recent release of their debut album, “New Skin," CRX have been on tour since early November promoting it. They performed nine out of 10 songs from the album in the intimate and tasteful setting of Brighton Musical Hall to a crowd of devoted fans Sunday night.

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Fitz and the Tantrums bring energetic stage presence to House of Blues

Fitz and the Tantrums bring energetic stage presence to House of Blues

Haley Clegg
November 22
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Fans were not deterred by bad weather and could be seen lined up in the rain, waiting for the doors to be opened to Fitz and the Tantrums as they revisited Boston on Tuesday. As soon as doors opened, young and old fans alike rushed inside eager to get the best spot possible to see the performers. ...

Madeon and Porter Robinson electrify Orpheum Theater

Madeon and Porter Robinson electrify Orpheum Theater

Catarina Protano
November 21
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Nestled in an alleyway beside Suffolk University’s own Sargent Hall, the Orpheum Theater opened its doors to fans and new listeners of the artists Madeon and Porter Robinson. The feature tour is a first for Madeon , whose fame stems from his popularity on youtube. His most popular video titled, ...

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi to play at Brighton Music Hall

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi to play at Brighton Music Hall

Jillian Barrows
November 17
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

For those who are big fans of The Strokes, you’re in for a real treat. Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi will be playing a show with his new band, CRX at Brighton Music Hall Nov. 20 at 8p.m. to tour their debut album, New Skin, which was released Oct. 28. The album was produced by Queens of the Stone...

Synthetic POPS at the Orpheum Theater with Porter Robinson and Madeon

Synthetic POPS at the Orpheum Theater with Porter Robinson and Madeon

Catarina Protano
November 17
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Nestled in an alleyway beside Suffolk University’s own Sargent Hall, the Orpheum Theater opened its doors to fans and new listeners of the artists Madeon and Porter Robinson. The feature tour is a first for Madeon , whose fame stems from his popularity on YouTube. His most popular video titled, ...

Institute of Contemporary Art holds host to U.S. Premiere “A Letter to My Nephew”

Felicity Otterbein
November 16
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

When contemporary art is discussed, with it comes a undeniable stigma. An aura of superiority and an air of high intelligence is instilled. It can be considered a minority in the entertainment industry, compared to attendances to world renowned museums of fine art such as the Louvre in Paris or the N...

Dan Croll leaves Boston in Sweet Disarray

Dan Croll leaves Boston in Sweet Disarray

Morgan Hume
November 10
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Widely known for his prolific songwriting capabilities and numerous accolades in the music industry, Dan Croll made his first appearance in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club last weekend. Croll, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Liverpool, England is best known for blending electronic and folk sou...

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