The Suffolk Journal

Rick Schenkkan’s ‘Building the Wall’ explores potential realization of Trump campaign promises

Kaitlin Hahn

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

In a dramatic realization of the future regarding the current political climate and the threat to the American people as well as those within the U.S. borders, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) hosted a phenomenal exploration into the questions of the Trump campaign promises with “Building t...

“Cirque of the Dead” delivers Halloween horror, gore & erotica

“Cirque of the Dead” delivers Halloween horror, gore & erotica

Shayla Manning

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Blood, sex, clowns and zombies took the stage as the Boston Circus Guild put on their annual performance of ‘Cirque of the Dead’ this past Saturday night. The Halloween-themed event took place at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon club-style-atmosphere in Cambridge, where guests in costumes of all...

“Robyn is Happy” acts a guide to navigating the complexities of life

“Robyn is Happy” acts a guide to navigating the complexities of life

Nathan Espinal

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Performative art provides a platform for people to explore the larger issues that complicate life. The play, “Robyn is Happy” is a meditation on friendship and intervention that confronts these concerns without contributing any explicit solutions. Rather, the production affords the audience the opport...

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s restructures concept of autism in performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s restructures concept of autism in performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Kendra Huber

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Theatrical ambiguity allows for creative innovation to encompass a production. If done well, the audience experiences this creativity in its intended form, by means of sound, lights, script, props, and the actor’s craft. In SpeakEasy Stage Company’s performance of “The Curious Incident of the ...

Cantab lounge features renowned poet and activist

Cantab lounge features renowned poet and activist

Kaitlin Hahn

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

On any given Wednesday night at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, one can pay the three dollars fee, present an ID and make way through the doorway, past the bar full of locals and the five 50-something-year-old members of the local band of the night, and down the arguably questionable stairs to the bas...

Director Rob Reiner brings LBJ to life in new film

Director Rob Reiner brings LBJ to life in new film

Juliana Tuozzola

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Film

It has been half a century since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, which ended segregation in public places and made employment discrimination illegal. The act was proposed by President John F. Kennedy, and shortly after his tragic death, President Lyndon B. Johnson pursued Kennedy’s proposal. Mor...

Takashi Murakami brings Japanese art and culture to Boston

Takashi Murakami brings Japanese art and culture to Boston

Chris DeGusto

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Usually a quiet and serene setting, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) was anything but traditional on Friday night, as Boston’s best-known epicenter for creativity hosted an enthralling installation to its “MFA Late Nite” seasonal series. Crowds flocked to the historic building as the doors opened to...

“Yes” Performs 50th Anniversary Tour in Boston

“Yes” Performs 50th Anniversary Tour in Boston

Juliana Tuozzola

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

“Yes” performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Oct. 4, 2017. The band featured lead singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The progressive rock band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April after nearly 50 years of performing. They have maintained...

#GlamSlam at Boston Fashion Week

#GlamSlam at Boston Fashion Week

Haley Clegg

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

Local fashion designers and artists came together Thursday night to share personal stories from their careers as a part of this year’s Boston Fashion Week. #GlamSlam featured 10 different speakers from all areas of the fashion world, from makeup artists to footwear designers to models and an author...

Rap artist Chico Williams staking his claim in the Boston rap community

Rap artist Chico Williams staking his claim in the Boston rap community

John Irizarry

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Considering that the rap genre originated on the East Coast, songs from cities like New York and Boston can be considered as some of the purest forms of rap music. Rapping began as a way to entertain at block parties in the Bronx because urban youth had very few outlets to express creativity. Since then, t...

Hempfest 2017

Hempfest 2017

Kaitlin Hahn and Nick Viveiros

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston

For more pictures from this year's Hempfest, visit Uncovered with Flash.   Thousands flocked to the grassy knolls of the Boston Common this past weekend for the 38th annual Boston Freedom Rally, the second largest gathering of cannabis enthusiasts and activists in the world, behind Seattle’s Hem...

Swedish band INVSN set to tour in Boston

Swedish band INVSN set to tour in Boston

Felicity Otterbein

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Serving as a procurement of fresh percussive sound and fury, Swedish band INVSN (pronounced Invasion) released their latest album “The Beautiful Stories,” earlier this year. Acting as a sort of hodge-podge of Swedish punk and rock artists, the group is comprised of various Swedish talent. Fans of...

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