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Boston Ballet cracks open with holiday season

Boston Ballet cracks open with holiday season

Phoebe Adams and Morgan Hume

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Showcase, Theater

For over 100 years, “The Nutcracker” has earned its place as a Christmas favorite, often symbolizing the beginning of the holiday season. This year was no different, as the classic ballet made its way to the Boston Opera House for opening night on Nov. 29. The ballerina’s pink, flowy dresses,...

Gregory Alan Isakov fills Royale with folk-music while supporting latest album

Gregory Alan Isakov fills Royale with folk-music while supporting latest album

Morgan Hume

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Singer Gregory Alan Isakov spends the warm seasons as a full time farmer in Colorado, growing produce and vegetable seeds to sell at different markets. However, when the weather cools down, Isakov trades the farm for the stage and dives into his other full-time job: an indie-folk musician. Isakov...

“Peter and the Starcatcher” tells another side to the classic story of “Peter Pan”

“Peter and the Starcatcher” tells another side to the classic story of “Peter Pan”

Catarina Protano

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Showcase, Theater

The Hub Theatre finished their 2018 season with an explosive, comical and visually impressive performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” originally a popular young adult novel that later did a run on Broadway. The company’s rendition has an organic and intimate quality that someone sitting in...

Banding together through jazz: Suffolk Jazz Band plays at “Ramsgiving”

Banding together through jazz: Suffolk Jazz Band plays at “Ramsgiving”

Nick Viveiros

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Music

There were eleven of them, clad in black and maroon shirts in front of a scrim in the Somerset Café. A saxophonist, two trumpets, two string players, a trombonist, two percussionists, a bassist, guitarist and keyboardist. Together, they make up the Suffolk University Jazz Band. The Jazz Band is curren...

Suffolk professor’s original play “Loss of Breath: The Unfinished Life and Death of Edgar Allan Poe” debuts Thursday at Modern Theatre

Suffolk professor’s original play “Loss of Breath: The Unfinished Life and Death of Edgar Allan Poe” debuts Thursday at Modern Theatre

Ryan Arel and Morgan Hume

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Showcase, Theater

In a play merging the playful nature of puppets and the dark themes of Edgar Allan Poe’s work, “Loss of Breath: The Unfinished Life and Death of Edgar Allan Poe” will debut at Modern Theatre on Thursday. The play was written by Suffolk Professor Wesley Savick and the first production of the pla...

Native American Gyasi Ross promotes activism with poetry

Shayla Manning

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Literature, Showcase

Students of all backgrounds were drawn together to kick off the start of Native American Heritage Month with “Activism Through Spoken Word” on Thursday at an event held by The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. The event featured speaker Gyasi Ross, who is a member of the Blackfeet Nation,...

“Lest We Forget”

“Lest We Forget”

Alexandria Acacia

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Exhibits, Showcase

German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano’s photography project “Lest We Forget” traveled to the Boston Common on Oct. 16 to remember and honor Holocaust survivors.  The artist’s collection of photos consists of vivid life-sized headshots of over 200 survivors living in places such as the United States...

Spotlight shines on Suffolk junior Peter Teutsch in original production “Twice Upon A Self”

Spotlight shines on Suffolk junior Peter Teutsch in original production “Twice Upon A Self”

Catarina Protano

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Showcase, Theater

Theatre is more than just a form of entertainment for Peter Teutsch, a junior theatre major at Suffolk University. It’s an outlet for emotion and passion that shined through in his original production “Twice Upon a Self,” which premiered in the Sullivan Studio Theater on Friday as part of the theater...

16-year-old Billie Eilish dominates House of Blues with an energetic show

16-year-old Billie Eilish dominates House of Blues with an energetic show

Haley Clegg and Phoebe Adams

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

It’s hard to believe a 16-year old could have complete control over a sold-out House of Blues, yet Billie Eilish managed to do exactly that on Friday night. She had no trouble commandeering the packed crowd from the moment she took the stage until the very last notes of her encore. With a stage ...

The Wombats return to Boston to a packed House of Blues

The Wombats return to Boston to a packed House of Blues

Haley Clegg

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music, Showcase

There were two places-to-be in Boston Wednesday evening, and they happened to be right across from each other. At Fenway Park, the Red Sox were playing the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. Across the street, The Wombats were tearing it up at the House of Blues. The Wombats began their set with...

“Fog x Macbeth”

Kyle Crozier

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Showcase, Theater

Witches, murders and ghosts moved throughout the fog during a performance of  “Macbeth” titled “Fog x Macbeth” at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. On Oct. 21, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) held an outdoor abridged performance of the play, which was custom-staged from Migdalia Cruz’s m...

MFA Exhibit Allows Spectators To Relive Childhood Classic ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

MFA Exhibit Allows Spectators To Relive Childhood Classic ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

Harper Wayne

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Exhibits, Literature, Showcase

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic,” the newest installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, transports visitors into the world of the famous children’s book. Spectators can feel “Winnie-the-Pooh” books come to life on the walls of the exhibit, instilling a feeling of being at home as a child wai...

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