Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Chamber Orchestra. South Pacific, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s blockbuster musical of war and love in the islands, turned 67 earlier this year, and in some respects, you could argue...

Theater | Greg Stepanich

From left: Sunny Gay, Leah Sessa and Cristina Flores in Heathers. (Photo by Lisa Nalven) If there is a quintessential Slow Burn Theatre show, it just might be Heathers: the Musical, the off-Broadway edgy romp based on the 1989...

Theater | Hap Erstein

Ryan George, Andre Gainey, Gregg Weiner and Aygemang Clay in The Royale. (Photo by George Schiavone) There are many ways to tell a story, as demonstrated by the compact, yet high-energy The Royale, now receiving a knockout...

Theater | Hap Erstein

Matthew Shepard (1976-1998). If ever there were a time when a work of art coincides with current events, that time will be Friday, when sections of a new opera with an anti-bullying theme have their premiere as the air is...

Music | Greg Stepanich

Reed Birney, Sarah Steele, Jane Houdyshell and Arian Moayed in The Humans. (Photo by Brigitte Lacombe) It was a relatively busy year for plays on Broadway, though it produced no widespread, runaway hit that will sustain itself...

Theater | Hap Erstein


Art:
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‘Lit’ exhibit brings bold, bright colors to Cornell Museum

Still Life, by Sam Tufnell. By Lucy Lazarony Everything about Lit — well, lights up. From playful neon lights, big bold works with bright bold words, to art created on Pl...

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Film:
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Sensitive heart beats beneath usual horror tropes of ‘The Conjuring 2’

Madison Wolfe in The Conjuring 2. The visual and aural infrastructure of James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 is as familiar as sense memory — the creak of do...

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Theater:
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‘South Pacific’ set for concert performance Sunday at FAU

Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Chamber Orchestra. South Pacific, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s blockbuster musical of war and love in the islands, turned 67 earlier th...

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Dance:
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Brilliant Godden work stands out at Harid spring recital

Rebecca Trionfo and Alexander Sargent in Renaissance Way. (Photo by Alex Srb) The spring concerts of the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton always begin with an introduction of the gradu...

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Scenes from new Matthew Shepard opera to premiere Friday

Matthew Shepard (1976-1998). If ever there were a time when a work of art coincides with current events, that time will be Friday, when sections of a new opera with an anti-bullying th...

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Interviews:
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Terry Teachout: Bringing ‘Satchmo’ to life, as playwright and director

Terry Teachout. Terry Teachout, 60, the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, is also a biographer and opera librettist. Five years ago, he adapted his biography of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong in...

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Books:
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‘Evicted’: A numbing look at the nexus of housing and poverty

Matthew Desmond was in college when he learned that a bank had taken his boyhood home, forcing his parents to move. “I remember being deeply sad and embarrassed,” he writes. He b...

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Weekend Picks:
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Weekend arts picks: June 4-5

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster. Film: Summer movies are supposed to be a vacation from challenging fare, but The Lobster challenges that assumption. It is a satirical slice of sc...

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News & Commentary:
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Anniversary bash highlights growing Lake Park arts district

The Helmsmen perform during the second anniversary bash last month. (Photo by Jaime Kujala) As anniversaries go, the one-year milestone reached by the Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park in May of 2015 pr...

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