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Honk Fest 2017


Honk Fest 2017

Shem Tane   CAMBRIDGE, MA — This past weekend the city of Cambridge celebrated its 11th year of HonkFest, which is a three day festival of brass bands from around the U.S. performing in both Davis and Harvard Squares. The core of the festival is to bring the community together through music. As I witnessed […]



A BLAST FROM THE PAST — THE LEMON TWIGS AT THE SINCLAIR

By Shem Tane CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — The Lemon Twigs is a rock band from Long Island, New York. They have already performed on Conan, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and many more television programs. The band’s sound seems as if it has been marinating in a time capsule basking in the sun outside the […]


Mamma Mia at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Mamma Mia at the Ogunquit Playhouse


Mamma Mia at the Ogunquit Playhouse

For those of us that have loved and lost and reflect back nostalgically on the possibilities of what could have been, Mamma Mia has a special relevance. The rest of us can just sit back and revel in the color and exuberance of musical pop puffery.
Mamma Mia is the ideal beach musical, a fact well played by the Ogunquit Playhouse in the kick-off of their 85th season, which opened on May 19th and continues through the first of July. Though the setting is a remote Greek Isle on the Aegean coast, the steamy swim suited cast could easily be imagined on the scenic sands of Ogunquit beach.


In the Count’s garage where he keeps the cars in tip-top shape, Figaro (Evan Hughes, r.) helps Susanna (Emily Birsan) imagine their upcoming nuptials in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “The Marriage of Figaro.” Photoraph by T. Charles Erickson.

In the Count’s garage where he keeps the cars in tip-top shape, Figaro (Evan Hughes, r.) helps Susanna (Emily Birsan) imagine their upcoming nuptials in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “The Marriage of Figaro.” Photograph by T. Charles Erickson.


Boston Lyric Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro at John Hancock Hall

In Boston’s venerable John Hancock Hall, a few steps down Berkeley Street and just off Copley Square, our own Boston Lyric Opera roars into town with an enduring classic, a smoking hot bedroom comedy that offended one emperor, Joseph 2nd of the Hapsburg Empire, and King Louis XVI. Threats of censorship loomed, then dissipated.


Tom Rakewell (Ben Bliss) falls captive to Mother Goose’s ladies (Photography by T Charles Erickson © T Charles Erickson Photography).

Tom Rakewell (Ben Bliss) falls captive to Mother Goose’s ladies (Photography by T Charles Erickson © T Charles Erickson Photography).


Boston Lyric Opera presents The Rake’s Progress

A new production by director Allegra Libonati illuminates the Cutler Majestic’s historic stage and house with a tale at once simple and profound.


Fixed/Fluxed

Fixed/Fluxed Installation by Thu Kim Vu


Far from Foolish: Family Fun at the Festival of Fools

By Meghan Richter Image: “Festival Host BCA’s Current Exhibition: Thu Kim Vu’s Fixed/Fluxed” Driving through the green mountains of Vermont is always a treat, especially in the summer when the city of Burlington is vibrant with engaging activity. This past weekend’s temperatures were about 75 degrees on average, sunny and breezy — the perfect escape […]


Connecticut DIY

Photos from Meghan Richter's weekend in Connecticut.


Connecticut DIY Scene

Making Waves in New London & Hartford By Meghan Richter When I pulled into the parking lot at Sailfest 2016 last weekend, the town fair energy gave me a sense of the atmosphere of New London. The downtown area only spanned a few blocks, and the ocean breeze drifted loftily through the sweltering heat. Just […]


Dark Matter in front of an installation piece by Randal Thurston entitled "The Counting House,” 2016, hand cut paper.


South Shore Indie Music Festival at Fuller Craft Museum

By Meghan Richter BROCKTON (June 11, 2016) —Rain or shine, the show must go on! That was definitely the case at this year’s South Shore Indie Music Festival. This event was nuanced, and included live music, crafting and a beautiful natural setting. When the rain washed performers, viewers, and vendors alike into the museum, the […]



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The Beatles with Ed Sullivan, February 9, 1964. Photograph ©The Estate of Bill Eppridge.

The Beatles with Ed Sullivan, February 9, 1964. Photograph ©The Estate of Bill Eppridge.


SIX DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

It was, inarguably, one of those moments in which everything changed. On February 9, 1964, The Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, setting Beatlemania into full gear and sparking a cultural shift that still echoes today. Photojournalist Bill Eppridge documented the Fab Four’s first tour of the United States for Life magazine, taking “Three thousand images on 90 rolls of film” — only four of which ended up being printed in the publication at the time.