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From stocks and bonds to bitcoin, it seems the proverbial gold rush is never ending. Perhaps that’s why now is a good time to revisit a lesser-known gem by lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim called “Road Show,” which will be performed by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston from Jan. 12 to Feb. 11. Originally Read More

JANUARY 11, 2018 - Arthur Waldstein never passes up an opportunity to act Chekhov. In fact, about 15 years ago, the Boston-born and bred actor joined premier Annette Miller in a revival of “The Seagull” staged both at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the International Chekhov Festival in St. Petersburg and Yalta. As the veteran actor Read More

DECEMBER 28, 2017 – SALEM – Few people outside academia realize that Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), the iconic artist famous for paintings of enlarged flowers and New Mexico landscapes, was an accomplished seamstress who lavished as much creative juice on her self-presentation as on her work. With the opening of its multi-disciplinary exhibition, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art Read More

DECEMBER 28, 2017 – New Zealand-born pop star Lorde cancelled her June 2018 show in Tel Aviv following pressure from the anti-Israel BDS movement. The musician’s cancellation was announced in a statement in which she said it was “the right decision at this time.” The BDS movement cheered the cancellation, with the Palestinian Campaign for Read More

DECEMBER 28, 2017 – BOSTON – In a sign of commitment to developing its Judaica collection, the Museum of Fine Arts has hired its first full-time Judaica curator, a decision the museum hopes will allow it to build momentum on the gains it has made in this venue during the last decade. Matthew Teitelbaum, the Read More

DECEMBER 28, 2017 – Call 2017 a banner year for women and diversity at area theaters. On small and large stages alike, rich and well-acted productions ranged from a revived solo work about Golda Meir, to an all-women ‘’Julius Caesar,’’ to a moving look at the developing relationship of a closeted gay Jewish aid worker Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2017 – “What is it All but Luminous: Notes from an underground man” By Art Garfunkel Alfred A. Knopf (www.aaknopf.com) Though he has often been touted and entitled “the Singer,” in his new journal of recollection, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Art Garfunkel takes a much more humble view of himself Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2017 – BOSTON – Right now Boston does not have a Jewish theater company, but the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) hopes to change that. Evolving from the New Center for Arts and Culture and the Boston Jewish Musical Festival, JArts has sought to serve as a catalyst for the development of such a Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – Leave it to Ilyse Robbins to put a hora and a kazatzke in Greater Boston Stage Company’s revival of the 1963 Broadway musical, “She Loves Me.” The newly appointed associate artistic director of the company formerly known as The Stoneham Theatre has inserted these dance sequences into a lively Café Imperial Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – Ringo Starr, the famed drummer of the Beatles, announced he plans to bring his All Starr Band to Tel Aviv next year. Starr is set to play two shows at the Menora Mivtachim Arena on June 23 and 24. With the announcement, Starr will become the second Beatle to perform in Read More