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Child Actor Leaves Role Written For Him: Shakespeare’s Forgotten Son

Child Actor Leaves Role Written For Him: Shakespeare’s Forgotten Son

Ollie West as Hamnet (Courtesy Gianmarco Bresadola) There is very little that is known about William Shakespeare only son, Hamnet. Born in 1585, he lived in Stratford Upon Avon with his mother and his twin sister, Judith. William Shakespeare left them to pursue his career in London. The play ” Hamnet ” explores Hamnet’s story and his complicated relationship with his father — a man he never really knew. It is having its U.S. premiere in Boston. Ollie West on stage as Hamnet (Courtesy Gianmarco Bresadola) “Hamnet” was written with Irish actor Ollie West in mind as the lead […]

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Can ‘Hamnet’ Move Theatergoers? It’s Not To Be.

Can ‘Hamnet’ move theatergoers? It’s not to be.

Gianmarco Bresadola Ollie West in “Hamnet.” Alas, poor Hamnet. There may be an engrossing play to be drawn from the tragically short life of Shakespeare’s son, who died at 11 and whose name was a mere one letter away from the most famous character the Bard ever created. But “Hamnet’’ isn’t it. Empirically verifiable facts are famously scarce when it comes to Shakespeare and his family. He seldom saw them while he pursued his theatrical career in London, achieving immortality in the process. So one can’t necessarily blame “Hamnet’’ cowriters and codirectors Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd for steering […]

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These Artists Made Stunning Music Videos Inside the Edison Power Plant

These Artists Made Stunning Music Videos Inside the Edison Power Plant

Arts Watch a mesmerizing display of light and sound bounce off the walls of the South Boston building. “Come With Me” photo via Masary Studios South Boston’s iconic pink Edison Power Plant won’t be around much longer, but it can now live on in two new mesmerizing music videos by local artist collective Masary Studios . Captivating light displays and haunting musical scores highlight the grandeur of the centuries-old facility that’s slated to be redeveloped over the next decade. Artists Maria Finkelmeier, Sam Okerstrom-Lang, and Ryan Edwards teamed up to form Masary Studios in 2015, with the mission of […]

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$2.5m Mellon Foundation Grant Launches Boston Classical Music Initiative

$2.5m Mellon Foundation grant launches Boston classical music initiative

The New England Conservatory on Huntington Avenue in Boston. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to New England Conservatory, in consortium with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Community Music Center of Boston, and the string education program Project STEP, to launch the new Boston Bridge to Equity and Achievement in Music initiative. The initiative is designed to fund the musical education of middle- and high-school-age classical musicians from historically underrepresented communities, creating individually tailored programs of study with the participating organizations to set them up for professional success. Rebecca […]

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$2.5m Mellon Foundation Grant Launches Boston Classical Music Initiative

$2.5m Mellon Foundation grant launches Boston classical music initiative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to New England Conservatory, in consortium with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Community Music Center of Boston, and the string education program Project STEP, to launch the new Boston Bridge to Equity and Achievement in Music initiative. The initiative is designed to fund the musical education of middle- and high-school-age classical musicians from historically underrepresented communities, creating individually tailored programs of study with the participating organizations to set them up for professional success. Rebecca Bogers, the dean and director of the NEC Preparatory […]

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Hozier, The Neighbourhood to Perform in Boston This Week

Hozier, The Neighbourhood to Perform in Boston This Week

Mt. Joy @ Royale- Sept. 26 The Pennsylvania-raised indie rock group Mt. Joy will bring its folkish sound to the Royale on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The band released its debut self-titled album on March 2 and can be expected to play the tranquil tracklist at the Boston show. Arlie will serve as the opening act. The Struts @ Paradise Rock Club- Sept. 29 British glam rock band The Struts will perform at Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, Sept. 29. The band, who has collaborated with Kesha in the past, is expected to release its second album on Oct. 26 […]

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Fun for entire family at South Boston Harvest Festival Saturday

Fun for entire family at South Boston Harvest Festival Saturday

The public is invited to attend South Boston’s 27th Annual South Boston Harvest Festival that will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday in downtown South Boston. South Boston’s 27th Annual South Boston Harvest Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday in downtown South Boston. Main Street will be the focus of Saturday’s daytime activities with arts and crafts along the street, entertainment on two stages, and all the food is in Constitution Square. Other activities include bounce houses on Seymour Drive, fire trucks on Arch Street, balloon animals and much […]

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7 Fun Things You Must Do in Boston

7 Fun Things You Must Do in Boston

Share this… If you’re an outdoor person, then Boston is the place to be. There are lots of local things to do in Boston. It has several public parks where on special occasions you will see the beautiful ducklings which are dressed according to different seasons. This is one of the most beautiful sights around the park. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you? Life in Boston is also less expensive as compared to other areas like Los Angeles. Here are some of the things to do in Boston: Visit Beacon Hill Since we’re leaving in the social […]

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Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy

The cast of SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of ‘Between Riverside and Crazy,’ continuing through Oct. 13 at the Boston Center for the Arts (Source:Nile Scott Studios) SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer-winning play “Between Riverside and Crazy” is stamped with the pain of struggle and the balm of humor, not to mention some terrific performances. Pops (Tyrees Allen) lives in a rent-controlled apartment in one of New York City’ more desirable areas, but his is a life that’s slowly tweeting over the edge. When first we meet him, he’s sitting in a wheelchair – not because […]

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The Growlers Come to Boston for “Beach Goth” Tour

The Growlers Come to Boston for “Beach Goth” Tour

The Growlers Come to Boston for “Beach Goth” Tour By Sydney Clark Boston University Music Following the recent release of their new album, The Growlers rocked it hard in Beantown. Wednesday, September 19th, the Royale presented Dana Point, CA native band The Growlers for their “Beach Goth” tour. The show opened with the alternative/punk sound of Surfbort followed by the group running onstage with black and white jumpsuits. As per the release of their new album Casual Acquaintances in July of this year. The surf rock band played their crowd favorites like “Night Ride” and “City Club” from their […]

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