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12.18.2013 | 119 days ago | Posted at 04:43 PM
By Tyler Friedman
First things first: I love jazz. We’re talking an if-you-love-jazz-so-much-why-don’t-you-marry-it kind of love. Don’t think I haven’t tried… At any rate, my charge with the Shepherd Express concerns the visual arts, and despite the theatrical brashness of a jazz musician such as Sun Ra, jazz remains undeniably an auditory art. Perhaps my position is for the best. Otherwise I woul...
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Dec. 6, 2013

Rarely can one witness the critical stature of an artist rise perceptibly in the course of one concert. But such happened for country music critical darling Kacey Musgraves at her show at The Rave F
12.22.2012 | | Posted at 08:38 AM

Prints Portray Traditional Gospel's Story

By Peggy Sue
In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a place of quiet reflection can be discovered in the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin’s art history gallery. Their exhibition “Nativity” presents more than two dozen prints, primarily etchings. engravings and woodcuts, all tiny artistic gems, reflecting the life of Jesus of Nazareth in a linear narrative around the gallery from left to right. ...
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Boston Camerata’s Medieval Holiday Music

 The Early Music Now December concert has become a wonderful local tradition. An audience of 600 gathered Saturday evening in the acoustically pleasing St. Joseph Center Chapel to hear The Boston Camerata, joined
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Dec. 13, 2012

 It makes sense that Sufjan Stevens would have a soft spot for Christmas. After all, the holiday touches on several of the songwriter’s most pervasive motifs: Christianity, childhood nostalgia and Americana. What’s surprising
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Alchemist’s Comic Alternative

 Alchemist Theatre presents an improv comedy alternative to tired re-mountings of other Christmas shows that dominate many stages. A cast of five perform one hour of improv split into two acts. Act one contains short
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Finding new humor in the old Season

 Christmas sentiment is easy to fake. The holiday reserved for Dec. 25 is easily the single most clichéd of all. It's a strange amalgam of traditions that have congealed together over many, many years to form into something that’s
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

It’s a Wonderful Christmas at Next Act

 A Google image search for "sentimental Christmas movie" pulls up many images from Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life. Next Act Theatre does a brilliant job of bringing the sentimental story to the stage in a breathtakingly refreshing
10.08.2012 | | Posted at 11:25 AM

"Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice." Zany!

By Evan Rytlewski
Between writing albums about individual states and then changing his mind and saying he doesn't want to do that anymore, and then doubling back and reconsidering, indie-folk songwriter Sufjan Stevens clears his mind by writing Christmas songs. Lots and lots of Christmas songs. Fifty-eight of them will be collected in his latest holiday box set, Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas Vol. 6-10, set...

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