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  • Review: Captain Black Big Band shows off freewheeling spirit at Williams Center

    Review: Captain Black Big Band shows off freewheeling spirit at Williams Center
    A big band suggests a picture of similarly dressed musicians behind stands with the bandleader’s initials, with tight arrangements of hit songs and short solos limited to a certain number of bars. That’s not the Captain Black Big Band, which...
  • Review: Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey shows it can't be beat at percussion at the Williams Center

    Review: Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey shows it can't be beat at percussion at the Williams Center
    Beat the Donkey means “Let’s Go!” in Brazil. It is also the name of a group led by world renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista that performed Wednesday at Lafayette College’s Williams Center in Easton. BTD entered onto a stage...
  • Film Review: 'No Good Deed'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Opened in the U.S. and Canada by Sony without press previews, and reportedly shot more than two years ago, this uninspired effort has nonetheless performed above expectations, and is expected to gross as high as $25 million...
  • Concert review: eighth blackbird at the MCA

    Concert review: eighth blackbird at the MCA
    The Italian form of theater known as Commedia dell'arte long has influenced visual artists and composers, and Friday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art the sextet known as eighth blackbird presented a new "musical fantasy" that again looked back to...
  • 'Animals Out of Paper' at David Henry Hwang Theater is touching

    'Animals Out of Paper' at David Henry Hwang Theater is touching
    The delicate art of origami provides both metaphor and motor for “Animals Out of Paper” at the David Henry Hwang Theater, and it enfolds the viewer with deceptive simplicity and considerable craft. Rajiv Joseph’s engrossing 2008...
  • Review: 'Honeymoon' is a chilling newlywed nightmare

     Review: 'Honeymoon' is a chilling newlywed nightmare
    When a horror movie is called "Honeymoon," the obvious question is "When is it over?" (the honeymoon part, not the whole movie). For cheery young lovebirds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie), who decamp to her family's lake house for post-...
  • Review: 'No Good Deed' ★1/2

    Review: 'No Good Deed' ★1/2
    Screen Gems ignores the Ray Rice controversy and national conversation about violence against women with "No Good Deed," a brutal thriller about, you guessed it, a "malignant narcissist" committing all sorts of violence against women. The team behind...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Reach'

    Judging by Michael Douglas' presence as producer and star, "The Reach" must have been some sort of passion project for the aging Hollywood icon. Well, as Pascal observed, the heart has its reasons -- which, in Douglas' case, remain impenetrable at the end...
  • Gustavo Dudamel leads an embracing performance in Vienna

    Gustavo Dudamel leads an embracing performance in Vienna
    Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Vienna Philharmonic on Wednesday night in a glorious performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" to open the 2014-15 season at the Theater an der Wien, built in 1801 and the site of many Beethoven premieres. The cream...
  • Review: Superba Food + Bread serves new-generation comfort food

    Review: Superba Food + Bread serves new-generation comfort food
    Your opinion of Superba Food + Bread is probably going to depend on what you think of avocado toast, especially avocado toast that happens to cost $8. If you pay attention to Internet food buzz, you may be aware that avocado toast, which lies at the exact...
  • Toronto: Keira Knightley Ditches the Corset for 'Laggies'

    Keira Knightley does shots, cheats on her boyfriend and dances around with one of those oversized signs used to advertise strip mall accountants in "Laggies." But there's one thing audiences won't get to see the actress do in a ballsy performance that...