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  • Step right up!

    Step right up!
    Charles Dickens was many things: great writer, canny businessman, philandering husband.
  • Keith Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra at Festival of Orchestra

     
    The Festival of Orchestras presents Boston Pops famed conductor Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra with Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev  at 7:30 p.m. Friday,  at the Northland Performing Arts Center in Longwood. The event is preceded by a f

    Frankenstein makes his comeback

     
    We'd heard Guillermo del Toro was making noise about doing some version of the “Frankenstein” tale on the big screen. He loves those ancient Universal horror pics of the 30s, so we figure that's the direction he will go in. There are a total...

    Talking Nick Drake and Richard Thompson with author Rob Young

     
    Author Rob Young talks about icons and antecedents of the British Folk Movement.

    Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'

    Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'
    Rob Young's "Electric Eden" is a rich, overgrown garden of a book. Subtitled "Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," its ostensible purpose is to chronicle the late 1960s/early 1970s heyday of British folk rock: artists such as Fairport Convention, Nick...