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Past and Present, Sculpture and Memory at the Gardner

May 6  Are you, per chance, looking to walk right up to John the Baptist’s head on a platter and say, "Wow"? How about leaning over the corpse of a 16th century knight and thinking, "That’s pretty impressive." You can do both these things at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, …

Stark, Beautiful Images of Paris

 May 29 We were tipped off to the work of photographer Jonathan Stark, by a pal at the local gym. These things happen. It’s not all press agents and club owners. Sometimes …  Stark brings a distinct visual and emotional perspective to his work. And, ah, Paris! Home of romance. Home …

Beatles For Sale: At Jordan’s Furniture

Fri. Feb. 22 – Sun. Feb. 24 Believe me, I didn't remember these dates from memory, but I do know that an animated Beatles cartoon series ran on ABC during my early wonder years and every Saturday morning I sat in front of that idiot box. The series ran from Sept. …

Samurai Art: Turning Japanese at the MFA

ongoing  – Aug. 4       You enter the main chamber in the Ann and Graham Gund Gallery at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art and you feel as if you should get ready for war.    To your right, a trio of fierce-looking, heavily armored samurai warriors on mounted steeds, frozen …

Sock it to me! Art show in JP

  Sept. 30-Oct. 5 Sometimes we write about exhibits at the MFA – in fact there might be something on the site now – and sometimes we write about artists who deal with … sock dolls. That’s what Thomas Durand does and he joins other artists at the Jamaica Plain …

It’s a good night to be a shut-in

Thurs. Dec. 13 You don’t need a weatherman – or this column – to tell you that tonight’s not the night. Not for much of anything really. We took some of the cancelled gigs we’d written about off the site, but do check with the venue before you venture out. …

The Modern Theatre: Those Were the Days, My Friend

Mon. Nov. 30 Last call! When you name your venue the Modern Theatre – and there have been a few of these – you're taking a bit of a chance because, as well all know, today's modern is yesterday's passe. And The Modern Theatre we're talking about here existed, well, way …