Boston Calling: Within Walking Distance
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
5d ago
Boston Calling has it all. the music, the drinks from zero proof and up, and plenty of good local food as well. Some of you will want to completely immerse yourself in every moment. Others will want to take a break from the people, the elements, the scene or even the sound for a bit. Here are a few of my favourite spots to go whether you want a coffee and some quiet or a full meal. Boston Calling in action. Between your favourite sets plan ahead for a drink or bite to eat. Photo: D. KleinOn Site Online you can find all the dining options and sort by dietary choices and restrictions as well as ..read more
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Levitate Music and Arts Festival: New Summer Traditions
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
1M ago
Music lovers come to be at all stages of life as do traditions. Some traditions come to you as a very young child passed down from the adults in your life, and others you start yourself as you get older. For concert goers, music festivals quickly become traditions. Friends and family gather at the same spot each year to see one another and take in the music as well as the whole scene of a give festival. In New England we have access to so many music festivals of all sorts. Levitate Music and Arts Festival was new to me last year, and I quickly became a fan. It is a short drive from Boston and ..read more
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Book of Mountain and Seas: Arts Emerson Brings Boston on A Trip
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
1M ago
I have never left a show feeling in such an altered state and I didn’t even have a cocktail before it. Book of Mountain and Seas is a choral and puppetry performance that seeps right into you. The show is best broken down into three parts to explain it but you will experience it as a whole. Arts Emerson presents Book of Mountain and Seas Credit: Teddy Wolff Slowing time is either wonderful or painful depending on your state of mind. If you are in the right state of mind, then you will go on an out of body trip just with the sound of Book of Mountains and Seas. Ars Nova Copenhagen brings choral ..read more
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Message in a Bottle: Kate Prince’s Choreography, and Sting’s Music Speaks to Boston Audiences
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
2M ago
I watched a parade of people, mostly my age, many with their adult or young adult children, our spouses, groups of women, and couples file into the Emerson Colonial last week. All I knew about the show going in, was that there would be Sting’s music and dancing, and that was enough for me. It is said that all art is political and there is no doubt that Sting’s music is. In Message In a Bottle, somehow a hopeful energy comes of a show that reflects back to us some of the horrors of our world today. Ways in which we treat humans that has not changed much since when many of Sting’s songs were fir ..read more
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Cinderella: Lose Your Slipper Find Your Inner Child
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
2M ago
I am not a fairy tale girl. I’m more just a fairies hold the tale person. I grew up on Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and not Cinderella. I had (and still have) a copy of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night illustrated with Arthur Rackham‘s fairies that were my version of bibbidi boppidi boo. As a teacher, I found all sorts of versions of the Cinderella story that I would read to my class. As for ballet’s, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, is my dream story ballet. There are so many laugh out loud moments, fairies, nature and the four seasons, beautiful music, intricate costumes, a motherless ..read more
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Need To Know: PAX East 101
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
3M ago
Pax East will be back in Boston in a few weeks. Here are five things to know if you are new to the world of PAX (aka Penny Arcade Exposition). When and where is it? PAX East is March 21st through March 24th at the Boston Convention and Expo Center. Tickets start at $67 per day or $250 for all four days. Tickets are on sale now here. Saturday is sold out as an individual day ticket. Who is PAX for? Depending on what generation your belong to, a gamer was a stereotype limited by gender, age, perhaps even personality type. Throw that all away because the world of gaming has changed since the fi ..read more
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Duel Reality: 7 Fingers Back in Boston
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
3M ago
Before delving into this particular show, Duel Reality, I need to introduce or re-introduce 7 Fingers because a troupe like this is a rare find. You know the experience of salon parties? Parties where some talented, perhaps famous, musician plays in a small-ish high society home. Yeah, me neither, but I can imagine how wonderful a moment it is to share art with the artist in such a private, intimate setting. That is what 7 Fingers is to circus. The Emerson Cutler Majestic, is no high society salon, but seeing high energy, gravity defying acrobatics on that stage feels like it could be. That is ..read more
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Annie for All Ages
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
3M ago
The number of little girls about the age of the crew in Miss Hannigan’s “orphanage” in cute little ‘fits fills the theatre while Annie is in town, but they are not the only ones mesmerized. I think it is actually the older crowd, from friends in early adulthood to parents and grandparents tapping into their inner child, that are swept off their feet. Annie on Tour is at the Boch Center through February 11th. Tickets can be purchased here. Photo courtesy of Annie on Tour The cast for this show has so much individual talent as well as a wonderful chemistry between them. From on stage in characte ..read more
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A Little Escapism is Essential: Live Shows Coming to Boston
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
4M ago
Winter is long for some, but if you know how to winter, it can be a wonderfully restorative time of year. You feel things a little deeper in the winter, and I don’t just mean the cold on your cheeks. Nights are a little darker, and lets be honest so are many days, so time out with friends or alone with some art are a little more precious. You can stay in most nights with a book, a magazine, or your favourite streaming service, but too much of that gets old fast. Plan at least a few things throughout winter that take you out to the theatres. You can drive, take public transportation or treat yo ..read more
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I Died Hard this Winter: Yippee Ki Yay
City Living (Boston)
by Leah Klein
4M ago
If you do not know about the debate you are definitely living under a couple of rocks. Whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie is the question the world asks every December. This year, just after Christmas at the Huntington Theater, Boston was treated to what everyone needs right after the holidays: a good laugh, some truly talented artistry, writing, and performance art. Although, I was familiar with the debate, I had never seen the movie. In preparation for the show, I watched Die Hard, and was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining I found it. They just don’t make movies like they used to ..read more
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