Nineteen acts will take over City Hall Plaza this weekend in the first Boston Calling Music Festival. Many are saying the event is a Vitamin D shot for Boston’s music scene and City Hall Plaza itself. We preview the bands and talk to some of the organizers to peek behind the scenes.
“Therapy dogs” have been in the news a lot lately. After the Newtown school shooting, after the Boston Marathon bombings. Now in the wake of the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes, therapy dogs may find another population to comfort. Author Sue Halpern has just written a book about the therapy dog in her life, a labradoodle named “Pransky.”
The magic in music — whether it be transforming notes from devilish to delightful, or the sheer, dream-like quality of early 20th century compositions — that magic is at the heart of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble’s 15th Anniversary Season Finale, titled “Mystic Moons and Dream Music”.
Over the years, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” has become an American classic. It has also inspired movies, plays, even an opera which will receive its Boston premiere this weekend.
In this week’s ARTery segment, we take a closer look at the Big Apple Circus, founded in the 1970s by Paul Binder and Michael Christensen, two artists who met in a San Franscisco mime troupe.
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