The National, Fun, Dirty Projectors Play Boston In New Music Festival

May 23, 2013, 1:50 PM
Andrew Bird performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

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.


‘A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home….’

May 21, 2013, 2:05 PM
(Photo by Sue Halpern)

“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 Chameleon Arts Ensemble Takes On The 20th Century

May 15, 2013, 2:53 PM
The Chameleons. (Photo by Susan Wilson)

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”.


Great Gatsby: The Opera

May 10, 2013, 2:13 PM
A scene from the new Great Gatsby film from Warner Bros. (Warner Brothers)

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.


The Circus Comes To Town

April 25, 2013, 2:52 PM
Pennyfarthing performs at the Big Apple Circus (Bertrand Guay/Big Apple Circus)

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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