Living and Selling the Dream: Exploring Lifestyle Aspirations through California Design
Just a few steps into the Peabody Essex Museum’s newest exhibition, California Design 1930-1965, we see two black-and-white aerial photos of a Los Angeles intersection. The...
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Artopia
March’s PEM/PM event, Artopia, was arguably one of the most lavish PEM/PM events in the museum’s history. A wide range of music, an incredible array of local artwork,...
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Feedback
February’s PEM/PM event, Feedback, filled the Peabody Essex Museum with sound. Guitarists Randy Roos and Bruce Bartlett played together while other performers (including a...
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The Whale
To say Stephen Hunter’s The Whale at Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage through April 5 is simply about a 600-pound man, estranged from his family and dying in his rundown Idaho...
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Words & Music
What must it have been like to hear an adolescent Wolfgang Amadeus perform in the Salzburg court before he was simply Mozart, with all the weight and expectation that comes with...
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And the Oscar goes to…
Certainly not me. At least, not yet. This year, I made my major motion picture debut in David O. Russell’s film, American Hustle. I have received much appreciated...
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Witness Uganda
When an unemployed New York City actor gets kicked out of his church choir for being gay, the logical next thing for him to do with is life is set off for Uganda to help build...
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The Elephant Man
When it comes to live dramatic theater, there’s always a degree of suspension of disbelief that needs to be obtained by the audience. Some lavish performances make this...
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La Vie Bohème
This month’s PEM/PM event, La Vie Bohème, celebrated the café culture of the French Impressionists. Featuring a memorable performance by French singer-songwriter Marine...
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The Color Purple
Growing up religious in the Midwest, I have a fair bit of experience with pageants. These elaborate dramatic presentations feature over-the-top emotionally stirring stories, an...
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The Altarpiece
There’s absolutely no denying the catastrophic events of World War II and the long-lasting impact it had not only on the individuals who served or experienced it first-hand, but...
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Porter Mill #3: Paints, Drinks, and Fun
This is part three of a three-piece article covering the Studios at Porter Mill in Beverly, Massachusetts. View part one here and part two here. Editor’s note: The...
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