Jun 28 2020

MOVIE REVIEW/ “IRRESISTIBLE”

By |2020-06-28T23:39:36-04:00June 28th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

Jon Stewart who left his groundbreaking TV show THE DAILY SHOW 5 years ago to Trevor Noah, is back again in a larger format, but his sights are still laser-focused on the lunacy of the broken system in which we're trapped.  A cross between a movie and a very long joke, IRRESISTIBLE  has a punchline [...]

Jun 18 2020

JUNETEENTH WEEKEND.

By |2020-06-18T23:27:18-04:00June 18th, 2020|Dance, More A & E, Museums, Music, Theater, Visual ART|0 Comments

JUNETEENTH. It's a date whose history, because of the sweep of recent historic events, has been thrust into sharper focus. JUNETEENTH commemorates June 19, 1865 the date on which slaves in Texas were finally informed not only of the end of the Civil War, but also of their freedom more than two years after Abraham [...]

Jun 13 2020

MOVIE: THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

By |2020-06-15T13:02:17-04:00June 13th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

YES! FINALLY a summer movie--and it's a good one.  "The King of Staten Island" stars that tall gawky SNL cast member who dresses like a 12 year-old, was engaged to Ariana Grande for a minute, and sometimes plays the shallow, slack-jawed pool boy next door you want to rescue. He's been quite open about his [...]

Jun 06 2020

JOYCE’S VIRTUAL CHOICES: Weekend 6/6/20

By |2020-06-06T17:46:06-04:00June 6th, 2020|Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater, Visual ART|0 Comments

Our mourning and awakening continues this weekend as BLACK LIVES MATTER holds center stage. THEATER: From the BOCH CENTER watch this potent, hyper-relevant performance piece called “Ode To The Young Black Man” from the 2016 City Spotlights final showcase, written and performed by program alumnus Alex Drumm! MOVIES: The Coolidge Corner Theatre [...]

Jun 02 2020

“A DREAM DEFERRED”…

By |2020-06-03T15:54:46-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Books, More A & E|1 Comment

PHOTO: Carl Van Vechten, © Van Vechten Trust. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University HARLEM BY LANGSTON HUGHES What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar [...]

May 30 2020

JOYCE’S VIRTUAL CHOICES THIS WEEKEND: 5/29/20

By |2020-05-30T16:33:50-04:00May 30th, 2020|Comedy, Dance, Drama, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

This is a tough weekend. MINNEAPOLIS looms large and soul searching goes deep as we come to grips with the festering wound that is racism in this country. And so I begin my round-up of virtual diversions with a magnificent piece of theater that gets right to the point and has gone from STAGE TO [...]

May 22 2020

REAL FUN ON VIRTUAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

By |2020-05-24T12:18:51-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Comedy, Drama, More A & E, Movies, Music, Theater, Thriller|0 Comments

Looking for real entertainment on a virtual holiday weekend? Check out these suggestions including a theater opening night, music from one of the world's greats, a new movie, and some true tales out of Gloucester. THEATER: The Dog Lives Productions and Streaming Musicals has partnered with FoodTank to present the opening night of a new musical [...]

May 15 2020

THIS WEEKEND: MOVIES/THEATER/ MUSIC!

By |2020-05-15T19:32:12-04:00May 15th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Drama, More A & E, Movies, Music, Theater, Thriller|0 Comments

I have been FLOODED with virtual offerings by the creative artists among us. Here's the tip of the iceberg for this weekend! ***MOVIE: The executive producer for BLOOD AND MONEY, Jeff Stearns,  reached out to me about his new crime thriller which opens today Friday May 15. It was filmed entirely in Maine [...]

May 14 2020

JOYCE PODCASTED by CANDY O’/ PART II!!

By |2020-05-14T14:39:01-04:00May 14th, 2020|Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Interviews, Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce|0 Comments

PART II--Here it is! The continuation of my podcast interview conducted by radio diva Candy O’Terry  best known as the soft and sultry voice of MAGIC 106! (Listen to her singing on her website when you tune into the website to hear the podcast. Gorgeous voice.) The intrepid Candy O,' founder of Boston Women In [...]

May 11 2020

THIS JUST IN: THE 2020 ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS ANNOUNCED!!

By |2020-05-11T20:07:41-04:00May 11th, 2020|Theater|0 Comments

  WE DID IT-- VIRTUALLY!!   WATCH THE SHOW HERE ! MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW: Awards were announced for more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, ensembles and productions by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) at The 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no live ceremony was held; instead, the awardees were [...]