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Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), is currently lending her expertise as an arts critic/advocate, motivational speaker, and cancer crusader. Kulhawik is President of the Boston Theater Critics Association, a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, and Boston Online Film Critics Association. Joyce also writes for WBUR's The ARTery and RogerEbert.com.
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 [...]

May 09 2020

THE 38th ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS: VIRTUAL EDITION!!!

By |2020-05-11T20:48:47-04:00May 9th, 2020|Theater|0 Comments

LISTEN, as I said, I've been busier than EVAH! As president of the Boston Theater Critics Association I usually emcee THE ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS as all of us on the BTCA present the ENA awards at a big, live, in-person ceremony at a downtown theater. Well, this year-- that wasn't happening. But there was NO [...]

May 07 2020

JOYCE INTERVIEWED ON CANDY O’s PODCAST!!!

By |2020-05-07T21:09:56-04:00May 7th, 2020|Celebrity Interviews, More A & E, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce|0 Comments

This pandemic has got me firing on all cyber cylinders! I have never been busier and will catch you up over the next few days on my various virtual outings. Among them, this podcast interview conducted by my pal and radio diva Candy O'Terry, best known as the soft and sultry voice of MAGIC 106! [...]

Apr 30 2020

BSO’s BACK & 2020-21 SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE MAY 11!

By |2020-04-30T16:36:38-04:00April 30th, 2020|Music|0 Comments

The BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is back and here are next season's highlights along with a personal message from Maestro Andris Nelsons who can't wait to reconnect with all of us music lovers and unite us with the beauty, power, artistry, and inspiration that is the Boston Symphony! BSO MUSIC DIRECTOR NELSONS WILL OPEN [...]