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Jul 15 2014

JOIN ME AT THE HANOVER!!!

By | July 15th, 2014|Books, Dance, Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Movies, Museums, Music, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Theater|1 Comment

I have a special invitation for you--Please join me in Worcester for this historic event!! I have been working in the arts community for over thirty years.  I have seen it all, from world premieres in downtown Boston, to arts events on stages and  galleries across the Berkshires and beyond-- from Broadway to the Oscars! [...]

Aug 28 2013

UPDATE: MAYORAL CANDIDATES WILL SHOW UP FOR THE ARTS!

By | August 28th, 2013|Joyce's Choices|3 Comments

UPDATE: CONFLICT ENDED! The Herald, NECN, and Suffolk University have conceded to moving the time of their televised mayoral debate to 8PM--after the candidates previously committed to the CREATE THE VOTE ARTS FORUM resolved to KEEP their promise and attend the arts forum rather than the TV debate. Thus, the candidates will talk to the [...]

Jul 26 2013

SUMMER MOVIES: BEST (& worst) OF THE REST…

By | July 26th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Joyce's Choices, Kids, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|2 Comments

I've yet to see THE WOLVERINE and believe I am the LONE CRITIC who loved THE LONE RANGER. Here's the best & worst of the rest so far: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM--This revealing, heartbreaking documentary charts the careers, hopes, dreams, disappointments of the back-up singers who literally stand inches away from center stage-the voices behind [...]

Jul 18 2013

THEATER REVIEW: TWO GENTS ON THE COMMON

By | July 18th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, Theater|0 Comments

The Two Gentlemen of Verona THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA who have taken over Boston Common are Italian all right, by way of Frankie and Deano in Vegas-- not Verona; and if you remember the play--only one of them is a gentleman. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 18th annual free-for-all production on the common, now [...]

Jul 13 2013

BERKSHIRE WEEKEND BLOWOUT!

By | July 13th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Museums, Music, Restaurants, Theater|1 Comment

Looking for culture in the great outdoors? Look no further than two+ hours west of Boston and my culture-crammed itinerary over the 4rth of July weekend. I had a blast in the Berkshires with another culture loving couple beginning with the opening night gala and festivities at TANGLEWOOD, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. [...]

Jul 09 2013

WIN TICKETS: THE MET SUMMER ENCORE SERIES!

By | July 9th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|1 Comment

Win a pair of tickets to The Met: Live in HD Summer 2013 Encores, a series of some of the best and most well-attended performances transmitted from the Metropolitan Opera. This groundbreaking series has become extremely popular since its inception in 2006 – now reaching over 1900 theaters in 64 countries. This summer the most [...]

Jun 13 2013

KULHAWIKS: WET & WILD IN POLAND!

By | June 13th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce|7 Comments

Kulhawiks in Krakow No kidding. The hottest spot in Europe now is POLAND. I just blew in from the land of pierogi and kielbasa, sauerkraut and beet soup, all of which have graced our Easter and Christmas Eve tables since I was a little girl. The Kulhawiks (pronounced "kool-HAH-veek") were a colorful bunch. My [...]

May 14 2013

NORTIE NEWS: THEAT-A/ CHITA/MAY-A/WIN-NAS!!!

By | May 14th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, Theater|0 Comments

The 31st annual ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS honoring Boston theater was one of the best shows ever! As president of The Boston Theater Critics Association I was honored to emcee this annual event at Boston's Paramount Center (5/13) where 24 winners took home their "Norties"-- the coveted Elliot Norton Awards! BROADWAY ICON CHITA RIVERA ACCEPTS LIFETIME [...]

May 11 2013

MY CRAZY WEEK: Punk, Porn, Mozart & The May-ah

By | May 11th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Theater|0 Comments

GREAT week around town--theater is thriving and the Mayor--though barely mobile- is everywhere! I popped into his office this week and presented His Honor with THE ELLIOT NORTON CHAMPION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS AWARD! Play below or click here to download video which we'll play at the "Norties" Monday night May 13 at the Paramount [...]

Apr 11 2013

NORTIE NOMINATIONS!!

By | April 11th, 2013|Joyce's Choices, Theater|2 Comments

THE BOSTON THEATER CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 31st ANNUAL ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS! WATCH me and Jared Bowen deliver the nomination on camera by clicking on the box-- or READ BELOW! Elliot Norton the Dean of Boston Theater Critics died at the age of 100-- but his legacy continues as we honor the outstanding achievements [...]