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May 02 2012

THEATER REVIEW:MARY POPPERS

By | May 2nd, 2012|Theater, Uncategorized|2 Comments

I have never laughed so long and so hard in my life. I may never need abdominal exercises again: I just saw the most obscenely funny show in town-- MARY POPPERS now playing at MACHINE-- otherwise known as The Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts. It's the latest Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans [...]

Apr 25 2012

FREE CONCERT TICKETS/MEET & GREET “HUMAN NATURE”!

By | April 25th, 2012|More A & E, Music, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WIN the ultimate HUMAN NATURE prize package!  The Motown inspired group will be live in concert on May 4th at The Orpheum Theatre in Boston.  Enter for your chance to win two tickets to the show, as well as sound check access before the show and the chance to meet the cast of HUMAN NATURE! [...]

Apr 13 2012

ONE DIRECTION/LIVE MUSIC COUNTDOWN!

By | April 13th, 2012|More A & E, Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This spring and summer live music will turn up the heat all over New England! SO much music--SO little time. Here are my picks for the best shows coming to town! If you have teen or pre-teen girls- THIS JUST IN: ONE DIRECTION!! THEIR FIRST HEADLINE TOUR SELLS OUT IN MINUTES INCLUDING MADISON SQUARE GARDEN! DUE [...]

Apr 04 2012

THEATER REVIEW: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

By | April 4th, 2012|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It's not too late to see one of the BEST shows now onstage in Boston-- the Huntington Theatre Company's explosive, soul-searing production of Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM. With this play, the Huntington  completes its presentation of all ten of Wilson's epic cycle of plays, one for each decade of the [...]

Mar 08 2012

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: “MISS REPRESENTATION”

By | March 8th, 2012|Documentary, Movies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY and I embrace all my sisters the world over!  Female empowerment is one of THE pivotal issues of the 21st century and I am about to add fuel to the fire.  I have just finished watching one of the most infuriating movies I have ever seen. It’s a 90-minute documentary [...]

Feb 04 2012

THE YEAR OF THE WATER DRAGON–VERY POWERFUL!!

By | February 4th, 2012|Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2012 is the year of the Water Dragon--so this is an ESPECIALLY lucky, creative, and powerful year for anyone born in a water dragon year-- like me! Today FEB 4 is-- according to some calculations of the Chinese astrological year--the first day of the year of the WATER DRAGON!  Read and enjoy. Creativity in the [...]

Feb 02 2012

THIS JUST IN: SUPERBOWL–NOT THE ONLY SHOW IN TOWN!

By | February 2nd, 2012|Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grammy Nominated NICOLAY Collaborates with Exploratory Jazz Trio THE HOT AT NIGHTS!! to Provide SUPERBOWL  Alternative February 5 at Club Passim!!! Not a football fan? Fear not. The Super Bowl is NOT the only show in town on Sunday, February 5. Harvard Square’s Club Passim will host a unique collaborative performance featuring Grammy-nominated music producer/performer [...]

Jan 31 2012

SUPERBOWL: PIGMENT, PIGSKIN, PATRIOTS!

By | January 31st, 2012|Museums, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Uncategorized|5 Comments

This painting is on its way to the Superbowl with The Patriots! (I knew there'd be an art angle on this SUPERBOWL caper.) It was painted by Massachusetts artist  Brian Fox whom I did a story on a few years ago. It was immediately clear he knew a thing or two about drafting-- drafting as [...]

Jan 25 2012

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: SURPRISES AND SNUBS!

By | January 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LOL! This is what Albert Brooks tweeted shortly after the "Academy" snubbed him when they announced their Oscar nominations. If I were the entire Academy, Brooks would have been a nominee in the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR category for his creepily menacing performance in DRIVE alongside: Jonah Hill in MONEYBALL (I was thrilled this young comic [...]

Jan 15 2012

ISABELLA’S PALAZZO IN THE 21ST CENTURY

By | January 15th, 2012|Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Museums, Uncategorized|2 Comments

                    I recently sat down with Anne Hawley Director of the ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM which opens its new wing—all glass and light-- by architect Renzo Piano on January 19, 2012. The opening is sure to be the highlight of the cultural scene this winter! For [...]