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Jan 25 2012

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: SURPRISES AND SNUBS!

By |2012-01-25T18:06:50+00:00January 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 |2012-01-16T00:12:47+00:00January 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 [...]

Nov 14 2011

THEATER REVIEW: MABOU MINES DOLLHOUSE

By |2011-11-14T16:31:30+00:00November 14th, 2011|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A revolutionary production of Ibsen's classic A DOLL'S HOUSE featuring really tall women and really small men--40-53 inches high to be exact!--recently had its Boston premiere at ARTS EMERSON's Cutler Majestic.  MABOU MINES DOLLHOUSE  took the absurdity and inequity of women who are treated as dolls in a society of "small" men--and made it the [...]

Nov 10 2011

JOYCE’S CHOICES WEEKEND: 11/11/11 MOVIES, MUSIC, FREE STUFF!

By |2014-11-14T23:53:54+00:00November 10th, 2011|Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Uncategorized|1 Comment

HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY WEEKEND! Here are a few  extra "Joyce's Choices" for 11/11/11 and beyond! DENIS LEARY TO HOST 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EMERSON COLLEGE’S LITERARY MAGAZINE: PLOUGHSHARES Authors Alice Hoffman, Sebastian Junger, Sue Miller, Dennis Lehane, Chef Ming Tsai, Bruins’ Cam Neely and more to present the “Best of” Ploughshares on November 14th on the [...]

Oct 21 2011

THEATER REVIEW: TWELFTH NIGHT!

By |2011-10-21T01:47:52+00:00October 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I've seen 4 plays over the last ten days-- here's the latest: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's hilarious romp about a shipwreck that leaves siblings disguised and lovers mismatched, all of them adrift on a storm-tossed shore--until they find themselves and each other.  Marvelously directed by Melia Bensussen with a big slip and slide of a wet set, [...]

Oct 15 2011

WEEKEND TIPS: onstage & screen

By |2014-11-14T23:52:50+00:00October 15th, 2011|Comedy, More A & E, Movies, Music, Restaurants, Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Saturday is your last chance to see a New England Premiere over at the SpeakEasy Stage: their excellent production of 2010 Tony nominee for best play NEXT FALL!  The drama pivots on the relationship between Adam, an atheist, and Luke a practicing Christian. It's about the complexities of love and religion, the nature of [...]

Oct 07 2011

MAKING ART!

By |2011-10-07T00:14:08+00:00October 7th, 2011|Restaurants, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I get up everyday and I think I know what's going to happen-- and then it doesn't-- and something else does. Several days ago I wandered into an art gallery out in Lincoln which happened to be near my bank-- The CLARK Gallery!  It's a fabulous venue recently named  BEST OF BOSTON and I was [...]

Oct 01 2011

THEATER: MALKOVICH!

By |2012-08-14T01:38:23+00:00October 1st, 2011|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE INFERNAL COMEDY John Malkovich's two-day gig presented by ArtsEmerson at the Paramount was fraught with tension. He played a serial killer back from the dead hawking his memoirs (Just once I'd like to see him play the normal neighbor next door.) with an orchestra playing arias from Vivaldi to Weber. In the course of [...]