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Feb 07 2024

GRAMMY AWARDS 2024: TWO CRUCIAL PERFORMANCES/MORE ON “IN MEMORIAM”

By |2024-02-08T22:05:55-05:00February 7th, 2024|Music|Comments Off on GRAMMY AWARDS 2024: TWO CRUCIAL PERFORMANCES/MORE ON “IN MEMORIAM”

The 66th Grammy Awards--"Music's biggest night"-- was much more than a 3 hour-plus extravaganza because of two performances that shook us and took us above and beyond.  It wasn't just about winning and losing. (See full winners list here) Yes. Taylor Swift  made history as the first artist ever to win Best Album 4 times. [...]

Dec 08 2023

THE CULTURE SHOW: THE BAND’S VISIT, THE HEART SELLERS, THE ROCKY MENORAH CHRISTMAS SHOW

By |2023-12-08T12:43:47-05:00December 8th, 2023|Joyce's Choices, Music, Theater|Comments Off on THE CULTURE SHOW: THE BAND’S VISIT, THE HEART SELLERS, THE ROCKY MENORAH CHRISTMAS SHOW

Something really exciting has happened on the arts and culture scene! A new radio show hosted by GBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen debuted this week: THE CULTURE SHOW on GBH 89.7 from 2-3PM every day following Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Tune in daily for an hour of wide-ranging conversations on the [...]

Jul 26 2023

MUSIC/THEATER: TANGLEWOOD

By |2023-07-26T14:22:57-04:00July 26th, 2023|Music, Theater|0 Comments

There's still plenty of time to get out to TANGLEWOOD, the  idyllic summer home of the BSO in the Berkshires. I hadn't been there since before the pandemic and it's even more glorious than ever, lush with greenery and music. Coming up soon a beloved annual tradition since 1946 with something for the whole family [...]

Apr 07 2022

The Oscars, The Grammys– and Us.

By |2022-04-08T18:57:25-04:00April 7th, 2022|Movies, Music|0 Comments

The brilliant 64th Annual Grammy Awards went a long way to helping me recover from the slap in the face that was the 94th Annual Oscars. There is now a concatenation of awful things happening the world over to knock us sideways: the horrors in Ukraine, the pandemic, global warming, corrosively divided politics, mass shootings... [...]

Jan 18 2021

INSPIRATION ON MLK DAY: LISTEN

By |2021-01-23T13:15:12-05:00January 18th, 2021|Joyce's Choices, Music|0 Comments

I have never understood what the color of a person's skin has to do with a person's character or worth. Color might indicate where someone or their ancestors originate; color most certainly signals how they have been treated in our pre-dominantly white culture. On MLK Day 2021, when a racial reckoning shakes loose yet another [...]

Dec 23 2020

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS–VIRTUAL EDITIONS & GOOD AS NEW!!

By |2020-12-23T16:20:55-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Dance, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

The two events I recommend here are among the most joyous presentations of the season, and are just as, if not more effective in virtual form! One marks its 5oth ANNIVERSARY this year, that medieval pageant celebrating the winter solstice known as THE CHRISTMAS REVELS. The second has been a classic on page, stage, and [...]

Sep 26 2020

ALICE KULHAWIK–MY MOM, R.I.P

By |2020-11-02T17:47:02-05:00September 26th, 2020|Joyce's Choices, Movies, Music, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Theater|0 Comments

What a time, what a year. I wanted to let everyone who follows my site know that my mother Alice Kulhawik passed away this week peacefully overnight in her sleep at the age of 92. She died on the solstice, the first day of fall, a time of transition. I saw her just the week [...]

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 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 ‚ÄúOde To The Young Black Man‚ÄĚ from the 2016 City Spotlights final showcase, written and performed by program alumnus Alex Drumm! MOVIES: The Coolidge Corner Theatre [...]

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 [...]

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