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Stayin' Alive

Posted by Geoff Edgers March 28, 2007 12:08 PM

Fresh and disturbing news: In May, BMI will honor the Bee Gees as icons at the annual Pop Awards. Past recipients include Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, and James Brown.

Perhaps, a reminder will move BMI to rescind the honor.

Jerry Lewis, Endless Loop (A Sample)

Posted by Geoff Edgers September 5, 2006 01:00 PM

Is a sampled endless loop still a loop? Excellent question. We put up only a chunk of this so you actually go to the Shelburne Museum to see Adam Kalkin's new multi-media piece, "Jerry Lewis Palimpsest," which opened a few days ago and runs through the end of October.

Jerry Lewis Palimpsest


Strauss Fix

Posted by Geoff Edgers July 14, 2006 01:47 PM

James Levine conducts "Elektra" Saturday night. In the spirit of Strauss, we offer a couple of clips from the 1969 American premiere of "Ariadne auf Naxos" conducted at Symphony Hall by Erich Leinsdorf. These clips are from the sixth Video Artists International DVD of historic BSO telecasts.

Clip 1 features: John Ferrante, Malcolm Smith, James Billings, John Reardon, Beverly Sills.

BSO Archives: Ariadne Auf Naxos, Clip 1

Clip 2 features: Benita Valente, Carole Bogard, and Eunice Alberts.

BSO Archives: Ariadne Auf Naxos, Clip 2

Exclusive Elvis Costello Clip

Posted by Geoff Edgers May 11, 2006 10:50 AM

Here's a 60-second slice of Elvis Costello rehearsing "Watching the Detectives" with the Boston Pops. Enjoy.


Laura McPhee Slideshow

Posted by Geoff Edgers May 9, 2006 10:49 AM

Here's a lovely, narrated slideshow with photographer Laura McPhee, whose current show runs at the Museum of Fine Arts through September. McPhee also has a solo show at the Bernard Toale Gallery through July 1.


Expanded MFA Virtual Tour

Posted by Geoff Edgers May 1, 2006 11:44 AM

Eager to find out what the new, expanded Museum of Fine Arts will look like? Here's the MFA's flashy clip, produced by Boston's Neoscape, Inc..

Building the New MFA: A Virtual Tour of the Museum Expansion

The New ICA

Posted by Geoff Edgers April 25, 2006 01:15 PM

We won't be able to walk into it until September, but Boston's first new museum since 1909 is at least virtually ready for viewing. Here's a video tour of the new Institute of Contemporary Art.

ICA Boston, a virtual tour

Short clip of Knep, Schoenberg explained

Posted by Geoff Edgers April 25, 2006 12:38 PM

As we build this thing, we're going to try to feature sound clips and little movies. Here are a couple:

- A video from Brian Knep, who recently became the first artist-in-residence at the Harvard Medical School. Look for the film link within the story.

- Here's an NPRish piece the Exhibitionist recorded about composer Arnold Schoenberg. The Boston Symphony Orchestra's season is almost over, but music director James Levine's Schoenberg-Beethoven pairing returns in the fall.

About Exhibitionist Geoff Edgers covers arts news for The Boston Globe..

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