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Some people, mainly critics, get very protective of genres. They want an “opera” to have the same type of structure as all the operas they love from the past. I don’t. In fact, I believe if you have trouble categorizing, you may be on to something. It means that you’re experimenting with the form, that you’re allowing content to drive a new approach to form.
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A celebrated poet and writer in residence at National Sawdust, Roger Bonair-Agard has published three full-length collections of poetry, and celebrates the arrival of his fourth, Where Brooklyn At?, on Nov. 10 at National Sawdust – read an exclusive preview here. On Nov. 10, Bonair-Agard will celebrate the arrival of his newest book, Where Brooklyn At? (Willow Books/Aquarius Press, 2016), with a reading at National Sawdust presented in collaboration with The Baldwin Protocols, an arts-based intervention and reading series that he created. To mark the occasion, and with his blessing, we're proud to share some of the poems included in the new book.
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The beauty of making music is that it means so many personal and important things to so many. So then, having spent almost my entire conscious life learning about music, what is my motivation for making it?
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The Boston Globe became the epicenter of the arts-journalism world upon announcing Oct. 31 that Zoë Madonna, an award-winning classical music critic who'd been contributing to the Globe as a freelance reviewer and reporter since Sept. 2015, had been engaged to a temporary full-time position that would be funded by a nonprofit consortium.
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After an on-campus epiphany sent her back to school, Bonnie Wright has cultivated worldwide networks of community through bringing her far-flung musical discoveries home to San Diego.
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Since we launched The Log Journal last week, we've posted a handful of reports from recent performing-arts events: three of them labeled "review," and two under the heading "response." What's the difference? That's a good question, and one I think we should address openly here for the sake of complete transparency.
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When people talk about the musical world, or part of it, as a “community,” the presumption is that they are speaking mainly of composers, performers and listeners. How critics fit into this community has long been a fraught question from just about every point of view.
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