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Jamie Wyeth Retrospective at Boston MFA

Jamie Wyeth Retrospective at Boston MFA

junkyardarts June 5, 2014 Comments Off on Jamie Wyeth Retrospective at Boston MFA

I can’t think of another artist retrospective I would rather see this summer than that of Jamie Wyeth.  His family is a dynasty of American painters, from grandfather, Newell Convers, “N.C.” (1882–1945), to his father,

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Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album Features Some Interesting Characters

Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album Features Some Interesting Characters

junkyardarts February 5, 2014 Comments Off on Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album Features Some Interesting Characters

A few weeks ago I talked about the curiously-cast Everly Brothers tribute album by Billie Jo Armstrong and Norah Jones.  This week we have a sneak peak of another tribute, this time for Townes

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Oh Boy: My Favorite Songs Are Kind of Misogynistic

Oh Boy: My Favorite Songs Are Kind of Misogynistic

junkyardarts November 18, 2013 1

All my favorite songs are kind of misogynistic and I’m not sure how to feel about that. I’ve always loved rock and roll. Better than the actual music was the theatricality of it all,

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10-Word Book Review: The Secret Lives of Married Women

10-Word Book Review: The Secret Lives of Married Women

junkyardarts October 14, 2013 Comments Off on 10-Word Book Review: The Secret Lives of Married Women

10-Word Book Review of Elissa Wald’s erotic thriller, The Secret Lives of Married Women *** A Literary Quickie: Slow to Start & Finishes Strong, Satisfying   read an excerpt of the book HERE!  

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Massive Davie Bowie Exhibition Is Largest Ever In North America

Massive Davie Bowie Exhibition Is Largest Ever In North America

junkyardarts October 11, 2013 Comments Off on Massive Davie Bowie Exhibition Is Largest Ever In North America

David Bowie is... a show that you are about to miss unless you get yourself to Toronto before November 27, 2013.  The Art Gallery of Ontario is exhibiting an incredible collection of David Bowie

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Eerie: Hear the Song That Played As The Titanic Sank

Eerie: Hear the Song That Played As The Titanic Sank

junkyardarts August 30, 2013 1

When Titanic passenger Edith Russell was notified that the ship she was sleeping on was sinking, she did what anyone would have done: locked all her belongings in a suitcase and decided just to

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Plan Ahead: See The Sandlot at Fenway Park

Plan Ahead: See The Sandlot at Fenway Park

junkyardarts August 9, 2013 Comments Off on Plan Ahead: See The Sandlot at Fenway Park

August is a hot month for The Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park.  First you’ve got HOVA and JT on the 11th, you’ve got a red hot Sox season winding down, and now your chance

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Last Minute Plans: Boston Hippie Dance Party

Last Minute Plans: Boston Hippie Dance Party

junkyardarts August 1, 2013 Comments Off on Last Minute Plans: Boston Hippie Dance Party

Get groovy this Friday at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts at their First Friday event! Hosted in the cozy Shapiro Family Courtyard, they’ve got music by DJ Deja, the Hippie Chic exhibition open

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Last Minute Plans: Midsummer Night Party, Russian Dancers @ PEM

Last Minute Plans: Midsummer Night Party, Russian Dancers @ PEM

junkyardarts July 15, 2013 Comments Off on Last Minute Plans: Midsummer Night Party, Russian Dancers @ PEM

Celebrate the fabled Midsummer Night at the Peabody Essex Museum’s Midnight Sun party this Thursday, 18th, 6:30-9pm. While the Midsummer Night has meant a lot of things to a lot of cultures, the PEM’s

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Every Place Bob Dylan Ever Sang About In A Single Map

Every Place Bob Dylan Ever Sang About In A Single Map

junkyardarts June 3, 2013 Comments Off on Every Place Bob Dylan Ever Sang About In A Single Map

Slate has taken on quite the challenge to honor Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday, and 50th anniversary of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan: creating an interactive map of all the places he’s ever sung about. Between

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