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Kathy McCabe, producer of “Good Ol’ Freda”

You already know all the famous names in The Beatles legend. There’s John , Paul, George, Ringo, of course. Yoko. Linda. George Martin. Brian Epstein. Maybe Pete Best. You might even know Stu Sutcliffe and Tony Sheridan. But there’s one fixture of The Beatles’ camp – Freda Kelly – whose existence might surprise some. A new documentary, “Good Ol’ Freda,” directed by […]

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Cano Rojas “The Human Tower”

The documentary film, “The Human Tower,” follows three manifestations of human tower festivals around the world — in Spain, Chile and India. These events involve crowds of people forming multi-level towers by climbing up on one another in competitions and performances The film, co-directed by Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas, began when Devineni invited Rojas to join him in the […]

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Kate Hosford

When author Kate Hosford decided to tackle the concept of infinity in her most recent children’s book, she found there were possibly an infinite number of ways to even approach the subject. In Hosford’s book, “Infinity and Me,” a little girl works to conceptualize the real meaning of infinity. The book has garnered all kinds of high praise and honors, […]

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Johnny Carrera

Johnny Carrera’s upcoming installation at Mass MoCA is technically an extension of his book, “Pictorial Webster,” but it’s also something that never would have happened if not for a chance encounter in his grandmother’s house. Carrera’s prints will be featured in the show “Life’s Work,” which opens at Mass MoCA on Saturday, March 23. As Carrera, who specializes in book […]

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Tom Phillips

British artist Tom Phillips has found inspiration in alteration, and the result of that constitutes a long term project from which he still makes discoveries. Phillips has spent the last four decades working and reworking the Victorian novel A Human Document, by W.H. Mallock, into a series of collages that comprise A Humument, which will be displayed as part of […]

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Mark Dion

Artist Mark Dion has made it possible for visitors to Mass MoCA to actually enter and browse his own mind in his new installation. Dion’s “The Octagon Room” opens at Mass MoCA on Saturday, March 23. “An interesting experience with the piece is a contrast between the outside, which really does give the impression of a concrete bunker, and the […]

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Mamie Minch

Guitarist Mamie Minch carries the spirit of musicians like Mississippi John Hurt and Memphis Minnie in her playing and singing, but she’s not trying to replicate the music she loves — she just lets it flow through her and come out as her own thing. Minch began playing music at age 12, spurred into interest by her guitar-playing dad. She […]

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Laura Marling

British singer Laura Marling came out of a London scene that looked to roots and folk music for its inspiration, but that sound already felt like home to her. The kind of music she now plays is actually part of the sound of her childhood, absorbed and reconsidered through her own filter. “When I was very young, it was the […]

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Review: Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Dan Clowes edited by Alvin Buenaventura

From his early days as a loud-mouthed satirist to his Oscar-nominated turn as screenwriter adapting his own “Ghost World” to his more recent, hilarious melancholia, Dan Clowes has consistently asked what he thinks is the one question that really matters — “What do we really want from each other?” — and examined the ways ordinary behavior gives us a hint […]

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Signe Taylor “Circus Dreams”

In the new documentary film, “Circus Dreams,” the old idea of running away with the circus is updated and revealed as not only a legitimate career move for kids, but an enriching one. Circus Smirkus is a youth circus program that offers intensive training camps and touring for kids who are seriously interested in circus performance. The organization, based in […]

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Jerry Gretzinger

For Jerry Gretzinger, a decades-long art project started with a simple doodle that exploded into an entire alternate world. Gretzinger is bringing his universe to Mass MoCA, starting today through Oct. 14. His studio is set up in the Hunter Center and his map will be entirely displayed for the first time ever “Jerry’s Map,” which began in 1963, is […]

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The Bandana Splits

Draw ing inspiration from past girl groups, like the Andrews Sisters and the Ronettes, the trio known as the Bandana Splits are adding an indie-pop cred to the form that is all their own. Consisting of Lauren Balthrop and Annie Nero, both of the band Balthrop Alabama, and solo performer Dawn Landes, the band got its start after an impromptu […]

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Review: Lost Dogs, Animal Man, and The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire

Canadian graphic novelist Jeff Lemire zoomed to success with his “Essex County Tril ogy,” and he’s consistently brought out great work ever since. This summer saw three titles appear that highlighted not only his storytelling powers, but also his mastery of a variety of narrative styles and types and the craggy depths to which he can take them. A reissue […]

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Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters have won the hearts of bluegrass fans, but their appeal has been steadily moving beyond that audience and into the rest of the world. The band plays tonight at 9:15, as part of the FreshGrass Festival at Mass MoCA. The band includes Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book […]

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Review: Crackle of the Frost by Lorenzo Mattotti and Jorge Zentner

Exhibiting the intensity of a confused dark memoir or, more appropriately, a session on an analyst’s couch session, it’s no surprise that Italian graphic novel illustrator Mat totti’s collaborator, Argentine an writer Zentner, is also a practicing psychologist. Following the testament of Samuel as he journeys to visit a lover he walked out on a year before after news that […]

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The Devil Makes Three

The Devil Makes Three pulls from the dark side of Americana past in order and plants the result of their inspiration smack dab in the middle of today. The band will perform as part of the Fresh Grass Festival at Mass MoCA on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:15 p.m. With a decade behind them, the band — consisting of guitarist/frontman […]

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