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Check In: Hotel Le Germaine in Toronto

TORONTO — Located minutes from the runway at Porter Air, in the heart of this city’s popular entertainment district, the Hotel Le Germaine is a boutique luxury property suited to both leisure and business travelers.

Stepping into the lobby from bustling Mercer Street is like entering a chic contemporary design showroom — in a good way. Sheer curtains, cascading two stories, add drama to a space filled with warm wood, leather, glass, and stainless steel.

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Naumkeag shows off its rooms inside and out in Stockbridge

STOCKBRIDGE — Naumkeag “cottage” has 44 rooms — that is, if you count only those in the house. Outside garden rooms, designed long before patios and backyard barbeques became a way of life, bring the house outdoors and the outdoors inside.

This summer residence overlooking the Housatonic River Valley was built for Joseph and Caroline Choate in 1885 in the shingle style with a Norman French influence evident in its two steeply pitched towers. Choate was a lawyer and later ambassador to Britain at the turn of the 20th century. Naumkeag is the Native-American name of Choate’s hometown, Salem.

The Choates’ daughter, Mabel, inherited the property and in 1958 bequeathed the house, its contents, and the land to the Trustees of Reservations.

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‘Our Lady’ is one man’s plea for compassion, connection

James Fluhr takes advantage of the New Repertory Theatre’s Black Box space in his touching one-man play.

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Fred Taylor honored for his work both past, present

Taylor’s 50 years as a key figure in Boston’s jazz scene will be honored with a musical tribute — and the Roy Haynes Award — during Jazz Week.

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Jazz Week lineup breaks down the walls

The eighth annual Jazz Week’s lineup brings together diverse sounds and communities.

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Wheelock’s ‘Mountain’ a vivid adaptation

On the Wheelock Family Theatre stage, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” combines imagery with simple storytelling for an enchanting journey.

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In their play about a boxer, duo thinks outside the ring

“The Wholehearted,” the second product of Deborah Stein and Suli Holum’s partnership, is now receiving its world premiere at the Paramount Center.

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Troupe locates the Forest of Arden in Medford Square

Actors’ Shakespeare Project wraps up its 10th season with “As You Like It,” presented on the edge of Medford Square.

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Gardner show puts Mexican fashion traditions on display

In her first US solo exhibition, “Carla Fernández” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Mexican village artisans nearly steal the show.

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Rethinking pink at Danforth Art

Lisa Kessler’s exhibition “In the Pink” could as accurately be called “Rethink Pink!”

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Eleventh Symphony reveals the political complexities of Shostakovich

The “Shostakovich wars”are sharply present in his Symphony No. 11 in G minor, which the New England Conservatory Philharmonia plays at Symphony Hall.

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‘The Rule of Nobody’ by Philip K. Howard

It’s easy to roll one’s eyes at any polemical book that criticizes governmental regulation. That’s not the sort of argument Howard is making.

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In ‘Transcendence,’ a character who really does live on the Internet

Johnny Depp gives 90 percent of his performance from a chair, and he looks about as bored as he probably was.

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Vivian Maier: nanny not being nanny

A terrific, arresting story about solitary eccentric Vivian Maier, it gets told not so terrifically and arrestingly.

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Wayans is the man of the ‘House’

The sequel to “A Haunted House” is every bit as raunchy, broad, and absurd as the first. Once again, Marlon Wayans hopes to make audiences laugh as well as jump.

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‘Railway Man’ has Colin Firth on the brain

The actor is better than anyone at portraying Britain’s stiff upper lip cracking under extreme duress.

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Documenting drama in ‘The Galapagos Affair’

The documentarians needlessly pad their sensational story with extraneous present-day interviews.

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Disney goes fishing with ‘Bears’

There’s astonishing documentary work on display — but a leaner, less conspicuously structured view of the wild might have had even greater impact.

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‘That Demon Within’ is both good cop and bad cop

Director Dante Lam juggles so many tropes — the vigilante cop, the man with a mysterious past — everything tumbles.

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Talking about jazz at Berklee

An ambitious event at Berklee College of Music, billed as a symposium and concert series, will take a look at the current state of jazz composition.

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