Timeline of putters
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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Debate over Town Administrator Martin McNamara’s contract is continuing, after McNamara decided to dispute the selectmen’s decision to pay him a $1,700 bonus instead of a merit increase. McNamara said his contract requires the town to pay him the merit increase, not the bonus; he also said the issue could be resolved when he meets with the board on Dec. 23 for his job review. The merit increase could be an outcome of discussions about his raises, which have been an ongoing debate since June, he said. “I think it’s resolved,” said McNamara.
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With “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the heroes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy saga find their footing, and so does Peter Jackson’s epic telling of their tale.
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Nicola Hicks’s work, at the Yale Center for British Art, looks at the overlapping lives of animals and humans.
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The ensemble has created and epitomized a style of Renaissance singing that has now become the norm.
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Actors’ Shakespeare Project is hoping audiences will respond with enthusiasm to one of Shakespeare’s least-known works.
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Bruce Graham doesn’t push the boundaries far enough in his play to be memorable at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.
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Wheelock Family Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” adds another layer to the 1947 Frank Capra classic — a look behind the scenes of a period radio performance.
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Hart offers a compelling and impressively researched portrait of the history and economics of a metal that has disrupted world order.
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“Saving Mr. Banks” may be the most entertaining two hours of corporate branding you’ll ever see.
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In the highly predictable, but well-acted “The Last Days on Mars,” a research team in search of life only finds the problems of their own existence.
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True to the show’s quirky nature, the two-hour song and dance murder-mystery is endlessly clever thanks to a meta plot line.
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“Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ ” pays tribute to the artists who serve as the backbone of the film’s 1960s folk scene setting.
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Over three shows, fans will hear the results of “Boston Does Boston,” a collection of 26 Boston acts each interpreting one another’s songs.
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