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The road to the finish line

Along the way
Finish line

Texts and information by Jenna Russell, David Filipov, Steve Wilmsen, Patricia Wen, Geoff Edgers, David Abel, Michael Rezendes, Sarah Schweitzer, Steven A. Rosenberg

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Critic’s picks: Classical music

Jeremy Eichler’s recommended upcoming performances in the Greater Boston area.

Glittering operatic rarity ‘King Roger’ comes to BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of Szymanowski’s masterpiece “King Roger.”

A trip back in time through Florida’s roadside attractions

Decades on, expecting only nostalgia, a former tween revisits his first Florida trip.

Did the MBTA’s late-night experiment really work?

The one-year pilot program, meant to usher Boston into a new cultural era and pump up the economy, is about to wrap up.

House hunting and the cost of maintaining wish-list items

Before you open your wallet, house hunters, find out how much it will cost to maintain the items you yearn to have.

License-plate readers violate our principles

Officials don’t need to have a search warrant in order to use a database that tracks the movement of millions of vehicles.

Critic’s picks: Music

James Reed rounds up the winter’s highlights for pop and rock shows.

Lots to love about Florida’s winters

Oh, how we New Englanders love winter in Florida! There are, in fact, four winters in Florida, each with its own personality.

What is it like to live in Foxborough?

For many, Foxborough is synonymous with football, but there’s more to the town than playing host.

Winter scenes on Maine’s Deer Isle and Isle au Haut

A photo essay captures life in two tiny island towns.

Connecting with Boston Ballet’s ‘Lady of the Camellias’

Inspiration took an unusual path in choreographer Val Caniparoli’s “Lady of the Camellias,” which Boston Ballet presents Feb. 26-March 8.

Critic’s winter picks: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances in the Boston area and beyond.

Cozy up to exotic birds at Florida sanctuary

At Bird Gardens of Naples, small lovebirds and cockatiels, large macaws and cockatoos coexist.

What really toppled Cape Wind’s plans for Nantucket Sound

With the ambitious wind project seemingly dead, take a look back at what went wrong.

If you go Bird Gardens of Naples

A guided tour (about 2 hours) is the only way to enjoy the Bird Gardens of Naples.

Critic’s picks: Art

Sebastian Smee selects noteworthy art exhibitions in Boston and the surrounding area.

Frankenthaler’s art prompts new take on history at the Rose

“Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler” proposes a revisionist examination of painting from the 1950s to the present day.

Jonathan Adler channels Palm Beach through design

The noted designer made the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa an elegant, upscale riot of color and pattern.

With discipline and diversity, Sam Hunt scores in country music

A chat with up and coming country singer-songwriter Sam Hunt who plays the House of Blues on Feb. 12.

A serving of borscht in Brustein’s ‘King of Second Avenue’

Robert Brustein doesn’t exactly have a borscht belt resume. But he says, “I’m a burlesque artist at heart.”

Critic’s picks: Theater

Don Aucoin offers a guide to 10 Boston-area productions in the coming months.

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