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Mark Shanahan

Shanahan writes primarily for the Living/Arts section. He covers the comings and goings of Boston’s celebrity class in the newspaper's daily “Names” column, and also writes feature profiles of actors, authors, rock stars, and filmmakers.

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Wadsworth museum director retires

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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is looking for a new leader after Susan Talbott announced she’s retiring as director and CEO.

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BU’s Sons of Serendip drop a holiday single

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The peaceful holiday classic, “O Holy Night,” is an apt choice from a quartet that made its name singing tearjerkers.

Quote of the day: Natalie Portman

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- Natalie Portman, actress, talking about the difficulty she had getting work after “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”- Natalie Portman, actress, talking about the difficulty she had getting work after “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”

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George Regan celebrates the holiday with well-connected friends

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Boston’s foremost flak hosted his annual holiday party at his place in Marina Bay and the crowd included a few familiar faces.