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by Jason Rabin The Kennedys, Boston’s royal family, (see The Color of Rose for their story), come from a proud tradition. Boston Irish politicians are known for their way with words, be it eloquence or bombast, their solidarity with the working class, and their feisty tenacity. History has taught them that if they win today, they are just as likely to lose tomorrow. It’s a spirit often associated with Bostonians as a whole. Take our…

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TERMINUS opens this week – wanna know more? Check out this interview with TERMINUS writer/Director Mark O’Rowe taped while at Sydney Theatre Company (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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by Jason Rabin Boston is an Irish town. As Boston Celtics basketball fans will tell you “we bleed green,” from the Emerald Necklace to the Green Monster—from Logan airport, to the Tobin Bridge, to Copley Square. ‘Twas not ever thus. The first several waves of Irish immigrants were not warmly embraced by the puritan-descended “Boston Brahmins.” Mocked and mistrusted, they were forced into miserable tenement slums. Searching for jobs, they found signs reading No Irish…

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  by Alyssa Mulligan Ireland may be comparatively small in size, but the amount of well-known literary authors from the island nation is immense, ranging from Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw to James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, just to name a few. And considering the country’s plethora of hardships over the years (Potato Famine and the Northern Troubles, anyone?), the hard-fought battle for the recognition of Irish literature has truly been an accomplishment. The most challenging obstacle was the decline…

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by Heidi Nelson TIP # 5: Be loud and proud! There’s a common stereotype that circus folks are mysterious. Whether that association arose because it’s hard to get to know a traveling troupe, because performers in sideshows (that are no longer popular) wanted their privacy when not on display, or simply because the impressive feats of circus performers inspire wonder and awe, circus artists have a reputation for being exclusive. But if you pick up…

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