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  This summer, we’re asking audience members who love The 7 Fingers circus troupe—over a hundred of our patrons have seen ALL 5 of the shows they’ve presented here—about why they adore these artists. There’s a lot more to come, but here’s a quick testimonial from one local 7 Fingers fan: “The 7 Fingers to me is all about this small group of humans being amazing and making something beautiful together. I wish we could…

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 in 2015, the milestone sparked a movement in the fashion design industry. Many designers began creating clothing and fashion for those with disabilities; their solution-based designs allowed these pieces of practical and stylish clothing to solve problems rather than create them. This past weekend ArtsEmerson and Epicenter Community teamed up to create something unique, New England’s very first fashion accessibility event. The event took place in front of a…

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  Lester Bangs never lived in Boston; by all accounts he probably never even visited The Hub. But in the middle of the critical and audience rave—How To Be A Rock Critic—we’ve dug through his writing to find out what the legendary rock critic thought of the music scene and rock criticism coming out of Boston in the sixties and seventies from afar.   Bangs credited local band Black Pearl with developing the genre that…

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“In all, 26 ‘Norties’ went to various local and visiting companies and artists for outstanding work at venues around the greater Boston area.” – WBUR Congratulations to all of the winners. We are so proud to have two award winners from our 2016/17 Season: Outstanding Ensemble: “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” Druid Theatre Company presented by ArtsEmerson Outstanding New Script: “Mala,” by Melinda Lopez, ArtsEmerson Also, looking to the future, we are so excited to see the…

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Lester Bangs is one of the most well-known critics of his generation because he epitomized the art form of writing about art. Obsessed with music, Bangs wrote: “Ultimately being a ‘critic’ just means wanting to inflict your tastes on other people. It’s a very honest impulse: I simply want you to like the same things I like. I need you to like them. Then I will not be alone.” Criticism is the art of persuasion,…

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