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‘Othello’ at A.R.T. allows Shakespeare’s words to shine

Content warning: This review discusses racism and gender-based violence. One of the beautiful things about the work of William Shakespeare is that it’s in the public domain, and therefore artists are free to adapt, edit and perform it at will. Theatre companies can update the setting, cut and rearrange the play, or even add scenes to […]

Little Mix preaches self love, sisterhood on ‘LM5’

The news broke on Nov. 9: British girl group Little Mix has parted ways with Simon Cowell’s Syco record label just days before the release of their fifth album. For members Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, who — like boy band One Direction — had formed a group on Cowell’s show “The […]

John Legend offers a new holiday classic with ‘A Legendary Christmas’

December is over a month away, but John Legend just gave music lovers an early Christmas gift. The talented singer celebrated another religious holiday (and earned an EGOT in the process) with his leading turn in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” on Easter Sunday this year. He’s kicking off the most wonderful time of the […]