Ava Gaudet will star in Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera Saturday at the Berklee Performance Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA GAUDET

Berklee’s heavy metal opera swaps tux tails for death wails

For the first time in centuries, the Celtic Carnyx War trumpet will sound from the stage […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Oh Malô performed for The Takeover: 2nd Edition at the House of Blues Thursday night. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRITZ ROSS PRODUCTIONS

REVIEW: Local acts’ energy overtakes “Takeover”

You know that warm, fuzzy feeling that you get when you see a band that completely […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Will Smith (right) and Margot Robbie star as Nicky and Jess in “Focus,” released Friday. PHOTO FROM WARNER BROS. PICTURES

REVIEW: Tricky “Focus” too heavy on cons

A lecherous drunk at a hotel bar relentlessly goes after a beautiful blonde woman. She escapes […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Olivia Wilde (left) and Donald Glover star as Zoe and Niko in "The Lazarus Effect," released Friday. PHOTO FROM BACK TO LIFE PRODUCTIONS, LLC

REVIEW: Fresh premise can’t revive trope-heavy “Lazarus Effect”

Scientists discovered a way to make a baby the biological child of three parents. We can […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The Dodos, an American indie rock band, consists of Logan Kroeber (left) and Meric Long. PHOTO FROM CANVAS MEDIA

INTERVIEW: Dodos’ Kroeber on fighting artistic extinction

A metalhead and an African Ewe drummer walk into a bar. The punch line? They proceed […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
(From left) Fannar Thor Arnarsson won second place, Bryan Sih won first place and Emily Sheehan won third place at the Redstones film festival at Boston University Wednesday night. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Redstones audience treated to diverse cast of voices, their films

Boston University’s Film and Television Department rolled out its red carpet Wednesday night for the 35th […]

by and · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Boston University students perform in “The Vagina Monologues” Friday night in Jacob Sleeper Auditorium. PHOTO BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Updated “Vagina Monologues” brave, bare

This past weekend, 24 of Boston University’s most courageously unabashed women gathered to talk about one […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Jorgeandres Camargo (CFA '16) and Darrick Speller (CFA '16) perform in “Angels in America,” which premiered Feb. 19. PHOTO COURTESY OF BROOKE YARBOROUGH

REVIEW: Narrative confusion clips otherwise sublime “Angels in America”

Everyone is aware of the eerie associations that come with a dream sequence involving an Orthodox […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan star in "The Last Five Years," a movie musical released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF RADiUS

REVIEW: Share next 90 minutes with “The Last Five Years”

Musical theatre actors are often forced into classes along the lines of “acting the song.” They […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
"The Duff," starring Robbie Amell as Wesley and Mae Whitman as Bianca, was released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF GUY D’ALEMA

REVIEW: “The DUFF” breaks every stereotype but its own

Teen movies have been telling us the same thing for decades: high school is hard. Not […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse