Best of Boston

Best Performance, Dance

1987 Best Performance, Classy

Sinatra at Symphony Hall

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1986 Best Performance, Dance

Mort Subite, by Mark Morris, with the Boston Ballet. read more»
1986 Best Performance, Dance, Touring

The Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet’s <em>Sleeping Beauty</em>

A great pageant and a memorable production. Honorable mention to the Central Ballet of China, a humble troupe that knocked critics nationwide out of the [...] read more»
1986 Best Performance, Choral

Handel's Messiah by Masterworks Chorale. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Third-World

King Sunny Ade

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1985 Best Performance, Street

Ray Flynn on the snow tractors, marching in parades, running in the Boston Marathon, etc. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Comeback

Van Morrison at the Wang Center

Heart and soul. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Classical

Kiri Te Kanawa's Schubert concert, the Wang Celebrity Series. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Local Classical

A toss-up between the Cantala Singers' performance of Haydn's Seasons and the Cecilia Society's Handel birthday concert. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Opera

The Metropolitan’s <em>Cos

Amadeus at his most elegant. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Dance

The Dance Theater of Harlem’s <em>Giselle</em>, Wang Celebrity Series

Mesmerizing. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Dance, Adventurous

The Dinsoaur Dance Company’s Acquisition of Hans van Manen’s <em>In and Out</em>

An important landmark for a local company to have acquired a work by an internationally acclaimed choreographer. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Dance, Local

Creatures of Prometheus, performed by the Boston Premiere Ensemble with choreography by Martha Armstrong Gray. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Pop

Bruce Springsteen at the Worcester Centrum

Possibly the show of the decade. read more»
1985 Best Performance, Park

Al Jarreau

One of the most engaging and gifted vocalists around. read more»