Best of Boston

Best Performance

2002 Best Performance, Dance

Maureen Fleming

In her stark solo show, "After Eros," Maureen Fleming conjures images ranging from spiraling water to bone fragments to a butterfly breaking out of its [...] read more»
1999 Best Performance, by an Actor

Arliss Howard, American Repertory Theatre

In the A.R.T.'s production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, Howard injected a sinister yet sympathetic edge to the role of a gentle [...] read more»
1994 Best Performance, by an Empty Shirt

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall's reporting of Jackie O's deathwatch in New York. Hall told viewers that Ted Kennedy had two pots on the same boiler that night; [...] read more»
1993 Best Performance, Series

The Bank of Boston Celebrity Series

Last year it brought us Lynn Redgrave in Shakespeare for My Father. This year it will present the Twyla Tharp Dancers, Itzhak Perlman, Victor Borge—the [...] read more»
1992 Best Performance, Broadway

<em>The Secret Garden</em>, coming to the Colonial in November

Forget the Phantom of the Opera, with his sissy little half mask. The Secret Garden, an adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett children's book, is [...] read more»
1989 Best Performance, Choral

The Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir at the Somerville Theater

No joke. Paul McCartney raves about the group's album, and David Byrne is also a fan. The choir's sound is beautiful and unforgettable. And we're [...] read more»
1989 Best Performance

As high-tech firms go, Straus Computer is about as sexy as Lumpy Shannon.

The Marlborough company makes Armaggedon-resistant computers for a niche market. But these days, it's the only Massachusetts computer company with bark and byte. read more»
1988 Best Performance, Clutch

Bird's fourth-quarter, 20-point performance against Atlanta in the seventh game of that series. read more»
1987 Best Performance, Opera

<em>Gulio Cesare in Eggito</em>

Gulio Cesare in Eggito, directed by Peter Sellars and Craig Smith. The full four and a half hours of Handel's original score and a Ronald [...] read more»
1987 Best Performance, Pop

Peter Gabriel at the Centrum

He literally put himself in the hands of his fans, who passed his body around the audience and returned him to the stage just in [...] read more»
1987 Best Performance, Park

Milton Nacimiento

Brazilian singer and guitarist Milton Nacimiento's sizzling Boston performance. Bravo! read more»
1987 Best Performance, Jazz

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman blowing his way from the stage at the Channel to the outer limits. And back. read more»
1987 Best Performance, Club

Eric Clapton

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Twenty years later, Clapton is still la creme de la Cream. read more»
1987 Best Performance, Comeback

Greg Allman

He's off drugs; he's off booze. The Allman we saw was all music. read more»