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The To-Do List: 12.16.10

Slideshow by Allie Vasilakis Events worth your time this week. Inspected and selected by the editors of Boston.

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December Weekend Events

By: Angela Giannopoulos

The Making of a Masterpiece

Over the past decade, the Museum of Fine Arts has raised more than $500 million as part of an ambitious plan to reinvent itself. This month, the public finally gets to see what a half-billion dollars gets you these days. 

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A&E Q&A: Jazz Legend Chucho Valdés

By Anne Vickman Renowned Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés plays the Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, October 28, 2010 with the Afro Cuban Messengers. This is […]

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A&E Q&A: Jazz Legend Chucho Valdés

By Anne Vickman Renowned Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés plays the Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, October 28, 2010 with the Afro Cuban Messengers. This is […]

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The To-Do List: 9.30.10

Events worth your time this week. Inspected and selected by Boston editors.

The Art of the Story

Twenty years ago this month, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum suffered the largest art heist in history. The crime remains unsolved.

The Enlightenment

If you’ve ever wandered through Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, danced in a ballroom at the Westin Copley Place hotel, or even walked past the […]

Cleaning Up the Art World

One spurious Tintoretto at a time.

The Lady of the House

Isabella Stewart Gardner left strict orders: The palazzo she built on the Fens should never, ever change. But museum director Anne Hawley has some strong ideas of her own. Inside her radical—and risky—plan to propel the beloved institution into the 21st century.

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Chris Botti in Boston

On Friday night, we headed to Symphony Hall to catch Chris Botti and the Boston Pops. The trumpeter, who attributes his success to “practice, practice, […]

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The Missing

As if the Longfellow Bridge didn’t have enough problems already. Department of Conservation and Recreation officials report that the span’s decorative trim, which had been […]

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Crossing Into the Abyss

On Elm Street in Somerville, 39-year-old entrepreneur Johnny Monsarrat’s newest scheme is a public oasis for contemplation and counsel. He calls it “Cross into the […]

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Art Plagiarizing Life: Kosher Hip-Hop Style

What does it take to play a Yeshiva student turned hip-hop connoisseur/rapper in a short film? Well, it helps if, like Nosson Zand, you’re already […]

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Wait… Rascal Flatts?!?

Being a columnist, I’ve learned to cope with a steady diet of futility and disappointment. But I can’t recall feeling such a keen sense of […]