James Franco and Chris O’Dowd share dreams and denial as George and Lenny in London National Theatre’s Of Mice and Men. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men takes the stage at London’s National Theatre as part of its HD broadcast series. The play is a powerful and raw depiction of struggles during the Great Depression and the heart-wrenching bonds of friendship. James Franco and Chris O’Dowd step out of their comedic comfort zones to play two […]

Sing along with your festive favorites as conductor Michael Slon directs the region’s longest running chorus in two rounds of holiday cheer. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: The Oratorio Society’s Christmas at The Paramount

The longest running local community chorus returns for what has become an annual holiday highlight: The Oratorio Society’s Christmas at The Paramount. Celebrate with song as conductor Michael Slon (below) leads a program of classic favorites that soars to its highest point during an audience sing-along in this spirited seasonal event that joins area school […]

Thanks to relentless touring and a ton of radio airplay, guitar-wielding storyteller Ellis Paul is more relevant than ever. He plays the Southern on Friday. Photo: Jack Looney.

ARTS Pick: Ellis Paul

Over his 20-year career, singer-songwriter Ellis Paul has released 19 records, received 14 Boston Music awards (along with a slew of other honors and decorations) and played close to 200 shows per year across the globe. With a leading role in the folk revival of the ’90s, Paul is often compared to legendary predecessors Bob […]