Caught in the Act

Bold and Courageous

By Jared Bowen

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BOSTON — Through performance, photography and film, consider those who fight for love, for peace and for family. 

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The Lily's Revenge
Plays through October 28 at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon

A thirty-person ensemble weds dance, film, theater, and music into five unique acts that span over four hours and explores how love should transcend all differences. Become immersed in the event from the seats in the audience to the intermissions, where actors spend time in the crowd and offer tours through backstage. This is a new way to experience the theater.

kennedy to kentKennedy to Kent State
At the Worcester Art Museum through February 3rd

See some of the most powerful American photographs of the 1960s, collected by Howard G. Davis, III and now part of the museum's permanent collection. The images reflect upon Davis's memories of the era with images from 1958 to 1975, including the presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, as well as the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War.

Read about Jared's recent visit to the Worcester Art Museum. 

Premiers tonight on HBO

The life and times of Robert F. Kennedy have been well documented. But it's his wife Ethel who has always been the backbone of the family — raising 11 children and carrying on a tradition of activism. Now her youngest child, Rory Kennedy, has made a documentary, "Ethel," telling this lesser-known story. It's an intimate view of a family that lived through (and sometimes created) historic moments.

Read excerpts of WGBH's Bob Seay interviewing Rory Kennedy.
About the Author
Jared Bowen Jared Bowen
Jared Bowen is WGBH’s Emmy Award-winning Executive Editor and Host for Arts. 


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