Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 1986

Arts

1986 Best Museum

After a major sprucing up, the Museum of Science is hosting innovative, hands-on exhibits. Strong on computers...

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Arts

1986 Best Critic, Visual Arts

The Massachusetts review editor for Art New England, he began reviewing shows for the prestigious Art in America about a year ago. Since then, he has gained a reputation as...

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Arts

1986 Best Cultural Group

The accolades to the avant-garde representative of Boston’s hottest young artists is a solid indication of Boston’s growing importance on the national arts scene...

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Entertainment

1986 Best Tourist Attraction

Boston’s three-mile walk through America’s history. Start at the kiosk near the Park Street subway station. Don’t miss the USS Constitution, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House...

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Entertainment

1986 Best Club

The life span of most nightclubs is short, largely because crowd loyalties tend to change about as often as the Republican candidate for governor. Fortunately, however, that fact has always...

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Entertainment

1986 Best Impresario

For booking such top-notch talents as Rebecca Parris, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, and Tom Rush into acoustically first-rate listening rooms such as the Regattabar and the Copley Plaza...

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Music

1986 Best Orchestra, Classical

Boulez dazzled Symphony Hall audiences with futuristic compositions and effects, then he dazzled even jaded members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with his conducting...

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Music

1986 Best Performer, Local

Twenty-eight years ago a wobbly-kneed five-year-old by the name of Diane Carol (“Didi”) Stewart walked onto the stage at a New Jersey Summer camp and belted out “My Darling Clementine.”

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Theater

1986 Best Intentions

At the behest of U. S. senator John F. Kerry, the prestigious Boston law firm agreed to provide free legal counsel to Quincy shipyard workers who opted for early retirement....

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Theater

1986 Best Opera

On the heels of Caldwell’s triumphant production of Turandot, the Markropulos Case, featuring the splendid soprano Anja Silja, brought home the point that Caldwell was back...

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