Best Arts & Entertainment in Boston 1987

Arts

1987 Best Gallery, Suburban

Owner Meredyth Hyatt Moses’s consistently accurate eye for Boston’s best emerging painters and sculptors make the trip so far from Newbury Street worth the effort...

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Arts

1987 Best Museum, Show

The 10-year retrospective of New York artist Elizabeth Murray at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge. The paintings were there, the drawings at the MFA. Murray kicked...

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Arts

1987 Best Appointment

The affable writer, scholar, and former director of the Yale Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Art starts work at Boston’s MFA next month. Lucky MFA. Lucky us...

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Arts

1987 Best Gallery, News

The Liz Harris Gallery opens the fall season with a new space and a new name. Formerly of Harris Brown, Harris will continue to bring the refreshing perspective of black...

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Arts

1987 Best Gallery, City

D’Iacono’s international reputation as a poet and thinker brings the work of world-class painters to his new, sophisticated gallery in the Fenway...

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Entertainment

1987 Best Paycheck

The Reebok chairman paid himself $13 million in salary and bonuses last year. When told that he’d earned 65 times the salary of the president of the United States, Fireman...

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Music

1987 Best Performance, Pop

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 time for his next riff...

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Nightlife

1987 Best Cocktail, New

Sweet and smooth, with a memorable kick. Everyone makes it differently, but most local bars pour vodka, Peachtree schnapps, cranberry juice, and orange juice...

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Theater

1987 Best Touring Show

You didn’t have to be black or Jewish to admire either August Wilson’s stirring Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Huntington or Herb Gardner’s heartwarming I’m Not Rappaport at...

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Theater

1987 Best Performance, Opera

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 Reagan look-alike as Caesar...

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Theater

1987 Best Theatrical Send-up

In the riotously irreverent Skinhead Hamlet in the ART “Month of Mondays” series, a bunch of Harvard kids turned the Melancholy Dane into a beer-swilling punker with a mouth as...

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