Andrea Shea

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Gets Grammy Nods For Shostakovich Recordings

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is up for two Grammys for its series of recordings of Shostakovich symphonies. It was recorded in front of a live audience, but it's not one seamless performance.


World's A Stage: Porchfest In Boston's Jamaica Plain Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Porchfests are neighborhood events where musicians and other artists perform from their porches, while neighbors walk from door to door. We go to a Boston-area neighborhood to experience Porchfest.


Severe Drought Hits Majority Of Massachussetts

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Massachusetts farmers have been scrambling to get water to their crops this season, one of the driest summers in recent memory.


'1984' On Stage: Big Brother Is Still Watching You

Saturday, March 05, 2016

It seems George Orwell's Big Brother never gets old — and he's still watching us. Right now, he's in Cambridge, Mass., where a theatrical adaptation of Orwell's novel 1984 is on stage at the American Repertory Theatre. The production was a sold-out hit in London.

Orwell's dystopian tale remains ominously ...


What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

Friday, February 12, 2016

If you follow the vast world of fermented grapes, you may have noticed an influx of so-called natural wines. I fell under their spell a few years ago. Apparently, I'm not alone. There's something of a natural wine cult blooming in shops, bars and restaurants around the U.S.

Natural wines ...


Boston Museum Acquires First Painting Frida Kahlo Ever Sold

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kahlo painted Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) in 1928 and sold it in 1929. Conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts say the maids in the portrait may have cared for Kahlo after a violent car crash.


Boston Museum Exhibit Celebrates Legacy Of Black Mountain College

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Tw...


'Waitress' Serves Dark, Funny Fare With A Musical Twist (And A Side Of Pie)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The musical was adapted from a 2007 indie film starring Keri Russell. It follows a diner waitress who pours her churning emotions about her abusive marriage into creatively named pies.


Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

When you hear the words "green brewery," you might picture gleaming solar panels or aerodynamic wind turbines. But the most valuable piece of technology at the $24 millionheadquarters of Smuttynose Brewing Co. on the seacoast of New Hampshire isn't quite as sexy.

"The place you have to start is ...


A 25-Year-Old Opera Composer Who Does It All

Thursday, June 04, 2015

At age 11, Matthew Aucoin memorized and performed at a piano all of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. As one of his own operas debuts, some critics are calling him the next big thing.


Father Of Modern Iranian Sculpture Gets First U.S. Show In Nearly 40 Years

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Parviz Tanavoli's calligraphy-inspired figures helped revive sculpture as an art form in Iran. Now, Wellesley College's Davis Museum is giving American viewers a chance to see his work.


Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The story of how kale went from frumpy to trendy is a great inspiration to Gabriela Bradt, a fisheries specialist at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

"Nobody cared about kale. Then it became the green du jour," says Bradt.

With a little help, Bradt says seaweeds ...


Brewers Gone Wild: Taming Unpredictable Yeast For Flavorful Beer

Friday, January 23, 2015

Crack the vast menu at any self-respecting beer bar, and you're bound to run into a scientific name among the descriptions: Brettanomyces, affectionately known as Brett.

I've heard American brewers and beer geeks utter "Brett" in hushed, reverent tones before swooshing aromatic liquids made with it across their tongues. But ...


A Bicentennial For Boston's Handel And Haydn Society

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Boston's Handel and Haydn Society is one of the oldest continuously running performing arts organizations in the country. To celebrate its bicentennial this season, the group made a new recording of a holiday perennial, Handel's Messiah, which also happens to be one of the first works it staged nearly 200 ...


Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

Sunday, November 09, 2014

David Edwards has been called a real-life Willy Wonka. The biomedical engineer has developed, among other things, inhalable chocolate, ice cream spheres in edible wrappers, and a device called the "oPhone," which can transmit and receive odors.

Edwards is based at Harvard, but much of his work has been done ...


How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.


Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

Friday, July 25, 2014

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.


After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.


The Forgotten Pictures Of A Music Photography Pioneer

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jim Cummins was one of the few African-American photographers working in superstar rock, shooting everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sonny & Cher. Along the way, he forgot about more than 2,500 negatives.