The Huntington News

“Obsidian Tear” delivers a chilling performance

04_Obsidean Dress Rehearsal

November 9, 2017

By Drew Baldwin, news correspondent Why was the cast all male in Wayne McGregor's recent ballet “Obsidian Tear”? Who were the eight men in black? Why were their clothes so vastly “feminine”? And, what is the correct pronunciation of “tear”? Boston Ballet premiered “Obsidian Tear,” openi...

Niall Horan’s first solo show in Boston sells out the Orpheum

Former One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan played his first Boston gig on Friday since the band declared its hiatus two years ago.

November 7, 2017

By Paula Hornstein, news staff Former One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan played his first Boston gig on Friday since the band declared its hiatus two years ago. This was only the 13th show of his Flicker tour, but it was clear that Horan is just as comfortable solo on the small stage of the Orpheu...

Kaleo plays a sold-out show at the House of Blues

Although it was a Monday night, it felt like a weekend in Boston’s House of Blues at the sold-out show headlined by Icelandic group Kaleo.

November 1, 2017

By Matt Burmeister, news correspondent Although it was a Monday night, it felt like a weekend in Boston’s House of Blues at the sold-out show headlined by Icelandic group Kaleo. For about two and a half hours, fans enjoyed a variety of folk, pop, rock and blues from emerging artists Wilder, an ener...

Review: ‘Born in China’ is aggressively average

“Born in China” follows three separate animal species in their journeys to survive in the wilderness of China. / Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios

April 20, 2017

By Logan Meyer, A&E editor “Born in China,” the newest film from Disneynature, will undoubtedly receive rave reviews from audiences and film critics alike. Why shouldn’t it? It takes an hour of your time and makes you forget about the outside world, all the while presenting utterly adorable...

Superstars close Springfest on a high note

April 13, 2017

By Jake Sauberman, deputy sports editor For three hours Saturday night, the walls of historic Matthews Arena vibrated with the upbeat pop rock of opening act Atlas Genius, echoed with the fierce vocals of Kesha and thumped with the overpowering bass of Rae Sremmurd. A packed stadium filled with mostly Northeastern s...

Review: Play about faith best suited for film

Rom Barkhordar and Joseph Marrella perform in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of

April 13, 2017

By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist It seems easy, if not outright advisable, to grow somewhat wary of the incredible set designs that accompany productions by the Huntington Theatre Company. As is the case with their latest – Ayad Akhtar’s “The Who & The What,” which opened Wednesday, ...

Review: ‘Gifted’ is heartwarming but lacks originality

Octavia Spencer as Roberta Taylor, McKenna Grace as Mary Adler and Chris Evans as Frank Adler in the film

April 7, 2017

By Logan Meyer, A&E editor Based solely on its trailer, Fox Searchlight's newest picture "Gifted" sounds derivative at best. The final product meets expectations. However, it does bring a certain unexpected charm to the table too. "Gifted" tells the story of Frank (Chris Evans) and his niece Mary (Mc...

Review: ‘Boss Baby’ wins laughs but little else

Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) confronts his brother Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) in DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby.”/Photo courtesy DreamWorks Animation

March 30, 2017

By Logan Meyer, A&E editor In typical DreamWorks fashion, “The Boss Baby” is an adorable, feel-good animated film fit for the family. Also in DreamWorks fashion, it is largely lacking in cinematic merit. From the get-go, the story’s narration incites confusion. Constantly jumping between hi...