Singer-songwriter and piano pop icon Tori Amos’ recent step back into the spotlight seems well-timed, as she is sometimes considered the American version of Kate Bush, who has had a similar reacquaintance with fame in recent years. Amos has carved out her own stylistic niche, however, and has earned her best critical response in over a decade. She risked the danger of being a 90s has-been, but instead has maintained her status as a respected artist beyond the music video era. The venue in which she performs tonight is evidence enough of that. The show begins at 7:30.
Now is as good a time as any to remind you about a particular exhibition at the DMA. That would be the run of Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne, which opened late last month. It offers a selection of seldom-seen pieces from various household names. We’ve become so accustomed to van Gogh and Degas as masters of the canvas (or even sculpture in the latter’s case) , that this collection of watercolors and sketches appears almost startlingly new.
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