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Jim Sullivan

Contributor, The ARTery, WBUR

Jim Sullivan is a former Boston Globe arts and music staff writer who pens the arts-events website jimsullivanink.com and contributes to various publications, TV and radio outlets — including WBUR’s The ARTery. He hosts the monthly music/interview show “Boston Rock/Talk” on Xfinity On Demand.

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Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ Brings Steampunk Storyline To The Big Top

May 24, 2016
A scene from Cirque du Soleil's "Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities." (Courtesy Martin Girard/Cirque du Soleil)

First-time writer and director Michel Laprise approached the creation of this show with the idea of reinvention, while maintaining the fun and rebellious elements the company has come to be known for.

The Kills: Amped-Up, Guitar-Driven, Blues-Infused, Punk Rock

May 19, 2016
One half of The Kills: Alison Mosshart (Courtesy of Kenneth Cappello)

“We bring different things to the party,” Jamie Hince says of bandmate Alison Mosshart. “She brings a car and I bring drugs and alcohol.”

A Small Town Responds To Fracking In Jennifer Haigh’s ‘Heat & Light’

April 29, 2016
Jennifer Haigh's latest novel, "Heat & Light." (Courtesy Harper Collins)

Jennifer Haigh’s latest novel “Heat & Light” drills deep into the controversial practice of fracking, and its impact on a small Pennsylvanian community.

Prince — The Rock Star Who Was Every Inch A King

April 22, 2016
Oscar-winning rock singer Prince gives his final performance in Miami’s Orange Bowl, Easter Sunday, April 8, 1985, before a crowd of an estimated 55,000 fans. (Phil Sandlin/AP)

The genre-melding musician passed away at 57 and left behind a body of work that includes 39 studio albums, four live albums, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and numerous Grammys.

At The Heart Of The Residents' Cult Fame Is The Mystery: Who Are These Masked Rockers?

April 21, 2016

The Residents — best known for their iconic eyeball-head costumes — have spent a lifetime subverting, deconstructing, disemboweling, and recontextualizing pop music.

Is Lucius On The Verge Of A Major Breakthrough With Their Retro/Glam Second Album?

March 25, 2016
Lucius (Courtesy of Piper Ferguson)

The album’s genre hopping sounds include indie pop-folk, close harmony vocals, ’80 style synth pop and funk, a mix of acoustic and sampled sounds.

David Cross Says He, Not Donald Trump, Is ‘Making America Great Again’

March 21, 2016
Comedian David Cross (Courtesy Wilbur Theatre)

Despite the name of the tour, Donald Trump won’t feature heavily in the actor, writer and producer’s set. Don’t expect Tobias Fünke of “Arrested Development” fame either.

Mick Jagger And Martin Scorsese — HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Rocks With Veracity And Grit

February 11, 2016
Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra in HBO's "Vinyl." (Courtesy Niko Tavernise/HBO)

With Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terrence Winter at the helm, the series captures the texture and visceral rawness of the 1970s music scene in New York City.

3 Decades Later, Re-Exploring Bruce Springsteen's Landmark 1980 Album 'The River’

February 03, 2016
Bruce Springsteen (center) working on recording his 1980 album "The River." (Joel Bernstein)

“I wanted to make a big record, a big record that felt like life,” said Springsteen, who is playing a sold-out show at Boston’s TD Garden on Feb. 4.

Dan Savage, Addressing A Changing Sex Culture For Decades, Takes To The Stage

January 18, 2016
Sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage. (Elaine Thompson/AP File)

Savage — who has expanded his media range to books and podcasts — is taking what he does on the road with “Savage Love Live,” which stops at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 23.

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