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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 28, 2015 Page 9 by ngela Comacchio The MFA Boston has cur- rently on display "Unfin- ished Stories," snapshots from Peter J. Cohen featur- ing photos like an original =selfie." [Photo by arter~.wbur.com) Socially Scene Reviewed ... This past week Socially Scene was on site at the Museum of Fine Arts for the exhibit "Unfinished Stories," snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection. Many flock to the Museum resentation by Peter J. Cohen that highlights early American photography and a sense of journeying into the intimate world of others. He came up with the title "Un- finished Stories," as this avid collector rescued more than 50,000 lost, discarded, or disowned personal photo- graphs dating back to 1890. Cohen found these photos at flea markets, antique shops, galleries, eBay, and private dealers. When you enter the ex- hibit, you are immediately taken in with curiosity by a photo of a cut-off couple that has grand-style and wonder: why only the bottom half of the photo, where are they, what do they look like, are they brother and sister or mother and father? The un- finished story of the photo has you wanting more. As you pass from image to image, each section high- lights collages of studio por- traits from the flapper era, couples, an African-Ameri- can experience, group shots, costumes and vintage self- ies. There were even tricks of Fine Arts for multiple rea- and mistakes like photo- sons and with so much to :grapher's shadows, compos- i offer it!s hard to not spend ites, double exl osures and countless hours getting lostthe introduction of the flash. in the halls graced with The creation by Cohen is unique expression. Yet this intriguing, yel calming with was a specific tr p to see the the simplicity of the intro- buzzed about Unfinished. duction to techf/ology. Most Storiesi" of the photos were black and In the Fenway wingwas a white and represented a curated tale of pict0rial, rep- time of laughter, silliness Taste of the North End 12th ANNUAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT To raise funds for scholarships and the North End Community Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 10 am LANGONE BOCCE COURTS, Commercial Street (North End) .Yes, I would like to participate in the Bocce Tournament which includes entry fee, tournament tee shirt, Joe Pace cookout. Please indicate the number of: TEAMS $100.00 per team (2 people per team) or $50.00 per player Spectator and Dinner at $25.00 per person PLAYER NAME PLAYER NAME Address City or Town Phone Email Please circle shirt size M L XL XXL Make Checks Payable to Taste of the North End and mail to P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 For further information, please contact Chairman Donato Frattaroli, ~ ~;~ . ~-. ~ ~\~ _~ ~-~ ', i donato@luclaboston.com ,~ ~, 'j~ ~ or Pam Modugno at 781-956-7441 \\.~ Harry Connick Jr. will take the Tanglewood stage for a one-night performance on September 4 (Photo by today.corn} and mome.nts to'remember. The Museum of' Fine Arts is a desired destination for many genres of expressed art and the =Unfinished Sto- ries" is a nice addition to the carved and painted work that is generally seen. The MFA is a place to at- tend with ample time, as you won't be able to.getin or back out with0ut".i- something catching your eye, like the "Gold and the Gods, Jewels of Ancient Nubia" snagged mine with the sparkling Bulgari necklace. If you would like to find out more about the exhibits cur- rently at the museum, hours, or how to plan your trip, visit www.mfa.org. Singing His Way into Your Heart ... Coming to the Tanglewood stage for one night only will be the mes- merizing voice of Harry Connick, Jr., on Friday, Sep- tember 4th. Hailing from New Orleans, legend of music, theatre and film Harry Connick, Jr., has delighted audiences across the globe over a 30-year ca- reer. His iconic New Orleans jazz style has earned him multiple Grammy wins and record sales of over 16 mil- lion. Make sure to catch him singing his best loved songs at the Tanglewood Music Center. As a recording artist, Connick has sold more than 25 million albums world- wide. His film and TV cred- its include a variation of roles in Independence Day, Hope Floats, My Dog Skip, The Iron Giant, Bug, South Pacific and Will and Grace. Equally talented as a pianist and a singer, Connick, Jr., leads his band as they perform material ranging from Broadway hits to genre-de- fining classics from the Great American Songbook. Don't miss the chance to ex- perience the old-school charm and glamour of a Harry Connick, Jr. This one-night perfor- mance is a must see special event not to be missed. Be sure to book your calen- dar for September 4th at Tanglewood, located at 297 West Street in Lenox, MA. To purchase tickets or see upcoming BSO concerts, visit www.bso.org. r Discover Italy Without Leaving This Fall You Can/ Get a sense of what it will be like taking classes at the Dante by attending our fall trimester Open House Thursclay, September 3, -015 From 7:00 PM to 9. 0 PM Students will be able to: * Speak with teachers and the PLIDA Language Coordinator, * Learn about the communicative approach, * Test their Italian proficiency, * Sign up for the trimester "Fall 2015" * Watch videos of our courses Refreshments will be served New and current stuc[enta welcomeJl Dante AI!ghieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc. 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts Tel. 617-301-8354 school@dantemass.org Boston? J