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Unfinished journey

The largest institution dedicated to African American history and culture, the National Museum of African American History and Culture starts its story in the 1400s, when African peoples took part in transatlantic trade with countries on other continents. Displays and ...

In ‘The Color Purple,’ Carrie Compere finds her dream role

Carrie Compere starred on Broadway in the iconic role, made famous by Oprah Winfrey in the 1985 film adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. “The Color Purple,” which won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will travel ...

Jackie Davis shines in ‘The Curious Incident …’

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” playing at SpeakEasy Stage Company through Nov. 25, follows Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old savant with autism who uncovers some unsettling truths while trying to solve the murder of a neighborhood dog.

Rhythm & Hues

Through Dec. 15, exhibits of work by Spanish photographer Héctor Mediavilla and Nuyorican photographer Christopher López are on display at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The exhibits were ...

Musical mastery on display at Berklee

The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet wasted no time getting down to business Friday night at Berklee Performance Center as the first of three powerhouse acts in a concert presented by World Music/CRASHarts. The program also showcased another homegrown New Orleans ...

Boston Ballet program reflects talents of Finland

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence from the giant at its border, Russia, the program presents the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s “Obsidian Tear” and the world premiere of Jorma Elo’s “Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.”

Strangers in Boston

On Thursday November 2, local photographer Jourdan Christopher debuted his first solo exhibit at Craft and Caro in Seaport. The exhibit features his series “Strangers in Boston,” a curated selection of black and white portraits, many of them taken covertly, ...

Celebrity Series gears up to celebrate 50 years of Alvin Ailey in Boston

In 2018, Alvin Ailey will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of their first show in Boston at the John Hancock Hall. Celebrity Series of Boston has an extensive celebration program planned, beginning with a symposium at the same hall highlighting the ...

Trapped in a traveling minstrel show

Through November 11, Sleeping Weazel presents “3/Fifths' Trapped In a Traveling Minstrel Show” at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. If you can only see one show in the remainder of 2017, this should be it. Writer James Scruggs wrenches ...

Alive and Kiersey!

One of the most respected young entertainers around, actress/musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for her versatility as well as her captivating screen presence. The in-demand actress has five films releasing over 2017 and 2018, and recently made headlines ...

An archive of their own

“WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place,” on view at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art in Harvard Square, features nearly three dozen objects from the famous African playwright’s personal collection. Contemporary works by Nigerian artists ...

‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ puts results and effects of 2016 election into perspective

In 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" earned the #1 spot on my annual Top Ten Black Books list. And, after reading the equally-remarkable "We Were Eight Years in Power," there's a good chance he's about to repeat ...

Imagine inclusivity

Last week The Theater Offensive debuted OUT’hood FEST, a music festival featuring original works by LGBTQ artists of color, at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. Born from the OUT’hood Residency Program, a Theater Offensive program that supports artwork by and for ...

Artist’s works focus on legacy of slavery in American life

Black and white dominate the palette of Kara Walker, an artist whose room-size murals, sculptures, videos and works on paper focus on the still-corrosive legacy of slavery in American life.

The Peabody Essex Museum acquires a Yoan Capote sculpture

The Peabody Essex Museum will display their recently acquired sculpture “Immanence” by Cuban artist Yoan Capote, until November 19. The massive, 10-foot-tall representation of Fidel Castro brings a political and cultural meditation to the museum.

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