A celebration of books and words at the Boston Book Festival

Six years in and the Boston Book Festival has become one of the most anticipated festivals in Boston to attend. The annual event takes place today and Saturday at Trinity Church, the Old South Church, the French Cultural Center, Storyville, ...

Lineup Announced for 20th Annual “COMICS COME HOME” to support the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care

TD Garden to host this year’s event featuring star comedians including Jimmy Fallon, Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Here are some of our favorite events for this weekend.

ArtsEmerson’s ‘King Lear’ an engaging production

ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presented ‘King Lear’ at the Emerson/Paramount Mainstage in Boston through October 23. Joseph Marcell played the lead role with a touring troupe of another revered company, Shakespeare’s Globe, of London.

‘St. Vincent’ director finds perfect cast for first film

Actor Joseph Marcell keeps his Lear at a high pitch from the start in this engaging if uneven production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, an exploration of the human capacity for truth, loyalty and love as well as blindness, betrayal, and ...

Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

‘Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations 

Dear White People is a provocative satire on the black experience in a “post-racial” society during the age of Obama.

Actor David Alan Grier talks comedy before his Wilbur appearance

David Allan Grier discusses his acting career, book and stand up comedy.

What's Hot in the City this Weekend?

It’s all about theatre, comedy, and music this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Scullers audience welcomes Rachelle Ferrell back to stage

In an hour-and-twenty minute set at Scullers, jazz singer Rachelle Farrell displayed the chops and vocal range that have made her a favorite among jazz fans the world over.

Lexington director discusses ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’

The Forgotten Kingdom, directed by Andrew Mudge of Lexington, tells the story of a man returning to Lesotho to bury his father.

AIDA opens Fiddlehead’s fall season at Strand Theatre

The Fiddlehead Theatre Company opens its second fall season at the Strand this Friday, October 17 with Elton John and Tim Rice’s pop-rock musical Aida.

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Here's the Banner's list of what's hot in Boston this weekend.

Regina Carter digs into Southern roots with ‘Comfort’ album

MacArthur Genius grant-winner Regina Carter dug into her roots in African, African American and Southern music.

Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington plays a retired black ops soldier who goes back to work to settle a score with the Russian mob in The Equalizer.