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Dance perfects Halloween choreography

Jose Mateo’s “Assault on the Senses,” running through Oct. 29 at the Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, provides an eerie look at a homogenous otherworld that feels alarmingly close to our own. The performance features three vignettes, each with an ...

Forging forward & looking back

“Origins,” by Rhode Island based artist Smith, presents an expansive display of acrylic paintings inspired by mythology. Smith created his images by painting creatures pointillist-style on Dura Lar, a transparent surface associated with animation.While Smith looks backward, Jones looks forward ...

Paige Tolmach’s film ‘What Haunts Us’ gives voice to the voiceless

“What Haunts Us,”which had its world premiere at the Boston Film Festival this past September, reveals the sexual abuse that took place at the Porter-Gaud School in Tolmach’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina in the 1970s and early 1980s.

All about the music

Filling Calderwood Hall from the floor to the rafters with her singular and powerful voice, Alice Smith made it clear that she came to perform last Thursday night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Documentary tackles the topic of food waste

Co-directors Anna Chai and Nari Kye set out to imbue a sense of optimism in their documentary about the issues of food loss and food waste. Despite the bleakness of the statistics and the reality of what is occurring globally, ...

‘The Owl Answers’

October 13 - 21, students of Harvard University’s newly-formed Theater, Dance and Media concentration will perform The Owl Answers, an impactful, poetic play by powerhouse African American writer Adrienne Kennedy. The one-act experimental play features a central figure, Clara, who’s ...

Crowning a new generation of artists

Over the course of ten months, artist Maria Fitzpatrick and a group of young men at the Boston Center for Youth and Families’ Cleveland Community Center put together “Saints,” a Jean Michel Basquiat-inspired wheat paste street art project. Basquiat challenged ...

‘Marshall’ sets stage for litigator’s rise

The film, utterly engaging from beginning to end, is set up as a legal thriller as opposed to a cradle-to-grave biopic, Hudlin says. It was his intention to make Marshall less iconic and more relatable

Joanna James ‘A Fine Line’ doc screens at GlobeDocs Film Festival

“I didn’t care about money ‘cause I knew I was going to make it. I believed in myself. Why shouldn’t I do what I love?” says Valerie James in the documentary “A Fine Line” which closes the third annual GlobeDocs ...

Get sauced

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a total of four movies about zombie tomatoes were produced. The first, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!,” spawned three sequels: “Return of the Killer Tomatoes!,” “Killer Tomatoes Strike Back!” and, my personal favorite: ...

White’s insights

Whether renting a movie or surfing cable TV or Netflix, one likely would have seen some of producer Angela White’s recent films. Here, she talks about A Question of Faith, her highly-anticipated Christian film.

Soul, Scat and Saxophone

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival enjoyed another successful run on Saturday, Sept. 30, despite rainy weather. The annual free festival is Boston’s biggest block party, shutting down six blocks of Columbus Avenue and offering three music stages to hear the ...

The fight of the century

The show follows Johnson as he trains for the fight of his life, both in and out of the ring. Johnson’s historic win over white opponent James J. Jeffries in a match dubbed The Fight of the Century on July ...

Zeitgeist Stage production gives world issues a personal identity

From the very first moments, Zeitgeist Stage’s production of “Faceless” puts the audience in an awkward position of both judge and jury. The show follows the trial of Susie Glenn, a white Muslim convert accused of terrorism, prosecuted by Clare ...

Codeblack Films’ Quincy C. Newell pens inspirational book

Newell’s book covers lessons the author learned growing up without a feather and how he has used those lessons as a guide to becoming a man. A husband and a father to four children, he began writing the book two ...

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