‘Thurgood’ paints stunning portrait of legal giant

Earlier this month, the New Repertory Theatre launched its “Prophetic Portrait” series of historical figures with “Thurgood,” a one-man show by George Stevens Jr. and directed by Benny Sato Ambush. It features Johnny Lee Davenport as the legendary Supreme Court ...

#WhereToBe — 1.20.17-1.26.17

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

In the mix

It is the start of a new year and there is no better way to bring it in than to start it off with a bang. On Thursday January 5, 2016 many attended The Boston’s Finest Hip Hop Showcase at ...

Tap troupe Dorrance Dance performs at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre

Dorrance’s vein of tap celebrates the old masters of tap, combining mastery of their traditions with the imaginative reach of contemporary dance and a searching expressiveness that builds on the music of tapping feet.

Raucous comedy ‘Hand to God’ on stage through Feb. 4

Devilish sock puppet Tyrone taunts and tempts his five human companions into mayhem in the raucous, adult-only comedy. During this theater season, “Hand to God” is the most produced play in America.

Emerson debuts new gallery, poignant show

“NO ONE will tell me who I am” is a student-curated show centered on the theme of “cultural self.”

‘Grotesques’ explores the art of cultural myths

The exhibit is a fascinating dive into the stories of ancient African cultures and includes masks and figures.

Jubilee: Handel & Haydn collaboration welcomes 2017 fiercely, joyously

Handel & Haydn rang in the New Year with a joint performance, “Jubilee,” along with the Museum of African American History. A dynamic blend of old and new, the combined effect of music and spoken word takes the rhythmic chanting ...

Wheat berries make for hearty winter salads

There’s good reason to get to know wheat berries — they’re crunchy, nutritious, versatile and hold up well in salads, soups and pilafs. They’ll give your lunchtime routine a much-needed jolt.

‘Hidden Figures’ sheds light on NASA’s ‘human computers’

Author Margot Lee Shetterly, whose book is the basis for the film “Hidden Figures,” sat down with the Banner to talk about Dorothy Vaughan and the legacy of these pioneering women.

Artist Maurizio Cannavacciuolo confronts race relations at the Gardner Museum

January is the final month to see Maurizio Cannavacciuolo’s temporary, site-specific installation, “A Lecture on Martian History,” at the Gardner Museum. As the museum’s current artist-in-residence, Cannavacciuolo’s work is the centerpiece of the Gardner’s current contemporary exhibitions. The artist uses ...

Marie-Claude Mendy brings Senegal to Boston

Mendy’s goal was to bring the simple, but powerful taste of Africa to the cold Northeast. The restaurant decor is that of a moody, trendy nightspot, with a subtle nod to Senegal.

5 Questions: Allan Harris

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene, Allan Harris has reigned supreme as one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation.

Khabeer Sultan deconstructs the stereotype of the black man

Sultan’s poignant black-and-white portraits of men of color reveal the complex individuals underneath the stereotype.

Italian renaissance books on display at Gardner Museum through January 16

Writing in quill pens crafted from bird’s wings, with inks ground from plants and minerals on parchments made from animal hides, scribes would then illuminate their pictures and lettering by breathing on stencils hand cuts from sheets of precious metal ...