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Melinda Lopez bears witness in ‘Mala’

“Tu eres mala!” (“You are bad!”), curses an angry mother as her daughter dispatches her against her will to a hospital after a bad fall.

A.R.T. brings voices of Nigerian women to the stage

On Friday, Jan. 26, “HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True” opens at the American Repertory Theater in Harvard Square. Written and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa, the play of vignettes explores female stories of resistance in a patriarchal society. Fafunwa says, ...

Take my hand

On Monday, Jan. 15, Boston Children’s Chorus performed their 15th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for the first time at Symphony Hall. “Take My Hand,” paid homage to Dr. King’s legacy while calling attention to the work ...

Freedom of expression

On Jan. 15, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will host its annual open house in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The open house will include free admission for all patrons as well as a number of activities ...

A record survives

William Bullard (1876-1918), a white Yankee resident of Beaver Brook, took portraits of his neighbors over 20 years, from 1897 to 1917, amassing more than 5,400 gelatin sliver dry plate negatives.

First fruits

Every December for the past 42 years the Black Community Information Center has coordinated a committee of organizations to host Kwanzaa celebrations. Over a period of seven days, programs and performances celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective ...

‘Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility’

Jane Austen’s 1811 novel “Sense and Sensibility,” was her first published book, and, like her other masterpieces to come, it portrays the quest for love, marriage and money. Mining the story’s timeless humor and insight is New York-based theater company ...

Katt’s back!

Legendary stand-up comedian, actor and rapper Katt Williams has enjoyed an impressive career seeded with thousands of stage shows in sold-out arenas, a laundry list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. ...

Be not afraid

On Sunday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Church, the Handel and Haydn Society will perform its annual Jubilee Day concert, celebrating the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Presented in conjunction with the Museum of African American ...

Were you there

Bass-baritone Davóne Tines and pianist Michael Schachter closed out the “Run AMOC!” American Modern Opera Company festival at the American Repertory Theatre on Monday, Dec. 18 with a stirring musical meditation on police brutality. “Were You There” implores the audience ...

Gospel choir thrills with Christmas concert

The New England Conservatory Millennium Gospel Choir performed its 11th annual Christmas concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston last weekend, with two sold-out shows on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

The Castle of our Skins

In 2003, musicians Ashleigh Gordon and Anthony Green launched Castle of our Skins, a concert and education series dedicated to celebrating black artistry through classical music. Now, the organization collaborates with the Boston Public Library, the Gardner Museum and the ...

Holocaust survivors return to Hungarian hometown in ‘1945’

Directed by Ferenc Torok (Moscow Square), “1945” is based on “Homecoming,” a short story by Gabor T. Szanto. The picture was shot in black & white, which serves to amplify the solemnity of the Hermanns as they walk in silence ...

Tchaikovsky in Jordans

The lights rise on dancer and poet Ramiro Vaughan, wearing red sneakers and matching hat. With a mix of spoken word and street style dance, he leads the audience through the streets of Boston’s Downtown Crossing, where he meets a ...

Boston Baroque in Dorchester

On Dec. 30 at 2 p.m., Boston Baroque will perform their fifth annual community concert at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. Boston Baroque is the oldest active “period instrument” orchestra in the United States. The group performs classical compositions by ...

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