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I’m With Her

Folk music fandom is alive and well, judging by the enthusiastic audience at the sold-out concert Friday night in the 1,000-seat Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, where the Celebrity Series of Boston presented the three-woman ensemble I’m with Her.

Blackamoor no more

hrough May 5, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art presents “ReSignifications,” a reimagined slice of a 2015 exhibit staged at New York University’s Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy. Guest curator Awam Amkpa has whittled down ...

Bedlam presents pared-down version of Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan’

More relevant than ever in its searing satire of hypocrisy among power players in church and state, George Bernard Shaw’s 1924 masterpiece, “Saint Joan,” is on stage through March 25 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston in repertory ...

Time traveling

Artist Jamal Thorne’s roots are in drawing, and even in his most recent abstract paintings, it shows. His exhibition “Bootleg DeLorean” at Kingston Gallery through April 1, is an artistic treasure hunt, with drawings at the end of the map.

Bedlam makes use of space, performers for tragedy ‘Hamlet’

Bedlam, a New York theater company, begins its production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy “Hamlet” by plunging the theater into darkness.

A sinuous ‘S’ from Circa

A white square covered the floor on an otherwise dark stage as Circa, a performance troupe from Brisbane, Australia, began the second of its three shows last weekend at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre in Boston, presented by the Celebrity ...

‘Paredes Que Hablan’

On Wednesday, March 1, Art Resource Collaborative for Kids unveiled “Paredes Que Hablan (Walls that Speak),” a mural students at Frederick Pilot Middle School and Gardner Pilot Academy have been painting since October. The artwork was debuted at the Bolling ...

‘The White Card’

Audiences of “The White Card,” produced by ArtsEmerson and the American Repertory Theater, are ushered into a sterile white cube constructed on the stage of the Paramount Theatre. Seats on both sides of the room flank a minimalistic living room ...

The Magic of Mardi Gras

Artist Robert Freeman had been a fan of photographer Max Stern’s work for some time before they visited New Orleans together in March of 2017. Inspired by Stern’s vivid pictures of black Indians in celebratory costume, Freeman asked to come ...

Violist’s career forever linked to MLK

One of only a few African-Americans to find success in classical music, violist Marcus Thompson has garnered critical acclaim since the start of his illustrious career. The South Bronx native earned the Juilliard School’s first-ever doctorate in viola performance, and ...

Walking the line

“Skeleton Crew,” debuting at Huntington Theatre Company on March 2, follows four Detroit autoworkers dealing with the fading industry from their break room. Relationships are complicated by rumors of the plant closing and tension about the future hangs over the ...

Georgia museum showcases powerful, contemporary black art

The dark history of slave labor laces through the beautiful homes and lush garden squares of Savannah, Georgia. But inside the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for the Arts, contemporary African American creators are celebrated and revered. Two exhibits, “Carrie Mae ...

Sounds of social justice

On Friday, March 5, Roxbury Community College presents Sweet Honey in the Rock at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Sweet Honey has been performing a cappella and electric pieces rooted in African American history and tradition for 45 years. Though ...

Moving forward, looking back

“African American Heritage in Massachusetts” by Rosalyn D. Elder is the tour guide history lessons everywhere have been missing. Organized by town and region, the book brings the reader on a journey through African American history in the state. Elder ...

Renaissance brother!

Rel Dowdell discusses his third full-length feature, a documentary examining the child support system, entitled “Where's Daddy?