Dreamgirls offers plenty drama, flash and energy

Loosely based on the story of the Supremes, Dreamgirls follows the struggles of three young black singers determined to make it big in the music industry.

Young actor, Travaris Spears, sees the world as his stage

Known to his family, friends and fans as “Varis” or simply “V,” Travaris Spears was born on October 20, 2000 in Rochester, New York. Using his gift for communicating and interacting with people from all walks of life, Travaris creates ...

Charles Floyd conducts Gospel Night at the Boston Pops

Bringing together the dual powers of the African-American gospel music tradition and a full symphony orchestra, the annual Gospel Night at the Boston Pops injected Symphony Hall with jubilation and devotion.

Black mountaineer and hip hop docs anchor Roxbury International Film Festival

Anchored by the black mountaineering documentary, An American Ascent, along with Shake the Dust, a hip hop documentary, the Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF) returns for its 17th year on Wednesday, June 17 and runs thru Sunday, June 28 at ...

World-renowned trumpeter and composer discusses music

In addition to the release of his new album, Breathless, trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard was recently named as a visiting scholar by Berklee College of Music where he’ll work with students in the Jazz Composition department this fall. Blanchard ...

Kemp Agboh discusses ‘Power’

Kemp Agboh talks about the origin behind Power, on casting Omari Hardwick, and the true meaning of the word diversity.

‘Crossing’ opera based on Walt Whitman on stage through this Saturday

Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing, about poet Walt Whitman, had its world premiere this weekend at Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre, where it is on stage through June 6.

What's Hot in the City this May 30th weekend?

It’s a music-filled weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Bass Clef Bliss an inspiration

Directed by Patrick Scott, Bass Clef Bliss is an alternately heartrending and uplifting biopic chronicling the tight bond between a mother and son as together they confront an assortment of daunting challenges associated with autism.

Celebration of cultures, languages at core of ArtsEmerson’s 2015/16 season

Fourteen productions, a celebration of Latino theatre, the return of a South African theater company, Isango Ensemble, a greater female presence on stage and unique voices from artists around the globe are just some of the highlights in the 2015/2016 ...

Director Brett Haley discusses second film I’ll See You in My Dreams

Shot over 18 days, I’ll See You in My Dreams is a heartwarming, at times funny and bittersweet film starring Blythe Danner as a widow in her seventies who discovers that life can begin again at any age.

What's Hot in the City this Memorial Weekend?

Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city this Memorial Day weekend!

Master drummer Leon Mobley to perform at Boston Calling

Mobley, who has been a member of Ben Harper’s band, The Innocent Criminals since 1993, will be in Boston on Saturday performing with Harper and the other members at Boston Calling.

5 Questions: Jimmy Carter and the Blind Boys of Alabama

Still not slowing down after more than 70 years of singing, Jimmy Carter shares with the Banner his thoughts on his career and the fantastic journey that it has been for him and the group.

Kravitz’s star on the rise

Born December 1, 1988, Zoë Isabella Kravitz is the daughter of 5-time Grammy-winner Lenny Kravitz and Emmy-nominated actress Lisa Bonet (for The Cosby Show). The versatile entertainer has followed in the footsteps of both of her parents, between fronting the ...