The Fire This Time Festival hits Boston stage

Hibernian Hall is bringing a sample of the annual The Fire This Time Festival to Boston. The Fire This Time Festival is presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and serves as a platform for early-career African and African-American playwrights.

What's Hot in the City March 25th week

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

Tank Design captures Boston Marathon Bombing events in new book through iconography

Designers at the Cambridge-based design firm Tank have joined hands to create a book documenting the events of the Boston Marathon Bombing last April that tells the story in iconography.

Comedy veteran Guy Torry reflects on years in the biz

In a recent interview with the Banner, comedian Guy Torry, who "loves Boston’s comedy scene" talks about his upcoming projects and what inspired him to create "Phat Tuesdays," a comedy show to showcase African American comedians to Hollywood executives.

Gregory Porter’s jazz Grammy projects singer into national spotlights

The release late last year of "Liquid Spirit" was met with muted reaction by national listenership. No matter. Gregory Porter’s latest album is a tribute to high artistic quality seldom experienced today in American music, especially among its vocalist performers.

What's Hot in the City March 18th week

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week.

Can ‘12 Years a Slave’ change Hollywood’s race problem?

Admirers of "12 Years a Slave" are still basking in the Academy Awards’ afterglow. The fact that a film by a black screenwriter and black director — depicting a black man’s painful but ultimately triumphant true life story — won ...

in the Mix: Female speaker series kicks off at Darryl’s, Harry Belafonte honored by Berklee

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in the South End kicked off National Women’s History Month on March 4 with the first in a month-long, female-centric speaker series. Also, Harry Belafonte, musician, songwriter, actor, and activist, was honored at a March ...

"What's Hot" in the City March 11

What better way to get ready for spring than attend the Boston Flower & Garden Show which is one of our hot events this week.

Author probes spirit of black expatriates

A book review of The Spirit of Josephine

Sweet Honey in the Rock celebrates decades of song

The concert on Sunday night at Boston Symphony Hall began with the mellifluous signing of "I’m Going to Stand," which is a fitting statement for the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. The powerfully performing feminist group is ...

Historic night at Oscars with trio of big victories

The 2014 Oscars marked a few rare wins for blacks in the white-dominated world of the Academy Awards: Best Picture for the Steve McQueen’s film “12 Years a Slave,” Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, and Best Adapted Screenplay for ...

Jason Moran offers a jazz homage to legend Fats Waller

Jason Moran, the internationally known jazz pianist will be paying homage to the often-forgotten musical genius Fats Waller in "Fats Waller Dance Party: Smalls Paradise" at the Berklee College of Music Center on April 4 at 8 p.m.

Harry Belafonte to Receive Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree At Berklee Tribute Concert

The Life and Music of Harry Belafonte: A Tribute Concert takes place on Thursday, March 6, 7:30 pm at the Berklee Performance Center.

What's Hot in the City this first week of March

Boston Nightlife Awards, National Women's History Month Speaker Series, and Chelsea Handler are just a few of the hot things to do this week.