Kinky Boots’ Kyle Taylor Parker living out his Broadway dreams

After seeing the musical Annie at the age of five, Kyle Taylor Parker knew he wanted to be an actor. It was the first show that the Milwaukee native saw and absolutely fell in love with. His teachers noticed the ...

Boston’s New England Dessert Showcase is Sweeter than Ever!

Tickets are available now for the upcoming popular New England Dessert Showcase.

Shakespeare on the Common

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company opens its magnificent production of “King Lear,” on stage at the Boston Common through August 9.

Alicia Olatuja

With her breathtaking solo during the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s performance of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” classically trained mezzo-soprano Alicia Olatuja enchanted the millions who attended President Obama’s second Inauguration in 2013 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., ...

What's Hot in the City - July 30th - August 2, 2015

A music-filled weekend in Boston sounds sublime! Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

From BET to billionaire — and beyond!

Robert L. “Bob” Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and ...

Laurence Pierce creates conversation through art

A lifelong artist and director of the AfricanWinter Gallery in Dorchester, Laurence Pierce has more time to devote to his art these days. A former teacher and art specialist at the Head Start Program at Dimock Community Health Center in ...

Comedian Sasheer Zamata talks about her Saturday Night Live

Sasheer Zamata, who returns to SNL for her second season this September, will be performing stand-up comedy at Laugh Boston on Sunday, August 9. She recently spoke to the Banner about SNL’s 40th Anniversary celebration, meeting Beyoncé and how she ...

ICA exhibit piques viewers’ imaginations

Artist Arlene Shechet orchestrated the entire ICA exhibition piece by piece and room by room, a form of installation art that invites visitors to share her discoveries as she turns her materials—plaster, glass, porcelain, paper pulp and clay—into solid objects.

What's Hot in the City July 24th weekend

Tonight at 7 p.m. (Thursday) the Pop Up: Franklin Park Art Grove Kick-Off Party celebrates the first annual Art Grove at Samson.

Cirque du Soleil brings ‘Varekai’ to Boston

The Cirque du Soleil troupe restaged a 15-year-old production entitled “Varekai, Tales of the Forest” that is engineered to suit such a space, where seating for 7,200 accommodates a crowd almost threefold larger than an audience for big top shows. ...

Floetry ‘Says Yes’ to reunion

On July 24, fans once again can enjoy the art of the English neo soul duo Floetry, performing together after disbanding several years ago. That surely will please those who have connected to their music and experiences on deep and ...

Nnenna Freelon returns home to perform at Cambridge Jazz Festival

It’s a homecoming of sorts for jazz singer Nnenna Freelon. The world-renowned composer, arranger, producer and actress, who was born and raised in Cambridge, performs at the second annual Cambridge Jazz Festival this Sunday, July 26 at University Park on ...

Meet the artists: Roxbury Rocks Music Festival

Meet the artists of the Roxbury Rocks Music Festival.

What's Hot in the City - July 17th

Music and the arts take center stage. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!