Drawn into the groove

Sunny and soulful, the music of Taj Mahal has aged well, like the man himself. Friday night, the singer-songwriter, now 74, brought his infectious, blues-rooted songs to the Cary Memorial Building in Lexington.

Rise above

Hundreds of members of the African American community gathered on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to celebrate their heritage. The African Festival of Boston is the biggest African festival in New England and aims not only to entertain, but also to ...

Legendary civil rights icon reflects upon past as prologue

Civil rights activist Joan Traumper Mulholland talks about “She Stood for Freedom,” an illustrated biography about her co-written by her son Loki and Angela Fairwell.

Summer Bliss 'The Hashtag Day Party'

On Saturday July 16, Events of Bliss (EOB) threw Summer Bliss “The Hashtag Day Party” at Monroe Patio & Restaurant, which was hosted by KOLS, a popular T-shirt fashion line out of Boston.

Red Carpets & Runways Fashion Show

When it comes to fashion, you no longer have to leave the city for inspiration! On Sunday, July 10, Red Carpets & Runways in collaboration with Event Envy hosted The Red Carpets & Runways Fashion Show at Lombardos.

#WhereToBe 7.29.16–8.4.16

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

Home is where the art is

In the MFA’s HOMiE: In Our Eyes exhibit, Boston Public School students who grew up venerating the institution have their work hanging on its walls.

Summer casserole

Are you overloaded with zucchini? If you have a backyard vegetable garden, you likely face the question every year: “What do I do with all these fruit?” And if you’re buying it at the market, it’s hard to resist the ...

Behind the lens

Known as a barrier-breaking abolitionist, freed slave, and a relentless fighter for human rights Frederick Douglass was a man in love with the camera, and emerged from the 19th century as the most photographed American of the time.

Festival Betances celebrates Latin American culture and community history

The history of Festival Betances is rooted in triumph against gentrification and displacement and has become a weekend event where multiple Latin nationalities come together and pay homage to the Puerto Rican activist, doctor, and intellectual, Ramón Emeterio Betances

Dinner and a show

The show is a cirque-du-soleil style performance with a culinary twist. While telling stories and twirling from the rafters, the acrobats cook three dishes that connect to their personal histories.

Play me home

Guitarist Michael Gregory Jackson greets all of his audience members like old friends. He embraces a longtime fan and signs a record for him — one of his first albums. For such a talented musician, he’s humble, and even casual.

Cold shrimp for hot days

Shrimp are ideal for the dog days of summer. They require a nanosecond of cooking and are great served chilled. Here, they elevate gazpacho to dinner-course level, providing simple and refreshing nourishment.

Bryan Cranston plays crafty undercover agent in fact based drama ‘The Infiltrator’

The Infiltrator is a riveting, cat-and-mouse thriller directed by Brad Furman and stars Bryan Cranston in a role custom-made for the gifted thespian.

New kid on the block

The Boston Public Library just got a major makeover, and like the female lead in a ’90s romantic comedy, it’s now one of the cool kids. The previously closed off façade now opens up to the street, and features a ...