Roxbury-set play “Stop and Frisk” explores black men and the law

For those possessing any insight into the sort of fiction that details the utter bitterness of being young, black and male in a large American city, Johnnie Peterson — the protagonist of Robert Johnson’s play, "Stop and Frisk" is reminiscent ...

What's Hot in the City this Feb. 10th

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!

in the Mix: Calif. artist brings her mixed heritage themed works to Hub

"The beauty of art is the ambiguity," says sculptor Alison Saar discussing her current exhibit "STILL…" showing at the Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Alice Walker reflects on a life of writing

Alice Walker has been defined as one of the key international writers of the 20th century. She made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the National Book Award in 1983 ...

What's Hot in the City this week, February 3rd

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! Be sure to also check out our Black History Month section for events that focus on ...

Luciana Souza revels in bossa nova during show at Harvard

Luciana Souza, who performed to an enthusiastic audience at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater last Saturday night, is perhaps bossa nova’s reigning queen — a brilliant interpreter of rhythm, tune and vocal phrasing.

UgandaProject spreads word with award-winning musical

In 2005, what began as a simple invitation from a group of friends in Los Angeles to volunteer in Uganda over the summer became a life-changing trip for then 23-year old Griffin Matthews. His experiences led him to found UgandaProject, ...

Hibernian Hall swings for the fences with Jackie Robinson play

Ohio-based performance troupe Mad River Theater Works is making its way to Roxbury to kick off black history month with "Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story" at Hibernian Hall on Feb. 4.

What's Hot in the City this week, Jan. 27

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!

in the Mix

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan’s soft-touch delivery mixed with his everyman persona has helped him rise to the top in the world of comedy. Headlining The Wilbur for seven sold-out shows Gaffigan, in preparation for taping his upcoming special, discussed one ...

ArtsEmerson play a compelling story of colonialism

A troupe of six young actors decides to stage a theatrical presentation — not quite a play — about a little known historical event: the extermination of a tribe in Namibia by the country’s German occupiers.

Boston artists’ collective gives self-taught painter first break

On Jan. 26, Tarra Louis-Charles will present her paintings and jewelry in Boston for the first time during this month’s RAW Boston showcase titled “Pixels.”

What's Hot in the City Week of January 20th

'Berklee in the Round Tuesdays', MFA Film Festival and 'Mango's Latin Saturdays' at Milky Way lounge are just a few of the hot events happening this week.

Golden Globes disappoint in snub of black Hollywood

Last Sunday’s Golden Globes may be considered a big night for the slavery epic "12 Years a Slave," which took home the award for best motion picture, drama. But it was not a big night for the film’s stars, director ...

Musical adaptation carries on weighty legacy of ‘The Color Purple’

Celie, the lead character in the musical "The Color Purple," which is playing in Boston at the Speakeasy Theater until Feb. 8, is stuck throughout most of her life in a suffocating reality. She comes from an uncomfortable past — ...