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Holocaust survivors return to Hungarian hometown in ‘1945’

Directed by Ferenc Torok (Moscow Square), “1945” is based on “Homecoming,” a short story by Gabor T. Szanto. The picture was shot in black & white, which serves to amplify the solemnity of the Hermanns as they walk in silence ...

Tchaikovsky in Jordans

The lights rise on dancer and poet Ramiro Vaughan, wearing red sneakers and matching hat. With a mix of spoken word and street style dance, he leads the audience through the streets of Boston’s Downtown Crossing, where he meets a ...

Boston Baroque in Dorchester

On Dec. 30 at 2 p.m., Boston Baroque will perform their fifth annual community concert at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. Boston Baroque is the oldest active “period instrument” orchestra in the United States. The group performs classical compositions by ...

With ‘Plunder,’ Tony Lewis deconstructs racial language, history

Visible from outside the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham as well as indoors, a wall-size mural inspired by “Between the World and Me” renders the word “plunder” in giant, curving strokes of Gregg shorthand, the stenographers’ tool ...

Accidental Death of an Anarchist’

In their latest production, “Accidental Death of an Anarchist,” Praxis Stage proves that political theater can be as amusing and entertaining as vaudeville, without losing its teeth. Playing through Dec. 17 at First Church Boston, the play by Dario Fo ...

Navidad en laVilla

On Thursday, Dec. 7, Unitas Ensemble performed their annual “Navidad Latina” concert at the Veronica Robles Cultural Center in East Boston. The seasonal performance celebrates Latin American music but welcomes all cultures to join in celebrating the holidays.

Superhero Cyborg: Body by Fisher

In 2016, Ray Fisher made his screen debut as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Here, he talks about reprising the role in “Justice League” as well as in a planned 2020 spinoff for the ...

‘Black Spaces Matter’

The McCormick Gallery at the Boston Architectural College celebrated the opening of their show “Black Spaces Matter” on Friday, December 1. Running through January 29, 2018, the multi-media installation examines the abolitionist neighborhood near the New Bedford Whaling Historical Park, ...

A message of peace

For the 47th year, the National Center for Afro-American Artists presents “Black Nativity,” a powerful retelling of the nativity story with a blend of the Gospel of Saint Luke and Langston Hughes’s poetry. Running at the Paramount Theatre through December ...

Returning WWII vets forge unlikely friendship across color line in ‘Mudbound’

“Mudbound” is a searing Southern saga based on Hillary Jordan's best-selling, first novel of the same name. The movie marks the sophomore offering from director Dee Rees, who made her impressive debut with “Pariah” in 2011. Here, she coaxes a ...

Cory’s story! Cory Hardrict stars in the film ‘Destined’

Born and raised in Chicago, Cory Hardrict immersed himself in the arts at an early age. His passion and talent led to an enviable and enduring movie and television career.

Squares of color and light

Jamaica Plain artists Richard Youngstrom, Fiona O’Connor and Andrea Tamkin partnered with Hyde Square Task Force to bring a community made mosaic to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament’s plaza. Funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative ...

The Modernist mind

Through Dec. 10, the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College displays “The Abstract Cabinet,” a dynamic exhibition of works by Spanish-Argentinean modernist painter Esteban Lisa. A forerunner of Latin American abstraction in the early 20th century, Lisa reveals an ...

Grow your own garlic

If you’ve ever tried to peel 15 tiny slivers of garlic just to get enough for a proper meal, and had the wispy wrappers stuck to your stinky garlic-juice fingers, then you know the frustration of softneck garlic.

Artist Theaster Gates focuses on urban renewal in Chicago

Artist Theaster Gates expands his repertoire to encompass urban renewal, through an ongoing endeavor to rebuild blighted sections of the South Side community in his hometown, Chicago.