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What's Hot in the City last week of May

It's cold outside yet again, but there's lots of hot events happening in Boston to make us forget the weather!

Throwback to the ‘90s …

Treach and Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature and the man of the hour Ja Rule turned it up at the jam-packed House of Blues for HOT 96.9’s Throwback Party.

A Night of Dance …

It was a feast for the eyes as Boston Ballet’s dancers took to the stage in the program "Pricked."

Philly soul …

A bit of Philly soul came to Boston in the form of Boyz II Men, who brought the house down at The Wilbur.

Knock, knock ...

The 6th Annual Women in Comedy Festival showcased some of the best female comics from around the country over four hilarious days with a mix of sketch, stand-up comedy and improv.

Coming up …

Comedian Bruce Bruce returns to The Wilbur stage; The Whispers perform at the Berklee Performance Center; The Sinclair presents the very talented singer and bass player Meshell Ndegeocello.

Motown songwriter Valerie Simpson turns page on next chapter

Forty years ago, a love of music brought together one of the most famous songwriting/producing teams and recording artists in music history, Ashford & Simpson.

‘Acis & Galatea’ invokes ancient myth with powerful East Coast premiere

The spirit of spring animates the latest production of world-renowned choreographer Mark Morris, "Acis & Galatea." Mingling the arts of opera and dance, the new work had its East Coast premiere last week at Citi Performing Arts Center’s Schubert Theater, ...

What's Hot in the City this week!

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

Music, magic and dance make for accessible ‘The Tempest’

The version of William Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" playing now at the American Repertory Theater fuses an extraordinary and colorful world filled with music, magic and dance from playwright and director Aaron Posner and Teller of the legendary magic duo Penn ...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw revels in her role as historical figure Dido Elizabeth Belle

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who divides her time between L.A. and London, spoke to the Banner about playing the title character in "Belle," a biopic about Dido Elizabeth Belle, the orphaned offspring of an African slave and a British ship captain who ...

Alvin Ailey dance company a soulful elegance on stage

No dance company is better at combining lyrical precision, soul, elegance and verve than the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, here last week for its annual four-day visit thanks to the Celebrity Series of Boston, which has brought the company ...

‘Belle’ misses chance to examine historic event in battle against British slavery

Worlds seem to collide in "Belle," which is the latest in a series of movies about slavery released to American audiences in recent years.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston turns focus on Latin America with contemporary art exhibit

Real-world experiences that provoke humor, anger and grief mingle with such art world preoccupations as form, material and aesthetic trends in a bracing exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Permission to be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from ...

What's Hot in the city this first week of May

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