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Boston South End shop purveys homemade delicacies

When Sofi Mercedes Madison opened Olives & Grace in 2012, she intended to spread her love and respect for homemade products within the entire Boston community. As the store moves through its second year and to a new location, that ...

Great Scott! ‘The Retrieval’ actor dishes on new movie, state of black film

Tishuan Scott is hitting the scene at a great time for black actors and black films and he is making his mark.

Tufts author shines spotlight on ‘60s activist Stokely Carmichael

When Peniel E. Joseph was in junior high school, he watched “Eyes on the Prize,” the critically acclaimed documentary chronicling the Civil Rights Movement, and discovered a figure he had never heard of before — Stokely Carmichael.

ArtsBoston encourages teens and kids to partake in the area artscene with spring program

The program includes 50 percent ticket discounts for 50-plus performances.

In the Mix: Jaden’s Ladder celebrates 10 years with “Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala”

Jaden’s Ladder will host its sixth annual "Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala" on April 5 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston with a star-studded lineup of entertainment and celebrity guests. Oneta Bobbett, one of the co-founders of ...

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel raises funds for youth orchestra

At its fundraiser for programs to advance social change through music, the Cambridge-based Longy School of Music at Bard College chose to present an open rehearsal rather than a polished production. Conducting the rehearsal was Gustavo Dudamel, music director of ...

The Fire This Time Festival hits Boston stage

Hibernian Hall is bringing a sample of the annual The Fire This Time Festival to Boston. The Fire This Time Festival is presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and serves as a platform for early-career African and African-American playwrights.

What's Hot in the City March 25th week

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!

Tank Design captures Boston Marathon Bombing events in new book through iconography

Designers at the Cambridge-based design firm Tank have joined hands to create a book documenting the events of the Boston Marathon Bombing last April that tells the story in iconography.

Comedy veteran Guy Torry reflects on years in the biz

In a recent interview with the Banner, comedian Guy Torry, who "loves Boston’s comedy scene" talks about his upcoming projects and what inspired him to create "Phat Tuesdays," a comedy show to showcase African American comedians to Hollywood executives.

Gregory Porter’s jazz Grammy projects singer into national spotlights

The release late last year of "Liquid Spirit" was met with muted reaction by national listenership. No matter. Gregory Porter’s latest album is a tribute to high artistic quality seldom experienced today in American music, especially among its vocalist performers.

What's Hot in the City March 18th week

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week.

Can ‘12 Years a Slave’ change Hollywood’s race problem?

Admirers of "12 Years a Slave" are still basking in the Academy Awards’ afterglow. The fact that a film by a black screenwriter and black director — depicting a black man’s painful but ultimately triumphant true life story — won ...

in the Mix: Female speaker series kicks off at Darryl’s, Harry Belafonte honored by Berklee

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in the South End kicked off National Women’s History Month on March 4 with the first in a month-long, female-centric speaker series. Also, Harry Belafonte, musician, songwriter, actor, and activist, was honored at a March ...

"What's Hot" in the City March 11

What better way to get ready for spring than attend the Boston Flower & Garden Show which is one of our hot events this week.