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A twist on ‘The Tempest’ ...

A buzz of excitement and anticipation was in the air for the opening night of "Amaluna," Cirque du Soleil’s latest show.

Jewels ...

Surrounded by wafts of perfume during a matinée performance at the Boston Opera House, the Boston Ballet presented its final show of the season with "Jewels."

What' Hot in the City

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

‘Guided Tour’ brings audience on roller coast ride of emotion

Peter Snoad’s "Guided Tour" demonstrates love’s ability to drive a person to extremes in its honor.

Chef John Verlinden cooks up a treat with new Cuban cookbook

John Verlinden or "Chef Johnny" as he’s known from his days as the proprietor of Boston’s first Cuban-American restaurant, Mucho Gusto Café & Collectibles, has recently written the cookbook, "To Cook is to Love." As he states right up front, ...

African American viewers missing in U.S. art scene

If you go to Kara Walker’s new exhibit, "A Subtlety," at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, a lot will overwhelm you. You’ll likely wait outside in a line that snakes down Kent Street, across from rowhouses that were once ...

Smart People Raffle

Smart People begins now and runs through June 29th. Enter our drawing to win a pair of tickets!

Crews Control: Former NFL player, actor talks newest movie role

Since retiring from the NFL, Terry Crews has traded in his helmet and cleats to pursue an acting career while also becoming the ultimate family man and fitness enthusiast. Crews spoke to the Banner about playing the character Nickens in ...

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.