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Behind the lens

Known as a barrier-breaking abolitionist, freed slave, and a relentless fighter for human rights Frederick Douglass was a man in love with the camera, and emerged from the 19th century as the most photographed American of the time.

Festival Betances celebrates Latin American culture and community history

The history of Festival Betances is rooted in triumph against gentrification and displacement and has become a weekend event where multiple Latin nationalities come together and pay homage to the Puerto Rican activist, doctor, and intellectual, Ramón Emeterio Betances

Play me home

Guitarist Michael Gregory Jackson greets all of his audience members like old friends. He embraces a longtime fan and signs a record for him — one of his first albums. For such a talented musician, he’s humble, and even casual.

Bryan Cranston plays crafty undercover agent in fact based drama ‘The Infiltrator’

The Infiltrator is a riveting, cat-and-mouse thriller directed by Brad Furman and stars Bryan Cranston in a role custom-made for the gifted thespian.

New kid on the block

The Boston Public Library just got a major makeover, and like the female lead in a ’90s romantic comedy, it’s now one of the cool kids. The previously closed off façade now opens up to the street, and features a ...

#WhereToBe 7.15.16-7.21.16

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

Roxbury International Film Festival at MFA

The Roxbury Independent Film Festival showcases works by of filmmakers of color and has become the largest festival in New England dedicated to this genre.

Local influencers: Safiyyah & Sarauniya Johnson

Safiyyah and Sarauniya Johnson are passionate about poetry, writing, music, and social change.

Auditory learning

Last week, quiet Cambridge came alive on a Thursday night for an underground evening of hip-hop beats and alternative artwork. Audiovisual: An Art and Hip-Hop Night, a free event, featured music by local DJ Rilla Force and visual artwork by ...

Tamyra Gray talks about music and her role in the musical ‘If/Then’

Gray spoke to the Banner about her role as elementary school teacher Kate in If/Then, being on American Idol and how discovering Prince helped her grow up.

Malik Yoba stars in TV One’s ‘Bad Dad Rehab’

Yoba spoke with the Banner about “Bad Dad Rehab,” his entrepreneurial spirit, and the lifestyle company and innovation studio he co-founded called iconic 32.

City of diversity: Changes coming to beloved Children’s Museum exhibit

Children of all ages and nationalities walk through “the street” that contains culturally authentic shops and stations representing African American heritage at Boston Children's Museum’s Boston Black exhibit. The museum hopes to expanded the display over the next 18 months ...

Feel The beat

At BPL Central’s Courtyard Concerts, businessmen in power suits sit next to toddlers, and teenagers put away their cell phones to come together and celebrate the music and culture that makes Boston sing.

Navigating rough waters

Fiddlehead performed with power, precision and showmanship, taking a show marked by its time and making it watchable, even enjoyable.

Megacities

In Megacities Asia, supersized sculptures and wall-mounted installations suit the show’s theme: how artists living in some of the world’s biggest cities are responding to the ruptures and changes brought about as towering buildings replace human-scale communities and green space.

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