Magic tWitch

Born in Montgomery, Alabama on September 29, 1982, Stephen Boss was always spinning and staying in motion as a child, which is how he earned the nickname “tWitch.” After studying dance at Southern Union State Community, he made his Hollywood ...

Somi’s album, The Lagos Music Salon, transcends geography

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Somi didn’t intend to write an album when she left New York for Lagos, Nigeria in 2011. “I think people assumed that I moved there specifically to go and write. I think I wanted a change. ...

What's Hot in the City this first weekend of summer?

Boston Jerkfest and Rum & Brew taking place in the South End this weekend and Roxbury International Film Festival have their closing day screening featuring hip-hop documentary Shake the Dust.

5 questions with Keb’ Mo

Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ will be preforming at the Wilbur theatre in conjunction with his recently released 12th album BLUESAmericana.

Montreal International Jazz Festival will be held June 26-July 5

Celebrating its 36th anniversary this year from June 26 to July 5, the Festival was named the “world’s largest jazz festival” in the Guinness Book of Records in 2004. The long-running music celebration, which is presented by TD in collaboration ...

Salem museum displays paintings of Thomas Hart Benton

An artist of his time, painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) chronicled what it meant to be an American in the 20th century, when the nation was a democracy on the rise. Artists of all kinds were exploring the American character, ...

Dope’s Shameik Moore discusses starring film role

Directed and written by Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar), Dope (which opens in theaters on Friday) is the coming-of-age tale of Inglewood, Calif. high school senior Malcolm (played by Shameik Moore), who lives and breathes ’90s hip hop and ...

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Based on the book of the same name by author Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl tells the poignant, sweet and refreshingly honest coming-of-age story about high school senior Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), who has pretty much ...

Melissa McCarthy brings the laughs in espionage caper Spy

Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig reteam for the comedy/action caper Spy out now in theaters. The actress and director who previously worked together on the comedies Bridesmaids in 2011 and The Heat in 2013 have partnered for their third ...

What's Hot in the City this week in Boston

It’s all about festivals, dance, and music this weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Young actor, Travaris Spears, sees the world as his stage

Known to his family, friends and fans as “Varis” or simply “V,” Travaris Spears was born on October 20, 2000 in Rochester, New York. Using his gift for communicating and interacting with people from all walks of life, Travaris creates ...

Black mountaineer and hip hop docs anchor Roxbury International Film Festival

Anchored by the black mountaineering documentary, An American Ascent, along with Shake the Dust, a hip hop documentary, the Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF) returns for its 17th year on Wednesday, June 17 and runs thru Sunday, June 28 at ...

World-renowned trumpeter and composer discusses music

In addition to the release of his new album, Breathless, trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard was recently named as a visiting scholar by Berklee College of Music where he’ll work with students in the Jazz Composition department this fall. Blanchard ...

Kemp Agboh discusses ‘Power’

Kemp Agboh talks about the origin behind Power, on casting Omari Hardwick, and the true meaning of the word diversity.

‘Crossing’ opera based on Walt Whitman on stage through this Saturday

Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing, about poet Walt Whitman, had its world premiere this weekend at Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre, where it is on stage through June 6.