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Erica Ash’s passion for acting leads to TV success

One-time pre-med Erica Ash student has hit it big in TV. Ash “Survivor’s Remorse” and “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and will appear in NBC’s “Shades of Blue”, which comes out in Fall 2016. On a recent promotional tour for “Survivor’s ...

‘Van Gogh and Nature’ showcases artist’s evolution

“Van Gogh and Nature,” an enthralling exhibition at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, through September 13, explores the evolution of Van Gogh’s unique style as the distilled essence of his life-long relationship with nature.

Actor Jessie T. Usher proud of his role on ‘Survivor’s Remorse’

2014 was a game-changer for actor Jessie T. Usher. Early in the year, he had a supporting role as high school football player Tayshon Lanear opposite Jim Caviezel in the film “When the Game Stands Tall” and by October he ...

2015 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Hardtop

The Mini is anything but fragile. Mini is part of the BMW Group, so factor in the notorious German attention to detail when thinking about how sturdy the Mini is. Not only is it solid, it also has a low ...

Audra McDonald radiates in Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Moon for the Misbegotten’

Audra McDonald radiates vitality, whether she is holding an audience rapt at an evening-length Symphony Hall concert or performing in musicals, plays, operas, film and television. These roles include Bess in American Repertory Theater’s “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” which ...

The Nightly Show ‘icing on the cake’ for Jordan Carlos

“It never ceases to amaze me that that is a possibility for my job,” says Jordan Carlos of writing for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Carlos, who was slipping in subtle and funny one-liners throughout a recent ...

Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell talk about ‘Fantastic Four’

Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell co-star along with Miles Teller as the Fantastic Four. Michael plays Johnny Storm, Kate plays his adopted sister, Sue, and Jamie plays Ben Grimm, aka The Thing. Here, the talented trio talk ...

Ving Rhames stars in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Ving Rhames talks about reprising his role as Luther in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

5 Questions: Bryan Adams

Grammy award winner and soft-rock god, Bryan Adams, is still rockin’ after more than 30 years in the business. The man who has given us so many epic love songs comes to Blue Hills Bank Pavilion at the end of ...

Kinky Boots’ Kyle Taylor Parker living out his Broadway dreams

After seeing the musical Annie at the age of five, Kyle Taylor Parker knew he wanted to be an actor. It was the first show that the Milwaukee native saw and absolutely fell in love with. His teachers noticed the ...

Alicia Olatuja

With her breathtaking solo during the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s performance of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” classically trained mezzo-soprano Alicia Olatuja enchanted the millions who attended President Obama’s second Inauguration in 2013 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., ...

From BET to billionaire — and beyond!

Robert L. “Bob” Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and ...

Laurence Pierce creates conversation through art

A lifelong artist and director of the AfricanWinter Gallery in Dorchester, Laurence Pierce has more time to devote to his art these days. A former teacher and art specialist at the Head Start Program at Dimock Community Health Center in ...

Comedian Sasheer Zamata talks about her Saturday Night Live

Sasheer Zamata, who returns to SNL for her second season this September, will be performing stand-up comedy at Laugh Boston on Sunday, August 9. She recently spoke to the Banner about SNL’s 40th Anniversary celebration, meeting Beyoncé and how she ...

ICA exhibit piques viewers’ imaginations

Artist Arlene Shechet orchestrated the entire ICA exhibition piece by piece and room by room, a form of installation art that invites visitors to share her discoveries as she turns her materials—plaster, glass, porcelain, paper pulp and clay—into solid objects.

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