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Actor Jeffrey Wright pushes the boundaries in varied roles

Critically-acclaimed Jeffrey Wright continually pushes the boundaries of his craft with inspiring and celebrated performances in an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. On the big screen, Wright was most recently seen in Jim ...

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings black love to the screen

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who wrote and directed the feature Beyond The Lights, said the inspiration for the movie started as a desire to direct a love story and a music film.

‘Whiplash’ spins tale of abusive music teacher

Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) gets more than he bargained for when he enters the hallowed halls of mythical Shaffer Conservatory, ending up under the thumb of Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an impatient perfectionist with a twisted teaching method.

Director exposes family secret in ‘Little White Lie‘

Director Lacey Schwartz documents her discovery of her black roots in her film, Little White Lie

‘Rosewater’ tells the story of Journalist imprisoned in Iran

Imprisoned in solitary confinement for 118 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison, journalist Maziar Bahari’s true story comes to light in the film ‘Rosewater.’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

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

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

Latin jazz giant Eddie Palmieri heading to Rockport

Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri discusses his career as a Latin jazz pioneer in a Banner interview.

Comics Come Home event celebrates 20th anniversary.

Billed as “the longest running comedy benefit in America,” Comics Come Home has been raising money through laughter for The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care for 20 years.

Actor Jeannette Bayardelle returns to ART in Shida

The multi-talented actress, singer and composer Jeannette Bayardelle returns to the American Repertory Theatre in her one-woman show titled Shida.

First-time director Al Hicks pays tribute to jazz legend Clark Terry

A documentary delves into the life and teachings of trumpeter Clark Terry.

The Chew’s Carla Hall shares views on food and cooking

Known for her colorful eyeglass frames, curly hair and love of comfort food, Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s popular lifestyle series, The Chew will be at Lekker Home this Saturday promoting her latest cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from ...

Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday to perform at Steppin’ Out Gala

Jennifer Holliday, one of music’s most talented performers, will sing her Grammy-Award winning song — And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going — at a VIP reception, (for sponsors and VIP ticket holders only), this Saturday at The Dimock ...

Goya exhibit portrays best, worst of human nature

The magnificent exhibition of works by Francesco Goya (1746-1828) at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through January 19 draws the viewer into the artist’s world — which is not so different from ours.

ArtsEmerson’s ‘King Lear’ an engaging production

ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presented ‘King Lear’ at the Emerson/Paramount Mainstage in Boston through October 23. Joseph Marcell played the lead role with a touring troupe of another revered company, Shakespeare’s Globe, of London.