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Tried and true Aunjanue!

TV and film actress Aunjanue Ellis talks with the Banner about her latest role as a New Orleans street singer suffering from Alzheimer's in Of Mind and Music.

Buick Avista concept car

I love a good concept car. While most concept cars tend to be impractical and verge on the ostentatious, these are often the very things that make them appealing. Also, as any car lover knows, a concept car is usually ...

Ron Funches from NBC’s ‘Undateable’ performs stand-up at Laugh Boston

Ron Funches stars as the loveable, sweet and happy-go-lucky character Shelly on the NBC sitcom “Undateable,” about a group of friends trying to figure out life, love and relationship. The actor, comedian and writer brings his unique delivery, quick wit ...

James Franco discusses his film ‘Yosemite’

Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author James Franco talks with the Banner about his work; his latest screen offering, Yosemite; and upcoming film Memoria.

Lawrence native Belen Pereyra returns to Boston in Alvin Ailey masterpiece

Pereyra, who began her formal dance training at the Boston Arts Academy, joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2011, and is a featured dancer in all of the Ailey premieres this season. She is set to perform in ...

5 Questions: Tracy Morgan

Eighteen months after being seriously injured in a car crash, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan returns to performing and sits down to talk with the Banner.

Arts for everyone

New arts and cultural organization the Boston Arts & Music Soul Collective aims to bring more visibility to the local music and arts scene for people of color. To further this, the BAMS Collective is hosting the Prelude, a traveling ...

Fifty Shades of Marlon

Marlon Wayans — actor/producer, comedian, writer and film director — talks with the Banner about his latest offering, Fifty Shades of Black.

Jasmine Carmichael stars in Kirsten Greenidge’s play ‘Milk Like Sugar’

In just three years, actress Jasmine Carmichael has gone from ensemble player in the Kwame Kwei-Armah-directed play “Dance of The Holy Ghosts” at Center Stage in Baltimore to lead actress in playwright Kirsten Greenidge’s “Milk Like Sugar” at the Calderwood ...

‘Sighted eyes/Feeling heart’

Tracy Heather Strain was inspired by the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry to produce a documentary on the black playwright, best known for her work, “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Fredi Walker-Browne celebrates the 20th anniversary of ‘Rent’

Fredi Walker-Browne originated the role of ‘JoAnne Jefferson’ in Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Tony Award-winning musical “Rent.” Twenty years later, Rent’s anniversary is celebrated with Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s production of the iconic musical and a free seminar called “Storytelling for Actors” ...

Company One Theatre Announces The BosTEEN Artist Series

Company One Theatre (C1) is excited to announce the launch of their revamped BosTEEN Artist Series. This six month series will introduce youth to theatrical career possibilities and foster a new generation of young theatre makers.

SNL alum Ana Gasteyer in concert at Sanders Theatre

This Saturday former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer performs in concert at Sanders Theatre as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston. Her upcoming performance is described as “evoking the swagger of an era when a lady ruled ...

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

If you've been watching the news, you probably know that the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit just ended on January 24. NAIAS occurs in January of every year and is widely regarded as one of the ...

Gabrielle McClinton stars in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical ‘Pippin’

One of Gabrielle McClinton’s biggest dreams — appearing on Broadway — materialized in 2013 when McClinton starred as the Leading Player in the Tony® Award-winning musical revival “Pippin” under the direction of Tony® Award-winning director Diane Paulus. “Pippin,” which originally ...