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Philly soul …

A bit of Philly soul came to Boston in the form of Boyz II Men, who brought the house down at The Wilbur.

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The 6th Annual Women in Comedy Festival showcased some of the best female comics from around the country over four hilarious days with a mix of sketch, stand-up comedy and improv.

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Comedian Bruce Bruce returns to The Wilbur stage; The Whispers perform at the Berklee Performance Center; The Sinclair presents the very talented singer and bass player Meshell Ndegeocello.

Motown songwriter Valerie Simpson turns page on next chapter

Forty years ago, a love of music brought together one of the most famous songwriting/producing teams and recording artists in music history, Ashford & Simpson.

‘Acis & Galatea’ invokes ancient myth with powerful East Coast premiere

The spirit of spring animates the latest production of world-renowned choreographer Mark Morris, "Acis & Galatea." Mingling the arts of opera and dance, the new work had its East Coast premiere last week at Citi Performing Arts Center’s Schubert Theater, ...

Robert Battle showcases artistic vision in Boston with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Robert Battle, the artistic director for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is pensive and soft-spoken. He is also leader of one of the most dynamic and recognized cultural institutions in the world.

Taraji P. Henson swings big with ‘From the Rough’

Taraji P. Henson talks about her new film, "From the Rough," an inspirational biopic where she portrays Catana Starks, the African-American trailblazer who became the first female to coach an NCAA Division 1 men’s team when she accepted the reins ...

Forgiveness, redemption drive "The Railway Man"

“The Railway Man” is the extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, survives, is rescued, but is haunted by his ...

Composer Maria Schneider swings into Hub with band

Hang gliding over Rio; listening to birds singing; and gazing across wind-swept prairies are all experiences that jazz composer and big band leader Maria Schneider turns into music with her 18-member band, the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Its signature sound — ...

In The Mix

The world of sports and music came together in support of Jaden’s Ladder annual fundraiser “Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala,” held in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, former NBA ...

Tufts author shines spotlight on ‘60s activist Stokely Carmichael

When Peniel E. Joseph was in junior high school, he watched “Eyes on the Prize,” the critically acclaimed documentary chronicling the Civil Rights Movement, and discovered a figure he had never heard of before — Stokely Carmichael.

In the Mix: Jaden’s Ladder celebrates 10 years with “Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala”

Jaden’s Ladder will host its sixth annual "Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala" on April 5 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston with a star-studded lineup of entertainment and celebrity guests. Oneta Bobbett, one of the co-founders of ...

The Fire This Time Festival hits Boston stage

Hibernian Hall is bringing a sample of the annual The Fire This Time Festival to Boston. The Fire This Time Festival is presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and serves as a platform for early-career African and African-American playwrights.

What's Hot in the City March 25th week

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

Gregory Porter’s jazz Grammy projects singer into national spotlights

The release late last year of "Liquid Spirit" was met with muted reaction by national listenership. No matter. Gregory Porter’s latest album is a tribute to high artistic quality seldom experienced today in American music, especially among its vocalist performers.