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Jorge Arce brings back Bomba traditions at Festival Betances

Arce is known for championing the Afro-Caribbean beats of Bomba and Plena music. While many of the festival’s performances featured contemporary music styles, Arce got the crowd’s hips shaking with traditional tunes.

Immigration Nation

Students, artists and community members created over 400 hand-painted suitcases for Nora Valdez’s “Immigration Nation” exhibit at Urbano Project. On display through July 29, the tactile, sculptural installation confronts the struggle of immigrants to find identity and acceptance in the ...

Can-do attitude: Put cucumber harvest to use as pickles

Spring is the time for planting. Autumn is when we put things in jars. So goes the conventional wisdom, anyway. But the reality is, one can surely plant after the summer solstice has passed, and pecks of pickles can be ...

Frederick Douglass readings take place across Massachusetts on July 4

In a time when the meaning and value of being American is daily questioned, Douglass’ words are more relevant than ever.

Brushstrokes behind bars: Muralist works with and for incarcerated women

The temporary mural, up until October 2018, is being created in partnership with the women of the McGrath House, a reentry facility where incarcerated women serve the final six months of their prison sentences. In this way, the creation of ...

Go your own way: ‘Bring It! Live’ espouses technique, confidence

Dianna Williams has been dancing since she was four, but for her, the troupe isn’t just about learning the majorette skills. “I think it’s important that young girls feel like they have control over their destiny,” she says. Williams used ...

A good vinaigrette is the key to great greens

When it comes to eating healthy, the importance of a good vinaigrette cannot be overstated. Among the many competing nutritional paradigms to believe, raw leaves are never shunned.

5 questions: Keith Hamilton Cobb

The 85-minute solo play, written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, American Moor examines the experience and perspective of black men in America through the metaphor of William Shakespeare’s character, Othello.

Triggered: One-man show reveals reality of abuse

On July 20, actor and filmmaker Keith Mascoll will host a live rehearsal of his latest project, “Triggered,” at the Dudley Public Library. The one-man show starring Mascoll and directed by John Oluwole ADEkoje, discusses the experience of black men ...

The Venice Biennale art show on view through Nov. 26

Utopias, dreams, losses, memories and hard truths all have a place in the carnival midway that is the Venice Biennale, which every two years for more than a century has turned its host city on the Adriatic into a showcase ...

Island in the sun: Harbor Islands exhibit highlights native history

The public art project is a series of temporary, site-specific sculptures on the Peddocks Island, designed to creatively interface with the natural environment while incorporating the history of the Harbor Islands.

Arturo Sandoval, Joss Stone, Anderson Paak to perform at the Montréal International Jazz Festival

The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Montréal over 11 days and nights, and features over 500 concerts (with more than two-thirds of them free), 10 concert venues, nine outdoor stages, and more than two million attendees. The ...

‘America; I too’ brings immigration issues to Roxbury Film Festival

The 20-minute short, shot over the course of three days in March, tells the story of three fictional undocumented immigrants caught up in ICE raids: a Mexican teenager, a Somali pizza deliveryman and a Chinese seamstress who is the sole ...

Brookline exhibit examines the refugee experience

Through June 30, an extensive and affecting exhibition of works hangs at Gallery 1581 at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. “Picture Social Justice and Human Rights” speaks to our collective world identity, emphasizing the experience of minorities and refugees. ...

Q&A: Carmen Ejogo stars in the film “It Comes at Night”

Ejogo has established a distinguished career in both feature films and television. She recently sat down to reflect on her career.