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MFA book highlights African American artists

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston introduced its spectacular new book, “Common Wealth: Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.”

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Aren Haas, curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has collaborated with the Gordon Parks Foundation to create an exhibition and catalog that juxtaposes the photographs Parks took during his trip to the Kansas town where he ...

Boston Children’s Chorus tackles race and ethnicity through music

Comprised of children and teens between the ages of seven and eighteen-years old, the Boston Children’s Chorus contains 500 singers representing over 50 of Boston’s inner-city and suburban neighborhoods and twelve different choirs in five locations: the South End, Allston-Brighton, ...

‘Empire’ has Shakespearean proportions

Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is the ailing CEO of Empire Entertainment, a company he built into a music industry titan while his wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) was doing 17 years behind bars for a crime that he committed. Like ...

Jeff Chang explores evolving US attitudes on race, culture

Jeff Chang is a new sage thinker with his finger on the pulse of American culture. His first book, the critically-acclaimed “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation,” collected a cornucopia of honors, including the American Book ...

Director Ava DuVernay & the women behind Selma

Selma, Directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, the film (which was also produced in part by Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Films), also brings to light the ...

Russell Simmons reflects on Black Lives Matter, activism

Whether extracting a promise from N.Y. State Governor Cuomo to appoint special prosecutors in cases of police brutality, or defending Bill de Blasio after NYPD President Pat Lynch suggested the mayor has “blood on his hands,” Simmons has been an ...

Bill Bellamy opens up about keys to career success

Talented, stylish, and undoubtedly funny, Bill Bellamy has been making audiences laugh since he hit the national stage in the mid-1990s on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam where he coined the phrase “Booty Call.” Following the success of that special, Bellamy ...

What's Hot in the City this Christmas Weekend

Claude Monet at the Museum of Fine Arts, D.L. Hughley at the Wilbur and documentary Through the Lends Darkly at ICA Boston made our hot list this week.

David Oyelowo the “selma” interview

David Oyelowo is a classically-trained stage actor who is working successfully and simultaneously in film, television and theater, and has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his stirring performance ...

Sparc! the ArtMobile brings art to Mission Hill, Roxbury neighborhoods

Sparc! the ArtMobile is a retrofitted Ford vehicle owned by MassArt which travels throughout neighborhoods surrounding the college campus fully stocked with art supplies that brings multiple generations together collaborating on art.

Actress Liz Mikel discusses role in Eve Ensler’s O.P.C.

Liz Mikel, who is currently performing in the play O.P.C. at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, spoke to the Banner recently about her latest character, Sister Ro.

Rich offerings at expanded Harvard Art Museums

A new building now houses Harvard University’s Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler Museums under one roof in a complex that opened Nov. 16 after eight years of construction and renovation.

Bethany Van Delft finds success on her own terms

A founding member and producer of New England’s first and only women of color comedy showcase, Colorstruck: Women of Color in Comedy, Bethany Van Delft recently came back to stand-up after taking some time off to have and raise her ...

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

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