‘Sing Street’ actors discuss starring roles in coming-of-age film

Shot in Dublin, Ireland and inspired by Carney’s life and love of music, “Sing Street” tells the story of 14 year-old Conor in 1980s Dublin who’s looking for a way to break free of his strained family life, while trying ...

Ekua Holmes’ ‘Deeply Rooted’ on display

Painter and collage artist, Ekua Holmes has long championed the beauty, the uniqueness, and the history of Roxbury and its residents through her collages and paintings. In her latest exhibit titled, “Deeply Rooted,” the Roxbury native includes collages of civil ...

Rivera gets into character for ‘American Crime’ role

Angelique Rivera spoke to the Banner about starring in “American Crime” as Evy Dominguez.

5 Questions: Aaron Fried

Click your heels together and join Aaron Fried as the Cowardly Lion when he joins Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man on a magical journey through the Land of Oz to meet the Wizard.

Bostonians celebrate urban improv fundraiser ‘Banned in Boston

Urban Improv’s major fundraiser “Banned in Boston” was a resounding success, with laughter taking place both on and off the stage.

Author and art historian Bridgette Alexander on her latest novel ‘Southern Gothic’

Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 21, 1965, Bridgette R Alexander is a writer and storyteller. Here, she talks about her latest novel, “Southern Gothic.”

Actor Elimu Nelson talks about his new films ‘Bleed’ and ‘In Extremis’

Hailing from Milton, Mass., actor Elimu Nelson has been steadily making his mark in Hollywood for the past 10 years. He spoke with the banner on his latest film projects.

Terence Blanchard on teaching the next generation of musicians

Since the fall of 2015, Blanchard has been a visiting scholar at Berklee College of Music; he took time to speak to the Banner about the progress of the students and what he’s learned from them over the course of ...

Lisa Dwan performs trilogy of plays by Beckett

At the Emerson/Paramount Mainstage in Boston last week, ArtsEmerson presented “Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby,” a trilogy of three short plays by Samuel Beckett. This celebrated production envelops the audience into the same darkness that engulfs each play’s character, a lone woman performed ...

RISE Music Series presents singer/songwriter Goapele at the Gardner Museum

Once called the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo” by Rolling Stone magazine, singer and songwriter Goapele (pronounced gwa-puh-lay) brings her smooth blend of R&B, soul, and jazz and hip hop music to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on ...

5 Questions: El Gato Melendez

El Gato Melendez, the first Puerto Rican-born basketball player ever to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, speaks about his experience.

Terrence J without delay! ‘The Perfect Match’ interview

Here, Terrence J talks about his latest outing opposite Cassie Ventura in “The Perfect Match,” a romantic comedy revolving around a shameless player who takes a dare to remain faithful to one woman for an entire month.

Journalist Kim Barker discusses memoir-turned-film ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

The film, out now in theaters nationwide, stars Fey, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Margot Robbie and Billy Bob Thornton, and is based on Barker’s autobiography “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” The memoir chronicles her experiences as ...

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 ...