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“What’s Hot” in Boston!

This time of the year, the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from concerts and plays to theatre, art and even dining al fresco. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week!

Summer Album Guide

The summer months are a big deal when it comes to black music. Between June and July, R&B and hip hop fans will see artists who have been absent from the music scene returning and those already on the scene ...

Boston summer concert guide

For anyone who missed the recent brilliance of D'Angelo at the House of Blues, not to worry. There are plenty of other shows this spring and summer (and one in the fall) that should satisfy discerning music fans.

Michelle Rhee talks about founding StudentsFirst

Michelle Rhee, a mother of two, is married to former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who is now the mayor of Sacramento, Calif. She is the author of "Radical: Fighting To Put Students First." Earlier this year, she was the subject ...

in the Mix: News and reviews from Boston's restaurant, nightlife and arts scene

Always game for a new experience, I recently attended The Hypocrites’ “Pirates of Penzance” at the American Repertory Theatre. The 80-minute adaptation of the classic comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan was part fun and irreverence with a dash of ...

Elliot Norton Awards celebrate Chita Rivera, Boston theater greats

One of the most enjoyable evenings of theater in Boston is the show that the local theater community puts on to celebrate itself, the annual Elliot Norton Awards. Held Monday night at ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center in Boston, the 31st of ...

Boston’s Museum of African American History exhibit highlights role of blacks in ending slavery

At the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Boston’s Museum of African American History is hosting lectures on the momentous events of 1863, shedding new light on the critical role blacks played in the fight to end slavery. “There was ...

MIT honors late band leader Herb Pomeroy at moving memorial concert

Revered jazz trumpeter, band leader and educator Herb Pomeroy once urged an audience to toss out their CDs and instead, go out and “see live jazz.” Pomeroy made the remark in 2005 while taking part in a panel at the ...

Harvard honors retiring band director at celebratory show

Tom Everett created, over 40 years as director of bands at Harvard University, a home for jazz on the Cambridge campus. Generations of Harvard students and the public experienced jazz through intimate encounters with many of the greatest living players. ...

Harvard honors retiring band director at celebratory show

Tom Everett created, over 40 years as director of bands at Harvard University, a home...

Perry’s ‘Temptation’ tells tale of lust and infidelity

Brice (Lance Gross) and Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) in Tyler Perry’s “Temptation.” (KC Bailey photo)By Jennifer...

in the Mix

The Links held its festive spring fashion event at Saks Fifth...

‘Book of Mormon’ marks new chapter for ‘South Park’ duo

“The Book of Mormon” brings its first national tour to the Boston Opera House. (Joan Marcus...

Arts

Born in New York City on Oct. 1, 1986, Jurnee Smollett-Bell is...

Event will celebrate 50 years of history for ‘Nubian Notion’

After 50 years of dedicated service, a community gem will receive special recognition. On Wednesday, April 17, the event “What is the Notion? A History of A Nubian Notion, Inc.” will commemorate the once-largest Afro-centric store in Boston. As the ...