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What’s Hot in the City this week — Dec. 2

The winter season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week!

The Hutchins Center and ART team up to revive long lost African-American plays

The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research have joined forces to revive plays written by underrated African American playwrights.

MassQed Man: Boston artist uses the face as a canvas in new work

For a month straight, Roxbury resident Dan Callahan spent a few hours each day sitting in a chair in his room, painting a pattern known as a "MassQ" on his face. He documented the experience in short video vignettes and ...

Raw Boston closes out season with awards extravaganza

Sundays are good for lots of things — namely church, football, family dinner and catnaps. But if you’re looking to put a cherry on top, spend it with RAW Boston.

Fiddlehead Theatre finds new home at the Strand Theatre

Fiddlehead Theatre, which started in Dedham and later moved to Norwood, became the resident theatre company at the Strand after the 20-year-old company performed "Ragtime" at the Strand last October.

Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist criticism; Says she will rise above attacks on social media

The Miss America pageant has crowned its first winner from an Indian background — an aspiring doctor who plans to use the $50,000 prize money to fund her studies — sparking a flood of racist criticism on social media.

A Unique Chance for Stardom!

Everyone has a secret desire to go Hollywood. Well here is a chance for those who are not camera shy. The Huntington Theatre Company is looking for extras to appear in pre-recorded video footage that will be seen on stage ...

WERS cancels HIP HOP and Reggae shows

Boston area listeners tuning into WERS, Emerson College’s heralded radio station, looking for their nightly fix of Hip Hop were greeted by a surprise — the smooth sounds of R&B.

Save Our Streets revived with with Urban Art Festival

Tony Diaz worked alongside three other street artists to fill blank white boards with graffiti in the far center of the Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park in Hyde Park as spectators observed. This was one source of entertainment that ...

In the Mix: ‘The Butler’

Best known for his character "Jonathan Levinson" on the long-running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for his recent role as "Danny Siegel," the first Jewish ad man at the fictional Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on the hit series ...

Jay Z, Harry Belafonte feud showcases a generational divide

Hip-hop mogul Shawn Carter, aka "Jay Z," and legendary singer and human-rights activist Harry Belafonte have recently been embroiled in a highly publicized dispute over the responsibilities of black icons to the larger African American community

A long, long way from home: Remembering the life of musician Richie Havens

The prospect of a face-to-face interview with Woodstock icon Richard Pearce Havens was, to a degree, intimidating. Thankfully, it led to illumination, once you got beyond the turquoise rings, the flowing dashiki, the aura of serenity coupled with the avuncular ...

Mission Hill artist Marilyn Jan Casey follows her passion through a shooting injury

Mission Hill artist Marilyn Jan Casey came close to losing the use of her right hand, but that wouldn’t have stopped her from drawing and painting. The 57-year-old artist, whose work is on display at the Parker Hill Library until ...

CELEBRATE THE FRUITS OF OUR OCEAN AT EAST BOSTON FARMER’S MARKET

Free Event: Find the Delights of Local Dayboat Seafood with Chef Demo & Tasting

Artist Steve Locke gets first major exhibition at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Contemporary artist Steve Locke presents his first major museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston beginning July 31. When asked about his 20-year-long artistic career the 50-year-old artist says, "I’m hitting my stride in my practice."