Oscar-winning actress proves her versatility

Academy Award-winner Jennifer Connelly continues to prove her versatility as an actress with each new project she undertakes. Here, she talks about her latest outing in “Shelter,” a picture directed by her husband, Paul Bettany. In the film, she plays ...

ArtsEmerson hosted acclaimed author Walter Mosley in its Public Dialogue Series

From October 30 to November 8, ArtsEmerson in conjunction with Future Boston Alliance presented The Obsessive Residency with acclaimed novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and artist Walter Mosley, as part of its second Public Dialogue Series titled “Naming Ourselves: Provocative Conversations on ...

Isango Ensemble’s touts the collective as key to company’s success

The critically-acclaimed South African company, which made its U.S. debut in 2014 with Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, wraps up its run of its two reimagined classics — “uCarmen” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — this weekend at the Emerson/Cutler ...

Playwright Katori Hall focuses on the black experience in ‘Saturday Night/Sunday Morning’

Memphis-born playwright Katori Hall puts the focus on seven black women in a Memphis beauty parlor/ boarding house during the final days of World War II in “Saturday Night/Sunday Morning,” now playing at the Lyric Stage in Boston.

A Talk with Walker

As “The Color Purple” returns to Broadway, Alice Walker sat down for an interview on her works, inspiration, womanism and human rights.

Actress Jeannette Bayardelle proud to star in musical 'Sister Act'

Bronx-born actress and singer Jeannette Bayardelle, who performed her one-woman play “SHIDA” last November at the American Repertory Theatre, is back in the Bay State in the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the five-time Tony®-nominated musical “Sister Act.” The ...

‘Remember the Titans’ movie screenwriter to speak at ABCD’s Community Heroes

“I still want to bring great stories to the screen. I still want to bring great historical stories; great stories featuring African American icons. I still want to do that. It’s been my passion my whole life, my whole adult ...

Expressly Wesley!

Wesley Snipes talks about his recurring role as Mr. Johnson on The Player, the new NBC drama.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Company’s ‘Cuba Vibra’ makes its Boston premiere Nov. 7 and 8

The Lizt Alfonso Dance Company makes its Boston debut with its production Cuba Vibra this Saturday and Sunday at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre. Set to Cuban music and dance from the 1950s to present-day, 18 dancers will take over the ...

‘Dunces’ on stage widely anticipated

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole and directed by David Esbjornson, the production features Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) in the lead role of Ignatius J. Reilly, a scholarly, ...

Chaka Khan to headline Dimock's 28th annual Steppin' Out gala

Ten-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan (“I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “Do You Love What You Feel”) performs at The Dimock Center’s annual black tie gala Steppin’ Out on Saturday, November 7 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. This year, the ...

Photographer and jazz artist strives to give ‘moment of joy’

“Eyes With Wings,” the title of Arni Cheatham’s photography exhibit at the Piano Craft Gallery, is a metaphor for birds and their superior visual acuity — and it also reflects the artist’s approach. Out in nature with a camera, he ...

Author Edwidge Danticat to appear at Boston Book Festival

The Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat, who came to prominence in 1994 with the mesmerizing “Breath, Eyes, Memory,” will appear at the Boston Book Festival, which begins Oct. 23.

Things Your Man Won’t Do - at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang

Actor Leon Robinson, a storyteller at heart

Malaysian singer, songwriter Yuna performs at RISE music series

Born in Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, Yuna was exposed not only to Malay music but also to American pop, rock, blues, and jazz. Her musical idols also included No Doubt, Nirvana, Lauryn Hill, Aaliyah and Janet Jackson.