Roanoke, Virginia offers a Vibrant Culture scene

Though touted for natural beauty and relics of the Civil War, the city holds a hidden trove of African American culture. The Harrison Museum of African American History focuses on the empowerment of contemporary ethnic communities throughout history, and a ...

Eboni K. Williams weighs in on her new show and turmoil at Fox

Williams joined the Fox News Network in September 2015 after serving as a CBS New correspondent, talk radio costs, HLN contributor and public defender, among other roles. Here she talks about her new series, “The Fox News Specialists,” co-hosted by ...

Dancer and actor Dulé Hill stars in ‘Sleight’

Dulé Hill talks about his new movie, an action thriller about a street magician who starts dealing drugs to raise their sister after the death of their mom.

Border hopping: Artist Alida Cervantes confronts Mexico’s past and present

Many pieces include one nude figure confronted by or juxtaposed next to a clothed one, begging the question, who has the control? Gender isn’t the only factor at play; race and class are also components in the dance for social ...

Addison Gallery uses Civil Rights images to inspire young social advocates in ‘Respect Existence or Expect Resistance’

In a moment when the value of the media is hotly debated, the exhibit also serves as a reminder of how important image-makers and storytellers are to the preservation of history.

Praxis Stage delivers sharp play on incarceration in ‘Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train’

The show, playing at the Dorchester Arts Project, centers on Angel Cruz, a Puerto Rican man on trial for the murder of a cult-leading Korean Reverend. A devout serial killer, his unstable lawyer and two prison guards with radically different ...

Gilgamesh Taggett stars in national tour of ‘Annie’

At the age of 45, Taggett was cast as Oliver Warbucks in the national touring production of the musical “Annie,” and according to him, it was worth the wait. Despite taking place during the Great Depression,"Annie" continues to resonate with ...

Boston's Martha Richardson Fine Art exhibits a sneak peak into John Wilson’s creative process

An intimate, informative retrospective of John Wilson’s sculptures and drawings opened at Martha Richardson Fine Art in Boston on May 4. The artist is known for his large-scale bronzes of African American heads, including “Eternal Presence” on the lawn of ...

Alvin Ailey opens five-show run at Wang

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is an instrument of collective memory second to none. Over six decades, the dance company has been illuminating the African American experience and its ever-evolving heritage of music and dance, one of the greatest ...

Alvin Ailey puts on emotional show at Wang Theatre

The Alvin Ailey Dance Company turns 60 next year and its five shows last week, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, gave ample proof that its legacy is alive and well. At its Friday night show at the Boch ...

Lexington Players tackle bold, important performance in ‘Who Will Sing for Lena?’

The one-woman show is based on the true story of Lena Baker, an African American made who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her white employer and became the first, and last, woman executed by electrocution by the state of Georgia. ...

Nari Ward drops truths about identity, citizenship at ICA

A native of Jamaica’s Saint Andrew Parish, Ward imbues the exhibit with timely pieces on his immigration to the United States, his life in New York and what he left behind.

‘Objects of Witness and Resistance’ small MFA exhibit speaks to cultural crises worldwide

The MFA is showing a small collection of objects and art that bear witness to efforts to erase, displace and silence people.

Nicole Heaston debuts at BLO with a mid-century spin on Mozart

Heaston brings an imposing resume to the performance, with credits at the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Houston Grand Opera and Deutsche Opera am Rhein in Dusseldorf, among many others.

‘Matisse in the Studio’ MFA exhibit focuses on artist’s ‘working library’ of artifacts

The fascinating exhibition on view through July 9 at the Museum of fine Arts Boston explores the artist through his life-long relationship with a collection of objects — mainly African, Islamic and Asian artifacts.