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 ...


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."

In the Mix

East Meets West … with a critique of Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon restaurant in Fort Point Channel. Summertime Fun … with a movie review of The Way Way Back, written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, and starring ...

"What's hot" in the city

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

In the Mix

Dubbed the “Goddess of Glitz,” Yolanda Cellucci told her inspiring story of starting her own wedding dress business at an intimate gathering at the Westin Copley Place Hotel on June 27. The event was the latest in the series of ...

“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 ...