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."

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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!

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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 ...

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 ...