What's Hot in the City this Memorial Weekend?

Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city this Memorial Day weekend!

Master drummer Leon Mobley to perform at Boston Calling

Mobley, who has been a member of Ben Harper’s band, The Innocent Criminals since 1993, will be in Boston on Saturday performing with Harper and the other members at Boston Calling.

5 Questions: Jimmy Carter and the Blind Boys of Alabama

Still not slowing down after more than 70 years of singing, Jimmy Carter shares with the Banner his thoughts on his career and the fantastic journey that it has been for him and the group.

Kravitz’s star on the rise

Born December 1, 1988, Zoë Isabella Kravitz is the daughter of 5-time Grammy-winner Lenny Kravitz and Emmy-nominated actress Lisa Bonet (for The Cosby Show). The versatile entertainer has followed in the footsteps of both of her parents, between fronting the ...

Heavenly sistahs expound on ‘Brotherly Love’

Keke Palmer and Queen Latifah talk about Brotherly Love, a hip-hop driven drama starring Keke which was produced by Latifah.

What's Hot in the City this Mother's Day Weekend?

It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Lovely Loni!

Throughout her career, comedian and actress Loni Love has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. Through her tireless pursuit of excellence, Love has now found herself at the top ranks of the comedy hierarchy.

Nick Kroll leads ensemble comedy Adult Beginners

Known for his colorful and crazy characters ‘Fabrice Fabrice’ and ‘Bobby Bottleservice’ on his Comedy Central television series Kroll Show, comedian, actor, writer and producer, Nick Kroll makes the transition to leading man in the film Adult Beginners.

Awareness through art

Colombian-Belgian painter and sculptor, Geneviève Maquinay and French Brazilian designer Anne Fontaine share a common passion for nature and the environment. Both women teamed up to protect and restore the Brazilian Atlantic forest through the annual celebration of Forest Day ...

5 Questions for actor/producer Nick Kroll

Comedian Nick Kroll, the star of FX’s “The League” and Comedy Central’s “The Kroll Show,” steps out of his comfort zone as a first-time movie producer with Adult Beginners.

Program gives young teens a voice

The idea behind the All-Girl Theater Company (which is part of The Arts Effect NYC), is to bring girls together once a week to train together and on top of that to explore their world through theater; address any challenges ...

Art exhibit inspired by the American South

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South,” on view through May 10 at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, presents a sampling of works by 35 African-American artists inspired by a real or imagined American South.

Author traces family’s Nazi history in ‘My Grandfather’

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, is an account of Jennifer Teege’s discovery researching her family’s dark past during the Holocaust.

Dirty Dancing performers recount their ‘big breaks’

With the classic line “Nobody puts Baby in the corner,” the film Dirty Dancing which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey was a huge hit when it was released nationwide in theaters in 1987. Written by Eleanor Bergstein, the timeless ...

Comedian discusses importance of having ‘a voice’

Named as one of “Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch” and “One of the 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know” by Vulture.com, Cristela Alonzo has had a whirlwind year. She is the co-creator and star of the ABC television ...