Cicely Tyson discusses her long road to ‘Bountiful’

Cicely Tyson saw the play Trip to Bountiful in 1985, then asked her agent that she appear in it. Last year she won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her Broadway performance ...

Singer Aloe Blacc reflects on Marvin Gaye and his music

Inspired by artists Al Green, Sam Cooke, and Bill Withers, singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc is one of a handful of artists paying tribute to Marvin Gaye and his album, Vulnerable, a passion project for Gaye in which he recorded the songs, ...

The A.R.T. /MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training presents THE LIGHT PRINCESS

The A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings back the enchanting musical, The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman.

Cicely Tyson’s ‘Bountiful’ performance a delight

As delicate and strong as the actor in its lead role, Cicely Tyson, the wondrous Broadway production of Horton Foote’s classic American play, “Trip to Bountiful” is on stage through December 7 at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.

Carlos Mencia has a new perspective on comedy and life

Comic Carlos Mencia brings his his “C 4 Urself Tour” to Boston.

Area 4, Bogie’s Place serve up simple, delicious food

From Area 4 in Kendall Square to Bogie’s Place in Downtown Boston, Boston and Cambridge’s bursting culinary scene offers a vast array of options for every palate taste.

Conceptual artist Jonas riveting in Reanimation

Reanimation, a performance and film by renowned conceptual artist Joan Jonas, is an hour-long work of music, movement and video that conjures an actual phenomenon: an endangered Arctic, where loss of snow and ice from global warming threatens ancient habitats.

Actor Jeffrey Wright pushes the boundaries in varied roles

Critically-acclaimed Jeffrey Wright continually pushes the boundaries of his craft with inspiring and celebrated performances in an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. On the big screen, Wright was most recently seen in Jim ...

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings black love to the screen

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who wrote and directed the feature Beyond The Lights, said the inspiration for the movie started as a desire to direct a love story and a music film.

‘Whiplash’ spins tale of abusive music teacher

Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) gets more than he bargained for when he enters the hallowed halls of mythical Shaffer Conservatory, ending up under the thumb of Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an impatient perfectionist with a twisted teaching method.

Director exposes family secret in ‘Little White Lie‘

Director Lacey Schwartz documents her discovery of her black roots in her film, Little White Lie

‘Rosewater’ tells the story of Journalist imprisoned in Iran

Imprisoned in solitary confinement for 118 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison, journalist Maziar Bahari’s true story comes to light in the film ‘Rosewater.’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

What's Hot in the City this first weekend of November?

It’s all about music and comedy this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Latin jazz giant Eddie Palmieri heading to Rockport

Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri discusses his career as a Latin jazz pioneer in a Banner interview.