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R&B singer Alex touts ‘community empowerment through the arts’

Born into a musical family, the middle of five boys and three girls in Manchester, Ga., a small town outside of Atlanta, Alexander Harris began singing gospel in his father’s church at the age of seven. The aspiring singer led ...

Book of Negroes brings historical novel to TV screen

Aunjanue Ellis stars as Aminata Diallo in The Book of Negroes, the hit, TV-miniseries based on Lawrence Hill’s award-winning best seller of the same name. Here, she and the picture’s director, Clement Virgo, share their thoughts about the adaptation of ...

Boston duo Wondertwins discuss their career

Known for performing various forms of dance from hip hop, mime, popping, robotics and creative dance all over the world, identical twins Billy and Bobby McClain have been entertaining audiences since they were children.

‘20 Feet From Stardom’ puts a spotlight on Darlene Love

Since the release of the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom in 2013, which also won the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Darlene Love’s life and her music have finally hit center stage.

What's Hot in the City this April 10th Weekend?

It’s weekend of art, ballet, comedy, and music. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Beverley rocks!

A dynamo in true form, Beverly Bond, has blazed trails in the music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship industries. Her body of work, across sectors, has made her one of the most celebrated DJs and social innovators of our time.

‘Remember us’

Directed by Simon Curtis, Woman In Gold is the remarkable true story of Jewish immigrant Maria Altmann, starring Helen Mirren, as a young woman who was forced to flee her home with her husband Fritz, during World War II under ...

Crime writer becomes embroiled in real-life murder mystery in neo-noir Man From Reno

Man from Reno, a cleverly-scripted neo-noir directed by Dave Boyle (White on Rice), is laced with more twists than a Chubby Checker concert, this inscrutable adventure proves a pure delight to unravel from beginning to end.

April Ryan, political lion

April D. Ryan, a veteran journalist who has been a White House correspondent for the past 18 years, talks about her new memoir, “The Presidency in Black and White.”

Behind the camera

Crazy, Stupid, Love, Last Trip, The Guilt Trip, Tangled, Cars 1 and 2 are just several of the films you’ve probably seen in the last few years all written by the engaging Dan Fogelman. The screenwriter now adds director to ...

Haitian dancer/choreographer Jean Appolon gives back through dance

Jean Appolon is a renowned choreographer and master teacher based in Boston and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has performed with the North Star Ballet Company in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Black Door Company in Miami, and the Atlantic City Ballet Company.

Hidden faces of courage production comes to Cambridge Y

On With Living and Learning (OWLL) is premiering their remixed and re-imagined production of Hidden Faces of Courage. OWLL is a local organization that seeks to “bring together female ex-offenders, artists, human service professionals and the public to inspire public ...

Being a father key to success for veteran comic Sinbad

Sinbad first achieved notoriety in 1983 as a finalist on the television comedy competition Star Search hosted by Ed McMahon. Even though he didn’t win, it was only a matter of time before he would reappear on the national stage. ...

Dancer to give farewell hometown engagement

When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs from March 26-29 at Citi Wang Theatre, its 45th visit with the Celebrity Series of Boston, Kirven Douthit-Boyd’s performances will mark his farewell hometown engagement with the company. He will perform in ...

The Colored Museum at The Huntington Theatre Company is satire served up with wit, insight

Delirious and at moments, devastating, the Huntington Theatre Company’s revival of “The Colored Museum,” by two-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, would be worth seeing for the verve and finesse of the cast alone. But the production, on stage ...