Director discusses the trip of a lifetime

In 2013, director Dominga Martin went to Los Angeles to work with a new producer on finalizing a deal for her first feature film My First Loves, a romantic comedy about a young woman who is having cold feet before ...

From Deena Jones to Dorothy

Currently starring as Dorothy in Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s production of The Wiz, Quiana Holmes always knew she wanted to perform as a child.

Sharon Leal: the ‘Addicted’ interview

Named one of 2007’s ‘Breakout Stars’ by Entertainment Weekly, Sharon Leal has recently been seen on the big screen starring in Women Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day as well as in Why Did I Get Married Too?, reprising ...

Suzan-Lori Parks chronicles odyssey of ex-slave in ‘Father’ play

With her latest play, “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3),” playwright Suzan-Lori Parks presents the first segment of a three-part epic based on the Civil War and the fortunes of a slave who comes to ...

Intimate Apparel embraces themes of love, independence

Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a single and lonely African American seamstress living in Manhattan in the early 1900s who “sews exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites uptown, and women of ill repute downtown.” One day Esther receives a ...

Berklee honors the message and work of Dr. King

On Friday, Jan. 23, Berklee College of Music kicked off its 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with a keynote presentation from Chuck D of the seminal hip hop group Public Enemy.

Branford Marsalis warms crowd with a hot set at Harvard’s Sanders Theater

Branford Marsalis opened his extraordinary 90-minute set at Harvard’s Sanders Theater last week with grumbling, complaint and a decidedly off-balanced gait.

Motown The Musical on stage at Boston Opera House

Broadway actors Julius Thomas III and Jesse Nager are very much aware of the responsibility that rests on their shoulders in playing living legends Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson in the current Motown the Musical.

Director Lee Daniels’ life reflected in Empire characters

After directing and/or producing such successful feature films as The Butler, Monster’s Ball [for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award], and Precious [for which Mo’Nique won hers], two-time Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels [for Precious] has set his sights on TV ...

Freedom Bound: Musical play arrives in Boston

Mad River Theater Works incorporated as a non-profit ensemble in 1978, in western rural Ohio, and primarily focuses on telling the stories of extraordinary people not often heard of. According to Chris Westhoff, managing director of Mad River Theater Works ...

Mark Morris Dance Group performs at Institute of Contemporary Art

Last week, the Mark Morris Dance Group performed five nights in the intimate setting of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s 325-seat theater.

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Jadakiss, Shea Rose Chuck D and Grace Kelly - it's all about music this weekend!

Photos chronicle evolution of New West End

With images by photographer Lolita Parker, Jr., The New West Enders & Other Green Monsters documents the rapid-fire changes in Boston’s West End over the past 16 years. Set against a backdrop of Garden events, sports bars and endless construction, ...

MFA book highlights African American artists

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston introduced its spectacular new book, “Common Wealth: Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.”

Back to Fort Scott

Aren Haas, curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has collaborated with the Gordon Parks Foundation to create an exhibition and catalog that juxtaposes the photographs Parks took during his trip to the Kansas town where he ...