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Sweet Dreams: Documentary film examines all-female drumming troupe

One survivor of the Rwandan Civil War in 1994, theater director Kiki Katese, determined to do something to alleviate the suffering, asked, "How do you rebuild a human being?" So, she founded Ingoma Nshya (meaning "new drum, new kingdom"), an ...

Examining the beauty and harmony of Islamic artist Shirin Neshat

Beauty and harmony are paramount in Islamic art. These qualities are also integral to the photographs, videos and films of Shirin Neshat. Born in Iran in 1957, the New York-based artist engages the Persian aesthetic and cultural traditions of her ...

Lauren Keyandra Palmer talks about TLC biopic

Born in Harvey, Ill., on Aug. 26, 1993, Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer has been wowing audiences since the tender age of 9. Here she talks about her latest outing as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas in "Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story," ...

Hub resident creates retail outlet for designers — The Haute House Design Studio

Boston resident Taneshia Camillo-Sheffey aims to uncover the fashion world’s best-kept secrets with her online retail store, The Haute House Design Studio.

Raw Boston closes out season with awards extravaganza

Sundays are good for lots of things — namely church, football, family dinner and catnaps. But if you’re looking to put a cherry on top, spend it with RAW Boston.

In the Mix

Beautiful black women of all shades swarmed to Hibernian Hall in support of the natural health and hair expo "Curls Gone Wild." Comedian Anjelah Johnson took to The Wilbur stage this past weekend bringing her character Bon Qui Qui to ...

On big screen, ‘12 Years a Slave’ adaptation is a sobering slave narrative

Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a black man born free in upstate New York in 1808. A skilled carpenter and fiddler, he and his wife (Kelsey Scott) settled in Saratoga Springs, where they were raising their children (Quvenzhane Wallis and ...

New MFA Boston gallery offers rare view of ancient Edo culture

With a diverse crowd of over 250 people, it was no ordinary evening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the opening of the Benin Kingdom Gallery, many gathered to celebrate and witness the history, art and culture of ...

Welcome to the jungle: ‘The Jungle Book’ play is a joyful dream at Huntington Theatre

Author Rudyard Kipling transformed the 19th-century colonial India of his childhood into a realm of adventure in "The Jungle Book." In turn, Walt Disney recast Kipling’s dark tales into a high-spirited 1967 animated musical movie. Now onstage at the Huntington ...

God Save McQueen!

Artist and filmmaker Steven Rodney McQueen talks about his latest film, "12 Years a Slave," which recently won the People’s Choice Awards for Best Film and Best Director at the Toronto Film Festival.

Going All the Way: Theater cast immerses completely in President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s world

In the stirring first minutes of ‘All the Way,’ at the American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center in a sold-out run through Oct. 12, actor Bryan Cranston stands in a pool of light and becomes President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

‘Sleepy Hollow’: A new day for race on network TV?

Back in 1820, when Washington Irving penned “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” most black folks were in chains, women were little more than decorative chattel and a headless horseman turned out to be a practical joke formed out of a ...

Houston native Brandon J. Dirden tackles the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘All the Way’

Houston native and actor Brandon J. Dirden returns to Boston in the much-talked about drama All the Way, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, which chronicles President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office in 1964. The production stars ...

This Forest Whitaker is on Fire!

A versatile talent, Forest Whitaker is one of Hollywood’s most accomplished performers, receiving such prestigious honors as an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Last King of Scotland, as well as a Best Actor at the ...

In the Mix 08/29/2013

“In the MIX” looks at the recent Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert, the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, the Pomodoro restaurant and several upcoming music events around Boston.