A huge film and stand-up comedy buff, Colette has worked in publicity, marketing and promotions for over twenty years. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.A. degree in Communications, her storied career began in radio as Promotions Director for local radio station, WILD-AM. From there she transitioned to the world of stand-up comedy handling publicity and marketing for The Comedy Connection in Faneuil Hall, one of the country’s top ten comedy clubs. Following her stint there, she was hired for her branding and marketing prowess for the start-up concert venue Showcase Live in Foxborough, MA. Colette later took on the role of Public Relations manager for The Roxbury International Film Festival. The self-described “woman on the go,” her passion for travel, food and all things entertainment can be read about in her bi-weekly column In the Mix.
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Paula Dofat, director of college counseling at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, is one of the subjects of “Step,” the uplifting and feel-good movie of the summer. Dofat considers her own unconventional path of attending six different colleges — including community college, state and Ivy League schools — as a blessing in disguise. Her personal college setbacks and successes enable her to better relate to her students and to understand what they’re going through financially, academically and emotionally.
There’s drama, action, comedy, conflict and suspense. It has all the elements of a great movie but here’s the thing: It’s not just a movie. It’s a true story based on a year in the lives of real people that will leave you wanting more.
The dramatic follow-up on “An Inconvenient Truth” follows former Vice President Al Gore as he crisscrosses the globe, training an army of climate champions.
Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone electrify audience at 38th annual Montreal International Jazz Festival
Etheridge, who hadn’t performed at the Montreal International Jazz festival in 28 years, more than made up for the lost time during her electrifying nearly two-hour performance.
At the age of 45, Taggett was cast as Oliver Warbucks in the national touring production of the musical “Annie,” and according to him, it was worth the wait. Despite taking place during the Great Depression,"Annie" continues to resonate with audiences today “because the story is truthful. It is honest,” says Taggett.
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of James Baldwin, the documentary uses the words, images and interviews of the influential author, playwright and social critic to explore and analyze the issues of race in America.
Author Margot Lee Shetterly, whose book is the basis for the film “Hidden Figures,” sat down with the Banner to talk about Dorothy Vaughan and the legacy of these pioneering women.
“Fences” is the story of Troy Maxson, a married sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh, who once dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities and regulated to the role of garbage man, Maxson lashes out at those closest to him, and makes a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.
What began three years ago as the blog Brown & Coconut, has since morphed into a natural skin care company of the same name. Created by sisters Letisha and Zeena Brown, the 100% plant-based, non-GMO, cruelty-free and unisex skin care line, Brown & Coconut, was officially launched after three years of research and development in May of 2016 at the Mall Street Market at the Natick Mall. It’s an indoor market featuring artisans and foodies from the New England area.
Jeff Kaufman came to Boston recently to screen his documentary “Father Joseph” at The Boston Foundation in conjunction with The Haiti Development Institute, The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, and the Raising Haiti initiative on October 7.