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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In typical Rocky fashion, “Creed” is much more than a boxing movie. Yes, there are the boxing matches and the grueling workouts, but more importantly the film explores a new chapter in the Rocky saga with Jordan in the starring role of Adonis Johnson, a young boxer who never knew his father, world heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed — and is struggling to define himself while living up to his father’s legacy.
An artist and arts administrator for more than 30 years both in the United States and in Greece, Pares Mallis is the founder, organizer and curator of ART 100 BOSTON — a platform featuring original and contemporary artwork from local artists. After a successful debut in December 2014 with 50 artists and 300 works of art, the exhibition returns to the Piano Craft Gallery in the South End, December 4-19, featuring more than 400 original pieces of art by 68 artists primarily from the Greater Boston area.
From October 30 to November 8, ArtsEmerson in conjunction with Future Boston Alliance presented The Obsessive Residency with acclaimed novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and artist Walter Mosley, as part of its second Public Dialogue Series titled “Naming Ourselves: Provocative Conversations on Identity and Representation.” The residency was sponsored by the Fresh Sound Foundation.
The critically-acclaimed South African company, which made its U.S. debut in 2014 with Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, wraps up its run of its two reimagined classics — “uCarmen” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — this weekend at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre.
Memphis-born playwright Katori Hall puts the focus on seven black women in a Memphis beauty parlor/ boarding house during the final days of World War II in “Saturday Night/Sunday Morning,” now playing at the Lyric Stage in Boston.
Bronx-born actress and singer Jeannette Bayardelle, who performed her one-woman play “SHIDA” last November at the American Repertory Theatre, is back in the Bay State in the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the five-time Tony®-nominated musical “Sister Act.” The musical is playing through Sunday at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly.
“I still want to bring great stories to the screen. I still want to bring great historical stories; great stories featuring African American icons. I still want to do that. It’s been my passion my whole life, my whole adult life,” says Remember the Titans award-winning screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard.
The Lizt Alfonso Dance Company makes its Boston debut with its production Cuba Vibra this Saturday and Sunday at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre. Set to Cuban music and dance from the 1950s to present-day, 18 dancers will take over the stage performing a seamless fusion of dances, including ballet, flamenco, cha-cha, rumba, conga, salsa, and more.
Ten-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan (“I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “Do You Love What You Feel”) performs at The Dimock Center’s annual black tie gala Steppin’ Out on Saturday, November 7 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. This year, the multicultural event celebrates and supports Dimock’s mission to restore, transform, and uplift with a goal of increasing access to substance abuse treatment.
The Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat, who came to prominence in 1994 with the mesmerizing “Breath, Eyes, Memory,” will appear at the Boston Book Festival, which begins Oct. 23.