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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Three women known as KING performed a heady blend of R&B and soul music to a sold-out audience in the classical setting as part of the RISE music series.
It’s a homecoming of sorts for musical group KING who perform on Thursday at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s new music series RISE. KING is comprised of twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and vocalist Anita Bias. Paris, who is a pianist, keyboardist and composer, initially met Bias at the Berklee College of Music when they were both students at the internationally-renowned music college. “Having gone to school there, I always loved the city,” says Paris of her time in Boston.
Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio at Gardner Museum Thursday night.
Anjelah Johnson never intended to be a comedian. She wanted to be an actress, “but the comedy doors were the ones that were opening and the acting doors weren’t really moving too much,” she says.
Music, dance and comedy take center stage in the city. Here’s a look at what’s hot!
Singer, songwriter and pianist Avery*Sunshine believes in gratitude. She radiates a warmth and positivity that makes you feel like she is giving you a hug. The vocalist opens for Gregory Porter this Saturday at the Berklee Performance Center, and spoke with the Banner as she was clothes shopping with her son before heading out on tour.
It’s a comedy and music-filled weekend in and around the city. Here’s a look at what’s hot!
In August 2013, Gibson founded Kyu Mélange (pronounced Q-Mey-Longe), which is a “purpose driven fashion and lifestyle company” offering multi-functional, hand-crafted, unisex leather bags, clutches and accessories, sourced from around the globe. (“Kyu” means “progress” in Japanese and “mélange” means “mixture” in French.)
Known for weaving gospel, jazz and pop to country and blues into her music, Lizz Wright has continued that tradition on her newest album, Freedom & Surrender, which she considers a reflection of where she currently is in her life.
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