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Colette Greenstein

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Dine Out Boston and The Colored Museum

Enjoy dining out, jazz, great theatre and music this weekend - and don't forget to turn your clocks ahead on Sunday!

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My Recovers founder, Kelly Marchetti shares her startup experience

My Recovers is an orthopedic soft goods designer and retailer that brings fashion to the recovery process.

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Billy Porter, Capathia Jenkins discuss The Colored Museum

Stage comedy opens Friday at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre

Written by playwright and two-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe in 1986, The Colored Museum redefines what it means to be black in contemporary America through 11 humorous and often times biting satirical “exhibits.” The comedy skewers long-held stereotypes and beliefs from the fictional “celebrity slave ship” in which the Middle Passage takes place on a jet instead of a ship in Git on Board to the issue of hair and identity when an afro and a long-flowing wig come to life in The Hairpiece.

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Creating a lifestyle: HáRBëR Clothing is more than just an urban apparel line.

Pronounced like “hare bear,” HáRBëR Clothing is a new urban apparel line founded by three friends in their early twenties — Taylor Ross, Harry Berduo, and Luca Pignatiello — who grew up in Framingham, Mass. HaRBëR produces t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, beanies, and baseball caps.

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The startup True Moringa was inspired by the African Tree, Moringa

True Moringa was inspired by the African tree, Moringa. Founders Kwami Williams and Emily Cunningham were introduced to what was known as the "miracle tree" during a trip to northern Ghana, in 2011. Putting their engineering and business acumen to work, Williams went back to Cambridge to devise a proprietary extraction system that could be brought closer to the farmers, adding value and jobs on the ground. Soon, MoringaConnect was born. Today, MoringaConnect works with over 300 smallholder farms throughout the country to provide a stable source of income and nutrition.

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What's Hot in the City this February 27th Weekend?

Lots of Laughs and South Asian Showdown

Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city this weekend of February 27th!

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Former daily show correspondent Wyatt Cenac brings stand-up to Johnny D’s

Comedian Wyatt Cenac, a former writer and correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, recently starred in his second comedy special titled Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn, and will be appearing at Johnny D’s Thurdsay, Feb. 26.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Heat things up with Intimate Apparel at Lyric Stage!

Going a little stir crazy? Don’t fret. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city this weekend!

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Loni Love gets real about stand-up, relationships & TV

Comedian will perform Friday at The Wilbur Theater

Known for giving relationship advice to her fans in a fun and light-hearted way, Loni Love will show that same playful spirit in her stand-up this Friday at The Wilbur.

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Director discusses the trip of a lifetime

Italy adventure spurs creativity for Dominga Martin

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 her wedding day. During that time on the West Coast, she received a message on Facebook inviting her to attend the CinemadaMare Festival (which means “cinema on the sea”) to make movies for 10 weeks in Rome, Italy with 100 filmmakers from around the world.

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From Deena Jones to Dorothy

Berklee’s Quiana Holmes is living her dream

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

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What's Hot in the City this Valentine's Weekend?

Celebrate love and art this weekend at the MFA on Friday night with Love Letters advice columnist Meredith Goldstein, Green Porno with Isabella Rossellini at ArtsEmerson, and ease on down the yellow brick road with The Wiz at the Strand Theatre.

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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 letter from a stranger working on the Panama Canal and begins a long-distance courtship with him, only to discover that he is not all what he seems.

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Berklee honors the message and work of Dr. King

Chuck D gives keynote speech

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.

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What's Hot in the City this snowy weekend?

Special screening of Black Girl (La Noire de.), Awkward Sex and the City, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo

It’s all about art, comedy, film and music this weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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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.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

MLK Keynote Presentation with Chuck D

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

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Kevin Hart is the best man in The Wedding Ringer

Kevin Hart is a star and The Wedding Ringer is another film that further cements his abilities and talents to make audiences laugh.

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Photos chronicle evolution of New West End

Lolita Parker captures events, construction

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, Parker’s wide-angle perspective ranges from the personal to the political.

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What's Hot in the City this MLK holiday weekend?

The Museum of Fine Arts celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday

Afro-beat drummer and MIT Artist-in-Residence, Lamine Touré performs at the Beehive, and The Museum of Fine Arts celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday.

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Boston Children’s Chorus tackles race and ethnicity through music

Comprised of children and teens between the ages of seven and eighteen-years old, the Boston Children’s Chorus contains 500 singers representing over 50 of Boston’s inner-city and suburban neighborhoods and twelve different choirs in five locations: the South End, Allston-Brighton, South Boston and Dorchester.

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What's Hot in the City this arctic weekend?

How about East Coast Soul, Melissa Bolling, Bill Bellamy and a free community Welcome Party for Daniel Beaty's "I Dream: Boston" upcoming show to heat up the weekend.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city for the first weekend of the New Year!

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Bill Bellamy opens up about keys to career success

Talented, stylish, and undoubtedly funny, Bill Bellamy has been making audiences laugh since he hit the national stage in the mid-1990s on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam where he coined the phrase “Booty Call.” Following the success of that special, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the network’s first “VJs” hosting several of their programs including, MTV Jamz and MTV Beach House.

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What's Hot in the City this Christmas Weekend

Claude Monet at the Museum of Fine Arts, D.L. Hughley at the Wilbur and documentary Through the Lends Darkly at ICA Boston made our hot list this week.

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Sparc! the ArtMobile brings art to Mission Hill, Roxbury neighborhoods

Sparc! the ArtMobile is a retrofitted Ford vehicle owned by MassArt which travels throughout neighborhoods surrounding the college campus fully stocked with art supplies that brings multiple generations together collaborating on art.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend? Dec. 19th

Holiday POP-UP Shop; Black Nativity, and Bebel Gilberto

Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this weekend.

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Actress Liz Mikel discusses role in Eve Ensler’s O.P.C.

Liz Mikel, who is currently performing in the play O.P.C. at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, spoke to the Banner recently about her latest character, Sister Ro.

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Bethany Van Delft finds success on her own terms

A founding member and producer of New England’s first and only women of color comedy showcase, Colorstruck: Women of Color in Comedy, Bethany Van Delft recently came back to stand-up after taking some time off to have and raise her daughter.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

It’s all about comedy, dance and music this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Artist-curator showcases emerging artists at Piano Craft Gallery ‘Art 100’

Pares Mallis, an artist, arts administrator, and a curator with 30 years of experience in the art world, has already made an impact in the local arts community. She is the curator and the force behind the exhibition, ART 100 BOSTON, which opened on December 5 at the Piano Craft Gallery on Tremont Street in the South End.

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Lisa Fischer’s musical inspirations

Long known in the music industry and by audiences around the world for her powerhouse vocals, Lisa Fischer is also known as one of the stars in Morgan Neville’s documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom, which reveals the voices and singers behind some of music’s biggest performers and most popular songs.

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Holiday Shopping

Searching for that perfect gift? Here are some ideas to help plan your holiday shopping.

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What's Hot in the City?

It’s all about art, crafts, dance, and more this weekend in Boston.

Tonight (Thursday), New Orleans comes to Boston by way of Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue with Ryan Montbleau at the House of Blues at 8 p.m.

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Comedian George Lopez keeps audiences laughing

Whether it’s on the comedy stage, on television, in concerts or on film, comedian George Lopez has been making audiences laugh for over 25 years.

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Cicely Tyson discusses her long road to ‘Bountiful’

Cicely Tyson saw the play Trip to Bountiful in 1985, then asked her agent that she appear in it. Last year she won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her Broadway performance in the play.

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Singer Aloe Blacc reflects on Marvin Gaye and his music

Inspired by artists Al Green, Sam Cooke, and Bill Withers, singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc is one of a handful of artists paying tribute to Marvin Gaye and his album, Vulnerable, a passion project for Gaye in which he recorded the songs, Why Did I Choose You?, She Needs Me, Funny Not Much and many more, over a 10-year period beginning in the late 1960s.

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What's Hot in the City this holiday weekend?

It’s all about music, comedy, & theatre this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Area 4, Bogie’s Place serve up simple, delicious food

From Area 4 in Kendall Square to Bogie’s Place in Downtown Boston, Boston and Cambridge’s bursting culinary scene offers a vast array of options for every palate taste.

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Carlos Mencia has a new perspective on comedy and life

Comic Carlos Mencia brings his his “C 4 Urself Tour” to Boston.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

A Trip to Bountiful, Comedian Russell Peters and 50 Cent with G-Unit made the list this week

It’s all about comedy, concerts & theatre this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings black love to the screen

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who wrote and directed the feature Beyond The Lights, said the inspiration for the movie started as a desire to direct a love story and a music film.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend

It’s all about music this weekend in Boston

Don’t miss R&B and jazz singer Melissa Bolling this Saturday at the Beat Hotel - and other hot shows.

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Director exposes family secret in ‘Little White Lie‘

Director Lacey Schwartz documents her discovery of her black roots in her film, Little White Lie

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‘Rosewater’ tells the story of Journalist imprisoned in Iran

Imprisoned in solitary confinement for 118 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison, journalist Maziar Bahari’s true story comes to light in the film ‘Rosewater.’

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

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Comics Come Home event celebrates 20th anniversary.

Billed as “the longest running comedy benefit in America,” Comics Come Home has been raising money through laughter for The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care for 20 years.

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Actor Jeannette Bayardelle returns to ART in Shida

The multi-talented actress, singer and composer Jeannette Bayardelle returns to the American Repertory Theatre in her one-woman show titled Shida.

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First-time director Al Hicks pays tribute to jazz legend Clark Terry

A documentary delves into the life and teachings of trumpeter Clark Terry.

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The Chew’s Carla Hall shares views on food and cooking

Known for her colorful eyeglass frames, curly hair and love of comfort food, Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s popular lifestyle series, The Chew will be at Lekker Home this Saturday promoting her latest cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.

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