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Colette Greenstein

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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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Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday to perform at Steppin’ Out Gala

Jennifer Holliday, one of music’s most talented performers, will sing her Grammy-Award winning song — And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going — at a VIP reception, (for sponsors and VIP ticket holders only), this Saturday at The Dimock Center’s 27th Annual Steppin’ Out Gala. The legendary R&B group, The O’Jays will headline the Gala.

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A celebration of books and words at the Boston Book Festival

Six years in and the Boston Book Festival has become one of the most anticipated festivals in Boston to attend. The annual event takes place today and Saturday at Trinity Church, the Old South Church, the French Cultural Center, Storyville, and many other locations in and around the Copley Square area.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Boston Book Festival, Marlon Wayans and the Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy

Here are some of our favorite events for this weekend.

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‘St. Vincent’ director finds perfect cast for first film

Actor Joseph Marcell keeps his Lear at a high pitch from the start in this engaging if uneven production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, an exploration of the human capacity for truth, loyalty and love as well as blindness, betrayal, and cool, calculated destruction.

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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

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‘Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations 

Dear White People is a provocative satire on the black experience in a “post-racial” society during the age of Obama.

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Actor David Alan Grier talks comedy before his Wilbur appearance

David Allan Grier discusses his acting career, book and stand up comedy.

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What's Hot in the City this Weekend?

Head of the Charles, Aida and David Alan Grier

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

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Lexington director discusses ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’

The Forgotten Kingdom, directed by Andrew Mudge of Lexington, tells the story of a man returning to Lesotho to bury his father.

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AIDA opens Fiddlehead’s fall season at Strand Theatre

The Fiddlehead Theatre Company opens its second fall season at the Strand this Friday, October 17 with Elton John and Tim Rice’s pop-rock musical Aida.

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Middlesex County Links Expands "Sister to Sister" Partnership with Brookview House

The Middlesex County Links will host the Green Light Gala on Sunday, October 26 to raise funds for The Brookview House.

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Harvard’s Du Bois awards celebrate excellence in arts, politics

The Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies and has been awarded since 2000 to individuals in the U.S. and around the world in recognition of their contributions to African American culture.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

It’s all about fashion, comedy, music and dance this weekend in Boston

Here's the Banner's list of what's hot in Boston this weekend.

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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington plays a retired black ops soldier who goes back to work to settle a score with the Russian mob in The Equalizer.

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Director Michael Cuesta on his latest film, Kill The Messenger

The Banner catches up with Director Michael Cuesta to discuss Kill The Messenger, based on the true story of a San Jose Mercury News reporter who broke a story about the CIA’s ties to cocaine traffickers.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Boston Fashion Week kicks off in Boston

Boston Fashion Week 2014 officially kicks of Sunday, October 5 but join us for several pre-kickoff events this weekend.

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Comic Jerrod Carmichael headlines HBO special

Jerrod Carmichael is set to star in his first comedy special, titled Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store, on HBO this Saturday, October 4.

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Dynamic dance company Abraham.In.Motion performs at the ICA

The weekend of October 10-12, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art will present Abraham.in.Motion’s When the Wolves Came In.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

It’s an art and music-filled weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Artweek Boston and Berklee's Bean Town Jazz Festival are happening this weekend.

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Sheila E. & Dionne Farris step to the beat of their own drums

Sheila E. and Dionne Farris, both of whom are performing at Berklee’s BeanTown Jazz Festival this Saturday, both take an uncompromising approach to their musical careers.

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Stand Up Boston Comedy Challenge to Crown Boston's Best Amateur Corporate Comedian

Local companies vie for top comedian spot to benefit Boston non-profit, Community Call

Stand-Up Boston Comedy Challenge with Celebrity judges Felix G. Arroyo (Boston Chief of Health and Human Services); Chase Garbarino (founder and CEO of BostInno); Scott Kirsner (Innovation columnist for the Boston Globe); and John Tobin (comedy producer and owner, Theater District Productions), will select the evening’s funniest comedian based on material and delivery to raise funds for Community Call.

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Boston’s best-kept fashion secret, The Haute House Design Studio

Taneshia Camillo-Sheffey founded The Haute House Design Studio to showcase the underground designers who weren’t exposed to the fashion industry.

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Dorchester’s Brookview House provides families with services to overcome homelessness

The Brookview House provides homeless families with an array of services to help them secure housing and financial stability.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

South End Open Studios and Gardner Museum's Third Thursday's

Phantom Gourmet's Food festival, Hollywood glamour at the MFA and South End Open Studios are just a few options of what's hot in Boston this weekend.

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Stand-up comedian Sommore ‘flexes her girl power’

Twenty years in and comedian Sommore is at the top of her game, slaying audiences with her sharp wit, humorous storytelling, and her no-holds-barred take on relationships, sex and money.

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Singer Offiong Bassey paves her own path to music career

Singer Offiong Bassey returns to the legendary Scullers Jazz Club on September 24th less than a year after her first sold-out appearance in November 2013.

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Nia Holloway’s musical legacy prepares her for role of Nala in the Lion King

Nia Holloway began training in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop at the age of five years old. Now, at age 19, she has a lead role in the Lion King.

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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

Author, trailblazing dancer Misty Copeland has written a children’s book to inspire young girls.

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Baltimore artist Shinique Smith debuts Bright Matter exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Shinique Smith’s multi-media works draw from the artist’s eclectic interests: hip hop, graffiti, Japanese calligraphy, dance, fashion, the poet Rumi.

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Football drama When The Game Stands Tall conveys important life lessons

When The Game Stands Tall tells inspirational story of redemption through football.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend

Labor Day Weekend entertainment options

Esther Rojas, Grupo Mania, Kel Do Nascimento and Toni Lynn Washington are just a few options for an entertaining Labor Day weekend.

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston Presents Free Community Day Sept. 7th

In Celebration of Director Malcolm Rogers' 20th Anniversary

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Presents a Free Community Day on September 7. Leading the month-long festivities is “MFA First Fridays” which offer cocktails, music and conversation on Friday, September 5th.

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Reprises Sidney Poitier Role in the Huntington Theatre’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks to the Banner about his acting career and his starring role in the stage reprisal of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Shea Rose, Caribbean Festival and the Urban Music Festival this weekend

Shea Rose at the Brighton Music Hall, Erik Griffin at LaughBoston and the Caribbean Festival are a few of the highlights for What's Hot in the City this weekend.

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Dancer Julius Anthony Rubio tackles dual roles In A.R.T.’s Finding Neverland

A.R.T. dancer Julius Anthony Rubio overcame adversity to become a professional dancer. Now Rubio is dance captain for the company’s production of Finding Neverland.

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The Huntington Theatre Company and the City of Boston Present a Free Community Event at the Strand

In conjunction with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

The Huntington Theatre Company and the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture host a free community event in support of the Huntington’s upcoming production, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, at The Strand Theatre in Dorchester on Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm.

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“What’s Hot” in the City!

Entertainment options for this weekend - August 17th.

Tonight at 6 p.m., the Song Yi Jeon Quartet performs modern jazz at the Putnam Investment Plaza at the ICA. Admission: Free

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Restaurants serve French, Southern cuisine in Leather District

Hidden gems, Savvor Restaurant & Lounge and Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro offer a taste of Southern and French cuisine in Boston’s Leather District.

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An Experimental Event Landscape called “The Lawn on D”

Bringing Together The Arts, Music, Culture and Food to the Innovation District

An interactive and first-of-its-kind outdoor event space called “The Lawn on D” - located adjacent to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) - opens officially to the public on Saturday, August 16th at 12 p.m. The day’s activities will include live performances, full bar service, lawn games, live DJs, food trucks, public art exhibits on display, inflatable photo ops, and more.

The Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture presents The Funk Summit Dance Party: Cultures of Soul and Soulelujah! on City Hall Plaza with DJs Deano and Ty Jesso

The Funk Summit Dance Party will feature the sounds of the 60s from soul and funk to R&B, with music from the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown and Motown artists.

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August 7th weekend events to consider

Tonight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the ICA presents Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie as part of their “Harborwalk Sounds” series. Admission: Free

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Boston University Grad student quartet vying for the prize on America’s Got Talent

Sons of Serendip, a classical, neo-soul, R&B fusion quartet made up of Boston University graduate students, is competing in the final round of America’s Got Talent next week.

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Actor, director Zach Braff discusses new film, ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff, who cut his acting teeth in the ‘Scrubs’ series, discusses his directorial career, new film.

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Director Reiner reflects on history of cutting edge film

Robert Reiner discusses new movie, And So it Goes, reflects on career in television, film

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Celebration of music, dance and community at the heart of Roxbury Rocks Music Festival

Roxbury Community College is hosting a Roxbury Rocks Music Festival

Documentary “Ivory Tower” questions whether the cost of higher education is worth it

In the documentary, Ivory Tower, director Andrew Rossi explores how education has been sold as part of the American Dream to a better and brighter future.

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Berklee alum Angie Swan finds success in Hollywood

Guitarist and Berklee alum Angie Swan is making a career performing on shows like Glee and The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as with Cirque du Soleil

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What' Hot in the City first week of July

With musical styles ranging from soul, R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and rock to indie, reggae, and folk, Berklee’s Summer in the City series presents eclectic writer and performer Chris Kazarian, also known as K.A.Z., this Tuesday, July 1 performing outdoors at 100 Summer Street in downtown Boston at 12 noon. Admission: Free

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Montreal’s renowned 35th annual International Jazz Festival

Thirty-five years in the making, this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival features a stellar line-up of first-time and returning musicians and artists from around the globe.

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