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Colette Greenstein

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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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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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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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‘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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‘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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