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Colette Greenstein

Stories by Colette

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What's Hot in the City this April 17th weekend

It’s weekend of comedy and music. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Boston duo Wondertwins discuss their career

Known for performing various forms of dance from hip hop, mime, popping, robotics and creative dance all over the world, identical twins Billy and Bobby McClain have been entertaining audiences since they were children.

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‘20 Feet From Stardom’ puts a spotlight on Darlene Love

Since the release of the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom in 2013, which also won the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Darlene Love’s life and her music have finally hit center stage.

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What's Hot in the City this April 10th Weekend?

It’s weekend of art, ballet, comedy, and music. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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‘Remember us’

British director Simon Curtis’ film Woman in Gold tells the story of Gustav Klimt’s famous portrait stolen by the Nazis

Directed by Simon Curtis, Woman In Gold is the remarkable true story of Jewish immigrant Maria Altmann, starring Helen Mirren, as a young woman who was forced to flee her home with her husband Fritz, during World War II under the Nazi occupation of Vienna. Now 60 years later, after creating a whole new life in California, she begins a journey to recover her family possessions that were looted under the Nazis, including Klimt’s famous painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which had hung prominently in her childhood home.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Lisa Fischer at the Wilbur and City of Angels at the Lyric

Celebrate the weekend with art, music and theater!

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Behind the camera

Screenwriter Dan Fogelman discusses new role as director

Crazy, Stupid, Love, Last Trip, The Guilt Trip, Tangled, Cars 1 and 2 are just several of the films you’ve probably seen in the last few years all written by the engaging Dan Fogelman. The screenwriter now adds director to his title with the heartwarming, sometimes serious and sometimes funny dramedy, Danny Collins.

From dance to art and the blues, here’s a look at what’s hot in the city this weekend!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Art and Design at the Cyclorama made our hot list this week.

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Haitian dancer/choreographer Jean Appolon gives back through dance

Jean Appolon is a renowned choreographer and master teacher based in Boston and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has performed with the North Star Ballet Company in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Black Door Company in Miami, and the Atlantic City Ballet Company.

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Being a father key to success for veteran comic Sinbad

Sinbad first achieved notoriety in 1983 as a finalist on the television comedy competition Star Search hosted by Ed McMahon. Even though he didn’t win, it was only a matter of time before he would reappear on the national stage. Three years later in 1986, he landed on The Redd Foxx television series and in 1987 he appeared on an episode of The Cosby Show which led to a recurring role on The Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World starring Lisa Bonet. He’s been making audiences laugh ever since.

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What's Hot in the City this Spring weekend?

CraftBoston Spring Show and Ledesi at Wilbur tonight!

It's officially spring this weekend and regardless of the temperature outside, our What's Hot list of events will keep things warm.

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Art opens a dialogue

MassArt program creates cultural exchange with Cuban Artists

Norberto Marrero Pírez and wife Janette Brossard, who is an artist and printmaker in her own right, recently visited the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) as part of the 2015 Master Print Series Program.

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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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