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.’
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.
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.
The multi-talented actress, singer and composer Jeannette Bayardelle returns to the American Repertory Theatre in her one-woman show titled Shida.
A documentary delves into the life and teachings of trumpeter Clark Terry.
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.
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.
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.
Boston Book Festival, Marlon Wayans and the Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy
Here are some of our favorite events for this weekend.
Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.
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.
Dear White People is a provocative satire on the black experience in a “post-racial” society during the age of Obama.
David Allan Grier discusses his acting career, book and stand up comedy.
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!
The Forgotten Kingdom, directed by Andrew Mudge of Lexington, tells the story of a man returning to Lesotho to bury his father.
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.
The Middlesex County Links will host the Green Light Gala on Sunday, October 26 to raise funds for The Brookview House.
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.
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.
Denzel Washington plays a retired black ops soldier who goes back to work to settle a score with the Russian mob in The Equalizer.
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.
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.
Jerrod Carmichael is set to star in his first comedy special, titled Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store, on HBO this Saturday, October 4.
The weekend of October 10-12, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art will present Abraham.in.Motion’s When the Wolves Came In.
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.
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.
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.
Taneshia Camillo-Sheffey founded The Haute House Design Studio to showcase the underground designers who weren’t exposed to the fashion industry.
The Brookview House provides homeless families with an array of services to help them secure housing and financial stability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author, trailblazing dancer Misty Copeland has written a children’s book to inspire young girls.
Shinique Smith’s multi-media works draw from the artist’s eclectic interests: hip hop, graffiti, Japanese calligraphy, dance, fashion, the poet Rumi.
When The Game Stands Tall tells inspirational story of redemption through football.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hidden gems, Savvor Restaurant & Lounge and Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro offer a taste of Southern and French cuisine in Boston’s Leather District.
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.
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
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.
Zach Braff, who cut his acting teeth in the ‘Scrubs’ series, discusses his directorial career, new film.
Robert Reiner discusses new movie, And So it Goes, reflects on career in television, film