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Colette Greenstein

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What' Hot in the City

Jazz, fashion, and comedy made our hot list this week.

What's hot in the city this second week of April.

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In The Mix

The world of sports and music came together in support of Jaden’s Ladder annual fundraiser “Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala,” held in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, former NBA power forward Charles Oakley, and 2013 finalist from the NBC’s “The Voice” Will Champlin all attended this year’s bash, and Champlin sang several songs including a heart-felt version of Etta James’ “At Last.” Hot 96.9’s DJ Roy Barboza was back on the wheels of steels and Coach Willie Maye of NESN returned as master of ceremonies. It was a fun-filled evening and, when it was all said and done, $100,000 was raised for Jaden’s Ladder. Truly a great night for a great cause!

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Deidre Goodwin discusses theater, film, TV and jumping between them all

A New Yorker by way of Oklahoma City, actress and dancer Deidre Goodwin is part of the ensemble cast performing in the world premiere of the American Repertory Theater’s latest production “The Shape She Makes.” Conceived by Susan Misner and Jonathan Bernstein, the play explores the impact of childhood experiences on our adult lives as “Quincy,” a precocious 11-year-old girl seeks to understand what she’s inherited from her absent father and neglectful mother. We see her story unfold through a fusion of movement and dialogue.

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What's Hot in the City April 7th

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and on the move as the winter weather finally starts to thaw this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

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In the Mix: Jaden’s Ladder celebrates 10 years with “Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala”

Jaden’s Ladder will host its sixth annual "Bright Lights, Big City Black & White Gala" on April 5 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston with a star-studded lineup of entertainment and celebrity guests. Oneta Bobbett, one of the co-founders of Jaden’s Ladder, spoke with the Banner about her inspiration to do this work and the future of the organization.

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What's Hot in the City March 25th week

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

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Comedy veteran Guy Torry reflects on years in the biz

In a recent interview with the Banner, comedian Guy Torry, who "loves Boston’s comedy scene" talks about his upcoming projects and what inspired him to create "Phat Tuesdays," a comedy show to showcase African American comedians to Hollywood executives.

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What's Hot in the City March 18th week

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week.

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in the Mix: Female speaker series kicks off at Darryl’s, Harry Belafonte honored by Berklee

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in the South End kicked off National Women’s History Month on March 4 with the first in a month-long, female-centric speaker series. Also, Harry Belafonte, musician, songwriter, actor, and activist, was honored at a March 6 concert held in his honor at the Berklee Performance Center.

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"What's Hot" in the City March 11

What better way to get ready for spring than attend the Boston Flower & Garden Show which is one of our hot events this week.

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What's Hot in the City this first week of March

Boston Nightlife Awards, National Women's History Month Speaker Series, and Chelsea Handler are just a few of the hot things to do this week.

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in the Mix: Comedian Michael Che talks stand-up, SNL writing gig

Laid-back, confident, comfortable, on the rise and funny are all words used to describe comedian Michael Che. Che has been performing stand-up since 2009, and in less than five years has shot up the ranks in the world of comedy.Che recently spoke with the Banner about his stand-up career and Saturday Night Live.

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What's Hot in the City this week Feb. 17th

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week - Feb. 17th

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What's Hot in the City this Feb. 10th

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

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in the Mix: Calif. artist brings her mixed heritage themed works to Hub

"The beauty of art is the ambiguity," says sculptor Alison Saar discussing her current exhibit "STILL…" showing at the Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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What's Hot in the City this week, February 3rd

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot! Be sure to also check out our Black History Month section for events that focus on Black History. http://blackhistory2014.baystatebanner.com/events/

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UgandaProject spreads word with award-winning musical

In 2005, what began as a simple invitation from a group of friends in Los Angeles to volunteer in Uganda over the summer became a life-changing trip for then 23-year old Griffin Matthews. His experiences led him to found UgandaProject, an organization that supports teen education in the African country and has also developed the musical "Witness Uganda," which is coming to Harvard’s Loeb Drama Center next month.

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What's Hot in the City this week, Jan. 27

From concerts to theatre around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot!

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in the Mix

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan’s soft-touch delivery mixed with his everyman persona has helped him rise to the top in the world of comedy. Headlining The Wilbur for seven sold-out shows Gaffigan, in preparation for taping his upcoming special, discussed one of his favorite topics — food.

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What's Hot in the City Week of January 20th

'Berklee in the Round Tuesdays', MFA Film Festival and 'Mango's Latin Saturdays' at Milky Way lounge are just a few of the hot events happening this week.

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What's Hot in the City this week Jan. 6th

From concerts to theatre around the city, there's a lot to keep you busy and warm this week. Here's a look at what's hot!

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What's Hot in the City for New Years Eve!

As 2013 comes to a close, the City is abuzz with a host of New Year's Eve events. Here's a look at what's hot this week!

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What's Hot in the City this holiday week.

Happy holidays! If you are looking for fun things to do besides celebrate the holidays this week - here' s our list of what's hot this holiday week.

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What's Hot in the City Dec. 15th

Fight the winter blues with some of the Hot events that made our What's Hot in the City list this week.

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In the MIx 12/05/2013

Local events and nightlife in and around Boston.

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Amazing Grace: Berklee student makes film debut in ‘Black Nativity’

Berklee College of Music student, Grace Gibson, makes her big screen debut in the Fox Searchlight Pictures film "Black Nativity." She plays two roles in the contemporary musical drama, which is based on Langston Hughes’ classic gospel play.

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What’s Hot in the City this week — Dec. 2

The winter season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week!

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What's Hot in the city this Thanksgiving week

Get Konnected!, Mies Julie, and Thanksgiving Weekend Comedy Jam & After Party made our hot list this week.

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India.Arie living her truth with new music

Back in the public eye after a four-year, self-imposed hiatus, India.Arie — known for the empowering songs "Brown Skin," "Video" and "I Am Not My Hair" — has given us a glimpse into her journey of self-discovery through her latest project "SongVersation."

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What's Hot in the City this week - Nov. 18th

The French Cultural Center's Une Soiree Provencale, Fiddlehead Theatre's production of A Little Princess and jazz vocalist Christine Fawson at Scullers made our list this week.

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What's hot in the city this week - Nov. 11th

Second Annual Taste of the NFL, Elton John concert and more.

Mastermind Tour starring hip hop artist Rick Ross, to Fred Armisen at the Berklee Performance Center made our hot list this week.

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What's Hot in the City Nov. 4th

Company One's "Splendor", Step Afrika at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, and Boston Baroque made our hot list this week.

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What's Hot in the City Oct. 28th

JScott Martin, William Gittens and Shano Wilson at The Red Room, Pat Braxton at Scullers and Fear Night at the Revere Hotel are on our hot list this week.

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In the Mix

Beautiful black women of all shades swarmed to Hibernian Hall in support of the natural health and hair expo "Curls Gone Wild." Comedian Anjelah Johnson took to The Wilbur stage this past weekend bringing her character Bon Qui Qui to life to the packed downtown theater. Boston is having an influx of Mexican restaurants, from Temazcal Cantina to El Centro.

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What's Hot in the City Oct. 21st

John Legend at the Citi Arts Performing Center, José Mateo Ballet and more hot events this week in Boston.

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What's Hot in the City Oct. 15th

The Lizard Lounge, Scullers Jazz Club and House of Blues - and more for what's hot this week.

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What’s Hot in the City! Week of Oct. 7

Girl Rising, Curls Gone Wild, and Take 6 - just some of what's Hot this week in Boston.

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What's Hot in the City - Sept. 30th

Boston Fashion week is in full swing.

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Love takes flight in David E. Talbert’s ‘Baggage Claim’

It’s all about love – searching for love, finding love and being in love in David E. Talbert’s Fox Searchlight romantic comedy Baggage Claim, based on his 2003 book of the same name. The lighthearted romantic comedy stars Paula Patton (2 Guns, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol and Jumping the Broom) as flight attendant Montana Moore, determined to find Mr. Right and get engaged before her younger sister Sheree (Lauren London) walks down the aisle in 30 days.

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Up close with ‘Baggage Claim’ star Boris Kodjoe

Mention the name Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe and most people say, "Huh?" If you mention the name to African American women of a certain age, their hearts skip a beat and their eyes glaze over. But there’s more to the 6-foot-3 Kodjoe, of new film ‘Baggage Claim, than meets the eye .

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What's Hot in the City - Sept. 23

Color of Film Collaborative's dinner and a movie, the ICA's artist talk series - and more hot things happening this week in and around Boston.

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Houston native Brandon J. Dirden tackles the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘All the Way’

Houston native and actor Brandon J. Dirden returns to Boston in the much-talked about drama All the Way, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, which chronicles President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office in 1964. The production stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as LBJ, Michael McKean (A Mighty Wind) as J. Edgar Hoover, Reed Birney (House of Cards) as Hubert Humphrey and Dirden (The Piano Lesson) as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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What's Hot in the City Sept. 16-23

Boston Ballet, Food and Wine Festival - and so much more

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In the Mix 09/12/2013

Kudos to the Peabody Essex Museum’s recent exhibit In Conversation: Modern African American Art. The Wilbur Theatre hosted the ladies of General Hospital on Sept. 8. Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30-3 p.m., then again from 3:30-5 p.m., guests at the Taj dressed in their Sunday finest eat from the fine china filled with an assortment of sandwiches, pastries, petits fours and scones served with a refreshing lemon curd.

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What's Hot in the City - Thursday, 9.12.13

Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this week - 9.9.13

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What's Hot in the City- September 2-7th

Megan Mullally, Boston Jazz Singers Showcase, The Jungle Book.... just a few of the fun things to do this week.

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In the Mix 08/29/2013

“In the MIX” looks at the recent Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert, the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, the Pomodoro restaurant and several upcoming music events around Boston.

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What's Hot in the City - August 26-31

This time of the year, the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from concerts and plays to theatre, art and even dining al fresco. Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this last week of August!

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What's Hot in the City

Here's a look at what's hot in Boston this week.

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What's Hot in the City

The city is abuzz with concerts, plays, and a host of other entertaining options to do in the city this week.