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Colette Greenstein

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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.

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In the Mix: ‘The Butler’

Screenwriter Danny Strong discusses Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’

Best known for his character "Jonathan Levinson" on the long-running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for his recent role as "Danny Siegel," the first Jewish ad man at the fictional Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on the hit series Mad Men, Danny Strong is an accomplished, award-winning screenwriter, producer and actor — all before the age of 40. He is in the spotlight now for his work on Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

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What's Hot in the City

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 week!

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What’s Hot in the City

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.

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Artist Steve Locke gets first major exhibition at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Contemporary artist Steve Locke presents his first major museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston beginning July 31. When asked about his 20-year-long artistic career the 50-year-old artist says, "I’m hitting my stride in my practice."

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In the Mix: The Rise of Ryan Coogler

Director garners acclaim for debut film Fruitvale Station

Born and raised in Oakland, Calif., Ryan Coogler has been on a whirlwind schedule since his debut film Fruitvale Station, starring Michael B. Jordan, was selected for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab in 2012.

“What’s Hot” in the City This Week

“What’s Hot” in the City! Thursday, 7.25.13

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In the Mix

East Meets West … with a critique of Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon restaurant in Fort Point Channel. Summertime Fun … with a movie review of The Way Way Back, written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, and starring Steve Carrell , Toni Collette, and Sam Rockwell. Coming up … for all you General Hospital fans out there, the Wilbur Theatre presents Steve Burton (a.k.a. "Jason Morgan") and Friends this Saturday, July 13 at 3 p.m.

"What's hot" in the city

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

“What’s Hot” in the City!

“What’s Hot” in the City besides the weather!? Here's a list of upcoming events taking place around Boston.

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In the Mix

Dubbed the “Goddess of Glitz,” Yolanda Cellucci told her inspiring story of starting her own wedding dress business at an intimate gathering at the Westin Copley Place Hotel on June 27. The event was the latest in the series of “The Story Behind Her Success” by Boston Women In Media & Entertainment.

“What’s Hot” in the City!

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 this during the Fourth of July holiday stretch.

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The Roxbury International Film Festival hosts its 15th annual celebration of indie filmmakers of color

The Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates its 15th anniversary over four days (beginning Thursday, June 27), with an array of features, documentaries, shorts and youth-produced works.

“What’s Hot” in Boston!

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 this week!

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In the Mix Boston

Homecoming for Elimu…

Actor, acting coach and athlete Elimu Nelson (pronounced E-lee-moo, meaning “knowledge and education” in Swahili), was born in Orange, N.J., and raised in Milton, Mass. He played a teenage-heartthrob opposite Christina Milian in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and had supporting roles on the F/X series The Shield, the ABC drama Private Practice and on CBS’s Criminal Minds. This year, he’s a recurring guest star on the Showtime series House of Lies, starring opposite Golden Globe Award winner Don Cheadle.

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in the Mix: News and reviews from Boston's restaurant, nightlife and arts scene

This week: “Pirates of Penzance,” the new, chic Chandler Studios hotel and the French cuisine of Bistro du Midi.

Always game for a new experience, I recently attended The Hypocrites’ “Pirates of Penzance” at the American Repertory Theatre. The 80-minute adaptation of the classic comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan was part fun and irreverence with a dash of craziness and an audience sing-a-long thrown in for good measure.

Director Mira Nair discusses new film “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”

Colette Greenstein interviews Film Director Mira Nair

Mira Nair is globally known for her critically-acclaimed films of love, heartbreak and the human condition. Born in India, educated at Delhi University and Harvard, the self-described “activist” debuted her groundbreaking film “Salaam Bombay!,” which chronicled the day-to-day life of children living on the streets of Mumbai, in 1998. It won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated in the category of “Best Foreign Language Film” at the Academy Awards. With proceeds from “Salaam Bombay!” Mira established the non-profit organization Salaam Baalak Trust, which provides shelter and a safe environment for 5,000 street children in India annually.

In the Mix - with Colette Greenstein

This week it’s all about highlighting women who rock, from the Simmons Leadership Conference to The Links, Inc. organization to one very inspirational woman. Women of Influence…

This week it’s all about highlighting women who rock, from the Simmons Leadership Conference to The Links, Inc. organization to one very inspirational woman. Women of Influence…

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Joi Gresham reflects on ‘growing up Hansberry’

Kimberly Scott and LeRoy McClain in the Huntington Theatre Company production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin...

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Straight talk with comedian Charlie Murphy

Comedian Charlie Murphy performs a stand-up routine. (Photo courtesy of...

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Kirven Boyd Comes 'Home' with Ailey

Kirven James Boyd (Andrew Eccles Photo)Colette GreensteinKirven James Boyd returns...

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Mario Van Peebles' 'We the Party' spotlights urban teens

‘We the Party’ cast (L-R): Ben J (New Boyz), Mighty Mike, Quincy Brown, Katarina Garcia, Patrick Cage II and...

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Angela Bofill's incredible journey

After suffering two strokes, Angela Bofill has returned to music...

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The Roots: Wake Up Everybody!!!

Questlove talks about Obama, Jay-Z and staying relevant (Photo courtesy of The Roots) Colette Greenstein ...

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