Colombian-Belgian artist focuses on environmental issues
Colombian-Belgian painter and sculptor, Geneviève Maquinay and French Brazilian designer Anne Fontaine share a common passion for nature and the environment. Both women teamed up to protect and restore the Brazilian Atlantic forest through the annual celebration of Forest Day 2015 or Mata Atlântica Day, which was held last month.
Shea Rose takes control of he music and her message
Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2011, Shea Rose has transformed from student and emerging artist to performer, fashionista, philanthropist and now businesswoman.
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All-girl theater troupe, The Arts Effect NYC, to perform at MIT
The idea behind the All-Girl Theater Company (which is part of The Arts Effect NYC), is to bring girls together once a week to train together and on top of that to explore their world through theater; address any challenges that they face in their lives through the theater arts as a way of telling their story. The organization serves girls ranging in age from 9-18 years old.
With the classic line “Nobody puts Baby in the corner,” the film Dirty Dancing which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey was a huge hit when it was released nationwide in theaters in 1987. Written by Eleanor Bergstein, the timeless love story of Baby (Jennifer Grey) and Johnny (Patrick Swayze) as a modern day Romeo and Juliet fighting the odds to be together became a pop culture phenomenon backed by a soundtrack steeped in catchy pop, rock, and soul music.
Cristela Alonzo will perform Saturday at the Wilbur Theater
Named as one of “Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch” and “One of the 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know” by Vulture.com, Cristela Alonzo has had a whirlwind year. She is the co-creator and star of the ABC television sitcom Cristela and also serves as a co-producer and a writer on the show.
Born into a musical family, the middle of five boys and three girls in Manchester, Ga., a small town outside of Atlanta, Alexander Harris began singing gospel in his father’s church at the age of seven. The aspiring singer led the family band A7, but, it was only a matter of time that he would step out on faith and become a solo artist.
It’s weekend of comedy and music. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!
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.
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.
It’s weekend of art, ballet, comedy, and music. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!
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.
Lisa Fischer at the Wilbur and City of Angels at the Lyric
Celebrate the weekend with art, music and theater!
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.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Art and Design at the Cyclorama made our hot list this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
My Recovers is an orthopedic soft goods designer and retailer that brings fashion to the recovery process.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of Laughs and South Asian Showdown
Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city this weekend of February 27th!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
MLK Keynote Presentation with Chuck D
Jadakiss, Shea Rose Chuck D and Grace Kelly - it's all about music this weekend!
Kevin Hart is a star and The Wedding Ringer is another film that further cements his abilities and talents to make audiences laugh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city for the first weekend of the New Year!
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.
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.
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.
Holiday POP-UP Shop; Black Nativity, and Bebel Gilberto
Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this weekend.
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.
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.
It’s all about comedy, dance and music this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!
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.