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Colette Greenstein

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Stand Up Boston Comedy Challenge to Crown Boston's Best Amateur Corporate Comedian

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.

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Boston’s best-kept fashion secret, The Haute House Design Studio

Taneshia Camillo-Sheffey founded The Haute House Design Studio to showcase the underground designers who weren’t exposed to the fashion industry.

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Dorchester’s Brookview House provides families with services to overcome homelessness

The Brookview House provides homeless families with an array of services to help them secure housing and financial stability.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

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.

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Stand-up comedian Sommore ‘flexes her girl power’

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.

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Singer Offiong Bassey paves her own path to music career

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.

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Nia Holloway’s musical legacy prepares her for role of Nala in the Lion King

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.

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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

Author, trailblazing dancer Misty Copeland has written a children’s book to inspire young girls.

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Baltimore artist Shinique Smith debuts Bright Matter exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Shinique Smith’s multi-media works draw from the artist’s eclectic interests: hip hop, graffiti, Japanese calligraphy, dance, fashion, the poet Rumi.

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Football drama When The Game Stands Tall conveys important life lessons

When The Game Stands Tall tells inspirational story of redemption through football.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend

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.

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston Presents Free Community Day Sept. 7th

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.

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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.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

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.

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Dancer Julius Anthony Rubio tackles dual roles In A.R.T.’s Finding Neverland

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.

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The Huntington Theatre Company and the City of Boston Present a Free Community Event at the Strand

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.

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“What’s Hot” in the City!

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

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Restaurants serve French, Southern cuisine in Leather District

Hidden gems, Savvor Restaurant & Lounge and Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro offer a taste of Southern and French cuisine in Boston’s Leather District.

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An Experimental Event Landscape called “The Lawn on D”

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.

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“What’s Hot” in the City

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

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Boston University Grad student quartet vying for the prize on America’s Got Talent

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.

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Actor, director Zach Braff discusses new film, ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff, who cut his acting teeth in the ‘Scrubs’ series, discusses his directorial career, new film.

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Director Reiner reflects on history of cutting edge film

Robert Reiner discusses new movie, And So it Goes, reflects on career in television, film

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Celebration of music, dance and community at the heart of Roxbury Rocks Music Festival

Roxbury Community College is hosting a Roxbury Rocks Music Festival

Documentary “Ivory Tower” questions whether the cost of higher education is worth it

In the documentary, Ivory Tower, director Andrew Rossi explores how education has been sold as part of the American Dream to a better and brighter future.

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Berklee alum Angie Swan finds success in Hollywood

Guitarist and Berklee alum Angie Swan is making a career performing on shows like Glee and The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as with Cirque du Soleil

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What' Hot in the City first week of July

With musical styles ranging from soul, R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and rock to indie, reggae, and folk, Berklee’s Summer in the City series presents eclectic writer and performer Chris Kazarian, also known as K.A.Z., this Tuesday, July 1 performing outdoors at 100 Summer Street in downtown Boston at 12 noon. Admission: Free

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Montreal’s renowned 35th annual International Jazz Festival

Thirty-five years in the making, this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival features a stellar line-up of first-time and returning musicians and artists from around the globe.

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What's Hot in the City June 23rd

From concerts, comedy and food festivals around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy this week. Here’s a look at what’s hot:

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Roxbury International Film Festival enters its 16th season

Interview with Roxbury International Film Festival Director Lisa Simmons

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Salt-N-Pepa’s Cheryl “Salt” James talks music

Cheryl “Salt” James discusses Salt-n-Pepa’s role as pioneering female hip hop act and their longevity on the music scene

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What' Hot in the City June 16th

Concerts, comedy and food festivals around the city

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

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16th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival kicks off June 25

Documentaries, shorts, features explore issues of identity, love, at 16th annual Roxbury International Film Festival, starting June 25 at the Museum of Fine Arts.

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What' Hot in the City - June 10th

From fundraisers to concerts to food festivals around the city, there’s a lot to keep you busy this week!

Well fed at Grass Fed ...

Described as a "burger joint with strong values," the Jamaica Plain burger joint Grass Fed offers delicious burgers, a variety of fries (from truffle-Parmesan to beet fries), onion rings, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

Coming Up ...

Get set for upcoming Boston shows including Daryl Hall & John Oates, “South Pacific,” and Al Pacino.

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A twist on ‘The Tempest’ ...

A buzz of excitement and anticipation was in the air for the opening night of "Amaluna," Cirque du Soleil’s latest show.

Jewels ...

Surrounded by wafts of perfume during a matinée performance at the Boston Opera House, the Boston Ballet presented its final show of the season with "Jewels."

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What' Hot in the City

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

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Chef John Verlinden cooks up a treat with new Cuban cookbook

John Verlinden or "Chef Johnny" as he’s known from his days as the proprietor of Boston’s first Cuban-American restaurant, Mucho Gusto Café & Collectibles, has recently written the cookbook, "To Cook is to Love." As he states right up front, the book is "equal parts conversation, cookbook and memoir."

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What's Hot in the City last week of May

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna opens this week

It's cold outside yet again, but there's lots of hot events happening in Boston to make us forget the weather!

A Night of Dance …

It was a feast for the eyes as Boston Ballet’s dancers took to the stage in the program "Pricked."

Throwback to the ‘90s …

Treach and Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature and the man of the hour Ja Rule turned it up at the jam-packed House of Blues for HOT 96.9’s Throwback Party.

Philly soul …

A bit of Philly soul came to Boston in the form of Boyz II Men, who brought the house down at The Wilbur.

Knock, knock ...

The 6th Annual Women in Comedy Festival showcased some of the best female comics from around the country over four hilarious days with a mix of sketch, stand-up comedy and improv.

Coming up …

Comedian Bruce Bruce returns to The Wilbur stage; The Whispers perform at the Berklee Performance Center; The Sinclair presents the very talented singer and bass player Meshell Ndegeocello.

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Motown songwriter Valerie Simpson turns page on next chapter

Forty years ago, a love of music brought together one of the most famous songwriting/producing teams and recording artists in music history, Ashford & Simpson.

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What's Hot in the City this week!

Boston Poetry Slam, Joe Torry and ClimActs made our hot list this week.

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

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Music, magic and dance make for accessible ‘The Tempest’

The version of William Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" playing now at the American Repertory Theater fuses an extraordinary and colorful world filled with music, magic and dance from playwright and director Aaron Posner and Teller of the legendary magic duo Penn & Teller. "The Tempest" tells the story of Prospero, played by Broadway actor Tom Nellis, an exiled duke and magician, who, after years of living with his daughter Miranda, played by Charlotte Graham, on a magical island must unexpectedly confront the people who wronged him in the past.