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Colette Greenstein

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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!

Coming Up ...

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Forum speakers urge black women to follow dreams

The Young Black Women’s Society Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a platform for women and girls of color to further develop their personal, professional and civic lives, championed female empowerment with a forum on May 3, emphasizing themes of sisterhood and following passions.

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What's Hot in the city this first week of May

M.I.A. and JaRule at House of Blues, Boston Ballet's Pricked - and more this week!

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

The Family Van -Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods

The Family Van - Boston's Free Mobile Health Clinic -Profiled on its Delivery of Services to Underserved Communities by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Simmons College conference focuses on building women’s leadership

Approximately 3,500 business and professional women turned out for Simmons College’s 35th annual leadership conference to hear an impressive array of speakers, including former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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What's Hot in the City this week of April 21st

Artweek Boston starts this week! Bite Thursdays at Bond Restaurant and Legally Blond the Musical

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

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‘The Talk’ star Aisha Tyler lets loose on her career

One of the busiest actors working in Hollywood today is the super smart, funny, and multi-talented Aisha Tyler. She’s seen daily around the country as a co-host on CBS’ Emmy nominated “The Talk,” voices the sexy superspy Lana on FX’s hit animated show “Archer,” and is the new host of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” filling the role previously held by Drew Carey.

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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.