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Colette Greenstein

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Montreal embraces Festival De Jazz

From jazz and blues to pop and hip-hop and everything in between, last week’s 36th annual Montréal Jazz Festival offered a wide range of music for jazz aficionados, music lovers and festival-goers alike. With more than 35 shows a day, a plethora of music was on tap throughout downtown Montréal.

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What's Hot in the City this July 4th weekend?

Boston Calling Block Party in Dewey Square

Music galore this 4th July weekend.

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Haley House to open new pizza restaurant – Dudley Dough

In ten short years, Haley House Bakery Café in Dudley Square has become an institution and a cultural gem. It opened its doors in 2005 as an expanded site for Haley House’s Bakery Training Program, which had outgrown its home in the organization’s South End soup kitchen. Now Haley House is going to open new pizza restaurant — Dudley Dough — in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building.

Behind-the-scenes with Bravo TV’s Married to Medicine

The show’s Dr. Simone Whitmore completed her residency in Boston

“You’re either a doctor or married to a doctor” is the premise of Bravo’s Atlanta-based reality series, Married to Medicine, now in its third season. However, each of the six women—Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb-Lunceford, and Lisa Nicole Cloud—all are accomplished in their own right.

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Somi’s album, The Lagos Music Salon, transcends geography

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Somi didn’t intend to write an album when she left New York for Lagos, Nigeria in 2011. “I think people assumed that I moved there specifically to go and write. I think I wanted a change. I had gone through some big personal changes and shifts in my life that can get quite sobering. I lost my father,” says the East African chanteuse by phone to the Banner.

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What's Hot in the City this first weekend of summer?

Closing weekend of Roxbury Int Film Festival and Boston Jerkfest top our What's Hot list.

Boston Jerkfest and Rum & Brew taking place in the South End this weekend and Roxbury International Film Festival have their closing day screening featuring hip-hop documentary Shake the Dust.

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Montreal International Jazz Festival will be held June 26-July 5

Celebrating its 36th anniversary this year from June 26 to July 5, the Festival was named the “world’s largest jazz festival” in the Guinness Book of Records in 2004. The long-running music celebration, which is presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, is set in the heart of downtown Montreal and features a rich catalog of musicians performing across multiple indoor and outdoor stages, theaters, clubs and concert halls.

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What's Hot in the City this June 19th weekend?

Opening night of Roxbury International Film Festival!

It’s all about film festivals, comedy, and music for Father’s Day weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Dope’s Shameik Moore discusses starring film role

Directed and written by Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar), Dope (which opens in theaters on Friday) is the coming-of-age tale of Inglewood, Calif. high school senior Malcolm (played by Shameik Moore), who lives and breathes ’90s hip hop and culture and hopes to one day attend Harvard. His bandmates Jib and Diggy are played by Tony Revolori of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Kiersey Clemons from the Amazon series Transparent. a fan of ’90s hip hop in real life, the Atlanta native’s showbiz career began in 2011 with appearances on Tyler Perry’s House of Pain and BET’s scripted series Reed Between The Lines. In 2012, Moore made his film debut in the Queen Latifah/Dolly Parton film Joyful Noise, and a year later, he became a series regular on the teen live-action sketch comedy series, Incredible Crew created and produced by Nick Cannon.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Coming-of-age film’s actors reflect on their roles

Based on the book of the same name by author Jesse Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl tells the poignant, sweet and refreshingly honest coming-of-age story about high school senior Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), who has pretty much “flown under the radar” throughout his high school years by not drawing attention to himself and consciously avoiding any meaningful or deep friendships. His one friend and constant companion Earl Jackson (R.J. Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, describes him more as a “co-worker” than a best friend.

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Melissa McCarthy brings the laughs in espionage caper Spy

Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig reteam for the comedy/action caper Spy out now in theaters. The actress and director who previously worked together on the comedies Bridesmaids in 2011 and The Heat in 2013 have partnered for their third comedy, and it’s so worth the wait.

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What's Hot in the City this week in Boston

It’s all about festivals, dance, and music this weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Black mountaineer and hip hop docs anchor Roxbury International Film Festival

Anchored by the black mountaineering documentary, An American Ascent, along with Shake the Dust, a hip hop documentary, the Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF) returns for its 17th year on Wednesday, June 17 and runs thru Sunday, June 28 at the Museum of Fine Arts.

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World-renowned trumpeter and composer discusses music

In addition to the release of his new album, Breathless, trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard was recently named as a visiting scholar by Berklee College of Music where he’ll work with students in the Jazz Composition department this fall. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring and Brass departments, and for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Kemp Agboh discusses ‘Power’

TV series starts on Saturday

Kemp Agboh talks about the origin behind Power, on casting Omari Hardwick, and the true meaning of the word diversity.

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What's Hot in the City this May 30th weekend?

It's a music-filled weekend!

It’s a music-filled weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Celebration of cultures, languages at core of ArtsEmerson’s 2015/16 season

Fourteen productions, a celebration of Latino theatre, the return of a South African theater company, Isango Ensemble, a greater female presence on stage and unique voices from artists around the globe are just some of the highlights in the 2015/2016 ArtsEmerson season: The World On Stage.

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Director Brett Haley discusses second film I’ll See You in My Dreams

Shot over 18 days, I’ll See You in My Dreams is a heartwarming, at times funny and bittersweet film starring Blythe Danner as a widow in her seventies who discovers that life can begin again at any age.

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Master drummer Leon Mobley to perform at Boston Calling

Mobley, who has been a member of Ben Harper’s band, The Innocent Criminals since 1993, will be in Boston on Saturday performing with Harper and the other members at Boston Calling.

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What's Hot in the City this May 15th weekend?

Lawn on D is back!

It’s a weekend filled with live performances from music and dance to comedy. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Witherspoon, Vergara team up for a Hot Pursuit

Don’t judge a book by its cover seems to be the key message in the new comedy Hot Pursuit out now in theaters, starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line,” “Wild”) and Sofía Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s “Modern Family”).

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Express yourself

Art and commerce empower teens in Artists for Humanity

For almost 25 years, Artists for Humanity (AFH) has led the way in empowering and employing Boston teens (between the ages of 14 and 18) by offering a platform to express themselves via an intensive program of arts, creativity and enterprise.

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Empowering the next generation

Youth Design creates transformative experience for teens

Founded in 2003 by Denise Korn, Youth Design’s mission is “to empower talented urban youth to pursue higher education and a promising career by engaging the professional design community to mentor, educate, train and employ the next generation.”

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Merging arenas

Post Game Fashion looks to be a game changer in fashion, sports arena

David Beckham. Russell Westbrook. Cristiano Ronaldo. What do they have in common? Not only are they all respected and talented athletes but all three have entered into the highly competitive world of fashion with their own clothing lines, endorsement deals and/or partnerships.

What's Hot in the City this Mother's Day Weekend?

It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Nick Kroll leads ensemble comedy Adult Beginners

Known for his colorful and crazy characters ‘Fabrice Fabrice’ and ‘Bobby Bottleservice’ on his Comedy Central television series Kroll Show, comedian, actor, writer and producer, Nick Kroll makes the transition to leading man in the film Adult Beginners.

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Awareness through art

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.

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Finding her voice

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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What's Hot in the City this first weekend of May?

What's Hot in the City this first weekend of May?

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Program gives young teens a voice

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.

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Dirty Dancing performers recount their ‘big breaks’

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.

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Comedian discusses importance of having ‘a voice’

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.

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R&B singer Alex touts ‘community empowerment through the arts’

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.

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What's Hot in the City this April 17th weekend

It’s weekend of comedy and music. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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Boston duo Wondertwins discuss their career

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.

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‘20 Feet From Stardom’ puts a spotlight on Darlene Love

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.

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What's Hot in the City this April 10th Weekend?

It’s weekend of art, ballet, comedy, and music. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

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‘Remember us’

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.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Lisa Fischer at the Wilbur and City of Angels at the Lyric

Celebrate the weekend with art, music and theater!

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Behind the camera

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.

From dance to art and the blues, here’s a look at what’s hot in the city this weekend!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Art and Design at the Cyclorama made our hot list this week.

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Haitian dancer/choreographer Jean Appolon gives back through dance

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.

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Being a father key to success for veteran comic Sinbad

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.

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What's Hot in the City this Spring weekend?

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.

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Art opens a dialogue

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.

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What's Hot in the City this weekend?

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!

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My Recovers founder, Kelly Marchetti shares her startup experience

My Recovers is an orthopedic soft goods designer and retailer that brings fashion to the recovery process.

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Billy Porter, Capathia Jenkins discuss The Colored Museum

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.

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Creating a lifestyle: HáRBëR Clothing is more than just an urban apparel line.

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.

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The startup True Moringa was inspired by the African Tree, Moringa

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.