Conductor Charles Floyd delves into soul of gospel music at Symphony Hall, Saturday, June 14
Worlds seem to collide in "Belle," which is the latest in a series of movies about slavery released to American audiences in recent years.
Many Americans are aware that the wealth and success of the nation resulted from slave labor over centuries, but few are clear about the deeply involved role some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges played in supporting the African slave trade.
The release late last year of "Liquid Spirit" was met with muted reaction by national listenership. No matter. Gregory Porter’s latest album is a tribute to high artistic quality seldom experienced today in American music, especially among its vocalist performers.
The concert on Sunday night at Boston Symphony Hall began with the mellifluous signing of "I’m Going to Stand," which is a fitting statement for the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. The powerfully performing feminist group is celebrating its 40th anniversary in concerts across the U.S.
Jason Moran, the internationally known jazz pianist will be paying homage to the often-forgotten musical genius Fats Waller in "Fats Waller Dance Party: Smalls Paradise" at the Berklee College of Music Center on April 4 at 8 p.m.
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock, currently an artist in residence at Harvard University, spoke at a recent screening of "The Spook Who Sat By the Door" — a 1973 political action film depicting a black, ex-CIA agent who leads an armed insurrection against the U.S. military — made a brief splash on the national screen.
Pianist Danilo Perez’s music presents complexity, exuberance and a definitive sense of place expressed through tone and rhythmic authority.
On Feb. 13, jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield brings his talent back to Boston as part of the Boston Celebrity Series recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival at the Berklee Performance Center.
For those possessing any insight into the sort of fiction that details the utter bitterness of being young, black and male in a large American city, Johnnie Peterson — the protagonist of Robert Johnson’s play, "Stop and Frisk" is reminiscent of Richard Wright’s character Bigger Thomas in the novel "Native Son."