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This is the 17th interview in a weekly series presenting highlights of conversations between leading Black visual artists in New England. In this week’s installment, artist L’Merchie Frazier talks to artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson.
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The Boston Public Quartet offers ‘A Radical Welcome’
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The Boston Public Quartet offers ‘A Radical Welcome’
On a recent evening, the jolting sounds of string instruments filled a room that was half dance studio, half gym. A quartet stood in the center of a mat-covered section of the space, each member stationed behind a music stand. Three dancers circled the ensemble, cycling through a series of turns and leaps and kicks.
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Comics in Color Festival highlights BIPOC comic artists
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Comics in Color Festival highlights BIPOC comic artists
This weekend, visitors to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury might spot some unusual characters. The center’s typical runners and basketball players will be replaced with superheroes, steampunk warriors and anime adventurers during the annual Boston Comics in Color Festival celebrating stories by and about people of color. and about people of color.
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This is the 16th interview in a weekly series presenting highlights of conversations between leading Black visual artists in New England. In this week’s installment, artist James Perry talks to artist Amber Torres.
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‘Poetry vs. Hip-Hop’: a duel of words at City Winery
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‘Poetry vs. Hip-Hop’: a duel of words at City Winery
“Poetry vs. Hip-Hop” brings to the stage an array of local artists specializing in spoken word, music and comedy before turning over the mic for the headlining performance: a cordial battle between poets and emcees.
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Painter Josué Bessiake explores body-object dynamics
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Painter Josué Bessiake explores body-object dynamics
Painter Josué Bessiake is obsessed with the dynamics of the ordinary. In his current show at Gallery NAGA, “Josué Bessiake: A Bird’s Last Look,” the ordinary takes the form of chairs.
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'Firelei Báez' — Shifting perspectives of history, exploring legacies of the African diaspora
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'Firelei Báez' — Shifting perspectives of history, exploring legacies of the African diaspora
“Firelei Báez,” the spellbinding exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston through Sept. 2, is the first U.S. survey of this Dominican American artist, whose works are often described as history paintings for our time.
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This is the 15th interview in a weekly series presenting highlights of conversations between leading Black visual artists in New England. In this week’s installment, artist Paul Goodnight talks to artist Gale Fulton Ross.
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‘Company’ Broadway tour gets a fresh, diverse face
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‘Company’ Broadway tour gets a fresh, diverse face
Stephen Sondheim’s 1970s comedic musical “Company” gets a modern upgrade in the Broadway tour production in Boston this month.
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Decades-old collective uses art to shift public narratives about Haiti
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Decades-old collective uses art to shift public narratives about Haiti
In the late 1980s, a tense political situation in his home country of Haiti left visual artist Charlot Lucien with little hope for his future. He was in his mid-20s at the time and involved in political cartooning at a moment when the country’s leaders scorned political expression through media. So, he left.
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‘Framing Freedom: The Harriet Hayden Albums’ offers glimpse of Black lives in Civil War-era Boston
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‘Framing Freedom: The Harriet Hayden Albums’ offers glimpse of Black lives in Civil War-era Boston
Harriet Hayden and her husband Lewis Hayden were a Black Boston power couple in the community of abolitionists and equal right activists centered in Beacon Hill in the 1860s.
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American Spiritual Ensemble keeps the spirit alive
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American Spiritual Ensemble keeps the spirit alive
African American spirituals were the soundtrack to Everett McCorvey’s upbringing in Montgomery, Alabama. Growing up in a family involved in the civil rights movement, he heard the soulful melodies often — in churches, in anthems and in choirs like the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
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