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Boston Scenes 11/7/2013

Spike Lee, famed producer, director and actor addresses a crowd of more than 1,000 as keynote speaker at the annual ABCD GALA. Friends and supporters at the Action for Boston Community Development fundraiser also enjoyed a stellar performance by American Idol celebrity, Angie Miller, and hit the floor dancing when R&B Motown favorites, The Spinners, took the stage. (Don West photo)
Harvard University professors Henry Louis “Skip” Gates and Marcyliena Morgan hosted a dinner in celebration of the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship, jointly announced by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute and the Hiphop Archive. Professor Morgan hosted guests, including Nasir “Nas” Jones, Henry Gates Jr., author Jamaica Kincaid and professors Lawrence D. Bobo, Ingrid Monson and Tommie Shelby, at her home in Cambridge on October 31. (From left): Harvard professor Lawrence D. Bobo, Nasir “Nas” Jones, Harvard professor and author Jamaica Kincaid, Harvard professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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