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Beyoncé’s Beyhive is buzzing
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Beyoncé’s Beyhive is buzzing
On March 29, 2024, Beyoncé released “Cowboy Carter,” a 27-track recording that she claims is not a country genre record, but a new Beyoncé record just “rooted in country.” America is our country. Black music is our music, and country music is our music, too.
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‘Poetry vs. Hip-Hop’: a duel of words at City Winery
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Arts & Culture
‘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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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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Arlington Jazz Festival returns for a 13th year
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Arlington Jazz Festival returns for a 13th year
The Arlington Jazz Festival will bring the croons of local and international musicians to town next month for the 13th year.
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Puddingstone Creatives presents musical rendition of poem ‘The Crucifixion’
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Puddingstone Creatives presents musical rendition of poem ‘The Crucifixion’
James Weldon Johnson’s “The Crucifixion” is getting a local musical twist this Easter season.
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A musical journey with Audra McDonald
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A musical journey with Audra McDonald
Multi-Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winner Audra McDonald returned to Symphony Hall Feb. 27 for the seventh time in a decade with Celebrity Series of Boston, accompanied by a full orchestra for the first time.
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‘Sankofa’ brings Black history to life
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‘Sankofa’ brings Black history to life
On a recent Monday afternoon, Andrea Herbert Major was in full director mode at the Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts. Wearing an all-black ensemble with pink pointe shoes to match her Barbie-pink nails, she sat in a wood-floored studio fine-tuning a series of dance routines.
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Inspired by Black excellence, Opera on Tap plumbs music, poetry of Harlem Renaissance
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Inspired by Black excellence, Opera on Tap plumbs music, poetry of Harlem Renaissance
The operatic art form gets a diverse and educational spin in “Celebrating Black Excellence: Opera, Art Song, and the Harlem Renaissance,” a program produced by Opera on Tap.
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Legendary South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to Sanders Theatre
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Legendary South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to Sanders Theatre
Ladysmith Black Mambazo started with a dream. Joseph Shabalala, the South African vocal group’s late founder, was on a quest to refine isicathamiya, a musical genre that emerged from apartheid-era mines.
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‘Songs for Mary’ honors life and legacy of opera star Mary Cardwell Dawson
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‘Songs for Mary’ honors life and legacy of opera star Mary Cardwell Dawson
Mary Cardwell Dawson may have barely reached five feet in a pair of heels, but she was a force to be reckoned with.
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Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant explores feminism through history, myth
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Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant explores feminism through history, myth
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a jazz vocalist, but her latest album “Mélusine,” pushes the boundaries of the genre.
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A reprise for youth arts program ‘Show Out Boston!’
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A reprise for youth arts program ‘Show Out Boston!’
Last year, “Show Out Boston!” a vibrant youth arts community engagement program, was an all-out success. This year, community members can look forward to another free installment of the showcase on Feb. 1 at Hibernian Hall in the heart of Roxbury.
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