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A Year in Review: Arts Cont’d

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A Year in Review: Arts Cont’d
(Photo: Tony Irving)


Actor Terrence Howard is joined by Shaumba-Yanje Dibinga, founder of OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, at the VIP reception prior to the organization’s show, Twist and Shout, which ran on Oct. 5 and 6. (Tony Irving photo)

Artist and activist Harry Belafonte (C) is joined by Larry Watson (3rd L) and musicians from Berklee College of Music after their musical tribute to Belafonte. He was honored with the Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award presented by South Africa Partners at a dinner held in Cambridge with 350 guests, including First Lady Diane Patrick and S. African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, on Oct. 13th. (Don West photo)

In 2012, rapper, producer and promoter Mark Merren transitioned his successful monthly showcases into a weekly format known as Motivate Monday, creating a platform for many of the city’s up-and-coming urban music artists. The event features RandB and hip hop every Monday night at Fenway restaurant and music venue Church. (John Brewer photo)

On March 8, jazz music legend Ramsey Lewis graced the stage at Sculler’s Jazz Club as part of his Sun Goddess tour. (Tony Irving photo)