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In the Mix

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
In the Mix
Comedian and former MADtv star Anjelah Johnson performs stand-up at The Wilbur. (Photo: Natasha Boos)

Author: Colette GreensteinThe hair & health expo “Curls Gone Wild” was held at Hibernian Hall earlier this month. (L-R): Tiffany Lynette Anderson and Marisa Luse came out to support friends at the expo.

Curls Gone Wild…

Beautiful black women of all shades swarmed to Hibernian Hall in support of the natural health and hair expo “Curls Gone Wild.” It was a day of natural beauty that included live hair demonstrations (with one brave young woman having her hair shorn and going natural for the first time) and workshops.

Also on site were various local artists, clothing vendors and jewelry designers selling their wares at the day-long event. Two artists that stood out were Black Collage Artist Monicka Hasan, who presented the eye-catching series she calls “Women of Color in Paper Collage,” and Keyse Angelo, who showcased her colorful Flauxy jewelry line of necklaces made from vintage and modern beads.

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Comedian Anjelah Johnson took to The Wilbur stage this past weekend bringing her character Bon Qui Qui (a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter) to life to the packed downtown theater. The former MADtv star confidently strutted the stage as she talked about nail salons (one of her famous bits, which the audience ate up), dating and her favorite taco places in South Central LA.

Craving Mexican…

Boston is having an influx of Mexican restaurants, from Temazcal Cantina to El Centro. If you’re craving Mexican then Rosa Mexicano in the Seaport District is one to try. Dinner begins with freshly made guacamole with avocado, jalapeño, tomato, onion and cilantro, along with a huge serving of tortilla chips. The restaurant also serves a melted “chihuahua cheese fondue” (Who doesn’t love melted cheese?) and crispy fish tacos made in a flour tortilla with house slaw and a little bit of jalapeño tartar sauce for extra kick.

Of course, no dinner is complete without dessert. The hot Mexican donuts are served with three dipping sauces: chocolate, caramel and raspberry guajillo (chilies). The blackberry three-milk cake, a sour cream pound cake soaked in three milks, is topped with a blackberry-hibiscus glaze and toasted meringue. Really, does it get any better? A bit on the pricy side for Mexican but worth the trip!

Coming Up….

Grammy Award-winners Drake and Miguel bring their “Would You Like A Tour?” to the TD Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.75, $69.75 and $99.75. Buy them at

Don’t miss the energy and excitement of the show “Step Afrika!” playing at the ArtsEmerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre the weekend of Nov. 7-9. For showtimes and tickets, go to

At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, it’s the “Yeezus Tour” with Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, also at the TD Garden. Tickets are $39.50-199.50, also available at

Comedian and actress Margaret Cho headlines The Wilbur on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-49 at

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