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Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' opera to air Wednesday, Oct. 27
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Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' opera to air Wednesday, Oct. 27
Unfolding with primal power, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the opera by multi-Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, seizes the audience from the start and never lets go.
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Lady Macbeth’s power playlist
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Lady Macbeth’s power playlist
When Whitney White first encountered Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth, she fell in love. Here was a character who was ambitious, decisive and powerful, a relatable contemporary woman. This fascination with Shakespeare’s female characters has led to “Macbeth in Stride,” running at the American Repertory Theater Oct. 23 through Nov. 14.
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A stitch in time
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A stitch in time
On view through Jan. 17, 2022 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories,” follows this journey with 50 quilts spanning 300 years. All but a few are from the museum’s quilt collection, one of the largest in the world.
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A devilish and delightful ‘Witch' opens at the Huntington
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A devilish and delightful ‘Witch' opens at the Huntington
As nearby Salem has taught us, it’s rarely a good time when the devil comes to town. But in “Witch,” playing at the Huntington Theatre through Nov. 15, the narrative gets a modern makeover rounded out with laughter, tears and questions probing into contemporary morality.
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Thato Mwosa's ‘Memoirs of a Black Girl’ lands distribution deal
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Thato Mwosa's ‘Memoirs of a Black Girl’ lands distribution deal
Thato Mwosa knows how rocky the teenage years can be. As a film instructor at Brookline High School and a mother of three children ages 16, 13 and 8, she sees the numerous challenges that many young people face each day — from cyberbullying and being jumped to snitching — as they try to navigate high school, friendships and their daily lives.
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Sobek mural celebrates Carter Post, indigenous history
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Sobek mural celebrates Carter Post, indigenous history
A mural by local artist Jeremy ‘Sobek’ Harrison has sprouted at 1531 Blue Hill Avenue, because of a partnership between the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. Painted in vibrant reds, pinks and yellows, the mural draws eyes from all corners of Blue Hill Avenue.
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Peace off the Maine coast
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Peace off the Maine coast
Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Portland, Maine sits Diamond Cove, a historical and military artifact stuck in time and dusted with luxury for the summer vacation crowd.
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Gregory Groover, Jr. delivers the message
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Gregory Groover, Jr. delivers the message
Bostonian Gregory Groover Jr. released his second album, “Negro Spiritual Songbook, Volume 2,” on August 16 on the Jazz Urbane label. A sax player, composer and Boston Public Schools teacher, Groover draws upon his upbringing and current involvement in the African Methodist Episcopal church as well as the rudiments and melodies of jazz
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Chasing magic and finding joy in tap
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Chasing magic and finding joy in tap
Created and led by incandescent tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel, “Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic” made its onstage premier Thursday night at the American Repertory Theater in Harvard Square.
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Black composers featured in H+H season opener
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Black composers featured in H+H season opener
On Friday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 10, the Handel and Haydn Society opens its 2021-22 season at Symphony Hall. The program highlights “Suite for String Orchestra,” a piece the organization commissioned composer Jonathan Woody to create based on the works of Black composer Charles Ignatius Sancho.
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Painting Puerto Rican pride in Boston's South End
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Painting Puerto Rican pride in Boston's South End
Villa Victoria’s proud Puerto Rican community has a vibrant new reason to celebrate their heritage: a mural of the Puerto Rican flag by artist Héctor Collazo.
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Big voices on the big stage
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Big voices on the big stage
Boston Lyric Opera returns to the stage with “Cavalleria Rusticana,” playing Oct. 1 and 3 at the large outdoor Leader Bank Pavilion.
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