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Chinatown art installation celebrates Year of the Ox
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Chinatown art installation celebrates Year of the Ox
On Feb. 12, a new installation sprouted in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park in the Chinatown section of Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway. “The Herd,” by local artist Andy Li, celebrates the Year of the Ox in a text and fiber art piece, a series of banners displaying messages in English and Chinese.
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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
Passim, the Cambridge music organization and performance venue, has awarded more than $40,000 to 24 musicians through its 2020 Iguana Music Fund. The annual fund awards local artists with resources to work on career-building projects and activities with a community service spin. This year, the grants are especially crucial.
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Tiffany Dufu: Learning to thrive by letting go
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Tiffany Dufu: Learning to thrive by letting go
The Simmons Leadership Conference has been convening leaders from across the globe for more than four decades. On March 23, the leadership forum returns for its 42nd year, and its second year as a virtual conference, addressing this year’s theme of resilience and authenticity.
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice  that brings jazz to life
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice that brings jazz to life
Rhonda Hamilton has a voice made for jazz radio: Smooth and mellow, with phrasing that has cadences like musical notes.
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Artists take over Roxbury billboard
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Artists take over Roxbury billboard
Thanks to artist and Roxbury resident Dayenne Walters, the billboard at the corner of Centre Street and Roxbury Street in Roxbury’s John Eliot Square is getting a whole new look. Beginning in March and running for a whole year, the newly branded project “Billboard Hope” will use the platform to showcase works by local artists.
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Teen duo ‘The Loop’ draws musical inspiration from Black women
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Teen duo ‘The Loop’ draws musical inspiration from Black women
Powerhouse Boston-based music duo The Loop is releasing two new singles in celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month. “See Me Beyond My Skin” and “Affirmations” are from The Loop’s upcoming EP, “What I Feel.”
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Monique Y. Wells: An African American in Paris
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Monique Y. Wells: An African American in Paris
For visitors looking for an African American community in Paris, there is no longer a specific site like the legendary Chez Haynes restaurant in the 9th arrondissement. Wells, however, feels there is a true community of African Americans, in that “we know where we are, and how and when to reach out.”
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Seaport art installation plays on home, human connection
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Seaport art installation plays on home, human connection
Home has taken on a new meaning during the pandemic, providing safe havens for residents and an opportunity to reexamine the small joys of quiet days inside. Artists Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena play on the theme of home and the current yearning for human connection in their new Seaport art installation, “Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0.”
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Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
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Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched several new initiatives to make youth and family concerts more accessible to Boston Public Schools and the general public. In the coming weeks, the BSO will roll out a newly recorded youth concert, available for free to Boston Public Schools and Berkshire County Public Schools, an archive of streamable youth concerts free and accessible to the public, and a package of supplementary materials for teaching.
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'Tiger Style!' audio play explores Asian immigrant stereotypes
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'Tiger Style!' audio play explores Asian immigrant stereotypes
In partnership with GBH, the Huntington Theatre Company presents an audio version of Mike Lew’s comedic play “Tiger Style!” directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
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VIDEO: With a Disney Film Behind Him, ‘Papa Jay’ Shifts Gears With Brand New Single
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VIDEO: With a Disney Film Behind Him, ‘Papa Jay’ Shifts Gears With Brand New Single
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Ursula Liang’s new film ‘Down a Dark Stairwell’ explores 2014 police shooting of Akai Gurley
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Ursula Liang’s new film ‘Down a Dark Stairwell’ explores 2014 police shooting of Akai Gurley
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