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Idris Elba directs Jamaica crime drama
Dennis “D” Campbell (Aml Ameen) had the misfortune of growing up in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica in the 1970s at a time when the ’hood was infested with drugs. Orphaned at an early age, he was raised by an older brother he admired, Jerry (Everaldo Creary).
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Local immigrant filmmakers screen documentaries at Boston Public LIbrary
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Local immigrant filmmakers screen documentaries at Boston Public LIbrary
Over the course of 15 weeks, Michael Sheridan, founding director of Community Supported Film, worked with Boston-area immigrant and refugee filmmakers to make documentaries about their experiences and the issues in their communities.
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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
The Boston art world celebrated the life and work of local artist Magnus Johnstone at the Nave Gallery in Somerville.
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Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn living her best life
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Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn living her best life
Jazzmeia Horn dreamed of being on stage ever since the age of 3, when she was singing in her grandfather’s church choir at Golden Chain Missionary Baptist Church in her native Dallas, Texas.
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Architectural exhibition reveals bones of Buenos Aires
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Architectural exhibition reveals bones of Buenos Aires
“Displaying Latin America,” on view at the Harvard Art Museums through May 12, explores the architectural developments of Buenos Aires in the interwar period. Walter Gropius and Francis Möller opened a joint architecture firm in the city in 1931. Their plans for a seaside resort are shown alongside the designs of Argentine architects Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and Juan Kurchan for residential developments.
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‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ illustrates the famed artist’s world
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‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ illustrates the famed artist’s world
“Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular,” showing at the Museum of Fine Arts through June 16, doesn’t display rows and rows of Kahlo’s famous self-portraits. It does one better. Curator Layla Bermeo provides context to Kahlo’s work and separates her mythic reputation from the reality of her practice. The result is an informative look into the world around Kahlo and how it influenced her work and her carefully prepared self-image.
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
The first piece to confront viewers in the Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibition “Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity” is a blend of old and new. A mannequin wears white Keds along with a large beaded cape and intricately created leg bangles by Sophie Mahlangu.
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Amanda Seales entertains and educates in new HBO special, ‘I Be Knowin’’
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Amanda Seales entertains and educates in new HBO special, ‘I Be Knowin’’
Amanda Seales has been entertaining audiences for nearly 30 years as an actor, singer, rapper, poet, comedian, radio personality and DJ, in and on a multitude of mediums and platforms.
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Terri Lyne Carrington tackles gender in Jazz with new institute at Berklee College
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Terri Lyne Carrington tackles gender in Jazz with new institute at Berklee College
Terri Lyne Carrington, three-time Grammy award-winning jazz drummer, producer and composer extraordinaire, founded the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice in November 2018. Now in its first semester, under the direction of Aja Burrell Wood, the Institute is bringing to Boston ideas and opportunities to question and resolve barriers at the intersection of gender and music.
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Boston Latin Gospel Choirs hosts first gospel festival
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Boston Latin Gospel Choirs hosts first gospel festival
On Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, the Boston Latin School Gospel Choir will host its first-ever Gospel Fest on the BLS campus. The two-day festival will feature workshops for the student performers and clinics by guest director Bishop Chantel Wright and will culminate in an open-to-the-public performance on Saturday evening.
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A contemporary ‘Romeo and Juliet’ arrives at the Huntington this week
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A contemporary ‘Romeo and Juliet’ arrives at the Huntington this week
Shakespeare’s classic love story, “Romeo and Juliet,” gets a modern makeover on the Huntington Theatre Company stage March 1 through 31. Featuring the original text and a diverse cast, this production examines important and relevant questions to the present day without pushing an overtly political agenda.
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Coloring with Sound: Walid Zairi fuses Arabic, African and jazz in new compositions
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Coloring with Sound: Walid Zairi fuses Arabic, African and jazz in new compositions
On Friday, March 1, Tunisian musician Walid Zairi and his band Talween will take the stage at the Red Room at Café 939 for their first-ever Boston concert performing original music. The band performs a unique fusion of Arabic, African and jazz music featuring Zairi on the oud and Ken Hiatt on the accordion.
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