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New Rep's historical moving play celebrates Black Civil War hero from Watertown
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New Rep's historical moving play celebrates Black Civil War hero from Watertown
New Repertory Theatre will present a series of socially-distanced, outdoor historical plays this fall in collaboration with Watertown Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Watertown. Running Sept. 26–Nov. 8, these plays, presented in a walking format with safety precautions in place, will highlight historical figures from the Watertown area, beginning with Black Civil War hero Charles W. Lenox.
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Mayor’s Mural Crew adapts to COVID-19 needs
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Mayor’s Mural Crew adapts to COVID-19 needs
The end of August marked the 29th completed year of The Mayor’s Mural Crew, a program that employs high school students from around Boston to create murals and public art projects citywide. This year the Mural Crew employed nearly triple its typical number of students in an effort to provide safe, in-person work experiences and opportunities during this challenging time.
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America’s racist past continues to haunt the present in 'ANTEBELLUM'
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America’s racist past continues to haunt the present in 'ANTEBELLUM'
What began for filmmaker Gerard Bush as a nightmare in 2017 of “a woman who was so desperate for help that she was screaming across dimensions” quickly morphed into a short story, which later evolved into a movie script, and now into the thriller “Antebellum.”
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Wellesley College exhibition celebrates Black graduates virtually
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Wellesley College exhibition celebrates Black graduates virtually
“Seed to Harvest,” an outdoor photo exhibition at Wellesley College by artist Alexandria Smith, portrays five of the first Black graduates of the college in bold portraits.
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MFA outdoor programming highlights artists of color
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MFA outdoor programming highlights artists of color
The Museum of Fine Arts has begun hosting a series of free outdoor and online programming during the month of September, including film screenings co-presented with Roxbury International Film Festival and Boston Latino International Film Festival and online concerts with local musicians.
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Immanuel Wilkins: jazz meets soul meets politics
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Immanuel Wilkins: jazz meets soul meets politics
Who is Immanuel Wilkins? Imagine being just 23 and at the top of your game with the jazz world agog at your skills as a composer, bandleader and musician, and you’ll have an idea who this young man is and what he’s doing.
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Starlight Square safely stages performances, public art
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Starlight Square safely stages performances, public art
Live, socially distanced performances are now taking place under the stars in Central Square. Starlight Square, a parking lot repurposed as a community space, provides a hub for safe public art, performances, markets and dining.
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Step Afrika! virtual performance honors Stono Rebellion
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Step Afrika! virtual performance honors Stono Rebellion
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, ArtsEmerson and Step Afrika! will recognize the 281st anniversary of the Stono Rebellion with the world premiere of “Stono.” The 30-minute digital theater piece brings a dynamic new layer to Step Afrika!’s oeuvre of stage-based performances.
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‘New Narratives’ explores diverse Asian American experiences
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‘New Narratives’ explores diverse Asian American experiences
“New Narratives: Reclaiming Asian Identity Through Story,” running through Sept. 8 in Unbound Visual Arts’ virtual gallery, explores the dynamic cultures and experiences of Asian communities around Boston. Curated by Leslie Anne Condon in response to the increased racism against Asian Americans during COVID-19, the show aims to illustrate the diversity in the community.
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Zenger movie review: Project Power
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Zenger movie review: Project Power
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Mike Hinson's poster art satirizes contemporary culture
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Mike Hinson's poster art satirizes contemporary culture
Illustrator Mike Hinson is serving up humor with a side of social satire in his show “Welcome to the Future, I Hate It Here,” showing at the Montserrat College of Art’s Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery through Sept. 12.
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Chick Corea: Chelsea boy makes good
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Chick Corea: Chelsea boy makes good
Born and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts, just over the bridge, Chick Corea is one of a handful of musicians of his generation to have shaped profoundly what younger generations compose, play and even think of as jazz.
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