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‘What to Send Up When It Goes Down’ offers safe space for black Americans
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‘What to Send Up When It Goes Down’ offers safe space for black Americans
Playwright Aleshea Harris has not just written a performance in her production, “What to Send Up When It Goes Down.” She has created a space, a community ritual and the opportunity for black audience members to breathe.
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Praxis Stage gives ‘Coriolanus’ a contemporary makeover
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Praxis Stage gives ‘Coriolanus’ a contemporary makeover
Praxis Stage is yet again twisting theater on its head with a new production of “Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare, running at Little House in Dorchester Oct. 17 through Nov. 3.
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Get on your feet! Racines Black Dance Festival celebrates African dance in the Americas
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Get on your feet! Racines Black Dance Festival celebrates African dance in the Americas
The Racines Dance Festival brings together professional dancers from around the country to give workshops at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in styles like Afro beat, wacking, Cuban rumba, sabar and others.
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The animal nature
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The animal nature
Renowned conceptual artist Joan Jonas has an abiding interest in animals, both as images and as fellow creatures imperiled by environmental degradation. In her multimedia performances and visual art, Jonas, 83, calls attention to the fragility and beauty of nature and its inhabitants.
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Play Reading Book Club builds bridges among Boston’s segregated neighborhoods
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Play Reading Book Club builds bridges among Boston’s segregated neighborhoods
For the past six seasons, ArtsEmerson has quietly and effectively been bringing theater and theater education into communities around Boston through its Play Reading Book Club program.
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Boston actors perform in Charles Murray’s ‘#Truth’
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Boston actors perform in Charles Murray’s ‘#Truth’
Boston-native actors Elimu Nelson of ABC’s “The Rookie” and Michael Beach of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” knew they would perform in Charles Murray’s film “#Truth” before they even read the script. The level of trust and respect between the three creators is so strong the actors were willing to do the film sight unseen.
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Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto bring bossa nova to Boston
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Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto bring bossa nova to Boston
On Friday, Oct. 18, Sergio Mendes will bring his familiar bossa nova/samba and distinctive pop instrumentation to Boston audiences as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s program, “Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto: The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova.”
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‘Be the Artist’ festival debuts at Bartlett Station
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‘Be the Artist’ festival debuts at Bartlett Station
On Saturday, Sept. 28, Nuestra Comunidad held its inaugural “Be the Artist at Bartlett” festival at the new Oasis@Bartlett temporary arts park at Bartlett Station in Roxbury. Featuring local musicians, dancers and visual artists, an interactive mural project coordinated by muralist Franklin Marval and a patio lounge area, Be the Artist was the first event of a significant public programming calendar coming to the space.
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Traveling circus: ArtsEmerson presents 'Passengers' by Montreal-based troupe
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Traveling circus: ArtsEmerson presents 'Passengers' by Montreal-based troupe
ArtsEmerson opens its 10th anniversary season with the rhythmic acrobatics and breathtaking stunts of “Passengers” by the Montreal-based contemporary circus troupe 7 Fingers.
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Scullers celebrates 30 years of jazz
Scullers Jazz Club in Allston is celebrating its 30th anniversary starting this September and running through December. The celebration is already seeing top-flight jazz, both familiar and wildly innovative, from musicians revered internationally.
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For your ears only: 'Concert for One' project makes classical music accessible
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For your ears only: 'Concert for One' project makes classical music accessible
Celebrity Series’ newest installation, “Concert for One” is a musical performance on the most intimate of scales.
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'The Crucible'
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'The Crucible'
Through Oct. 20, The Nora Theatre Company and New York based Bedlam are reimagining Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucible” on the Central Square Theater stage in Cambridge.
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