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38th Annual Elliot Norton Award Nominations are out!
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38th Annual Elliot Norton Award Nominations are out!
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‘Diary of a Tap Dancer’ — Ayodele Casel evokes history and magic of tap
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‘Diary of a Tap Dancer’ — Ayodele Casel evokes history and magic of tap
Weaving together her own life story as a tap dancer with the story of earlier female tap dancers of color is Ayodele Casel, an actor, tap dancer and choreographer and currently a Radcliffe Fellow.
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'Pipeline' strikes at the heart of systemic racism in America
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'Pipeline' strikes at the heart of systemic racism in America
This week is like nothing I’ve ever in my lifetime experienced. Along with everyone, I have been juggling, re-arranging, shifting everything I am involved in to the virtual world while the arts and cultural world from Broadway to Boston and beyond shuts down.
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Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Celebrity Series debut
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Camille A. Brown & Dancers in Celebrity Series debut
Camille A. Brown and her company Camille A. Brown & Dancers began their Celebrity Series of Boston debut at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre Saturday night by summoning the gifts, legacy and complicated history of black performers.
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Helina Metaferia harpoons white-driven art world in solo show
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Helina Metaferia harpoons white-driven art world in solo show
Interdisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia’s debut solo exhibition in Boston is a showstopper. Running at Northeastern’s 360 Gallery through April, 5, “Against a Sharp White Background” features a selection of work highlighting Metaferia’s primary artistic objective: asserting the black body into sites of systematic oppression and owning those spaces as a person of color.
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‘Sweat’ a riveting study of a factory community wrenched apart
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‘Sweat’ a riveting study of a factory community wrenched apart
Lynn Nottage’s prophetic 2015 play, “Sweat,” could have been a bellwether of the 2016 election. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning work portrays a plight faced by a broad swath of Americans either ignored or manipulated by the candidates. “Sweat” follows a group of friends, lifelong residents of a factory town, as their lives are pulled apart when the local plant shuts down.  
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Decades have deflated ‘Hair’
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Decades have deflated ‘Hair’
New Repertory Theatre is reviving the production of the musical “Hair,” on stage through Feb. 23.
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An artful cacophony by Terence Blanchard quintet
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An artful cacophony by Terence Blanchard quintet
On Saturday night, Jan. 18, Terence Blanchard and his quintet, the E-Collective, gave a concert at the Berklee Performance Center, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston.
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Stellar cast powers family drama ‘Waves’
Set in South Florida, the contemporary family drama “Waves” stars Sterling K. Brown (NBC’s “This Is Us”), Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Hamilton”), and breakout actors Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell as a suburban, African American family on an emotional rollercoaster of love and loss, grief and forgiveness.
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‘Don Quixote’ gets a contemporary refresh in Huntington production
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‘Don Quixote’ gets a contemporary refresh in Huntington production
The Huntington Theatre Company is peeling off a whole new layer of Cervantes in “Quixote Nuevo,” running through Dec. 8. Written by Octavio Solis (one of the storytellers behind Disney’s “Coco”) and directed by KJ Sanchez, the show is a poignant exploration of the human condition and a love letter to Latinx culture and experience.
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Powerful drawing show debuts at BCA’s Mills Gallery
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Powerful drawing show debuts at BCA’s Mills Gallery
Through Dec. 22, the walls of the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts reflect the vibrant emotional landscape of artists. “Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers and the Consciousness in Between,” explores the role that relationships have played in art and society.
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‘Marie and Rosetta’ revives legacy of musical legend Rosetta Tharpe
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‘Marie and Rosetta’ revives legacy of musical legend Rosetta Tharpe
Front Porch Arts and Greater Boston Stage Company have teamed up for another production, this time to tell the buried story of gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe. “Marie and Rosetta,” playing through Nov. 10 at the Greater Boston Stage Company’s Stoneham theater, specifically focuses on Tharpe’s relationship with Marie Knight, her lover and creative partner for a decade of her life.
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