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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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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
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Book review: ‘A Multicultured Life’ by Dolores Wharton
Dolores Wharton, the first woman, and a black woman at that, to become a director of the Phillips Petroleum Corp., has written a personal biography, “A Multicultured Life,” about the course of her life that enabled her to be appointed to several corporate boards.
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IN A.R.T.'s production of ‘SIX,’ scorned wives of Henry VIII have their say, and then some
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IN A.R.T.'s production of ‘SIX,’ scorned wives of Henry VIII have their say, and then some
If it’s been a while since your last European history lesson, head to the American Repertory Theater for a refresher on Henry VIII and his six wives. But these queens might look (and sound) a little different than you remember.
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Jon Batiste wows the crowd at Newport Jazz Festival
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Jon Batiste wows the crowd at Newport Jazz Festival
The opening concert of the 65th Newport Jazz Festival, held Friday, Aug. 2 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame of the Newport Casino, celebrated the vibrant past, present and future of jazz.
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‘Breakthrough’ — Inspirational memoir recounts teen’s true tale of survival
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‘Breakthrough’ — Inspirational memoir recounts teen’s true tale of survival
Despite being saddled with a couple of generic American names, John Smith’s (Marcel Ruiz) life story had been anything but boring.
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Latina band LADAMA rocks the Berklee stage
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Latina band LADAMA rocks the Berklee stage
On Thursday, March 21, the feminist Latina band LADAMA performed at Berklee as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston Stave Sessions festival. The group comprises four talented female musicians from four countries: Lara Klaus (Brazil); Daniela Serna (Colombia); Mafer Bandola (Venezuela); and Sara Lucas (United States). Pat Swoboda accompanied them on the bass. Fusing music and education, cultural heritage and contemporary flair, the group aims to transcend boundaries and bring people together.
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‘Cuba’ — Film explores the island’s unique heritage
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‘Cuba’ — Film explores the island’s unique heritage
The Museum of Science on Feb. 15 debuted its latest IMAX film offering, “Cuba,” a 50-minute peek into the vibrant culture of the Caribbean island. The film was produced specifically for the giant screen format by Golden Gate 3D in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
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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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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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Howardena Pindell retrospective displays breadth  of activist artist
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Howardena Pindell retrospective displays breadth of activist artist
Running through May 19, “Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen,” illustrates Pindell’s career from her early days studying painting at Boston University to works completed in 2016 and 2017.
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Musical production spoofs, celebrates ‘Hamilton’
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Musical production spoofs, celebrates ‘Hamilton’
Huntington Theatre Company is presenting a touring production of Alessandrini’s “Spamilton: An American Parody,” on stage through April 7 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End.
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