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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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Face to face with race
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Face to face with race
Local artist Chanel Thervil’s first solo show “ENIGMA: Reactions to Racism” is on view at Urbano Project through May 3. Her large-scale multi-media installations examine the black millennial experience in Boston, particularly in nonprofit spaces.
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Onstage sensation
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Onstage sensation
Eartha Kitt’s spirit is alive and well and currently in residence at Cambridge’s Multicultural Center for the Arts during the Bridge Repertory Theater’s run of “Who is Eartha Mae?” The one-woman show, created and performed by powerhouse triple threat Jade Wheeler, explores the many layers of Kitt, from the persona she wore on stage to the childhood trauma she kept buried inside.
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Celebrity Series presents tribute to Beatles’ landmark album
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Celebrity Series presents tribute to Beatles’ landmark album
The Mark Morris Dance Group brought its evening-length suite “Pepperland,” a tribute to the landmark 1967 Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” to Boston last weekend. Presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, which also co-commissioned the work, the company performed three sold-out shows at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery came alive with the sights and sounds of black talent. “#HellaBlack: BCA Mixtape Vol. 1” was a one-night pop-up celebration of Boston’s wide-ranging artists of color.
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‘Poetry is Busy’ event showcases women of color
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‘Poetry is Busy’ event showcases women of color
A lineup of interdisciplinary and multimedia artists with diverse gender and racial identities, including Boston’s current poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola, performed at the second annual “Poetry is Busy: En Voz Abierta/Into the Unfolded Voice” show at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End last Friday.
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