Current temperature in Boston - 62 °
Get access to a personalized news feed, our newsletter and exclusive discounts on everything from shows to local restaurants, All for free.
Already a member? Sign in.
The Bay State Banner
The Bay State Banner

Trending Articles

Dorchester residents weigh in on Columbia Road redesign

Banner [Virtual] Art Gallery

MIT hackathon explores a role for churches in closing wealth gap


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Boston with classic works by Mr. Ailey, notable selections by other modern and contemporary choreographers, and new commissions that carry forward the founder’s and the company’s legacy and depict the many facets of Black American life, culture, and history. May 2-5 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre Ticket […]

Ballet Banquet

Don’t miss BALLET BANQUET: An unforgettable celebration of dance! Presented by City Ballet of Boston and the youth dancers of Tony Williams Dance Center. April 26 7:00 pm April 27 3:00 pm April 28 3:00 pm Strand Theatre 543 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02125 The performances will celebrate a range of ballet styles and music, […]


Sambanismo EXPERIENCE Boston, now in its second year, is an international dance, music and art event dedicated to combining the energy and rhythm of music and dance with the vibrant essence of Brazilian culture. A weekend full of learning, moving, and exchanging will culminate with an After Party led by the legendary DJ Spinna at […]

Trouble in Mind

It’s 1955, and after enduring indignities and lost opportunities, Wiletta Mayer, a seasoned Black actress, is finally making her Broadway debut. Written by a white playwright, her star vehicle is the allegedly progressive “Chaos in Belleville,” which turns out to be anything but. Leading a cast of both younger and experienced actors, Wiletta challenges not […]

Our Story! Celebrating the African American Experience through Music, Dance & Spoken Word

Our Story, directed and produced by OrigiNation’s Artistic Director Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, is a compilation of poetry, dance, music and scenes from historical and current events significant to African and African-American history. These performances will feature students from local colleges, high schools, and middle schools and OrigiNation’s professional youth dance companies. In addition to attending rehearsals […]

Tafuta! A Young Child’s Search for the True Meaning of Kwanzaa

Conceived, Written & Director by Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, Tafuta! blends music, dance and poetry to tell the story of a young child who is bullied in school because of his family’s tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. The child ultimately embraces his heritage, discovers his own voice and self-empowerment and draws on the strength found in this African American […]

Fèt Lakaï

Fèt Lakaï launched in New York City in 2022. Now we are bringing the party home to Boston for a full weekend of events. We’re partnering with some of Boston’s best to bring you a full weekend of the best vibes. Fèt Weekend brings the ultimate house party vibe. Featuring performances by Lakaï Dance Theatre, ToriTori, […]

Phillis In Boston

Join Revolutionary Spaces for the debut of Phillis in Boston, an original new play dramatizing a key moment in the life of both the nation and the celebrated poet Phillis Wheatley, enslaved author of the landmark book “Reflections on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.” Published in London in 1773, it was the first known book […]

Audition Notice: Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Footlight Club

Sweat Auditions – Calling all performer! The Footlight Club is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The Footlight Club is committed to creating a diverse theatre community that reflects Jamaica Plain and the Greater Boston area, and ensuring an equitable and inclusive culture by challenging inequity and oppressive systems both internally and […]

Preforming Arts Academy | Registration Open

Embark on your child’s journey with OrigiNation as they explore diverse classes, including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Tae Kwon Do. Our program, for boys and girls ages 2-18, runs from September through May, providing an extended opportunity for skill development, with two showcases where students proudly have the chance to perform and demonstrate […]

Imani Jr Auditions

On Sunday October 22, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center proudly hosts auditions for one of our professional youth dance troupes,  IMANI JR., tailored for talented girls aged 7-11. Our professional dance division offers a transformative journey that encompasses being able to travel in and outside of Boston  to perform, take classes, and give back while also being […]

Twist & Shout! An Evening of Dance, Music & Spoken Word

The Twist & Shout gala promises an electrifying lineup of dance performances, soul-stirring spoken word pieces, and captivating musical talent, featuring the Professional Dance Division who will share their transformative journeys at OrigiNation and how it has shaped their successful careers.  Adding to the magic of the evening, esteemed community leaders who have made an […]