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Augmented reality and the arts merge in Cambridge dance performance
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Augmented reality and the arts merge in Cambridge dance performance
Contemporary dance collective The Click debuts an augmented reality (AR) dance experience in Kendall Square this weekend. “Emotive Land” explores the need for and possibility of harmony be-tween art, culture, innovation and nature in site-specific dance pieces dually projected virtually on an app and performed in person.
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Celebrity Series launches Latina bandleader concert series
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Celebrity Series launches Latina bandleader concert series
Latina musicians take center stage this season in a special series of concerts produced by Celebrity Series of Boston. From September through May, its Neighborhood Arts series celebrates Latina bandleaders in four concerts that highlight the rhythmic talents of diverse, local female musicians.
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From penthouse to poorhouse: ‘Fabulation’ tells riches to rags story
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From penthouse to poorhouse: ‘Fabulation’ tells riches to rags story
The classic rags-to-riches trope gets spun on its head in “Fabulation, or, The Re-Education of Undine,” playing at Lyric Stage Company of Boston through Oct. 9.
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CineFest Latino Boston is the city’s new Latino film festival
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CineFest Latino Boston is the city’s new Latino film festival
This fall, the team behind the Boston Latino International Film Festival will debut CineFest Latino Boston, a new festival with similar goals to celebrate Latin American filmmakers and educate moviegoers about the diversity of the Latinx experience.
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Fall preview: Live jazz is back!
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Fall preview: Live jazz is back!
Jazz performers are returning to stages throughout Boston and Cambridge this fall to delight audiences parched for the exhilaration that live music can create. The talent is extensive, with famous and soon-to-be famous musicians taking to the stage.
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A powerful solo show by Karmimadeebora McMillan at Boston Center for the Arts
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A powerful solo show by Karmimadeebora McMillan at Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) Studio Residency Artist Karmimadeebora McMillan is breaking new ground, physically and artistically. McMillan is the first artist in residence to exhibit in the Project Room space, and the Mills Gallery itself has been closed for several years. “Project Room No. 1: Karmimadeebora McMillan” brings the space back with a collection of vibrant and probing works.
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Gregory Groover Jr. closes out Mission Hill Arts Fest
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Gregory Groover Jr. closes out Mission Hill Arts Fest
The second annual Mission Hill Arts Festival concluded its summer-long series of outdoor art events on Saturday evening with a concert inspired by traditional Black American sacred music.
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Musical ‘Sing Street’ channels retro pop music into a love story
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Musical ‘Sing Street’ channels retro pop music into a love story
Sing Street” is tapping, swishing and singing its way onto The Huntington stage August 26 through October 2. The lively musical, set in Dublin in the 1980s, tells a coming-of-age love story through danceable music that references the sounds of beloved ’80s bands such as Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and The Cure.
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Anna Deavere Smith's ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ at A.R.T.
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Anna Deavere Smith's ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ at A.R.T.
Starting Aug. 28, the words of more than 40 Los Angeles community members impacted by the brutal police beating of Rodney King in 1992 will echo through the American Repertory Theater.
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Paintings by Wendy Red Star at 50 bus shelters around Boston
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Paintings by Wendy Red Star at 50 bus shelters around Boston
Twelve paintings by artist Wendy Red Star debuted at 50 bus shelters around Boston on August 10. Part of a multi-city tour of the artist’s work, “Travels Pretty” features new pieces specifically designed for the in-transit exhibition space.
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Eight figurative painters explore friends, family and self in ‘A Place for Me’ at ICA
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Eight figurative painters explore friends, family and self in ‘A Place for Me’ at ICA
“A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now,” on view through September 5 at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, presents 40 works by eight contemporary artists, four men and four women. Most are individuals of color or self-described as queer. 
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Nubian Nights free concert series returns — this time live and in person
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Nubian Nights free concert series returns — this time live and in person
The second iteration of the free neighborhood music series “Nubian Nights,” is in full swing in Roxbury this month. Presented by the Roxbury Cultural District, the series has held two concerts at the Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library and will host the third and final concert on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.
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