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Revolving Museum’s Poetry Mobile comes to Downtown Crossing
The mobile, a project spearheaded by the Revolving Museum’s founder Jerry Beck, features 300 poems on the vehicle, a basketball hoop for impromptu games, an interior gallery space, artmaking opportunities ¾ and at the Boston opening, a fashion show.
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¡Viva Latino! Heat wave doesn’t slow Festival Betances
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¡Viva Latino! Heat wave doesn’t slow Festival Betances
Last weekend, the annual Festival Betances in the South End’s Villa Victoria continued a tradition of more than 50 years celebrating Boston’s Latino culture. The two-day festival brings together an estimated 3,000 multicultural guests every year to watch a parade, listen to music by local and visiting artists, and enjoy traditional Latinx foods.
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Artists interpret Harbor Islands history
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Artists interpret Harbor Islands history
Next month, the Boston Harbor Islands will come alive with events and artmaking by the three 2019 Boston Harbor [Re]creation artists-in-residence. Marsha Parrilla, Robin MacDonald-Foley and Brian Sonia-Wallace will use their unique artistic perspectives and media to intertwine art and nature on the islands.
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Iyanla Vanzant brings spiritual teachings to Boston’s Boch Center
Celebrated spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant brings her wisdom to Boston on June 22 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
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Jamal Thorne explores trauma, memory and race at Kingston Gallery
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Jamal Thorne explores trauma, memory and race at Kingston Gallery
In “Timestream Muckery,” showing at Kingston Gallery through April 29, artist Jamal Thorne takes his unique, layered visual language, and uses it to dive into issues of trauma, race and memory.
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
The first piece to confront viewers in the Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibition “Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity” is a blend of old and new. A mannequin wears white Keds along with a large beaded cape and intricately created leg bangles by Sophie Mahlangu.
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Christian Bale morphs into Dick Cheney in biopic ‘Vice’
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Christian Bale morphs into Dick Cheney in biopic ‘Vice’
Who is the real Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) and how did he become the most powerful vice president in U.S. history? Those are the fundamental questions explored by “Vice,” an alternately hilarious and sobering biopic written and directed by Adam McKay.
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Music For All
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Music For All
On Dec. 22, Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean performed their first annual Sensory Friendly Holiday Sing Along at City Winery in Boston. The music was child-friendly, and the performance was constructed to be accessible to adults and children of all abilities. The group arranged the space, lighting and sound with special-needs kids in mind.
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Daring Dickens
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Daring Dickens
Central Square Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” presented Dickens like you’ve never seen him before.
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Barry Jenkins directs spot-on adaptation of Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
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Barry Jenkins directs spot-on adaptation of Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Barry Jenkins, director of 2017's Oscar-winning Best Picture “Moonlight,” has brought a faithful adaptation of “If Beale Street Could Talk” to the big screen. The poignant coming-of-age tale co-stars Kiki Layne as 19-year-old Tish Rivers and Stephan James as her 23-year-old fiancé, Fonny Hunt.
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A Sacred Space
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A Sacred Space
Born from an abundance of talent and inspired by the desire to pool this talent into celebrating the sacred music of the African American gospel tradition, the Millennium Gospel Choir held its 18th annual holiday performance at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston last weekend.
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In the news: Porsha Olayiwola
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In the news: Porsha Olayiwola
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Porsha Olayiwola has been appointed as the City of Boston's new Poet Laureate, a role she will formally begin on January 1, 2019.
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