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Celebrating Women’s History Month with women of jazz
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Celebrating Women’s History Month with women of jazz
March is Women’s History Month, and WBGO, the nationally renowned and premiere jazz radio station out of Newark, New Jersey, is celebrating with an array of programming that you can stream for free all month via its website, www.wbgo.org.
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‘The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design' at Worcester Art Museum
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‘The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design' at Worcester Art Museum
A hallmark of couture and a cultural icon of Japan, the kimono is also a catalyst of Japan’s rich printmaking tradition. The first exhibition to explore its symbiotic evolution, “The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design,” is on view at the Worcester Art Museum through May 2.
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Capturing history: Photographer Sam Williams documents local protests
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Capturing history: Photographer Sam Williams documents local protests
Photographer Sam Williams has made a name for himself in Boston for his intimate and probing portraits, landscapes and wedding photography. When he began photographing the Black Lives Matter protests in May of 2020, he found himself in completely different photographic territory.
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Chinatown art installation celebrates Year of the Ox
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Chinatown art installation celebrates Year of the Ox
On Feb. 12, a new installation sprouted in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park in the Chinatown section of Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway. “The Herd,” by local artist Andy Li, celebrates the Year of the Ox in a text and fiber art piece, a series of banners displaying messages in English and Chinese.
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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
Passim, the Cambridge music organization and performance venue, has awarded more than $40,000 to 24 musicians through its 2020 Iguana Music Fund. The annual fund awards local artists with resources to work on career-building projects and activities with a community service spin. This year, the grants are especially crucial.
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice  that brings jazz to life
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice that brings jazz to life
Rhonda Hamilton has a voice made for jazz radio: Smooth and mellow, with phrasing that has cadences like musical notes.
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Artists take over Roxbury billboard
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Artists take over Roxbury billboard
Thanks to artist and Roxbury resident Dayenne Walters, the billboard at the corner of Centre Street and Roxbury Street in Roxbury’s John Eliot Square is getting a whole new look. Beginning in March and running for a whole year, the newly branded project “Billboard Hope” will use the platform to showcase works by local artists.
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Teen duo ‘The Loop’ draws musical inspiration from Black women
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Teen duo ‘The Loop’ draws musical inspiration from Black women
Powerhouse Boston-based music duo The Loop is releasing two new singles in celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month. “See Me Beyond My Skin” and “Affirmations” are from The Loop’s upcoming EP, “What I Feel.”
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Seaport art installation plays on home, human connection
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Seaport art installation plays on home, human connection
Home has taken on a new meaning during the pandemic, providing safe havens for residents and an opportunity to reexamine the small joys of quiet days inside. Artists Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena play on the theme of home and the current yearning for human connection in their new Seaport art installation, “Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0.”
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Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
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Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched several new initiatives to make youth and family concerts more accessible to Boston Public Schools and the general public. In the coming weeks, the BSO will roll out a newly recorded youth concert, available for free to Boston Public Schools and Berkshire County Public Schools, an archive of streamable youth concerts free and accessible to the public, and a package of supplementary materials for teaching.
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'Tiger Style!' audio play explores Asian immigrant stereotypes
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'Tiger Style!' audio play explores Asian immigrant stereotypes
In partnership with GBH, the Huntington Theatre Company presents an audio version of Mike Lew’s comedic play “Tiger Style!” directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
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Ursula Liang’s new film ‘Down a Dark Stairwell’ explores 2014 police shooting of Akai Gurley
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Ursula Liang’s new film ‘Down a Dark Stairwell’ explores 2014 police shooting of Akai Gurley
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