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‘Alice in Rainbowland’ brings queer twist to classic tale
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‘Alice in Rainbowland’ brings queer twist to classic tale
A classic story gets a celebratory queer twist at the American Repertory Theater’s virtual OBERON stage this month. On June 10, “Alice in Rainbowland” reinvents Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world to celebrate queer experiences and provide a peek into a world free of the discriminatory practices that plague the LGBTQ community.
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A conversation with Vijay Iyer
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A conversation with Vijay Iyer
Pianist, composer, and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer is unique for being both an award-winning musician and a cognitive scientist. In musical venues as well as classrooms, Iyer continues to excite and challenge audiences with more than ideas.
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Basquiat, hip-hop embraced by Museum of Fine Arts
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Basquiat, hip-hop embraced by Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presented the streaming series “Hip-Hop Generations” on June 3 at 7 p.m., part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series.
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Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
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Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) has evolved in size and scope over the past two decades, but its core mission of amplifying underrepresented voices remains true.
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IBA selects female, Latinx design team for arts center
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IBA selects female, Latinx design team for arts center
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) has selected STUDIO ENÉE and Ann Beha Architects (ABA) to reimagine the historic Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End’s Villa Victoria community.
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MFA’s Dana Chandler acquisition headlines upcoming show
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MFA’s Dana Chandler acquisition headlines upcoming show
In 1974, artist Dana Chandler created “Fred Hampton’s Door 2” here in Boston. The visceral, moving piece memorialized the brutal murder of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and several of his associates. This spring, the MFA acquired the life-size installation, bringing the conversation full circle.
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Boston Lyric Opera debuts innovative miniseries 'Desert In'
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Boston Lyric Opera debuts innovative miniseries 'Desert In'
On June 3, the Boston Lyric Opera debuts “Desert In,” a groundbreaking eight-part miniseries set in a mysterious motel where desperate individuals search for lost loved ones. Created by an extremely diverse and dynamic team, “Desert In” creates a new genre of performance that’s part film, part music video, part opera and part heart-wrenching human experience.
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Co-Lab acting intensive delves into classical theater through a BIPOC lens
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Co-Lab acting intensive delves into classical theater through a BIPOC lens
The Front Porch Arts Collective and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company have announced the second season of their Co-Lab program, a seven-day acting intensive for Black actors and Indigenous and POC allies.
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Tiny DAP concert series showcases local artists
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Tiny DAP concert series showcases local artists
Despite its immeasurable damage to the local art scene, the COVID-19 pandemic has also forced innovation in arts organizations. The latest example of that innovation is Tiny DAP Concerts, a season of intimate concerts styled after NPR’s Tiny Desk program and developed by Dorchester Art Project and Boston Compass Newspaper with funding from The Boston Foundation.
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Student artists' mural celebrates vaccine milestone at Reggie Lewis Center
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Student artists' mural celebrates vaccine milestone at Reggie Lewis Center
In celebration of administering 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, CIC Health commissioned a mural by two Roxbury Community College student artists.
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MassArt opens new South End gallery
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MassArt opens new South End gallery
In early May, Massachusetts College of Art and Design opened a new physical gallery space at 460 Harrison Ave. in Boston’s South End. In its pilot year, the gallery will show thesis work of the school’s Master of Fine Arts students as well as work from the design program, curatorial projects, alumni exhibitions, student and faculty curated shows, and collaborative exhibitions with community partners.
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Q&A with saxophonist and composerJames Brandon Lewis
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Q&A with saxophonist and composerJames Brandon Lewis
James Brandon Lewis’s latest album, “Jesup Wagon,” is inspired by George Washington Carver, the Black scientist and polymath whose inventions changed the world. Stirring up the world of music with his saxophone and compositions, Lewis is broadening what music can address and what it can bring to listeners.
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