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Banner [Virtual] Art Gallery
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Banner [Virtual] Art Gallery
This is the eleventh in a weekly series presenting highlights of conversations between leading Black visual artists in New England. In this week’s podcast, L’Merchie Frazier interviews artist Johnetta Tinker.
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Inspired by Black excellence, Opera on Tap plumbs music, poetry of Harlem Renaissance
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Inspired by Black excellence, Opera on Tap plumbs music, poetry of Harlem Renaissance
The operatic art form gets a diverse and educational spin in “Celebrating Black Excellence: Opera, Art Song, and the Harlem Renaissance,” a program produced by Opera on Tap.
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‘Crown of Times’ a play about Black hair returns for one night only
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‘Crown of Times’ a play about Black hair returns for one night only
Michele Avery and Yvette Modestin share a passion for artistic expression. They have known each other for over 20 years and have partnered on various creative projects. So, coming together to produce a play about the intricacies of Black hair was a natural next step.
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Lorraine O’Grady — challenging the either/or in ‘Both/And’ exhibit
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Lorraine O’Grady — challenging the either/or in ‘Both/And’ exhibit
Renowned conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady, 89, a Roxbury native whose West Indian parents emigrated from Jamaica, has made her mixed-race heritage a springboard of her art.
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Ousmane Sembène, the father of African cinema, honored with retrospective at Harvard Film Archive
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Ousmane Sembène, the father of African cinema, honored with retrospective at Harvard Film Archive
Senegalese filmmaker and writer Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007) has been dubbed the father of African cinema. His work staunchly protested colonialism, racism, capitalism and patriarchy, and he created films in Africa for African audiences during a time when foreign markets were prioritized.
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Legendary South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to Sanders Theatre
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Legendary South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to Sanders Theatre
Ladysmith Black Mambazo started with a dream. Joseph Shabalala, the South African vocal group’s late founder, was on a quest to refine isicathamiya, a musical genre that emerged from apartheid-era mines.
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In ‘The Barber of Little Rock,’ one man takes on the racial wealth gap
Arlo Washington sits in his car, a backdrop of greenery visible through the window behind him as he gazes ahead. “I’m on a mission, and it ain’t over,” he asserts. A momentary pause follows before a look of determination flashes across Washington’s face, and he continues, “It’s just begun.”
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Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant explores feminism through history, myth
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Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant explores feminism through history, myth
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a jazz vocalist, but her latest album “Mélusine,” pushes the boundaries of the genre.
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A reprise for youth arts program ‘Show Out Boston!’
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A reprise for youth arts program ‘Show Out Boston!’
Last year, “Show Out Boston!” a vibrant youth arts community engagement program, was an all-out success. This year, community members can look forward to another free installment of the showcase on Feb. 1 at Hibernian Hall in the heart of Roxbury.
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Fatherhood, friendship star in ‘A Case for the Existence of God’
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Fatherhood, friendship star in ‘A Case for the Existence of God’
In a dreary cubicle in Idaho, Keith, a Black, gay mortgage broker, and Ryan, a white, divorced yogurt plant worker, bond over their young daughters and the need for emotional connection and support.
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Art exhibit honors James Baldwin’s 100th year
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Art exhibit honors James Baldwin’s 100th year
In the Piano Craft Gallery, tucked away in the lower level of a South End building, the legacy of writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin was on display this month.
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A riveting ‘Trouble in Mind’ at Lyric Stage
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A riveting ‘Trouble in Mind’ at Lyric Stage
After its successful Off-Broadway run in 1955, “Trouble in Mind,” a play by Black actress, playwright and producer Alice Childress (1916-1994) was slated for Broadway. But Childress resisted demands to soften its edge.
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