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From choir teacher to touring with ‘Hamilton’
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From choir teacher to touring with ‘Hamilton’
When “Hamilton” first came on the scene, Nikisha Williams was teaching choir at a high school in Memphis, Tennessee. Her students went wild for the musical, and at their urging, Williams listened to the score and fell in love with it.
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Lyle Ashton Harris: Career-spanning exhibit at Rose Art Museum
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Lyle Ashton Harris: Career-spanning exhibit at Rose Art Museum
Lyle Ashton Harris returns to New England for his first solo show in over two decades with an exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. “Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love” examines his 35-year career through the lens of a dynamic new series of work.
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‘The Embrace’ shakes up Boston’s public art scene
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‘The Embrace’ shakes up Boston’s public art scene
“The Embrace,” a sculptural monument by artist Hank Willis Thomas and MASS Design Group honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, brings a new and dynamic piece of public art to Boston’s portfolio of straightforward statues.
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‘Roxbury Roots’ provides space for community storytelling
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‘Roxbury Roots’ provides space for community storytelling
On Saturday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Hibernian Hall in Nubian Square will come alive with the age-old sound of storytelling. “Roxbury Roots II: You Don’t Know My Story,” is the second of these live storytelling events, designed to bring the community together and foster connectivity.
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Tracy Heather Strain directs Zora Neale Hurston documentary
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Tracy Heather Strain directs Zora Neale Hurston documentary
“Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A Space,” premieres on PBS Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. as part of the network’s “American Experience” series. A major writer and anthropologist, Hurston was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Many ways to celebrate MLK Day
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Many ways to celebrate MLK Day
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful civil rights legacy at these events happening in Boston this weekend.
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Ágora Cultural Architects receives grant for Boricua art project
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Ágora Cultural Architects receives grant for Boricua art project
Ágora Cultural Architects has received a $700,000 grant from The Mellon Foundation to develop a Puerto Rican “cultural corridor” amplifying the work of local Boricua artists in the Eastern United States.
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Celebrity Series starts 2023 with powerhouse dance performances
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Celebrity Series starts 2023 with powerhouse dance performances
Celebrity Series welcomes 2023 this month with two groundbreaking dance performances by award-winning women choreographers of color: Stefanie Batten Bland’s “Look Who’s Coming to Dinner,” performed by Company SBB January 14-15, and LaTasha Barnes’ “The Jazz Continuum,” running January 19-21.
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H+H Emancipation Proclamation concert centers on water, spirituals
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H+H Emancipation Proclamation concert centers on water, spirituals
This year, the Handel and Haydn Society celebrates the 160th anniversary of their first Emancipation Proclamation Concert.
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Society of Arts & Crafts launches Jumpstarter Grants
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Society of Arts & Crafts launches Jumpstarter Grants
Two Massachusetts artists, Holyoke native Keysha Rivera and Franklin native Caitlyn Marsh, have been awarded the Society of Arts & Crafts 2022 Craft Innovation Jumpstarter Grants.
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‘Black Nativity’ ushers in holiday season
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‘Black Nativity’ ushers in holiday season
For 52 years, Langston Hughes’ stirring telling of the nativity story has rung in the holiday season in Boston with gospel music, African drumming and a moving dance illustrating the birth of Jesus.
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Zakiyyah named Boston Children’s Chorus season partner
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Zakiyyah named Boston Children’s Chorus season partner
In celebration of its 20th anniversary season, Boston Children’s Chorus has partnered with local artist and activist Zakiyyah to bring original works and educational experiences to Boston.
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