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Roxbury International Film Festival is back in person
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Roxbury International Film Festival is back in person
The Roxbury International Film Festival is back in person for its 24th year bringing independent films by diverse and underrepresented filmmakers to Boston.
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Artistic roots explored in MFA’s Art of the Americas reinstallation
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Artistic roots explored in MFA’s Art of the Americas reinstallation
Diverse stories are at the heart of the third floor reinstallation of the Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts. The reinstallation, titled “Stories Artists Tell: Art of the Americas, the 20th Century” acts as an artistic anthology, telling a different story in each gallery from Native perspectives of the Southwest to images of the midcentury jazz age.
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BAMS Festival is live again
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BAMS Festival is live again
BAMS (Boston Arts and Music Soul Festival) returns with live venues on June 11 at Playstead Field in Franklin Park. Canceled in 2020 due to COVID and virtual in 2021 for the same reason, this year begins a new era of performance and community fueled by music, art and local businesses.
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Four actors and a DJ take on The Bard in 'The Bomb-itty of Errors'
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Four actors and a DJ take on The Bard in 'The Bomb-itty of Errors'
Shakespeare’s themes of love, loyalty and identity have resonated with audiences for centuries. Now, Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) is remixing those themes with hip-hop beats and rap battles in “The Bomb-itty of Errors.” This contemporary rendition of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” runs at The Charlestown Working Theatre in Chelsea through June 26.
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Spring Dance Fest blooming at Emerson Cutler Majestic
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Spring Dance Fest blooming at Emerson Cutler Majestic
Global Arts Live has turned its Winter Dance Fest into a Spring Dance Fest, recasting a January trio of stellar dance performances cancelled due to the pandemic into a three-evening series that runs from June 2 through June 5 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.
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A.R.T.'s ‘1776’ musical reimagines Founding Fathers with diverse cast
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A.R.T.'s ‘1776’ musical reimagines Founding Fathers with diverse cast
United States history is getting a long overdue rewrite in “1776,” running at the American Repertory Theater through July 24. The humorous musical about the Founding Fathers, written originally in the 1960s, has been reimagined with a cast of diverse female, non-binary and transgender actors, the people excluded most from history.
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Groovin’ with Chelsey Green
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Groovin’ with Chelsey Green
Chelsey Green will be performing music on stage at the BAMS Festival in Franklin Park on June 11. Green, who grew up in Houston, Texas, is a vocalist, violinist, composer and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music who defies genres.
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Paul Willis — multifaceted musician slated for BAMS Festival 2022
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Paul Willis — multifaceted musician slated for BAMS Festival 2022
Paul Willis, who is performing onstage at the BAMS Festival in Franklin Park on June 11, is a musician, educator, artist and community organizer. With more energy than Con Edison and Eversource combined, the Boston resident focuses on bringing together seemingly disparate artistic, political and economic elements.
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MassArt fashion design students debut thesis collections
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MassArt fashion design students debut thesis collections
On Saturday, May 14, models strutted down the runway of the 2022 MassArt fashion show, displaying months of work by the graduating seniors of the fashion design program. Titled “404 Not Found” the show featured work by 21 students exploring themes such as race, gender, grief, the environment and inclusivity.
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MIT's ‘It Must Be Now!’ advances social justice through music and media
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MIT's ‘It Must Be Now!’ advances social justice through music and media
On Saturday night, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented an immersive music and multimedia event with themes of racial injustice and healing. Held live at Kresge Auditorium and viewable online through May 17, “It Must Be Now!” culminates a year-long series of virtual events and on-campus residencies at MIT to advance social justice actions through music and media.
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BLO's ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz' reflects on life of boxer Emile Griffith
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BLO's ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz' reflects on life of boxer Emile Griffith
This month, the Boston Lyric Opera returns to the stage for its first full performance in a theater since 2019. And they’re coming back with a bang: “Champion: An Opera in Jazz” celebrates the legacy of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.
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Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy celebrates anniversary, future expansion
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Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy celebrates anniversary, future expansion
For 20 years, the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy has brought soaring spiritual melodies and the rich history of Black music to the Roxbury community.
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