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The 54th Regiment, memorialized in music
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The 54th Regiment, memorialized in music
As part of the rededication ceremony for the 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial on the Boston Common, Berklee College of Music Professor Julius P. Williams composed a song celebrating the monument.
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Inaugural Dorchfest debuts this weekend
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Inaugural Dorchfest debuts this weekend
This weekend, the streets of Dorchester will come alive with music during the first-ever Dorchester Porchfest, dubbed Dorchfest. More than 45 bands will perform on 25 porches and venues around the Ashmont-Adams neighborhood on Saturday, June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is free and open to all.
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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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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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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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'Let's Dance Boston!' coming to Rose Kennedy Greenway
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'Let's Dance Boston!' coming to Rose Kennedy Greenway
Celebrity Series of Boston’s “Let’s Dance Boston!” event allows Bostonians the opportunity to shake off two years of pandemic stress on the Rose Kennedy Greenway dance floor.
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‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ musical celebrates Fats Waller
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‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ musical celebrates Fats Waller
The croons of the Harlem Renaissance will soon be drifting across Cambridge’s Central Square Theater stage in a new production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’ — The Fats Waller Musical.” Produced by The Nora@Central Square Theater in collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective and Greater Boston Stage Company, the show celebrates the sound and soul of the period.
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Elder brother of Tavares group remembered
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Elder brother of Tavares group remembered
Ralph Tavares, of the famed singing group Tavares, was quite content avoiding center stage, preferring his more natural fit in the middle of the quintet’s tight and polished vocal harmonies. That elder voice, a mature mixture of familial tenderness fused with a logistical leadership that was irreplaceable in the band’s early years, took its last breath this past Dec. 8, ending a prolific life of entertaining fans across the globe, intersecting with a 30-year career in local public service as a court officer in New Bedford and Fall River.
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Jazz artists bring new dimension to gospel
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Jazz artists bring new dimension to gospel
Gregory Groover Jr., Kenny Garrett, Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross, and Javon Jackson have all released jazz recordings within the past nine months that place gospel in the foreground. While jazz has its roots in the spirituality of the Black church, the current phenomenon of gospel-jazz recordings is more explicit and widespread than ever. 
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