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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
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Iguana Music Fund supports local musicians
Passim, the Cambridge music organization and performance venue, has awarded more than $40,000 to 24 musicians through its 2020 Iguana Music Fund. The annual fund awards local artists with resources to work on career-building projects and activities with a community service spin. This year, the grants are especially crucial.
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice  that brings jazz to life
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Rhonda Hamilton: A voice that brings jazz to life
Rhonda Hamilton has a voice made for jazz radio: Smooth and mellow, with phrasing that has cadences like musical notes.
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Teen duo ‘The Loop’ draws musical inspiration from Black women
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Teen duo ‘The Loop’ draws musical inspiration from Black women
Powerhouse Boston-based music duo The Loop is releasing two new singles in celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month. “See Me Beyond My Skin” and “Affirmations” are from The Loop’s upcoming EP, “What I Feel.”
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Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
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Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched several new initiatives to make youth and family concerts more accessible to Boston Public Schools and the general public. In the coming weeks, the BSO will roll out a newly recorded youth concert, available for free to Boston Public Schools and Berkshire County Public Schools, an archive of streamable youth concerts free and accessible to the public, and a package of supplementary materials for teaching.
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Jazzmeia Horn — A fitting name for award-winning vocalist
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Jazzmeia Horn — A fitting name for award-winning vocalist
Jazzmeia Horn is a vocalist and composer nominated twice for Grammy awards, most recently in 2019 for “Love and Liberation,” her second album. That album also led to Horn being named the winner of a 51st NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album in 2020. For the 29-year-old originally from Dallas, Texas, stardom may be early, but it derives from her talent and hard work. The Banner caught up with her by phone on a cold winter morning from her home in the Bronx
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Anthony Trecek-King named new resident conductor of H+H Chorus
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Anthony Trecek-King named new resident conductor of H+H Chorus
The Handel and Haydn Society has named Dr. Anthony Trecek-King a new resident conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. Trecek-King will share the chorus responsibilities with Scott Allen Jarrett, applying his decades of experience in music conducting and education to one of the oldest consecutively running arts organizations in the United States.
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Live from New York, it’s jazz!
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Live from New York, it’s jazz!
Jazz is streaming from the best jazz clubs in New York City, and for the first time in history you can see and hear top musicians live at these venues from your living room. It’s always been expensive to go and stay in NYC. Now’s the time to sit back and experience the city without leaving Boston.
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Projecting joy: ‘Hatched’ light and sound installation
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Projecting joy: ‘Hatched’ light and sound installation
The Esplanade Association wants to brighten life in Boston – literally. “Hatched: Breaking through the Silence” is a four-week illumination and sound installation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Esplanade Association’s partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
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$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
In partnership with the Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will provide $25,000 unrestricted grants to 17 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) arts and culture organizations around Boston. The grants are meant to provide some relief for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Castle of Our Skins explores MLK’s legacy in two concerts
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Castle of Our Skins explores MLK’s legacy in two concerts
Castle of Our Skins, a Boston-based collective of artists committed to advancing Black artistry through music, celebrates Martin Luther King’s legacy with two free concerts, both produced by Celebrity Series.
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Brockton native hosts Boston Lyric Opera virtual performance
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Brockton native hosts Boston Lyric Opera virtual performance
On cold, isolated early January nights, Boston Lyric Opera welcomes Bostonians to cozy up (virtually) by the fire at the Crane Estate in Ipswich for an intimate recital featuring rising soprano Gabriella Reyes; BLO Emerging Artist alumnus and pianist Brett Hodgdon; classical guitarist Zaira Meneses and host Sabrina Victor.
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Boston Children’s Chorus celebrates MLK with 'Born On The Water'
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Boston Children’s Chorus celebrates MLK with 'Born On The Water'
The Boston Children’s Chorus will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free, virtual concert debuting on January 17. In “Born on the Water,” over 300 local singers, alongside Massachusetts-born opera star Andrea Baker, will raise their voices in tribute to the civil rights leader.
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