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Celebrity Series launches Latina bandleader concert series
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Celebrity Series launches Latina bandleader concert series
Latina musicians take center stage this season in a special series of concerts produced by Celebrity Series of Boston. From September through May, its Neighborhood Arts series celebrates Latina bandleaders in four concerts that highlight the rhythmic talents of diverse, local female musicians.
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A long-fought-for festival comes to Pope John Paul II Park
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A long-fought-for festival comes to Pope John Paul II Park
“Project Misik: A Neponset RiverYard,” is a celebration of Afro-diasporic artwork pioneered by local musician Kera Washington with the help of one of the Olmsted Equity grants intended to diversify Boston’s green spaces.
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Fall preview: Live jazz is back!
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Fall preview: Live jazz is back!
Jazz performers are returning to stages throughout Boston and Cambridge this fall to delight audiences parched for the exhilaration that live music can create. The talent is extensive, with famous and soon-to-be famous musicians taking to the stage.
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Gregory Groover Jr. closes out Mission Hill Arts Fest
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Gregory Groover Jr. closes out Mission Hill Arts Fest
The second annual Mission Hill Arts Festival concluded its summer-long series of outdoor art events on Saturday evening with a concert inspired by traditional Black American sacred music.
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Musical ‘Sing Street’ channels retro pop music into a love story
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Musical ‘Sing Street’ channels retro pop music into a love story
Sing Street” is tapping, swishing and singing its way onto The Huntington stage August 26 through October 2. The lively musical, set in Dublin in the 1980s, tells a coming-of-age love story through danceable music that references the sounds of beloved ’80s bands such as Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and The Cure.
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Nubian Nights free concert series returns — this time live and in person
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Nubian Nights free concert series returns — this time live and in person
The second iteration of the free neighborhood music series “Nubian Nights,” is in full swing in Roxbury this month. Presented by the Roxbury Cultural District, the series has held two concerts at the Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library and will host the third and final concert on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.
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Boston Lyric Opera brings free performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Boston Common Aug. 11 and 13
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Boston Lyric Opera brings free performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Boston Common Aug. 11 and 13
One of the Western canon’s most famous romances, and tragedies, “Romeo and Juliet” takes the stage on Boston Common August 11 and 13. The free, public performances produced by Boston Lyric Opera in partnership with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the City of Boston aim to bring the city together under the stars to celebrate the art of drama.
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Mission Hill Arts Festival brings live music to Roxbury
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Mission Hill Arts Festival brings live music to Roxbury
The soothing sounds of live music are wafting through Roxbury all summer during the Mission Hill Arts Festival, a series of six events throughout the summer, including a concert series at The YARD at the Tobin Community Center in Roxbury.
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Actor Linda Powell reflects on role in 'A Beautiful Noise'
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Actor Linda Powell reflects on role in 'A Beautiful Noise'
The strains of “Sweet Caroline” can now be heard from the Emerson Colonial Theatre as well as from Fenway Park. Running through July 31, “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical,” tells the life story of the musician and composer who crafted Boston’s unofficial anthem.
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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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