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Ron Carter: Giant of jazz comes to Boston
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Ron Carter: Giant of jazz comes to Boston
Jazz bassist Ron Carter, one of the greatest musicians in the world over the past 60 years, will be back in the Boston area on February 22 and 23 for two shows each night at the Regattabar inside the Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel.
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Walnut Hill School for the Arts celebrates 125-year anniversary on ‘From the Top’
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Walnut Hill School for the Arts celebrates 125-year anniversary on ‘From the Top’
Dorchester native Tony Rymer is a true Boston success story. The cellist began his career at age 5 and studied with the Walnut Hill Arts School and through a scholarship with Project STEP to hone his skills. Now he lives in Berlin and plays concerts all over the world. On Sunday, Feb. 3, Rymer will return to Boston with several other Walnut Hill alums and current students to perform for a live recording of NPR’s show “From the Top.”
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‘Poetry is Busy’ event showcases women of color
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‘Poetry is Busy’ event showcases women of color
A lineup of interdisciplinary and multimedia artists with diverse gender and racial identities, including Boston’s current poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola, performed at the second annual “Poetry is Busy: En Voz Abierta/Into the Unfolded Voice” show at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End last Friday.
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On The Radio: Music in the air on Jazz 24/7
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On The Radio: Music in the air on Jazz 24/7
Music is in the air. Get on the internet, tune into “Jazz 24/7” on wgbh.org, kick back and relax. Thanks to Tessil Collins, you can stay cozy and within your budget by listening to first-rate jazz for free.
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Music For All
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Music For All
On Dec. 22, Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean performed their first annual Sensory Friendly Holiday Sing Along at City Winery in Boston. The music was child-friendly, and the performance was constructed to be accessible to adults and children of all abilities. The group arranged the space, lighting and sound with special-needs kids in mind.
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Lift every voice and sing
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Lift every voice and sing
On Dec. 31, the Handel and Haydn Society and the Museum of African American History (MAAH) will produce their seventh annual Jubilee Day Concert celebrating the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. As part of the First Night activities, the concert will take place in Trinity Church.
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A Sacred Space
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A Sacred Space
Born from an abundance of talent and inspired by the desire to pool this talent into celebrating the sacred music of the African American gospel tradition, the Millennium Gospel Choir held its 18th annual holiday performance at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston last weekend.
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Mayor, IBA light up Plaza Betances
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Mayor, IBA light up Plaza Betances
The Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción community development corporation hosted its annual tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Martin Walsh in Villa Victoria last Wednesday. City Councilors Ed Flynn and Annissa Essaibi-George were also in attendance.
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Boston jazz in December
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Boston jazz in December
Each year, Boston celebrates the holiday season with good music, and no music is better than jazz. Throughout the city, musicians are performing and, depending on your budget, it’s time to dig in.
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Grammy award-winner Bilal to perform at RISE Music Series at the Gardner Museum
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Grammy award-winner Bilal to perform at RISE Music Series at the Gardner Museum
It’s been nearly 20 years since Bilal burst onto the national music scene. Since that time, the classically-trained musician has released five albums, earned four Grammy nominations, and won his first Grammy Award in 2016 in the category of Best Rap/Sung Performance for his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on the song “These Walls” off of Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” album.
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Bridgewater reflects on being bandleader
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Bridgewater reflects on being bandleader
Dee Dee Bridgewater performs regularly in Boston, and last month she had a two night stint at Scullers jazz club in Allston. The winner of three Grammy awards and a Tony, Dee Dee continues to challenge herself to the delight of audiences around the globe in a career that spans nearly fifty years.
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Unity through song
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Unity through song
Last weekend, Nov. 3 and 4, The Handel and Haydn Society hosted its “Every Voice: A Celebration of Our Community” concert in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. The concert, conducted by Reginald L. Mobley and assisted by conductor Dr. Jennifer Kane, took place at the First Church in Roxbury on Saturday and the Union United Methodist Church in the South End on Sunday.
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