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Artist Theaster Gates focuses on urban renewal in Chicago

Artist Theaster Gates expands his repertoire to encompass urban renewal, through an ongoing endeavor to rebuild blighted sections of the South Side community in his hometown, Chicago.

Huntington Theatre Co. brings Molière’s ‘Tartuffe’ into 21st century

The Huntington Theatre Company is presenting an exuberant and stylish production of “Tartuffe,” a 17th-century farce by by Molière, one of France’s greatest dramatists. On stage through Dec. 10 at the Avenue of the Arts/Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston, the ...

Wellesley College production of Studs Terkel's ‘Working’ reinforces age-old truths

The Wellesley Repertory Theatre at Wellesley College wrapped up an all-female production of “Working” by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Based on Terkel’s book of interviews with Americans about their jobs, the musical reveals that though ...

Art Breathes Life

Ed Gaskin, executive director of Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, is actively fostering public art projects as a way to promote economic development in the area. As a result of over $70,000 in grant funding, Grove Hall is regularly producing ...

Unfinished journey

The largest institution dedicated to African American history and culture, the National Museum of African American History and Culture starts its story in the 1400s, when African peoples took part in transatlantic trade with countries on other continents. Displays and ...

In ‘The Color Purple,’ Carrie Compere finds her dream role

Carrie Compere starred on Broadway in the iconic role, made famous by Oprah Winfrey in the 1985 film adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. “The Color Purple,” which won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will travel ...

Jackie Davis shines in ‘The Curious Incident …’

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” playing at SpeakEasy Stage Company through Nov. 25, follows Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old savant with autism who uncovers some unsettling truths while trying to solve the murder of a neighborhood dog.

Rhythm & Hues

Through Dec. 15, exhibits of work by Spanish photographer Héctor Mediavilla and Nuyorican photographer Christopher López are on display at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The exhibits were ...

Musical mastery on display at Berklee

The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet wasted no time getting down to business Friday night at Berklee Performance Center as the first of three powerhouse acts in a concert presented by World Music/CRASHarts. The program also showcased another homegrown New Orleans ...

Boston Ballet program reflects talents of Finland

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence from the giant at its border, Russia, the program presents the North American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s “Obsidian Tear” and the world premiere of Jorma Elo’s “Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.”

Strangers in Boston

On Thursday November 2, local photographer Jourdan Christopher debuted his first solo exhibit at Craft and Caro in Seaport. The exhibit features his series “Strangers in Boston,” a curated selection of black and white portraits, many of them taken covertly, ...

Celebrity Series gears up to celebrate 50 years of Alvin Ailey in Boston

In 2018, Alvin Ailey will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of their first show in Boston at the John Hancock Hall. Celebrity Series of Boston has an extensive celebration program planned, beginning with a symposium at the same hall highlighting the ...

Trapped in a traveling minstrel show

Through November 11, Sleeping Weazel presents “3/Fifths' Trapped In a Traveling Minstrel Show” at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. If you can only see one show in the remainder of 2017, this should be it. Writer James Scruggs wrenches ...

Alive and Kiersey!

One of the most respected young entertainers around, actress/musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for her versatility as well as her captivating screen presence. The in-demand actress has five films releasing over 2017 and 2018, and recently made headlines ...

An archive of their own

“WOLE SOYINKA: Antiquities Across Times and Place,” on view at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art in Harvard Square, features nearly three dozen objects from the famous African playwright’s personal collection. Contemporary works by Nigerian artists ...

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