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Film review: ‘Step’ offers hope and inspiration

There’s drama, action, comedy, conflict and suspense. It has all the elements of a great movie but here’s the thing: It’s not just a movie. It’s a true story based on a year in the lives of real people that ...

American Moor: Keith Hamilton Cobb discusses race through Shakespeare

In “American Moor,” Cobb, an elegant, classically trained actor with an impressive resume, explains his love of Shakespeare and his experience as an African American actor with humor, frustration and fury.

Q&A: Regina Hall stars in ‘Girls Trip’

Hall plays alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish in an over-the-top comedy she says is about sisterhood, friendship and being true to who you are.

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ offers hope, possible solutions to climate crisis

The dramatic follow-up on “An Inconvenient Truth” follows former Vice President Al Gore as he crisscrosses the globe, training an army of climate champions.

Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone electrify audience at 38th annual Montreal International Jazz Festival

Etheridge, who hadn’t performed at the Montreal International Jazz festival in 28 years, more than made up for the lost time during her electrifying nearly two-hour performance.

Historical drama recreates attempt to assassinate Hitler

The film details the first of what would be dozens of different attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Georg Elser’s attempt with a homemade time bomb missed the mark by 13 minutes.

Film review: ‘Brazilian Wavy’ explores Korean domination of black hair care industry

The wacky comedy manages to entertain while sending you away with a worthwhile message to ponder.

Eighty diverse performers take over Harvard Square for Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Dance for World Community event

The all-day festival highlights the diversity of the Boston dance community with performances of dance styles from all over the world.Five stages hosted performances in and around the Sanctuary Theatre and the surrounding section of Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square.

Huntington Theatre production of 'Ripcord' on stage at Calderwood Pavilion through July 2

The fast-moving production delivers the simple plot with a touch of nuance and a bit of wisdom, along with a gleeful comic punch. A strong cast and terrific staging bring forth the story of two roommates locked in combat over ...

Desperate survivors lead spartan existence in ‘It Comes at Night’

Paul (Joel Edgerton) found a safe refuge for his family far from the rest of humanity in the wake of a deadly plague that’s been decimating the planet. At least that’s what he thought about their remote hideout until his ...

Recluse comes to regret bringing good samaritan home in ‘Black Butterfly’

“Black Butterfly” is an English-language remake of French film “Papillon Noir” (2008). Directed by Brian Goodman, this compelling suspense thriller slowly ratchets up the tension only to unravel during the denouement thanks to a humdinger of a twist.

Isolated teen falls for her next-door neighbor in ‘Everything, Everything’

Maddy Whittier’s been stuck inside a hermetically-sealed house since being diagnosed with a rare disease at the age of 3, shortly after her father and brother’s untimely deaths in a terrible car crash.

Border hopping: Artist Alida Cervantes confronts Mexico’s past and present

Many pieces include one nude figure confronted by or juxtaposed next to a clothed one, begging the question, who has the control? Gender isn’t the only factor at play; race and class are also components in the dance for social ...

Alvin Ailey puts on emotional show at Wang Theatre

The Alvin Ailey Dance Company turns 60 next year and its five shows last week, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, gave ample proof that its legacy is alive and well. At its Friday night show at the Boch ...

‘Objects of Witness and Resistance’ small MFA exhibit speaks to cultural crises worldwide

The MFA is showing a small collection of objects and art that bear witness to efforts to erase, displace and silence people.

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