A huge film and stand-up comedy buff, Colette has worked in publicity, marketing and promotions for over twenty years. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.A. degree in Communications, her storied career began in radio as Promotions Director for local radio station, WILD-AM. From there she transitioned to the world of stand-up comedy handling publicity and marketing for The Comedy Connection in Faneuil Hall, one of the country’s top ten comedy clubs. Following her stint there, she was hired for her branding and marketing prowess for the start-up concert venue Showcase Live in Foxborough, MA. Colette later took on the role of Public Relations manager for The Roxbury International Film Festival. The self-described “woman on the go,” her passion for travel, food and all things entertainment can be read about in her bi-weekly column In the Mix.
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Iyanla Vanzant’s tour offers an evening of healing and restoration
The New York Times best-selling author and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant comes to Boston in her first solo tour in 18 years, called “Get Over It!: An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant.” The 17-city tour began on April 5 in Akron, Ohio, and lands at The Boch Center Shubert Theatre this Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
“What Haunts Us,”which had its world premiere at the Boston Film Festival this past September, reveals the sexual abuse that took place at the Porter-Gaud School in Tolmach’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Alice Smith performs at the rise music series
Filling Calderwood Hall from the floor to the rafters with her singular and powerful voice, Alice Smith made it clear that she came to perform last Thursday night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Anna Chai and Nari Kye co-directed ‘Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste’
Co-directors Anna Chai and Nari Kye set out to imbue a sense of optimism in their documentary about the issues of food loss and food waste. Despite the bleakness of the statistics and the reality of what is occurring globally, Wasted! also offers some promising and realistic solutions, and the hope that food waste can be reduced on an individual and collective level.
Reginals Hudlin’s legal thriller focuses on early case in Thurgood Marshall’s ascendancy to the U.S. Supreme Court
The film, utterly engaging from beginning to end, is set up as a legal thriller as opposed to a cradle-to-grave biopic, Hudlin says. It was his intention to make Marshall less iconic and more relatable
“I didn’t care about money ‘cause I knew I was going to make it. I believed in myself. Why shouldn’t I do what I love?” says Valerie James in the documentary “A Fine Line” which closes the third annual GlobeDocs Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
‘Insights: If Boys Never Learn, Men Won’t Know’ geared toward young African
Newell’s book covers lessons the author learned growing up without a feather and how he has used those lessons as a guide to becoming a man. A husband and a father to four children, he began writing the book two years ago because he wanted to make sure his son Taja would have a document to remember him by.
The Haitian artist has created numerous thought-provoking, bold, provocative and colorful paintings. Her artwork has been showcased extensively in numerous American and international institutions, including galleries, museums and universities and are housed in a variety of permanent corporate and private collections. Many of her works have concentrated on the female figure, specifically the Japanese geisha.
Paula Dofat, director of college counseling at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, is one of the subjects of “Step,” the uplifting and feel-good movie of the summer. Dofat considers her own unconventional path of attending six different colleges — including community college, state and Ivy League schools — as a blessing in disguise. Her personal college setbacks and successes enable her to better relate to her students and to understand what they’re going through financially, academically and emotionally.
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 will leave you wanting more.