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Animated show proves bbno$ is the artist to watch

Animated show proves bbno$ is the artist to watch

Ainsley Miles

March 18, 2020

With an exciting setlist, bbno$ (pronounced baby no money) had an action-packed night during his sold-out concert on March 5 that never ceased to excite the crowd at the Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge.  Performing his hits, “Lalala,” “tony thot” and a new collaboration with Lentra, “...

Looking back at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum heist 30 years later

The courtyard inside the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Emily Devlin

March 18, 2020

All it took was 81 minutes for a pair of thieves to steal 13 pieces of artwork from the Gardner Museum.  The WBUR and Boston Globe produced podcast, Last Seen, goes through the events of the night. Just before 2 a.m. on March 18, 1990, two men dressed as cops pushed the buzzer at the side door of th...

If you have any sense and sensibility, watch ‘Emma’

After a screening of the newly released film, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein (left), “Emma” director Autumn de Wilde (middle) and lead actress Anya Taylor-Joy (right) discussed the adaptation with an audience at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline

Sarah Lukowski

March 4, 2020

An enchanting landscape, comedic characters, and elegant, frilly costumes all create a refreshing and charming film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma” that is perfectly tailored for 21st century viewers. On Feb. 25, Coolidge Corner Theatre held a special screening of “Emma” that was followed...

Lil Tjay makes a splash in Boston

Lil Tjay makes a splash in Boston

Eddie Reinhardt

March 4, 2020

A flock of anxious teens waited in the cold as the line for up-and-coming Bronx MC Lil Tjay extended out the door of the Paradise Rock Club and down the street, blocking the entrance to the restaurant, Raising Cane’s. Once inside the show, it would be a few hours before the artist finally hit the stage...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ cast sticks to tradition in lively show

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ cast sticks to tradition in lively show

Morgan Hume

March 4, 2020

Whether you’ve seen it once or 100 times, you’ll be humming the famous tunes while exiting the theater after seeing this classic musical. The touring cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” reached Boston on Feb. 25 to perform the well-known production at the Emerson Colonial Theatre as part of the ongoing ...

ICA opens macabre Sterling Ruby exhibit

Ruby uses an array of materials like fabric, such as in the piece pictured above

Abby O'Connor

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 26, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) opened its new exhibition, featuring a diverse sample of pieces by American artist Sterling Ruby. The exhibit includes over 70 pieces of the artist’s work in a wide variety of forms, making it the largest overview of his work. Ruby doesn’t sti...

Andrea Gibson brings stories about love to Boston during spoken poetry show

The writer speaking on stage at City Winery on Feb. 10

Morgan Hume

February 19, 2020

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time, suffering from an unknown but debilitatingly painful illness and buying a toy snake at a church yard sale to use as a makeshift dildo were all personal anecdotes spoken poet Andrea Gibson was willing to share on stage. Gibson performed at City Winery on Feb...

Ezra Furman shares intimate set with fans in Somerville

Ezra Furman performing at ONCE Ballroom

Shayla Manning

February 14, 2020

Under a warm, red light, fans gathered in the cozy upstairs lounge at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville last Tuesday for a solo set by musician Ezra Furman. The fifth installment of her residency at ONCE, titled “Intimacy,” brought another packed house. Furman, 33, whose music career blossomed in Somerville,...

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

‘Detroit Red’ brilliantly showcases Malcolm X’s humble beginnings and local roots

Morgan Hume

February 12, 2020

There wasn’t always a Malcolm X. No one regarded the youngster from Michigan, nicknamed Detroit Red, as a leader. Instead, he was another kid hustling in the streets of Boston and New York for some pocket change. Little did he know that he was simply wrapping up one chapter of his life to make way f...

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment ‘Mean Girls’ the musical brings

The limit does not exist for how much entertainment 'Mean Girls' the musical brings

Morgan Hume and Sarah Turley

February 5, 2020

The Plastics made their way from North Shore High to the Citizens Bank Opera House as the musical “Mean Girls,” based off the film of the same name, on Jan. 29. “Mean Girls” the musical is based off the 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey about how the school’s mo...

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Spring Showcase to premiere another collection of original student productions

Madison Suseland

February 5, 2020

From Feb. 6 to 9, the Suffolk University theatre department will be hosting the annual Spring Showcase, featuring  three one-act plays that are written and directed by Suffolk students. Each show has been in the process of rehearsing for the past few weeks as students grow eager for opening night. One...

Colombian artist uses found objects in exhibit honoring indigenous people

Colombian artist uses found objects in exhibit honoring indigenous people

Shayla Manning

January 30, 2020

In a harshly lit, striking white room hangs various colored fishing nets surrounding an otherwise empty space. Under a vast, multi-colored circular net, hangs a collection of different colored glass bottles, jars and jugs full of an assortment of liquids. Stepping under the net, both emotionally and p...

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