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Ezra Furman shares intimate set with fans in Somerville

Ezra Furman shares intimate set with fans in Somerville

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...

Columbian artist uses found objects in exhibit honoring indigenous people

Columbian 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...

ICA artist shows a sense of Self in new exhibit

ICA artist shows a sense  of Self in new exhibit

Sarah Turley

January 29, 2020

Tschabalala Self’s latest and largest exhibit “Tschabalala Self: Out of Body” has come to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). The exhibit focuses on Self’s view of the world and the African American body, which she presents through pieces of art that feature multiple mediums. The artist explains ...

Cautious Clay merges vocals and percussion at Paradise Rock Club

Cautious Clay merges vocals and percussion at Paradise Rock Club

Morgan Hume

December 15, 2019

Cautious Clay stepped outside the typical R&B performance on Dec. 11 as the musician gave Paradise Rock Club an eclectic and rhythmic concert. Joshua Karpeh, better known by his stage name Cautious Clay, lured the crowd in with a night of continuous smooth vocals, aiming to play a variety of songs a...

Clairo softens Paradise Rock Club during homecoming concert

Clairo softens Paradise Rock Club during homecoming concert

Phoebe Adams and Abby O'Connor

December 11, 2019

Bedroom-pop singer Clairo performed two sold-out shows at the Paradise Rock Club on Nov. 20 and 21. The Nov. 21 show closed out her almost completely sold-out “immunity” North American tour, which was a homecoming for the artist, as she is originally from Carlisle, Massachusetts. Paying homage to the...

Lucy Dacus brings smooth indie voice and synth to Royale

Lucy Dacus brings smooth indie voice and synth to Royale

Morgan Hume

December 11, 2019

All eyes were on Lucy Dacus as the 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s smooth vocals brought the Royale to a standstill on Dec. 4. The indie musician’s concert kept the crowd on their feet, moving along to each rhythmic song. Dacus’ well-balanced setlist included a mix of tracks from her 2016 alb...

BROCKHAMPTON creates carefree atmosphere at Boston concert

BROCKHAMPTON creates carefree atmosphere at Boston concert

Eddie Reinhardt

December 11, 2019

Fans were already jumping and dancing in front of the stage before even half the arena was filled while the members of BROCKHAMPTON were still backstage at Agganis Arena on Nov. 24. When the group finally hit the stage, the energy was somehow intensified as the fans were anxious for the Boston leg of...

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Hannah Arroyo

December 2, 2019

After Theofanis Orfanos came to America in 1957, he eventually started a family and established his own shoe shine shop in Downtown Boston. But what most people don’t know about the Arlington resident is that he’s a survivor of the Holocaust.  Last Friday, Northeastern student Emilio Guido showcased Orfanos...

Promising musician Cautious Clay scheduled to return to Boston next month

Promising musician Cautious Clay scheduled to return to Boston next month

Morgan Hume

November 20, 2019

Cautious Clay has come a long way from his Midwest roots as the rising R&B singer-songwriter has been building a fanbase for himself in cities across the world. Joshua Karpeh, who goes by his stage name Cautious Clay, is an up-and-coming musician who charms listeners with the flute, saxophone ...

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