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Performers bring African rhythm into Mozart classic

Performers bring African rhythm into Mozart classic

Ali Karpowich

November 13, 2019

For a few days last week, ArtsEmerson brought the Isango Ensemble to perform their fresh interpretation of the classic opera written by Mozart, “The Magic Flute.” The Isango Ensemble consists of actors from all over Cape Town, South Africa, the legislative capital. The ensemble was created in 200...

Christmas festival gives holiday season early start

Sofia Hernandez

November 13, 2019

The Boston Christmas Festival took place at the World Trade Center on Nov. 8 to 10, giving families and friends a place to gather and get their Christmas shopping started before the holiday begins. The event, which is the largest arts and crafts festival in New England, offered specialty foods, o...

Tory Lanez: up close and personal

Tory Lanez: up close and personal

Eddie Reinhardt

November 13, 2019

The Suffolk Fall Concert was “Litty again” as the Student Government Association and the Concert Committee brought Brampton singer and rapper Tory Lanez to the Royale nightclub this past Monday night. One of the most sought after R&B acts, Lanez surfed his way through a wavy performance, spe...

Oba Oseghali gets ready to open for Tory Lanez at Royale with rap tracks

Oba Oseghali gets ready to open for Tory Lanez at Royale with rap tracks

Eddie Reinhardt

November 7, 2019

As a young creative it can be hard to find your footing, and the right support on your way to becoming a fully matured artist. Oba Oseghali has been taking these challenges head on his whole life, and on Oct. 11 at Royale he will see years of work come to fruition when he steps on stage in front of h...

‘Rent’ cast helps show remain timeless

‘Rent’ cast helps show remain timeless

Morgan Hume

November 6, 2019

Although Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” is a musical reflective of the 90s, highlighting the turbulent lives of those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the show’s themes of love and acceptance have withstood the test of time over the past two decades. “Rent” follows a group of friends over the cou...

Concert review: FINNEAS brings harmony to Boston in packed venue

Concert review: FINNEAS brings harmony to Boston in packed venue

Zoe Saben

October 30, 2019

When Finneas O’Connell, who performs as FINNEAS, stepped on stage at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club this past Thursday, he was greeted by a crowd of screaming, dedicated fans, all packed into the intimate, sold-out venue. FINNEAS, the prolific singer, songwriter and producer has previously toured ...

Review: Bon Iver illuminates crowd with tracks from ‘i,i’

Review: Bon Iver illuminates crowd with tracks from ‘i,i’

Nick Viveiros

October 23, 2019

Last week, frontman Justin Vernon and his mythical compatriot members of Bon Iver brought their latest album to life at the nearly-full TD Garden for a stunning set that spanned their entire discography. The occasion for Bon Iver’s current tour (a rarity for them) is the late-August release of thei...

Review: Chase Rice brings southern roots to Boston

Review: Chase Rice brings southern roots to Boston

Morgan Torre

October 23, 2019

Chase Rice displayed the epitome of raw talent in his performance on Oct. 12 at The House of Blues Boston. He is not as well known as other country artists such as Dan + Shay or Thomas Rhett, but he has the same energy and performance level as these mainstream singers. Rice opened his show with an upbeat ...

Somerset band moves from Suffolk to Somerville

Somerset band moves from Suffolk to Somerville

Catarina Protano

October 9, 2019

Two years ago, The Journal wrote a story on the rebranding of Suffolk University’s contemporary music group, formerly known as “Rhythm,” into something a bit more personal: The Common. Now, the group has graduated from performances at “First Fridays” on the third floor of Sawyer to packed venu...

Avril Lavigne fills Orpheum with teenage nostalgia through set list of punk-pop chart toppers

Avril Lavigne fills Orpheum with teenage nostalgia through set list of punk-pop chart toppers

Morgan Hume

October 9, 2019

Avril Lavigne brought fans back to the days of grungy skater kids and hot pink highlights with a set list spanning her most popular pop-punk hits from the early 2000’s during her concert Thursday night at the Orpheum theatre. The singer-songwriter stopped in Boston as part of her “Head Above Water...

Listen to the music: Rising performers showcased at first Boston Local Music Festival

Listen to the music: Rising performers showcased at first Boston Local Music Festival

Marizelly Oliva

October 2, 2019

Live performances, food vendors, a beer garden and artists selling jewelry, clothing and wearable flower arrangements all gathered on City Hall Plaza this past weekend for Boston’s first Local Music Festival, a free event showcasing 50 local bands and indie musicians. While the festival kicked off...

Preserved bodies displayed in latest exhibit

Preserved bodies displayed in latest exhibit

Katelyn Norwood

October 2, 2019

Gunther von Hagens’ “Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life,” a temporary exhibit featuring preserved human body parts, is currently taking residence in the Nichols Gallery at the Museum of Science until January. Wowing visitors of all ages, this spectacle of bodies, portraying both life and death...

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