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Leigh Bardugo brings new novel “King of Scars” to Brookline Booksmith

Sarah Turley

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Literature

New York Times Bestselling author Leigh Bardugo visited Boston on Jan. 30 as her sought after book tour reached the Brookline Booksmith. Approximately three hundred people crowded the two floors of the shop to snag the newly released novel, ask the author questions, and seize the opportunity to have t...

Sandglass Theater tells refugee stories through puppets

Chris Sadrnoori

February 7, 2019


Filed under Theater, World

The internationally-known Sandglass Theater, Ford Hall Forum and Suffolk University Theatre Department, told a unique and moving refugee story through a puppet show last week at Modern Theater. The cast of five members, each coming from a different background, told the stories of migrants seeking...

Suffolk alumna breaks into Boston music scene with headline show at Hard Rock

Suffolk alumna breaks into Boston music scene with headline show at Hard Rock

Morgan Hume

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Suffolk University alumna Jillian Barrows is stepping into the Boston music scene by headlining a show at the Hard Rock Cafe next month, the rock musician’s biggest performance yet. Barrows, who uses the stage name Jillian Ann, sang in her local church choir in Medford, Mass.  as a child and by...

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Morgan Hume and Sarah Lukowski

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music, Theater

For decades, Carole King has been known for her sweet voice and solo albums, but few people know the story of her younger days as a songwriter, where she wrote tunes that climbed to the top of the Billboard charts before she ever stepped foot on stage. The Boston Opera House is giving audiences a glimpse...

Academic minor breaks down departmental silos at Suffolk

Academic minor breaks down departmental silos at Suffolk

Katelyn Norwood

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

The Arts Administration minor is a hidden gem at Suffolk University. Having only been around for five years since its creation in 2014, the program’s main strength is its ability to form a collaboration between the arts and business departments. “It’s most important when you’re going into...

Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery dominates House of Blues with country hits

Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery dominates House of Blues with country hits

Sarah Lukowski

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

Country singer and former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery brought his “Seasons Change” tour to the House of Blues on Friday, where he sang old hits like “See You Tonight” and recent releases like “Five More Minutes,” showcasing his signature baritone vocal range. McCreery’s 13-stop...

Arkansas duo “joan” brings indie vibes to Brighton Music Hall

Arkansas duo “joan” brings indie vibes to Brighton Music Hall

Shayla Manning

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

On the first listen, it is unexpected that 80’s synth-pop duo joan comes from a city like Little Rock, AR. Their hazey, indie love songs go against the grain of their hometown’s primary sounds, which is mostly known for its country and rock influences. The pair made their way to Boston’s Brighto...

Brothers of folk duo Hudson Taylor embark on US tour after nearly a decade of performing music

Brothers of folk duo Hudson Taylor embark on US tour after nearly a decade of performing music

Morgan Hume

February 1, 2019


Filed under Boston, Music

Ten years ago, brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor were busking in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, playing music for passersby to earn a little pocket money as teenagers. After countless performances and going on tour to support other musicians, the Irish folk duo is now headlining a U.S. tour with...

Houston trio “Khruangbin” fills Royale with infectious funk

Houston trio “Khruangbin” fills Royale with infectious funk

Shayla Manning

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Clad in sequins, wigs and some serious sass, sultry trio Khruangbin dominated the stage during their sold out show at Royale nightclub on Dec. 6 as part of their tour promoting their sophomore album, “Con Todo El Mundo.” Hailing from Houston, Khruangbin, pronounced Khroong-bin, are known for blendi...

Suffolk’s Ford Hall Forum talks the complexities of race and family in “Little White Lie”

Suffolk’s Ford Hall Forum talks the complexities of race and family in “Little White Lie”

Haley Clegg

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Film, News, Suffolk News

On Nov. 27, Suffolk’s Modern Theater was packed for a screening and discussion with the director of the 2014 film “Little White Lie.” The personal documentary follows American filmmaker Lacey Schwartz as she uncovers her family’s hidden secrets and the truth behind her identity. “I actually gre...

Director Richard Fitts Jr. brings father’s legacy to the big screen in new Vietnam documentary “21 Years – A Folded Flag”

Director Richard Fitts Jr. brings father’s legacy to the big screen in new Vietnam documentary “21 Years – A Folded Flag”

Sarah Lukowski

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Film, Showcase

Director Richard Fitts Jr. and producer Rudy Childs visited the AMC Loews Boston Common on Wednesday to screen and discuss “21 Years - A Folded Flag,” a heartbreaking documentary that focuses on Fitts’ father’s journey and untimely death in the Vietnam War. The 86-minute documentary describes...

Suffolk University Dance Company debuts new routines at “Sweet Peek”

Morgan Hume

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Music, Showcase

The Suffolk University Dance Company (SUDC) exemplified fresh choreography and confident dancers at Sargent Hall Wednesday night during their “Sweet Peek” performance, which gave the audience an inside look at some of the routines they will be performing at their Spring Showcase. SUDC performed...

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