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“Hamilton” brings the American Revolution home to Boston

Phoebe Adams

October 24, 2018


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

Nearly 250 years after the Boston Massacre sparked rebellion in the 13 British colonies that founded America, the American Revolution has come full circle as the Grammy and Tony award winning musical “Hamilton” made its way to the famed Boston Opera House. Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda...

Breaking Down the Bars: One Woman Show Breaks Down Mass Incarceration

Breaking Down the Bars: One Woman Show Breaks Down Mass Incarceration

Morgan Hume

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Showcase, Theater

When someone hears the word “patriot,” they probably envision a white man with an 18th century military uniform holding a rifle; an image similar to something found in a history textbook or a logo on a professional football player’s uniform. In “The Peculiar Patriot,” a one woman show written by and s...

“BROCKHAMPTON” brings heat to Boston

Eddie Reinhardt

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

The line wrapped down and around past the end of the wall outside of Agganis Arena as thousands of eager fans waited anxiously to burst through the doors. The cold Boston air on Oct. 20 was not nearly brisk enough to subdue the rambunctious mob of high school and college students who waited for 2018’...

Fall Showcase brings student productions to Sullivan Theatre

Fall Showcase brings student productions to Sullivan Theatre

Alexandria Acacia

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Campus, Theater

This past weekend the Suffolk University Theater Department presented its annual Fall Showcase, a collection of one-act plays written and directed by students to celebrate their creativity and talent. The plays touched on current events, culture, distress and death. The showcase featured three plays: ...

College Fashion Week features “Primark” collections

Sarah Lukowski

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Fashion

Models strutted down the runway on Saturday evening to highlight the latest fall fashions at the Revere Hotel as part of College Fashion Week. The event was put on by the online magazine “Her Campus.” This year the goal was to showcase real local college women as models and to make the show a...

HUBWeek Walls adds color to City Hall

HUBWeek Walls adds color to City Hall

Halaina LeBlanc

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Exhibits, Showcase

At the foot of Boston City Hall, the streets were alive and vibrant as “HUBWeek Walls” challenged onlookers with new perspectives on the world around them this week. This public art exhibit featured artwork by 11 different artists from Boston, Detroit, Miami, Dominican Republic and South Africa,...

Fashion Designers share their humble beginnings in fashion

Gabriela Lopez

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Fashion

Nine women artists gathered at the Downtown Boston Business Improvement Center on Wednesday to share their stories of passion and hard work in the world of fashion. Comedian and model Bethany Van Delft hosted the show on Oct. 3. Van Delft said the goal of the night was to understand through these women...

Mexican playwright merges conflict with theatre in play ‘The Crossing’

Mexican playwright merges conflict with theatre in play ‘The Crossing’

Ryan Arel

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Theater

Mexican playwright Hugo Salcedo visited Modern Theatre Tuesday evening for a live condensed reading of his play, “El viaje de los Cantores,” which roughly translates to “The Crossing,” in English. This artistic presentation vividly portrays the very real crisis happening along the U.S.-Mexican...

Diana Thater combines nature and technology in latest ICA exhibit

Harper Wayne

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Exhibits

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)  Watershed opened a new exhibit open this fall featuring digital versions of dolphins of the Caribbean, the last male northern rhino and an approximately 3 foot long monarch butterfly all under the same roof in East Boston. The inaugural exhibit at the ICA Watershed p...

Boston Fashion Week uses fashion to empower

Boston Fashion Week uses fashion to empower

Morgan Hume

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Fashion

Although Boston is not known as one of the world’s fashion empires like New York or Paris the city is home to an array of talented clothing designers and entrepreneurs. The 24th annual Boston Fashion Week wants to highlight local designers and showcase their unique work throughout the week. “The Pow...

‘Crash Course’ brothers visit Boston to promote ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’

Sarah Lukowski

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Literature

You can now say that there are two Green authors. Hank Green, brother of author John Green, released his first book, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” on Sept. 25. Following the release, Green brought his book tour to the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Sept. 26 with John as a special guest, which brou...

Human Flow: A deeper look at refugee suffering

Amy Koczera and Ryan Arel

September 27, 2018


Filed under Boston, Campus, Film, World

As a result of vicious acts of genocide and other heinous crimes against humanity, billions of people from all across the globe have been displaced from the countries they used to call home. In the documentary film “Human Flow,” director and renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei provides...

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