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A proposal to allow local establishments to host acoustic performances without a permit or entertainment license is gaining traction in Boston City Hall in the wake of positive feedback from a yearlong pilot whose proponents are looking for a renewal... Read more

Crisscrossing Dorchester and Mattapan, an attentive traveler can still pick out the movie houses that dotted the neighborhoods from the 1910s into the 1980s. One by one, they closed over the years, victims of the onset of television and dropping ticket... Read more

Boston Baroque will present its fifth annual free community concert at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, December 30 at 2 pm. The ensemble, which has been nominated for three Grammy awards, will perform a program including Handel’s Gloria, Handel’s Water... Read more

This season’s production of the Urban Nutcracker, now in its 17th year, includes a great line-up of Dorchester talent, including (above l-r), Ana Lucia Heebner, Hope Williams, Echo Kirke-Sofer, Benedicte Pierre Louis, Penelope Duff-Wender, Kyre Ambrose... Read more

Laren England will rock a bold, Kate Spade ensemble as she walks the American Music Awards’ red carpet this weekend. The 16 year-old from Dorchester— who performs as Laren Taylor— is still a junior in high school, but she’s poised for a big break in... Read more

Elis Roseira and Catherine Bent are two halves of a rather unconventional musical duo: Elis sings and plays electric guitar, while Catherine plays cello. The two instruments don’t seem particularly compatible, but the pair, who first met in Boston at... Read more

Hundreds of people gathered in Fields Corner on Sunday to watch as a colorful new mural celebrating the city’s Vietnamese community was unveiled on the side of Pho Hoà Restaurant on Dorchester Avenue.

The crowd buzzed over music, ate food, and... Read more

Coupling its signature sound with a hopeful message, Boston’s own Bell Biv DeVoe will headline a “Unity Concert” on Saturday night to support the city of Houston’s school community as it works to repair the enormous damage left in the wake of Hurricane... Read more

A gallery of painted portraits of first responders created by Dorchester teens will go on display this weekend in Peabody Square. The artwork will be shown on Sept. 1 and 2 on the plaza outside Ashmont Grill, according to Paul F. Sullivan of Living Art... Read more

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Citywide Concert Series comes to Dorchester Park on Thursday, August 3 with a performance by Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies.

The seven-person band— made up of students from Berklee College of Music... Read more

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