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The Wiz: The Boston Arts Academy cast takes a bow after their final performance at the Strand. Bill Forry photo The Strand Theatre’s status as a vibrant home for the city’s performing arts was once again in the spotlight this past weekend, thanks to the... Read more
Lovely Hoffman, a teacher at Dorchester's Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, has created a new song and companion video entitled "My Black Is Beautiful" that features a dozen of her students. “We need to sing songs and incorporate our children," said... Read more
Three performers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brought inspiration to the Henderson Upper School in Dorchester last Friday, introducing fifth grade children to a world of modern dance artistry rooted in the African-American experience. Just... Read more
Hundreds of artists, musicians, non-profit organizations, and concerned citizens gathered at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester on the eve of the Inauguration to inspire, console, and mobilize the neighborhood against the incoming Trump administration. The... Read more
Chris Harding, one of the Dorchester Reporter’s most prolific and reliable columnists, died just before Christmas. His loss is felt most dearly, of course, by his relatives and close friends, who laid him to rest last Thursday at St. Teresa’s Parish, the... Read more
The reinvention of City Hall Plaza into Boston Winter—complete with ice skating, beer hall and shopping chalets — may be a downtown destination, but this innovation has Dorchester’s fingerprints all over it. So it was quite fitting that the first kids to... Read more
Boston Police have teamed up with kids and teens from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester to produce a new song and video that seeks to find common ground between “black and blue.” The track — titled “One Beat for Peace” —features lyrics by BPD’s... Read more
Lower Mills Branch Library Holiday Party Bring your family and build a graham cracker gingerbread house and create Christmas decorations at our holiday party on Sat., Dec. 10 from 11-1 p.m. Pizza will be served at noon. This event is sponsored by the... Read more
EMK Poster: "Vote for Happiness," an original design by BPS high school student Jessica Andrade for the Political Poster Project at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. In the midst of this dismal electoral season, there is a ray of sunshine on Columbia... Read more
So, it seems that a Dorchester King has turned out to be the Queen Bee of the latest family-friendly production at the Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT). Dot teen Journey King is inspiring local audiences as she stars in the title role of the current WFT... Read more

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