Liz CarneyComing back to Dorchester means a lot to Liz Carney and even more for the Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts, or DotArt, as its more commonly called. After a year-long search for the right match, the non-profit center has found the... Read more
Jay Giannone: Stars as Detective Kolfax in new flick Safe, coming out next month.Heard the one about the rapper-turned-actor from the mean streets of Dorchester? No, not Mark Wahlberg. Although you’re not far off. We’re talking about Dot native Jay... Read more
Mark di Suvero’s sculpture “Sunflowers for Vincent” is the latest public art added to UMass-Boston’s Arts on the Point collection. The 7-ton piece was installed on the Columbia point campus on December 15. Dorchester’s impressive collection of public art... Read more
Rolling around next Monday is the only national holiday to honor a former Dorchester resident. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived here while he pursued his doctoral studies at BU, and in 1952 even served as Interim Pastor at Dot’s Metropolitan Baptist... Read more
The Dorchester based group Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys — the winner of the Boston Music Award 2010 Live Artist of the Year— will perform on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center as part of First Night Boston. Photo by... Read more
Photo collage by Scotland Huber: His work will be on exhibit at First Parish ChurchThis weekend Dorchester Open Studios (DOS) marks its 10th anniversary by expanding from a temporary-gallery-hopping opportunity to a wide-ranging celebration of the visual... Read more
Next Monday, September 5 at 7 p.m., the Pearl Street Studios in Savin Hill will host a free evening of fiction and poetry readings by Dorchester and UMass authors as the second installment of the “Write on the DOT” series. Readers will include... Read more
The Elma Lewis Playhouse in Franklin Park opens for its seventh consecutive year of summer entertainment on Tuesday, July 12. The city's ParkARTS program helped re-establish this live performance summer tradition by bringing a new stage to Franklin Park... Read more
Dorchester native Kirven James Boyd is now a principle dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company. More than a decade after first joining Boston Youth Moves, Alvin Ailey American Dance Company member Kirven James Boyd will dance in his hometown... Read more
From April 29 to May 8 greater Boston will be celebrating “ the music that defies definition and recognizes no boundaries.” Officially proclaimed by the Mayor Menino and coordinated by the nonprofit JazzBoston, “Jazz Week ‘11: This Is Jazz” spotlights for... Read more


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