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Ball in the House: The Dot-based quintet made a big splash on the Today Show on Monday, May 17.The Dorchester-based R&B/Soul group Ball in the House won a Today Show talent competition on Monday — and a spot on the program “America’s Got Talentâ... Read more
In fall 2006, the Actors Shakespeare Project (ASP) wowed critics and audiences alike with its switcheroo Hamlet at the Strand Theater. The troupe, known for its inventive staging often in unconventional venues, put the audience onstage and used the house... Read more
Spring is the season for end-of-the-semester musicals, and troupes of talented kids and teens are currently executing tricky choreography and belting out showstoppers right here in Dorchester. Annie: The cast of Annie! took the stage at St. Ann's in... Read more
Bike trail graffiti: A worker paints over a racist slogan along the Neponset bike trail near Butler Street MBTA station on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Photo by Ed ForryVandals left a spray-painted trail of racist insults, swastikas and obscene images up and... Read more
Akiba Abaka: Director of the year for "In the Continuum"It is a classic case of an always-the-bridesmaid finally becoming a bride. Last Monday, Dorchester resident Akiba Abaka headed to the 12th annual presentation of the Independent Reviewers of New... Read more
Music and dance thematically link routines from around the world in “Play On,” the largely new 31st annual edition of the Big Apple Circus, currently at City Hall Plaza. A few performances during the first half still need tuning up, like the singing... Read more
Jozeph Zaremba, a longtime Dorchester art teacher will at last get in touch with his artist roots – by studying in Florence. “Wow! I am so excited to receive a Teachers as Artists grant!  It allows me to become a student again and validates the... Read more
Ruben Studdard, the American Idol champion who now headlines the touring musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" came to Dorchester on Monday to check out the Strand Theatre, where he and his fellow cast members will take the stage for four performances starting... Read more
A Dorchester poet who used her writing skills to cope with a series of miscarriages has just won New Women's Voices Prize in Poetry from Finishing Line Press for "Hawk Weather," her first poetry chapbook. The title poem by Anna Ross celebrates the fierce... Read more
Ruben Studdard: Won the "big one" in 2003.Don't worry: Simon Cowell won't be on hand to critique your skills or lack thereof. But, if you think you've got the vocal chops to take the stage with Ruben Studdard, your big break may be here. The Strand... Read more

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