Company One Theatre’s production of ‘Hoops’ by Eliana Pipes opened last Friday (July 12) at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner. The show, which celebrates the cultural significance of hoop earrings, is based on The Hoops Project by Nicole... Read more
The Franklin Park Coalition kicked off the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park concert series last Tuesday (July 9) with the popular Angelena and the Unit entertaining more than 1,000 people who brought lawn chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the evening.... Read more
The Franklin Park Zoo and Zoo New England brought back the Boston Lights exhibit for the third straight year to the Zoo, opening this past week and staying open through October. The incredibly vibrant lighting exhibits cover the entire 72-acre property... Read more
Editor's Note: The annual Dudley Jazz Fest will be staged at Dorchester's Mary Hannon Park on Sat., July 20 from 12-6 p.m. Performances are planned by Jason Palmer, Jay Hoggard, Nadia Washington, and the Fred Woodard Collective, which includes event... Read more
Put together face painting, hot dogs, slush, a few games, add a team of high-flying circus aerialists, then mix in a grill, a beer garden, and plenty of ice cream, and what do you have? An Ashmont Block Party. Put on last Saturday by the Greater Ashmont... Read more
Known for his signature heart designs, the Dorchester-based artist Franklin Marval is showing a collection of his work centered around themes of community and diversity at Boston City Hall through October 15.  “I get inspired by people a lot, people who... Read more
An upcoming show at Kingston Gallery in the South End will feature in its main gallery an exhibition by the artist Susan Greer Emmerson, a Dorchester resident. “Unraveling,” a solo collection of paintings and sculptures inspired by the changing... Read more
Last year, local multidimensional artist Cliff Notez played a key role in organizing Boston Answering, a concert hosted at the Strand Theatre designed as a response to Boston Calling and the festival’s omission of Boston-based talent, particularly hip-hop... Read more
This weekend, students from the Boston Arts Academy will perform their production of “Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin” in a series of three shows – Fri., Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 1, at 2 p.m.; and Sat., Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. – at the Roxbury... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan to use parts of a the upper level of an old movie theater in Fields Corner for dance studios, gallery space and arts classes. The 5,000-square-foot space in the former Dorchester Theater on Dorchester... Read more


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