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Two Dorchester women are among the nine local artists that were recently selected as recipients of 2020 Creative City Boston grants, a series of project-specific grants provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). 

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Nineteen-year-old Dashawn Borden grew up on Dorchester Avenue, right across the street from the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD), an institution, he says, that has had a major influence on his formation.

The self-described “drummer and... Read more

The second installation of the 2019-2020 Dot Jazz Series, featuring the Fred Woodard Collective, will take place on Thursday (Oct. 10) at All Saints’ Peabody Hall. The guitarist Fred Woodard is a veteran of Boston’s jazz scene as well as the presenter... Read more

The fourth annual Dudley Jazz Festival will take place on July 27, 2019 from 12-6 p.m. at Mary Hannon Park, 613 Dudley St. in Dorchester.

The yearly festival, which was founded by local veteran musician Fred Woodard in 2016, presents some of the... Read more

In describing the evolution of her musical style, Cuban pianist and vocalist Zahili Gonzalez Zamora compared her journey to that of the protagonist in the popular Paulo Coelho novel, The Alchemist. In the novel, a young Andalusian shepherd... Read more

Several members from the JMBT’s Dorchester Studio, including Leah Vasquez-Watt, Lilyrose Lubangi, America Belle Cross, Arianna Shepherd, Ava Dennis , Claudia Hernandez, and Leiya Silveira, are featured inthe 31st annual performance of José Mateo... Read more

A month-long series of free concerts in Dorchester and the South End kicked off last weekend and will continue through the month of December through the Celebrity Series of Boston. On Sunday, Dec. 8, composer Shaw Pong Liu will bring her group Code... Read more

The Strand Theatre on Columbia Road was primarily a movie house when it opened its doors in 1918. So, it’s appropriate to mark its centennial with a film event. That’s part of the thinking behind the Dorchester Short Film Festival, which will be held... Read more

Boston-based guitarist Fred Woodard has announced a new jazz series, “Onward and Upward,” that will include four weekend concerts in Dorchester this fall.

The series will kick off on Sat., Oct. 6, with a performance by Woodard’s own band, The... Read more

Just for fun, Jojo Vallera decided to take a different route through Grove Hall to visit her godson on Sunday. With him in tow, Vallera shuffled down Quincy Street until she let out a gasp and immediately scrambled for her iPhone.

“Wow,” she... Read more

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