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
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).  Melissa Nussbaum Freeman... Read more
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 activist”... Read more


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