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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 at... 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 Fred... 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 said, staring... Read more
Beginning on Saturday night and continuing for the following five weeks, an art gallery in Fields Corner will be the center of all things sacred as The Dorchester Art Project presents an exhibit entitled “Altarations: A Selection of Shrines” at its... Read more
The first-ever Pair Square Art Fair will take place on Sat., July 21 from noon- 8p.m. at Dorchester's Richardson Park. The event will feature live pop, rock and world music performances throughout the day, along with 14-plus local art vendors featuring... Read more
On Tuesday, Write on the DOT will launch its fourth volume of creative writing from Dorchester and UMass Boston writers on the patio at The Blarney Stone, starting at 5 p.m. Neighbors, join us. Write on the DOT started in 2011 as a reading series... Read more
Sheldon Lee’s musical journey has seen highs and lows – or crescendos and decrescendos – over the course of several movements; now, it has reached its coda. The longtime music director has been a fixture at Dorchester parishes for more than 30 years,... Read more
A Dorchester teen has been selected as a finalist in the Boston edition of a new PBS music talent show series called Celebrations of Music. Aedan Harasymiw of Lower Mills, along with Eowyn Young of Milton, form a guitar and vocal duo that has been tapped... Read more
A new collection of paintings by local artist Jodie Baehre entitled Dorchester will be on display at the Ashmont Grill from March 15 through May 15. The exhibit, which will showcase the architecture and culture of the neighborhood through a series of... Read more
A proposal to allow local establishments to host acoustic performances without a permit or entertainment license is gaining traction in Boston City Hall in the wake of positive feedback from a yearlong pilot whose proponents are looking for a renewal that... Read more

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