Next Thursday, June 17, the Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association will be honoring Dorchester resident, Roberto Avant-Mier, with a book-signing event for his recent publication, “Rock the Nation.” The signing will be held at the Neponset V.F.W. Post... Read more
Artistic types from the â€œstarving painter in the garretâ€ to the Broadway hopeful who waits tables have traditionally learned to cope with financial problems by applying their gift of creativity.
Exemplifying this strategy locally is Leslie... Read more
With the 8th annual Dorchester Open Studios (DOS) fast approaching this weekend, ultra-stressed organizers are wrestling with how to maximize the local celebration of the arts in the face of declining involvement of artists and visitors.
Last... Read more
Shakespeare was so right about the brevity of the sunny season as well as about many matters of the heart. Those who love the Bard as well as those whoâ€™d like to get to know him better can hear the rest of Sonnet 18 and many more literary plums in... Read more
Fifteen hundred square feet may seem like an ample amount of floor space, until you hear all that William Harris wants to do with it. Harris, who spent the first 28 years of his life living on Grant Street, has returned to his Columbia stomping grounds... Read more
Sunshine, fresh air, socialization and custom refrigerator magnets? Sounds like the answer to the prayers of parents or caretakers with little ones on their hands this summer, but no money for camp and too crazy a schedule for regular commitments.... Read more
â€œI would go back again, and again, and again if I could!â€ exclaims Cindy Reed, one of scores of Dorchester residents who received free tickets for the June 16th Community Night performance of â€œThe Color Purple,â€ the hit â€œmusical about love,â... Read more
For the fourth year the Dorchester Community Center for the Arts (better known as Dot Art) will host its annual fund-raiser, the Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party. Next Saturday, June 20, the reunion/ charity celebration will be held in an elegant private... Read more
This week as we celebrate all things Dorchester, itâ€™s appropriate to consider enterprising local artists who are displaying and selling their works in non-traditional venues at this time of year.
For example, this past weekend residents of the... Read more
Nowadays youâ€™d have to keelhaul most young playgoers to get them to see an â€œoperetta.â€ But since a Gilbert and Sullivan classic has been repackaged as a rollicking musical, audiences are going overboard in praising the Huntington Theatre... Read more