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Modern Irish cinema will tackle weighty social conundrums while also prompting a few more belly laughs than usual at this month’s Irish Film Festival in Somerville, the annual movie-lovers’ celebration of a changing Ireland. The four-day event, the 17th... Read more
On Sat., Feb. 25, dancers of the Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts will take the stage at the Strand Theatre to showcase Sankofa, a performance with a focus on Black History. Andrea Herbert Major, the founder and director of the performing arts... Read more
Savin Hill’s Catherine O’Neill, a Dorchester native who has become a well-regarded playwright over the last several years, turns to one of the less-heralded founders of the American recovery movement for her next play, which opens in Boston’s South End... Read more
The Old Overholt and Other StoriesMichaela Casey, a Dorchester native who now lives in Maine, has published a book full of short stories inspired by the life and times of her larger-than-life father, Thomas Casey, a longtime, well-known civic and parish... Read more
The Wiz: The Boston Arts Academy cast takes a bow after their final performance at the Strand. Bill Forry photo The Strand Theatre’s status as a vibrant home for the city’s performing arts was once again in the spotlight this past weekend, thanks to the... Read more
Lovely Hoffman, a teacher at Dorchester's Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, has created a new song and companion video entitled "My Black Is Beautiful" that features a dozen of her students. “We need to sing songs and incorporate our children," said... Read more
Three performers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brought inspiration to the Henderson Upper School in Dorchester last Friday, introducing fifth grade children to a world of modern dance artistry rooted in the African-American experience. Just... Read more
Hundreds of artists, musicians, non-profit organizations, and concerned citizens gathered at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester on the eve of the Inauguration to inspire, console, and mobilize the neighborhood against the incoming Trump administration. The... Read more
Chris Harding, one of the Dorchester Reporter’s most prolific and reliable columnists, died just before Christmas. His loss is felt most dearly, of course, by his relatives and close friends, who laid him to rest last Thursday at St. Teresa’s Parish, the... Read more
The reinvention of City Hall Plaza into Boston Winter—complete with ice skating, beer hall and shopping chalets — may be a downtown destination, but this innovation has Dorchester’s fingerprints all over it. So it was quite fitting that the first kids to... Read more

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