NAAC BOSTON MEMBER EVENTS

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color (or NAAC Boston) was established to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widen the leadership pipeline and highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.

Below is a calendar of events promoting the work of NAAC Boston members and events affiliated with NAAC Boston members’ organizations.

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Coriolanus

11-03-2019

Presented by Praxis Stage at Little House, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 01 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 02 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Nov 03 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Praxis Stage is excited to present William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS.
In the stratified, famine-plagued, torn-up-and-on-the-brink society that is the Rome of our play, just as democracy seems about to expand, to appease the demands of the riotous...

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Praxis Stage is excited to present William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS.
In the stratified, famine-plagued, torn-up-and-on-the-brink society that is the Rome of our play, just as democracy seems about to expand, to appease the demands of the riotous underclass, the trumpets of war blast. In this world of haves and have-nots, the rulers and ruled, perpetual war maintains the status-quo and we watch the rhetorical stoking of the perennially entwined flames of honor and hate threaten to consume all hopes of justice. Thus begins CORIOLANUS and from the fallout and ashes of those early scenes, our play emerges to both vex and entertain, trouble and inspire. Please join us!

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Screening of the film ROUND MIDNIGHT

11-04-2019

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 04 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Nov 04 @ 5:30 pm

Round Midnight is a 1986 American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock. Martin Scorsese, Philippe Noiret and Wayne Shorter...

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Round Midnight is a 1986 American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock. Martin Scorsese, Philippe Noiret and Wayne Shorter as well as others, appear in cameos.

Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter’s personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times. It is clear why the celebrated trumpet genius Dizzy Gillespie said to Dexter, “Man, you ought to leave your karma to science.”

Dexter Gordon the icon is the Dexter beloved and celebrated on albums, on film, and in jazz lore--even in a street named for him in Copenhagen. But this image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the multidimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. This essential book is an attempt to fill in the gaps created by our misperceptions as well as the gaps left by Dexter himself.

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The Irish Comedy Tour

03-13-2020

Presented by Spectacle Management at Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans.

The clover -- make that clever -- comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native...

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The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans.

The clover -- make that clever -- comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia's Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane.

Audiences howl at Richards' tales about his mom's dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius, and The Weather Channel's Top 10.

McCarthy's no-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The "comedy barbarian," as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society's most sensitive topics.

Leibert's unique and energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton, and the lyrical music of Ireland. His power packed performance adds an incredible dimension to the show.

And finally Keane, originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America.

The group has broken through with a one hour special appropriately called, The Irish Comedy Tour, streaming on demand on: DISH, DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, Charted, Cox, Amazon Prime, VUDU, YouTube, iTunes and many more.

Don't miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes.

All sales are final. No request for cancellations, exchanges, changes or refunds shall be honored.

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Coriolanus

11-03-2019

Presented by Praxis Stage at Little House, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 01 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 02 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Nov 03 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Praxis Stage is excited to present William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS.
In the stratified, famine-plagued, torn-up-and-on-the-brink society that is the Rome of our play, just as democracy seems about to expand, to appease the demands of the riotous...

[more+]

Praxis Stage is excited to present William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS.
In the stratified, famine-plagued, torn-up-and-on-the-brink society that is the Rome of our play, just as democracy seems about to expand, to appease the demands of the riotous underclass, the trumpets of war blast. In this world of haves and have-nots, the rulers and ruled, perpetual war maintains the status-quo and we watch the rhetorical stoking of the perennially entwined flames of honor and hate threaten to consume all hopes of justice. Thus begins CORIOLANUS and from the fallout and ashes of those early scenes, our play emerges to both vex and entertain, trouble and inspire. Please join us!

[less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

Screening of the film ROUND MIDNIGHT

11-04-2019

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 04 @ 5:30 pm Mon, Nov 04 @ 5:30 pm

Round Midnight is a 1986 American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock. Martin Scorsese, Philippe Noiret and Wayne Shorter...

[more+]

Round Midnight is a 1986 American-French musical drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and written by Tavernier and David Rayfiel. It stars Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet and Herbie Hancock. Martin Scorsese, Philippe Noiret and Wayne Shorter as well as others, appear in cameos.

Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter’s personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times. It is clear why the celebrated trumpet genius Dizzy Gillespie said to Dexter, “Man, you ought to leave your karma to science.”

Dexter Gordon the icon is the Dexter beloved and celebrated on albums, on film, and in jazz lore--even in a street named for him in Copenhagen. But this image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the multidimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. This essential book is an attempt to fill in the gaps created by our misperceptions as well as the gaps left by Dexter himself.

[less-]
Tags:  NAAC Boston

The Irish Comedy Tour

03-13-2020

Presented by Spectacle Management at Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans.

The clover -- make that clever -- comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native...

[more+]

The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans.

The clover -- make that clever -- comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia's Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane.

Audiences howl at Richards' tales about his mom's dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius, and The Weather Channel's Top 10.

McCarthy's no-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The "comedy barbarian," as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society's most sensitive topics.

Leibert's unique and energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton, and the lyrical music of Ireland. His power packed performance adds an incredible dimension to the show.

And finally Keane, originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America.

The group has broken through with a one hour special appropriately called, The Irish Comedy Tour, streaming on demand on: DISH, DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, Charted, Cox, Amazon Prime, VUDU, YouTube, iTunes and many more.

Don't miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes.

All sales are final. No request for cancellations, exchanges, changes or refunds shall be honored.

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Tags:  NAAC Boston

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