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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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

08-19-2018

Presented by at Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm + 35 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 07 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Welcome bohemians and aristocrats, boulevardiers and mademoiselles to the Moulin Rouge!, the highly anticipated, world-premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award®-winning film.

Experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’ most...

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Welcome bohemians and aristocrats, boulevardiers and mademoiselles to the Moulin Rouge!, the highly anticipated, world-premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award®-winning film.

Experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’ most spectacular dance hall. Directed by Tony® nominee Alex Timbers, with a book by Tony® winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy® nominee Sonya Tayeh, the stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and new hits released since its premiere.

Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian (Aaron Tveit), and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine (Karen Olivo). Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Danny Burstein), the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah), the greatest tango dancer – and gigolo – in all of Paris, Santiago (Ricky Rojas), the tempting Nini (Robyn Hurder), and The Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu), the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: One Drop - A Bob Marley Tribute

07-18-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm

One Drop -A Bob Marley Tribute is based out of Boston and comprised of more than ten Berklee College of Music students and alumni. Founded and led by drummer Luke Appleton-Webster, One Drop's mission is to faithfully present Bob Marley and the...

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One Drop -A Bob Marley Tribute is based out of Boston and comprised of more than ten Berklee College of Music students and alumni. Founded and led by drummer Luke Appleton-Webster, One Drop's mission is to faithfully present Bob Marley and the Wailers' original performances while adding their own unique touches. They perform monthly at Cambridge’s The Middle East as well as other spots in and around the Boston area.

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Harborwalk Sounds: 7th Degree

07-19-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class music school. Whether roots, world, pop, or...

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There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class music school. Whether roots, world, pop, or straight-up jazz, Harborwalk Sounds offers the perfect mix of fresh air, music, and art.

ICA + Converse

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Jah Spirit

07-20-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm

Under the dynamic leadership of writer, composer, and singer Ras Michael Wolfe, since 1984 Jah Spirit has melded an African-reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues, and rock. Wolfe, a native of Trinidad, combines spellbinding lyrics and...

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Under the dynamic leadership of writer, composer, and singer Ras Michael Wolfe, since 1984 Jah Spirit has melded an African-reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues, and rock. Wolfe, a native of Trinidad, combines spellbinding lyrics and a charismatic stage presence. The band's accomplishments include a nomination for Boston Music Awards Outstanding Reggae Band, repeat performances at Boston's celebrated First Night, and several opening shows for Jimmy Cliff and Toots and the Maytals. Jah Spirit was the first reggae band to be placed on the New England Foundation for the Arts roster of recommended and endorsed performers.

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Culture Club (Part 3)

07-20-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm

Artist Furen Dai presents a large-scale installation using mylar balloons and handmade lanterns to address the immigrant experience in Boston and modern-day censorship in China. Derek Hoffend explores sound as a medium intersecting with physical...

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Artist Furen Dai presents a large-scale installation using mylar balloons and handmade lanterns to address the immigrant experience in Boston and modern-day censorship in China. Derek Hoffend explores sound as a medium intersecting with physical forms, bodies, light, and spaces to create an immersive and participatory experience. Acclaimed local illustrator Julia Emiliani adds playful animations. Featuring a live performance by Roxbury-based Vintage Lee, a “rising rap force to be reckoned with.” (FACT magazine)

Picking up where last summer left off, this ongoing series pairs DJ sets and live performances with otherworldly visual installations by Boston-area artists for energetic and exploratory nights on the harbor.

ICA + Converse
Photo by Ali Campbell

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Eventbrite

07-25-2018

Presented by Eventbrite at WeWork St. James, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm

Many businesses utilize PPC campaigns to increase website traffic, but these campaigns could just be an easy way to spend more money if improperly executed. Businesses often don’t utilize the true power of PPC—sending paid visitors to the...

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Many businesses utilize PPC campaigns to increase website traffic, but these campaigns could just be an easy way to spend more money if improperly executed. Businesses often don’t utilize the true power of PPC—sending paid visitors to the home page of your website is a lost opportunity that can have undesired effects. Stop wasting your advertising dollars on campaigns that only create a click and learn how to convert those clicks into business that will fuel your growth in the coming year.

In this seminar, learn how to plan, build, and maintain effective PPC campaigns that achieve a high ROI and grow your business.

While everyone that wants to learn is welcome to attend, this session will be most beneficial for small and medium sized business owners or marketing managers who are looking to take their business to the next level by establishing a PPC strategy, or refining one that is not achieving your desired results.

Looking to Increase Conversion? We recommend that you pair PPC campaigns with a marketing automation solution to ensure that you maximize your ROI. You can start by downloading a Marketing Automation Comparison Guide.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Jose Soto

07-25-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Jose Soto is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter, currently studying at Berklee College of Music, who mixes Latin music with pop and jazz. He has performed in international shows, festivals, acoustic showcases, and media tours and has shared the stage...

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Jose Soto is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter, currently studying at Berklee College of Music, who mixes Latin music with pop and jazz. He has performed in international shows, festivals, acoustic showcases, and media tours and has shared the stage with musicians from Costa Rica to Mexico to the United States.

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Harborwalk Sounds: Niu Raza + Avery Gerhardt

07-26-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Niu Raza’s sound is full and alluring. Accompanied by a performance by dancer by Avery Gerhardt.

Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Niu Raza’s sound is full and alluring. Accompanied by a performance by dancer by Avery Gerhardt.

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DJ Night: Helado Negro

07-27-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm

The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) was born in South Florida in 1980, his childhood suffused with tropical heat, humidity, and hurricanes, all refracted through the various Latin American cultures there. He...

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The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) was born in South Florida in 1980, his childhood suffused with tropical heat, humidity, and hurricanes, all refracted through the various Latin American cultures there. He brings these flavors and more in a medley of hip-hop, Latin, and electronic music.

Join us for Summer Fridays, Jul 13–Aug 24*, featuring big-name-DJs, dance parties by the sea (weather permitting), vibrant art installations, and the coolest contemporary art. You couldn’t ask for a dreamier summer night.

*Except Aug 3. Join us for First Fridays!

ICA + Converse

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

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Jazz and Gender: Challenging Inequality and Forging a New Legacy

07-28-2018

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Abundant Life Church, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

This special event is a part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival's 5th anniversary celebration. The main festival event on Sunday July 29 is free as always.

Please join moderator and three time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington as she leads a panel...

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This special event is a part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival's 5th anniversary celebration. The main festival event on Sunday July 29 is free as always.

Please join moderator and three time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington as she leads a panel discussion focusing on the role of gender in jazz. The jazz world has been male dominated since it’s inception, but now is the time to engage and participate in the shifting tide for balance and equity. This panel will discuss the challenges faced due to gender bias in the jazz industry and community, and will also offer and welcome ideas to improve awareness and establish a new paradigm. She will be joined by a panel of distinguished guests from the gender and jazz worlds. Prior to the discussion will be a performance by leading women jazz musician assmbled by Ms. Carrington. Limited seating.

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The 5th Annual Free Cambridge Jazz Festival

07-29-2018

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Danehy Park, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for the 5th Annual Free Cambridge Jazz Festival! Our Headliner, three time Grammy Winner, Terri Lyne Carrington will perform a Tribute to Geri Allen. In addition, other performers include: GABRIELLE GOODMAN, RECETIA DE SAMBA FEAT. ANNA...

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Join us for the 5th Annual Free Cambridge Jazz Festival! Our Headliner, three time Grammy Winner, Terri Lyne Carrington will perform a Tribute to Geri Allen. In addition, other performers include: GABRIELLE GOODMAN, RECETIA DE SAMBA FEAT. ANNA BORGES & BILL WARD, THE TOTH BROS. and THE RON SAVAGE TRIO. Come out for a fun-filled event which will include some of the best food trucks, face painting, merchandise vendors and a jazz museum!

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Niu Raza

08-01-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm

Hailing from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Niu Raza has performed with the likes of Nigerian record producer, singer-songwriter, and musician Don Jazzy and Grammy Award-winning Hugh Masekela. Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove,...

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Hailing from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Niu Raza has performed with the likes of Nigerian record producer, singer-songwriter, and musician Don Jazzy and Grammy Award-winning Hugh Masekela. Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Raza’s sound is full, mature, and alluring.

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Harborwalk Sounds: Ajna + Triple Tea

08-02-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 02 @ 6:00 pm

There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or...

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There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or straight-up jazz, Harborwalk Sounds offers the perfect mix of fresh air, music, dance, and art.

ICA + Converse

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4th Annual Summer Gospel Fest

08-04-2018

Presented by Spiritually Fabulous Ministries at Institute Park, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm

This delightful and inspirational event gives opportunity for different communities to come together to enjoy music, live performances, food, free activities & resources, giveaways, health & wellness services, and great fellowship. This is a...

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This delightful and inspirational event gives opportunity for different communities to come together to enjoy music, live performances, food, free activities & resources, giveaways, health & wellness services, and great fellowship. This is a free community event. *Food & merchandise will be on sale.

Sponsors: Worcester Arts Council & Mass Cultural Council

 

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Taste of the Caribbean Boston Festival

08-05-2018

Presented by Taste of the Caribbean Boston at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm

How does one eat tasty Caribbean food AND simultaneously give back to the community? YOU attending the Taste of the Caribbean Boston festival OF COURSE! Taking place on Saturday August 4th, 2018 at Hibernian Hall from 2-8pm, come have your senses...

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How does one eat tasty Caribbean food AND simultaneously give back to the community? YOU attending the Taste of the Caribbean Boston festival OF COURSE! Taking place on Saturday August 4th, 2018 at Hibernian Hall from 2-8pm, come have your senses transported to the Caribbean while helping those in your community fund their education. We will have a variety of Boston's best Caribbean (and African) cuisine, music of the Caribbean islands and of course enjoy the live performances, art, and get your face painted. We will also be announcing our awesome scholarship winner at the event. Just know that you participation will make a huge difference in our winners education. Oh and also, bring some cash, you might just want to take some food home. DO NOT get left out the day of the event as tickets are selling FAST! Find them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-the-caribbean-boston-2nd-annual-food-festival-tickets-43510615422?aff=erelpanelorg ~ Hope to see you there! #TOCB #tasteofthecaribbeanboston

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

08-04-2018

Presented by The Cabot at The Cabot, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 pm

George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic.  

Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit...

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George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic.  

Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit with “I Wanna Testify” in 1967. Clinton then began experimenting with harmonies, melody, and rhythm, and taking cues from the psychedelic movement, forever setting himself apart from the Motown era.  By the early 1970s, the group’s tight songs evolved into sprawling jams around funky rhythms. They dropped the “s” from the band name and Parliament was born. Around the same time, Clinton spawned Funkadelic, a rock group which fused psychedelic guitar distortion, bizarre sound effects, and cosmological rants with danceable beats and booming bass lines. Funkadelic recorded a number of influential concept albums, including Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will FollowMaggot Brain and America Eats Its Young.

Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits “Flashlight,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Aqua Boogie,” and “(Not Just) Knee Deep.” Clinton’s collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances.

The Godfather of Funk has also become recognized as the godfather of modern urban music. Beats, loops, and samples of P-Funk have appeared on albums by OutKast, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, De La Soul, Fishbone, and many others. As Clinton has said, “funk is the DNA of hip-hop and rap.”

In 1997, Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rock Walk, and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAACP Image Awards. In 2002, Spin voted Parliament-Funkadelic No. 6 of the 50 Greatest Bands of All Time.  At the start of the 2012, Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown presented Dr. Clinton with an honorary doctor of music degree in recognition for the funk icon’s enduring musical and cultural contributions.  Clinton continues his never ending musical journey, playing to sold-out shows across the globe.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Abigail Lim-Kimberg

08-08-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm

Abigail Lim-Kimberg is a queer, multiracial Chinese American harpist, songwriter, and composer from San Francisco who began writing and regularly performing at age 19 and now appears at an array of venues around New England and the Bay Area. Her...

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Abigail Lim-Kimberg is a queer, multiracial Chinese American harpist, songwriter, and composer from San Francisco who began writing and regularly performing at age 19 and now appears at an array of venues around New England and the Bay Area. Her indie-folk music has touches of jazz, rock, and pop influences and is inspired by multiculturalism. She is a songwriting and harp performance double major at Berklee College of Music.

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Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series - Cloud Tectonics Performance

08-08-2018

Presented by Hyde Square Task Force at Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm

Experience Cloud Tectonics a humorous time-bending love story written by Academy Award nominated Jose Rivera. The play follows Celestina and Anibal who meet in the rain for an unforgettable and life-altering encounter in the backdrop of a...

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Experience Cloud Tectonics a humorous time-bending love story written by Academy Award nominated Jose Rivera. The play follows Celestina and Anibal who meet in the rain for an unforgettable and life-altering encounter in the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. The performance is presented by actor/director Jamie Carrillo and will feature live music by Olivia Brownlee, Nick Thorkelson, Mitchel Ahern, and Anais Azul.

 

*This play contains material that may not be suitable for children.

 

This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force’s Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series. For more information, please contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org.

 

Rain Location: Hyde Square Task Force, 30 Sunnyside Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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Harborwalk Sounds: Nicole Zignago, Nani + Christina Morrison

08-09-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 09 @ 6:00 pm

There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or...

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There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or straight-up jazz, Harborwalk Sounds offers the perfect mix of fresh air, music, dance, and art.

ICA + Converse

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Grupo Fantasia Quartet

08-10-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:30 pm

Grupo Fantasia is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Angel Wagner, a Dominican native who has mastered more than thirty instruments. Grupo Fantasia, formed in 1993 with musicians from all over the world, has performed at the Calle Ocho...

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Grupo Fantasia is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Angel Wagner, a Dominican native who has mastered more than thirty instruments. Grupo Fantasia, formed in 1993 with musicians from all over the world, has performed at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami and toured extensively throughout the Northeast. Fantasia has won many awards, including Boston's prestigious 1993 Expose Award for Best Spanish Band, runner-up in the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Award for Education (1999), and the 2003 Boston Music Award Nominee for Best World Class Act. They are also the 2009 winner of the New England Urban Music Award for Best Latin Band.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Tyson Jackson

08-15-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Tyson Jackson first discovered his love for music at age 3. Throughout his musical career, Jackson has been afforded many opportunities to study with world-renowned artists including Ron Blake, Carl Allen,...

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Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Tyson Jackson first discovered his love for music at age 3. Throughout his musical career, Jackson has been afforded many opportunities to study with world-renowned artists including Ron Blake, Carl Allen, Terence Blanchard, Darren Barrett, AJ Wright, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ralph Peterson, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, and Nona Hendryx among others.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

08-19-2018

Presented by at Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm + 35 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 07 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Welcome bohemians and aristocrats, boulevardiers and mademoiselles to the Moulin Rouge!, the highly anticipated, world-premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award®-winning film.

Experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’ most...

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Welcome bohemians and aristocrats, boulevardiers and mademoiselles to the Moulin Rouge!, the highly anticipated, world-premiere musical based on Baz Luhrmann’s Academy Award®-winning film.

Experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’ most spectacular dance hall. Directed by Tony® nominee Alex Timbers, with a book by Tony® winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy® nominee Sonya Tayeh, the stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and new hits released since its premiere.

Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian (Aaron Tveit), and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine (Karen Olivo). Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Danny Burstein), the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah), the greatest tango dancer – and gigolo – in all of Paris, Santiago (Ricky Rojas), the tempting Nini (Robyn Hurder), and The Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu), the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: One Drop - A Bob Marley Tribute

07-18-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm

One Drop -A Bob Marley Tribute is based out of Boston and comprised of more than ten Berklee College of Music students and alumni. Founded and led by drummer Luke Appleton-Webster, One Drop's mission is to faithfully present Bob Marley and the...

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One Drop -A Bob Marley Tribute is based out of Boston and comprised of more than ten Berklee College of Music students and alumni. Founded and led by drummer Luke Appleton-Webster, One Drop's mission is to faithfully present Bob Marley and the Wailers' original performances while adding their own unique touches. They perform monthly at Cambridge’s The Middle East as well as other spots in and around the Boston area.

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Harborwalk Sounds: 7th Degree

07-19-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class music school. Whether roots, world, pop, or...

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There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class music school. Whether roots, world, pop, or straight-up jazz, Harborwalk Sounds offers the perfect mix of fresh air, music, and art.

ICA + Converse

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Jah Spirit

07-20-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm

Under the dynamic leadership of writer, composer, and singer Ras Michael Wolfe, since 1984 Jah Spirit has melded an African-reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues, and rock. Wolfe, a native of Trinidad, combines spellbinding lyrics and...

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Under the dynamic leadership of writer, composer, and singer Ras Michael Wolfe, since 1984 Jah Spirit has melded an African-reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues, and rock. Wolfe, a native of Trinidad, combines spellbinding lyrics and a charismatic stage presence. The band's accomplishments include a nomination for Boston Music Awards Outstanding Reggae Band, repeat performances at Boston's celebrated First Night, and several opening shows for Jimmy Cliff and Toots and the Maytals. Jah Spirit was the first reggae band to be placed on the New England Foundation for the Arts roster of recommended and endorsed performers.

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Culture Club (Part 3)

07-20-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm

Artist Furen Dai presents a large-scale installation using mylar balloons and handmade lanterns to address the immigrant experience in Boston and modern-day censorship in China. Derek Hoffend explores sound as a medium intersecting with physical...

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Artist Furen Dai presents a large-scale installation using mylar balloons and handmade lanterns to address the immigrant experience in Boston and modern-day censorship in China. Derek Hoffend explores sound as a medium intersecting with physical forms, bodies, light, and spaces to create an immersive and participatory experience. Acclaimed local illustrator Julia Emiliani adds playful animations. Featuring a live performance by Roxbury-based Vintage Lee, a “rising rap force to be reckoned with.” (FACT magazine)

Picking up where last summer left off, this ongoing series pairs DJ sets and live performances with otherworldly visual installations by Boston-area artists for energetic and exploratory nights on the harbor.

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Photo by Ali Campbell

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Eventbrite

07-25-2018

Presented by Eventbrite at WeWork St. James, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm

Many businesses utilize PPC campaigns to increase website traffic, but these campaigns could just be an easy way to spend more money if improperly executed. Businesses often don’t utilize the true power of PPC—sending paid visitors to the...

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Many businesses utilize PPC campaigns to increase website traffic, but these campaigns could just be an easy way to spend more money if improperly executed. Businesses often don’t utilize the true power of PPC—sending paid visitors to the home page of your website is a lost opportunity that can have undesired effects. Stop wasting your advertising dollars on campaigns that only create a click and learn how to convert those clicks into business that will fuel your growth in the coming year.

In this seminar, learn how to plan, build, and maintain effective PPC campaigns that achieve a high ROI and grow your business.

While everyone that wants to learn is welcome to attend, this session will be most beneficial for small and medium sized business owners or marketing managers who are looking to take their business to the next level by establishing a PPC strategy, or refining one that is not achieving your desired results.

Looking to Increase Conversion? We recommend that you pair PPC campaigns with a marketing automation solution to ensure that you maximize your ROI. You can start by downloading a Marketing Automation Comparison Guide.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Jose Soto

07-25-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Jose Soto is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter, currently studying at Berklee College of Music, who mixes Latin music with pop and jazz. He has performed in international shows, festivals, acoustic showcases, and media tours and has shared the stage...

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Jose Soto is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter, currently studying at Berklee College of Music, who mixes Latin music with pop and jazz. He has performed in international shows, festivals, acoustic showcases, and media tours and has shared the stage with musicians from Costa Rica to Mexico to the United States.

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Harborwalk Sounds: Niu Raza + Avery Gerhardt

07-26-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Niu Raza’s sound is full and alluring. Accompanied by a performance by dancer by Avery Gerhardt.

Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Niu Raza’s sound is full and alluring. Accompanied by a performance by dancer by Avery Gerhardt.

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DJ Night: Helado Negro

07-27-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm

The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) was born in South Florida in 1980, his childhood suffused with tropical heat, humidity, and hurricanes, all refracted through the various Latin American cultures there. He...

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The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) was born in South Florida in 1980, his childhood suffused with tropical heat, humidity, and hurricanes, all refracted through the various Latin American cultures there. He brings these flavors and more in a medley of hip-hop, Latin, and electronic music.

Join us for Summer Fridays, Jul 13–Aug 24*, featuring big-name-DJs, dance parties by the sea (weather permitting), vibrant art installations, and the coolest contemporary art. You couldn’t ask for a dreamier summer night.

*Except Aug 3. Join us for First Fridays!

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Photo by Ebru Yildiz

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Jazz and Gender: Challenging Inequality and Forging a New Legacy

07-28-2018

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Abundant Life Church, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

This special event is a part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival's 5th anniversary celebration. The main festival event on Sunday July 29 is free as always.

Please join moderator and three time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington as she leads a panel...

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This special event is a part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival's 5th anniversary celebration. The main festival event on Sunday July 29 is free as always.

Please join moderator and three time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington as she leads a panel discussion focusing on the role of gender in jazz. The jazz world has been male dominated since it’s inception, but now is the time to engage and participate in the shifting tide for balance and equity. This panel will discuss the challenges faced due to gender bias in the jazz industry and community, and will also offer and welcome ideas to improve awareness and establish a new paradigm. She will be joined by a panel of distinguished guests from the gender and jazz worlds. Prior to the discussion will be a performance by leading women jazz musician assmbled by Ms. Carrington. Limited seating.

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The 5th Annual Free Cambridge Jazz Festival

07-29-2018

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Danehy Park, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for the 5th Annual Free Cambridge Jazz Festival! Our Headliner, three time Grammy Winner, Terri Lyne Carrington will perform a Tribute to Geri Allen. In addition, other performers include: GABRIELLE GOODMAN, RECETIA DE SAMBA FEAT. ANNA...

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Join us for the 5th Annual Free Cambridge Jazz Festival! Our Headliner, three time Grammy Winner, Terri Lyne Carrington will perform a Tribute to Geri Allen. In addition, other performers include: GABRIELLE GOODMAN, RECETIA DE SAMBA FEAT. ANNA BORGES & BILL WARD, THE TOTH BROS. and THE RON SAVAGE TRIO. Come out for a fun-filled event which will include some of the best food trucks, face painting, merchandise vendors and a jazz museum!

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Niu Raza

08-01-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 01 @ 6:00 pm

Hailing from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Niu Raza has performed with the likes of Nigerian record producer, singer-songwriter, and musician Don Jazzy and Grammy Award-winning Hugh Masekela. Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove,...

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Hailing from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Niu Raza has performed with the likes of Nigerian record producer, singer-songwriter, and musician Don Jazzy and Grammy Award-winning Hugh Masekela. Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Raza’s sound is full, mature, and alluring.

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Harborwalk Sounds: Ajna + Triple Tea

08-02-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 02 @ 6:00 pm

There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or...

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There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or straight-up jazz, Harborwalk Sounds offers the perfect mix of fresh air, music, dance, and art.

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4th Annual Summer Gospel Fest

08-04-2018

Presented by Spiritually Fabulous Ministries at Institute Park, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:00 pm

This delightful and inspirational event gives opportunity for different communities to come together to enjoy music, live performances, food, free activities & resources, giveaways, health & wellness services, and great fellowship. This is a...

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This delightful and inspirational event gives opportunity for different communities to come together to enjoy music, live performances, food, free activities & resources, giveaways, health & wellness services, and great fellowship. This is a free community event. *Food & merchandise will be on sale.

Sponsors: Worcester Arts Council & Mass Cultural Council

 

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Taste of the Caribbean Boston Festival

08-05-2018

Presented by Taste of the Caribbean Boston at Hibernian Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm

How does one eat tasty Caribbean food AND simultaneously give back to the community? YOU attending the Taste of the Caribbean Boston festival OF COURSE! Taking place on Saturday August 4th, 2018 at Hibernian Hall from 2-8pm, come have your senses...

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How does one eat tasty Caribbean food AND simultaneously give back to the community? YOU attending the Taste of the Caribbean Boston festival OF COURSE! Taking place on Saturday August 4th, 2018 at Hibernian Hall from 2-8pm, come have your senses transported to the Caribbean while helping those in your community fund their education. We will have a variety of Boston's best Caribbean (and African) cuisine, music of the Caribbean islands and of course enjoy the live performances, art, and get your face painted. We will also be announcing our awesome scholarship winner at the event. Just know that you participation will make a huge difference in our winners education. Oh and also, bring some cash, you might just want to take some food home. DO NOT get left out the day of the event as tickets are selling FAST! Find them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-the-caribbean-boston-2nd-annual-food-festival-tickets-43510615422?aff=erelpanelorg ~ Hope to see you there! #TOCB #tasteofthecaribbeanboston

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

08-04-2018

Presented by The Cabot at The Cabot, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 04 @ 8:00 pm

George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic.  

Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit...

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George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic.  

Clinton started his career with the Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit with “I Wanna Testify” in 1967. Clinton then began experimenting with harmonies, melody, and rhythm, and taking cues from the psychedelic movement, forever setting himself apart from the Motown era.  By the early 1970s, the group’s tight songs evolved into sprawling jams around funky rhythms. They dropped the “s” from the band name and Parliament was born. Around the same time, Clinton spawned Funkadelic, a rock group which fused psychedelic guitar distortion, bizarre sound effects, and cosmological rants with danceable beats and booming bass lines. Funkadelic recorded a number of influential concept albums, including Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will FollowMaggot Brain and America Eats Its Young.

Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits “Flashlight,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Aqua Boogie,” and “(Not Just) Knee Deep.” Clinton’s collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances.

The Godfather of Funk has also become recognized as the godfather of modern urban music. Beats, loops, and samples of P-Funk have appeared on albums by OutKast, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, De La Soul, Fishbone, and many others. As Clinton has said, “funk is the DNA of hip-hop and rap.”

In 1997, Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rock Walk, and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAACP Image Awards. In 2002, Spin voted Parliament-Funkadelic No. 6 of the 50 Greatest Bands of All Time.  At the start of the 2012, Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown presented Dr. Clinton with an honorary doctor of music degree in recognition for the funk icon’s enduring musical and cultural contributions.  Clinton continues his never ending musical journey, playing to sold-out shows across the globe.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Abigail Lim-Kimberg

08-08-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm

Abigail Lim-Kimberg is a queer, multiracial Chinese American harpist, songwriter, and composer from San Francisco who began writing and regularly performing at age 19 and now appears at an array of venues around New England and the Bay Area. Her...

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Abigail Lim-Kimberg is a queer, multiracial Chinese American harpist, songwriter, and composer from San Francisco who began writing and regularly performing at age 19 and now appears at an array of venues around New England and the Bay Area. Her indie-folk music has touches of jazz, rock, and pop influences and is inspired by multiculturalism. She is a songwriting and harp performance double major at Berklee College of Music.

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Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series - Cloud Tectonics Performance

08-08-2018

Presented by Hyde Square Task Force at Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm

Experience Cloud Tectonics a humorous time-bending love story written by Academy Award nominated Jose Rivera. The play follows Celestina and Anibal who meet in the rain for an unforgettable and life-altering encounter in the backdrop of a...

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Experience Cloud Tectonics a humorous time-bending love story written by Academy Award nominated Jose Rivera. The play follows Celestina and Anibal who meet in the rain for an unforgettable and life-altering encounter in the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. The performance is presented by actor/director Jamie Carrillo and will feature live music by Olivia Brownlee, Nick Thorkelson, Mitchel Ahern, and Anais Azul.

 

*This play contains material that may not be suitable for children.

 

This event is part of Hyde Square Task Force’s Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series. For more information, please contact Sarah at sarah@hydesquare.org.

 

Rain Location: Hyde Square Task Force, 30 Sunnyside Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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Harborwalk Sounds: Nicole Zignago, Nani + Christina Morrison

08-09-2018

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 09 @ 6:00 pm

There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or...

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There is no place better to be in Boston on summer Thursdays than the ICA. Take a seat on the Harborwalk as up-and-coming musicians and dancers from around the globe display what makes Berklee a world-class school. Whether roots, world, pop, or straight-up jazz, Harborwalk Sounds offers the perfect mix of fresh air, music, dance, and art.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Grupo Fantasia Quartet

08-10-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:30 pm

Grupo Fantasia is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Angel Wagner, a Dominican native who has mastered more than thirty instruments. Grupo Fantasia, formed in 1993 with musicians from all over the world, has performed at the Calle Ocho...

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Grupo Fantasia is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Angel Wagner, a Dominican native who has mastered more than thirty instruments. Grupo Fantasia, formed in 1993 with musicians from all over the world, has performed at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami and toured extensively throughout the Northeast. Fantasia has won many awards, including Boston's prestigious 1993 Expose Award for Best Spanish Band, runner-up in the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Award for Education (1999), and the 2003 Boston Music Award Nominee for Best World Class Act. They are also the 2009 winner of the New England Urban Music Award for Best Latin Band.

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BPL Concerts in the Courtyard: Tyson Jackson

08-15-2018

Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Tyson Jackson first discovered his love for music at age 3. Throughout his musical career, Jackson has been afforded many opportunities to study with world-renowned artists including Ron Blake, Carl Allen,...

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Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Tyson Jackson first discovered his love for music at age 3. Throughout his musical career, Jackson has been afforded many opportunities to study with world-renowned artists including Ron Blake, Carl Allen, Terence Blanchard, Darren Barrett, AJ Wright, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ralph Peterson, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, and Nona Hendryx among others.

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