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In the Bay State Banner: #HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery came alive with the sights and sounds of black talent. “#HellaBlack: BCA Mixtape Vol. 1” was a one-night pop-up celebration of Boston’s wide-ranging artists of color.

Pioneered by Lyndsay Allyn Cox, the director of theatre arts at the BCA, the show featured work by Kadahj Bennett, Jean Appolon Expressions, Connections Dance Theater, Ashley Rose, Billy Dean Thomas, Actors’ Shakespeare Project and Melissa Alexis of Cultural Fabric. Clothing and textiles by local shop Zainab Sumu Primitive Modern were on display throughout the night.


In WBUR’s ‘The Artery:’ 7 Things To Do This Black History Month, From Afro-Indigenous Healing To An Eartha Kitt Play

If you ask any black person how they feel about Black History Month, we’ll tell you that black history happens all year long. But the month still holds a special, sentimental place in our hearts. Originally, the black commemoration was only a week long, established in 1926 as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson.


In WBUR’s ‘The Artery:’ ‘Nat Turner In Jerusalem’ Imagines What The Slave Rebellion Leader’s Last Night Was Like

Awash in blue light on stage, Nat Turner paces the confines of his cell the night before execution; his punishment for leading a slave rebellion and killing more than 50 people in 1831. The sound of heavy chains scraping across the floor weighs on the spirit. Before the sun rises, Turner’s lawyer visits to get information about uprisings to add to Turner’s confession. He wants answers and remorse.


In Sampan: Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts performances in spring 2019 bring free and low-cost jazz, dance, world music, and classical music concerts to Boston’s neighborhoods

Neighborhood Arts, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, brings the joy of live performance to people of all ages and abilities, drawing deeply on partnerships with Boston area artists and community organizations to activate neighborhoods with a rich and varied array of opportunities.