Arts Briefs

RIP Etta James, R&B legend The “At Last” singer died Friday at age 73 from leukemia. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009 and leukemia earlier this year. James’ voic...
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Your Week: Club Nights

Zeds Dead is back to fill the Middle East Downstairs with hard EDM sounds tonight. After a killer show last time, whether catching it or not, it’s one that can’t be missed, except it’s already sold o...
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PAO starts off Seriously

Suffolk University is passionate about the performing arts, and it shows. Groups such as Rampage, Seriously Bent, and the Ramifications impressed the audience at the Performing Arts Sampling in the C...
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Poet and rap pioneer dies

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is among the many compositions written by Gil Scott-Heron, the “godfather of rap,” who passed away on May 27, 2011. Heron, who is known for using musical backin...
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Boston ‘Embraces’ dubstep, whomp; whomp

Article By: Angela Bray Underground or not, the “whomps” and “wobbles” of dubstep, a popular form of electronic music, are packing dance floors and selling out around the city. From jungle to tropica...

Smith returns to roots with Red State

Kevin Smith’s latest feature, Red State (Smodcast Pictures, 2011) has been in the works for several years now, originally announced by Smith in 2006.  The film stars Melissa Leo , John Goodman, and M...

Self-help from a Bostonian

She’s an entertainment journalist, TV host, actress, philanthropist, has appeared in Pantene Pro-v commercials, and now she’s even added author under her belt. Boston’s own Maria Menounos has come ba...

A Capella unites voices

The Suffolk Ramifications recently performed at the C. Walsh Theater as part of Suffolk’s annual A Cappella Festival, a night that was marked by song, dance, and the use of voice over instruments. Pr...