The Boston Calling block party series returns to Dewey Square Park May 16 through August 29

The Boston Calling Block Party Series returns to Dewey Square Park every Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., beginning May 16 and running through August 29, 2019. These free outdoor weekly parties take place in the heart of the city, giving Bostonians the chance to get outside and enjoy live music paired with several beer selections. The Block Party Series will showcase local music artists with the first three weeks featuring Bourbon Chasers, East Coast Soul, and Nonplussed. In addition to all of the great live music, attendees will be able to play various lawn games such as bean bag toss and kick back to … Continue reading

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter Maimouna Youssef takes the stage for ‘A Woman’s Worth,’ May 30

BOSTON, MA (April  2019) –  Maimouna Youssef, also known as Mumu Fresh and recently recognized for her performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk,  is a Grammy-nominated Afro-Native singer, songwriter, emcee, and activist. On Thursday, May 30 at 7 pm, Maimouna will headline a special Thursday Evening Music Performance at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum called “A Woman’s Worth.” With a singular style and sound, Youssef has performed worldwide alongside music giants such as Oscar Award-winner Common, The Roots, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ed Sheeran, Nas, the NSO, Dave Chappelle, and more. Her performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk reached viral success in 2018, … Continue reading

Boston String Academy wins 2019 Commonwealth Awards

The Commonwealth Awards, granted by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, honor exceptional achievements in the arts, humanities, and sciences in the state of Massachusetts. The highlight of the ceremony was the very inspiring keynote speech by maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Thirteen organizations from the state of Massachusetts were nominated and Boston String Academy was one of the four winners. We feel extremely honored for this recognition and are very fortunate to have a glimmer of the torch that maestro Abreu lit. We hope to carry it forward in his honor and for generations to come. The ceremony was enhanced by a wonderful performance by a … Continue reading

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. This spring, Neighborhood Arts is performing 10 free and low-cost concerts in Boston neighborhoods (Dorchester, Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, and the South End). These public concerts deepen existing relationships with community partners, audiences, and Boston-based artists. “Neighborhood Arts shares the indescribable joy of live performance with Boston neighborhoods, through artist-led workshops, community concerts, and culminating … Continue reading

Vive la France: Music lecture Waterstone at the Circle, Feb. 22

BOSTON — Waterstone at the Circle will welcome accomplished music director, conductor and educator Richard Travers to present “Vive la France” on Friday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. From Gounod, Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Offenbach to Edith Piaf, guests will learn about the lives, works and contributions of France’s most significant composers and performers from the Renaissance to today.   This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 617-232-3634 or email [email protected] Waterstone at the Circle is a luxury independent living community for seniors located at 385 Chestnut Hill Ave. Please follow and … Continue reading

“From Russia with Love” at Waterstone at the Circle , Jan. 18

Waterstone at the Circle will welcome lecturer Richard Travers on Friday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. to present on the history of Russian music and is evolution from the influence of western civilization. Guests will learn about famous Russian composers, performers and more, including how they managed to make music under the oppressive Soviet regime. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 617-232-3634 or email [email protected] Waterstone at the Circle is a luxury independent living community for seniors located at 385 Chestnut Hill Ave. Please follow and like us: