Quincy, MA – Sonny Ochs has been producing concerts for a long time. A polite reporter doesn’t ask a woman her exact age. But since it’s well known that she participated in the first of many musical events dedicated to her brother Phil in Greenwich Village, New York City, in 1983, let’s just say 28 going on 29 years. She started organizing the shows herself the following year.
Born in Panama City, Antonieta Gimeno is a Dorchester-based community organizer, theater activist, and solidarity worker. Gimeno has joined the Peña Rebelde team for Woman’s History Month to celebrate La Mujer Afro-Latina, the Latina woman of African descent.
The peña takes place this Saturday, March 31, at Encuentro 5 in Boston. RSVP on Facebook here:http://on.fb.me/GSH13j
The following is an interview with Antonieta Gimeno in anticipation of the peña.
The Institute of Contemporary Art on Boston’ waterfront is an ambitious museum and, so far, its reach has not exceeded its grasp. Case in point, the two exhibitions installed within weeks of each other, plus a showing of new acquisitions. It’s a bonanza for museum goers.
Figuring Color opened in February and will be on view through May 20. The paintings and works on paper by German artist Charline von Heyl will be around until July 15.
The IBT on Reality TV: Jersey Shore Meets A Fighting Teamster Entourage In The Town Near Mystic River?
From Jersey Shore to the short-lived All American Muslim to the much glitzier Shahs of Sunset, there seems to be no ethnic community left untouched by the national carny show known as “Reality TV.”
Always dissed or ignored by the mass media—and thus hungry for more attention--the multi-ethnic enclave of organized labor might have been our last hold-out against letting it all hang-out in this shamelessly exhibitionist genre.
But that modest stance is about to change, quite possibly for the worse, on union turf that’s very familiar.
Only two words can describe Rangda’s performance at Church of Boston on Wednesday: mind melt. This super-trio of guitarists Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), and drummer Chris Corsano (Bjork; Jandek) have been gigging together since their 2010 EP release False Flag (Drag City), though this collaboration has been a long time coming.
I have a posse who gathers together at my place for my single annual party to watch the Academy Awards. These are friends from different parts of my life – dance, union, justice struggle, work, the old days – who have jelled into an Oscars machine over many years. Here’s my takeaway from the night.
On tour following the release of her third album, Tramp (Jagjaguar; 2012), singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten still manages to maintain an intimacy with her audience that is reminiscent of the type of show you might expect at the small bars and neighborhood venues where the Brooklyn-based musician got her start. Such was the case at her appearance at the Paradise Rock Club on Thursday.
After decades of knocking on museum doors, photography finally got invited in as a full-fledged member of the arts establishment. And it did it by following the perennially popular advice, "To achieve success, just be yourself and do what you do best." Now, it seems, every museum is jumping on the bandwagon and mounting photography exhibitions.
99 Voices is a project to give voice to the people in Boston who call themselves “The 99 Percent." The project will document the stories of 99 participants in the #OccupyBoston movement, as told in their own words.
Open Media Boston will regularly post stories from #OccupyBoston collected by the 99 Voices Project.
Here is the latest photo set
Rug hooking has a long history as a traditional domestic craft, but about twenty women from the Canadian province of New Brunswick have put a new spin on it. They practice rug hooking as a contemporary art form.