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JazzBoston presents Makanda Saturday Night Gala Dance Party 
Saturday, April 25; 8:00-11:00pm

 

A 21st century take on the big band dance galas of the 30s and 40s in a ballroom setting, this is the keynote event of Jazz Week's Roxbury kickoff weekend. Dance to swing tunes, calypsos, and ballads played by John Kordalewsi's Makanda Project (makandaproject.com), Roxbury's resident orchestra, joined by dancers Mickey Davidson and Dexter Jones. JazzBoston and the Madison Park Development Cororation co-host this community celebration of the role of jazz in Roxbury's past, present and future. More details here.

 

 

Our Place Theater Project presents a reading of Jacqui Parker's
A Crack in the Blue Wall
Saturday, April 25; 3:00-5:00pm

 

Jacqui Parker's original play "A Crack in the Blue Wall," about a young black male shot by a white police officer, is in active development.  Hibernian Hall will present a staged reading April 25, a try-out production July 9-12, and a fully staged extended run November 6-22.  In this drama Parker will address the breakdown of the family of the victim as well as a breakdown in the justice system.  
Learn more here.