September Artist Spotlight: Red Shaydez

September Artist Spotlight: Red Shaydez

Red Shaydez, whose name comes from a combo of red sunglasses and her nickname Shay, melds conscious rap, trap, and gangsta rap to shape innovative lyrical narratives about self-awareness, being self-made, triumphs, and struggles. This multi-faceted Boston-native powerhouse is a hip-hop artist, professional video producer, lyricist, filmmaker, public speaker, and youth mentor. Red’s undeniable talent and electric personality have been widely praised by both local and national media such as MTV, Fox 25 News, Hot 96.9, Boston Magazine, WBUR, Dig Boston, […]

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Boston Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

Boston Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

Contemporary percussionist, musical educator, and activist Marcus Santos is a native of Bahia, Brazil. Having been raised in the uniquely rich African-influenced culture of Bahia, Santos has passionately committed his life to the study, preservation, and teaching of Afro-Brazilian music and heritage. His dedication to this cause has earned him a variety of opportunities and international success. After first studying music and business at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Marcus obtained a scholarship to Fenway Alliance Member Institution Berklee College of Music, where he received […]

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Fenway Alliance New Initiative

Fenway Alliance New Initiative

Since 2001, when the Fenway Alliance founded and established the first Opening Our Doors Festival in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Black Artists have given generously of their talent, their art, and their creativity — challenging our thinking and transforming our public and private events. In recognition of these contributions and the contributions of works by Black Artists across our entire City, the Fenway Alliance, beginning this week, will expand the focus of our email newsletter and social media presence […]

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Fenway Alliance Statement & Pledge

Fenway Alliance Statement & Pledge

“Justice is what love looks like in public.” Dr. Cornell West June 5, 2020 The Fenway Alliance stands in solidarity and allied with all who are working courageously for racial justice and the dismantling of structural, systemic racism.  We stand by, with, and for you.   As an academic and cultural membership organization, we support and vow to assist our 21-members’ sincere, vigorous, and sustained actions towards shifting institutional cultures to become more equitable, safe, representative of, and welcoming to all. We pledge […]

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A Message from Fenway Alliance Executive Director Kelly Brilliant

A Message from Fenway Alliance Executive Director Kelly Brilliant

Dear Friends,  Because we are a 43-year-old member-based organization, we rarely reach out to individuals for financial support. However, these are extraordinary times. We hope that you and yours are healthy and safe.  We know we will overcome this challenge through unity guided by science. We thank all of our frontline workers—healthcare personnel, essential services workers, volunteers, store clerks, and assisted living staff.   The essential work of the Fenway Alliance is providing joyous events and programs that engender greater access to the Arts.  It is […]

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Fenway Alliance News + Updates

Fenway Alliance News + Updates

Please click on the “Read More” link below to view our latest newsletter and all active links in this post. Click here for THE FENWAY ALLIANCE LATEST NEWSLETTER. Please follow us on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK for the latest news, resources, updates, and inspiration! The Fenway Alliance offices are currently closed and we are working remotely following city and state guidelines. While we are not in the office, we are committed to maintaining our work in the Fenway Community and the […]

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MMOC Annual Meeting

MMOC Annual Meeting

The Muddy River Restoration Project Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee (the MMOC) and the Muddy River Cabinet held their annual meeting on Thursday, February 27th at Emmanuel College. Speakers included: Frances Allou Gershwin, MMOC Chair; Scott Acone, Deptuy District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District; Erin Gallentine, Director of Parks and Open Spaces, Town of Brookline; Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space, City of Boston; and Wendy Gendron, Chief, Civil Works Branch, U.S. Army […]

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FACES / Fenway Alliance Celebrates Exceptional Spirit 2019

FACES / Fenway Alliance Celebrates Exceptional Spirit 2019

Honoring Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun. The Fenway Alliance’s annual gala FACES / Fenway Alliance Celebrates Exceptional Spirit was held on December 10, 2019 in the gorgeous penthouse level event space of Northeastern’s East Village with views stretching across the Back Bay Fens, the Fenway, the South End, and downtown Boston. Thanks to all Fenway Alliance members and corporate partners for their support and attendance! We were beautifully entertained by three Northeastern University performing arts groups during the evening: Eon […]

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August Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

August Artist Spotlight: Marcus Santos

Contemporary percussionist, musical educator, and activist Marcus Santos is a native of Bahia, Brazil. Having been raised in the uniquely rich African-influenced culture of Bahia, Santos has passionately committed his life to the study, preservation, and teaching of Afro-Brazilian music and heritage. His dedication to this cause has earned him a variety of opportunities and international success. After first studying music and business at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Marcus obtained a scholarship to Fenway Alliance Member Institution Berklee College […]

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