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Boston, students come together for cultural affair

The fundraiser/fashion show brought to Boston University by the organization Boston Stands with Haiti Sunday at Metcalf Hall brought together students and community members active in the relief for Haiti after the devastating earthquake that shook the nation January 12. The event, initiated by a team of student volunteers headed by Sam Minkoff, featured Haitian cuisine, local and international fashion, a pop-up museum with Haitian art, dancing and over 25 musical performances.

Humble Mayer submits an engaging set

I thought the sold-out stadium at TD Garden was going to break the sound barrier trying to coax John Mayer back out to do his encore. I’ve never felt the kind of energy that was in that stadium Wednesday night, and gladly went practically deaf.

Citizen Cope delivers the hits

Boston’s Paradise Rock Club filled to capacity with expectant fans, rocking from one foot back to the other while waiting for singer/songwriter Citizen Cope to grace the stage. Girls and boys with Xs on their hands fought for general admission floor space with adults of all ages and from all places. Fans flew in from as far as Texas to see Cope’s show. Signs on every door warned that no tickets were left for those unlucky enough not to already have one.

Citizen Cope cruising into town

Citizen Cope is coming to the Paradise Rock Club for three sold-out performances on Feb 25, 26, and 27.

Scorsese gets creepy in Shutter Island

Many have compared Martin Scorsese’s current predilection for casting Leonardo DiCaprio in his films to his previous collaborations with Robert De Niro. Scorsese and De Niro’s collaborations &-&- Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and the underrated King of Comedy &-&- were essentially character studies; portraits of a single person whom De Niro portrayed with varying degrees of psychosis. Yet there is a marked difference between those older films and Scorsese’s new work with DiCaprio, including Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and the duo’s latest, Shutter Island.