Nina LaNegra brings over two decades of award-winning television, radio, and marketing experience to her role as creatrix, producer, and host of Art Is Life Itself! (AiLiLIVE). AiLiLIVE started as a weekly performance series which LaNegra founded in 2005 at the Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury. As of January 2016, AiLiLIVE is a monthly performance series happening every third Thursday evening. Strongly believing in the art of dialog, LaNegra has produced and hosted numerous Broadcast and College television and radio talk show series. LaNegra has featured on television on WGBH, CBS Boston, C-Span, and HBO; on radio WILD 1090AM, WRBB 104.9FM, WMBR 88.1FM to name a few. LaNegra is currently in production for a live podcast series premiering in 2018.
As an artist, teacher and lecturer, LaNegra has held artist residencies in the Boston area at the Sustainability Guild International; Institute of Contemporary Art; and common art on Newbury Street. LaNegra has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Bay State College in the Entertainment Management Department; New England Institute of Art; and lectured at Berklee College of Music; Boston Latin School; and Americorp's Youthbuild. LaNegra has served as an invited panelist on the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. She is also a board member of the nonprofit United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury, a ServSafe certified Chef, and a Nana. LaNegra is very excited about participating in the Roxbury Cultural District as a Board Member and looks forward to continuing to celebrate, promote, and grow Artist and Cultural workers in Roxbury.