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The hat comes with a typed and signed letter explaining how the fan got it.


What price tag would you put on a fedora worn by Michael Jackson?

A hat worn by Michael Jackson is up for auction in Amesbury.

Zehava Younger won outstanding actress (small/fringe theater) for her role in Boston Children’s Theatre’s “The Diary of Anne Frank.’’

‘Natasha,’ ‘Sheba,’ ‘Lady’ top winners at Norton awards

The Boston Theater Critics Association honored the best performers and productions of the past year.

From left: Myran Parker-Brass, the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Good, Robert Brustein, Julie Burros, Denise Jillson.


Robert Brustein among honorees at Actors’ Shakespeare Project gala

The American Repertory Theater’s founding artistic director and four others were feted at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Justin Bieber at the Billboard Music Awards.


Quote of the day: Justin Bieber

Bieber, opining about awards shows after performing at the Billboard Music Awards.

Jeremy Baxa cleaned a metal frame at the burial site for Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira at San Juan Cemetery in Berg’s Mill, Texas, Monday

Emilio Navaira, 53, Tejano music star

Mr. Navaira lifted the style to greater prominence in the US while breaking into the wider country music landscape in the 1990s.

”Collaborative Garden” (top) and “Apron Painting” (above) from John C Gonzalez’s “Works Well With Others.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

John C Gonzalez’s solo show is built on collaboration

The art in “Works Well With Others”calls out hoary notions about class, value, and authorship.

Connie Britton (right) with Maisy Stella on “Nashville.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Save ‘Nashville’? Maybe not.

Once a TV soap starts redoing plot lines for the second and third time, the plug is begging to be pulled.

Erica Spyres and Marc Pierre in Lyric Stage Company’s “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Stage Review

Charms of Lyric Stage’s ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ never grow old

A prequel to the story of Peter Pan takes an entertainingly low-tech approach.

From left: Joe Corcoran, Francine Sherman, Thaddeus Miles, and Ken Casey at the JFK Library.


RFK Children’s Action Corps honors advocates for youth

More than 350 guests attended Friday’s event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air Wednesday.

Bill Herz, 99, last of actors in famed ‘War of the Worlds’

Mr. Herz was an ally of Welles and a fixture at a New York City restaurant, Sardi’s.

Guy Fieri grills at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival in February in Miami Beach.


Guy Fieri to host food, wine fest to kick off Best Buddies ride

The June 3 event at Harvard will feature food from more than two dozen chefs.

Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, from the film “Frozen.”

Should Elsa get a girlfriend? Idina Menzel weighs in

In “Frozen,” the ice queen didn’t have a love interest. But for the sequel, what about writing her a girlfriend?

Frank Brandeis Gilbert received an honorary degree at Brandeis University's 65th Commencement.


Frank Brandeis Gilbert receives honorary degree — from Brandeis

The honoree is the grandson of Louis Brandeis, who served on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939.

Rob Gronkowski attended the Los Angeles premiere of


Gronk wants your vote, to help beat cancer

The Patriots tight end wants you to vote for your favorite T-shirt on Facebook, and it’s all for a good cause.

Kristen Sieh (left) and Libby King in


Performance of ART’s ‘RoosevElvis’ halted because of illness

Patrons were told they would be receiving an e-mail about a refund.

Steven Tyler at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday.


No, Aerosmith isn’t replacing Steven Tyler. For now.

The band, which always seems to be on the verge of breaking up, is in turmoil again.

Above: The names and locations of the 25 gates that surround Harvard Yard.

The gates of Harvard Yard

“I want people to stop and notice the gates because they’re beautiful,” says Blair Kamin, who edited the new book “Gates of Harvard Yard.”

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 15, 2016 shows a woman is reflected on the black door of a General Electric (GE) refrigerator at a store in Montebello, California. General Electric requested March 31, 2016 that US regulators drop its designation as a systemically important financial institution in light of significant divestitures over the last year. GE had garnered the so-called

GE announces deals worth more than $1.4b with Saudi Arabia

General Electric, which is moving to Boston, said it made a series of deals as part of Saudi Arabia’s plan to wean itself off crude oil.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air on Monday.

Danny Amendola (third from right) hung out with Olivia Culpo’s family Sunday in Allston.


Danny Amendola dines with girlfriend Olivia Culpo’s family

The Patriots receiver looked comfortable with the Culpos as they shared a meal at Lulu’s Allston.

Peter Lynch (left) with Victoria Croll and David Croll, board chairman of the Trustees of Reservations, aboard a vintage railroad car.


Trustees of Reservations gala rides the rails

The group kicked off its 125th year with an anniversary gala that included a ride in vintage railroad cars.

Noelle Scaggs and Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums onstage at EarthFest.


EarthFest brings thousands to Hatch Shell

Radio 92.9 hosted the 23rd annual EarthFest at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne


Quote of the day: Sharon Osbourne

Osbourne, discussing her split from husband Ozzy Osbourne on “The Talk.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Celine Dion gives emotional performance at Billboard Awards

Celine Dion lost her husband and brother in the same week in January, and her son presented her with the Billboard icon award.

Kesha performs

Kesha performs at Billboard Music Awards

It was on, then it wasn’t, then it was, and then it happened. No controversy, no conflict, no grand statement — simply a dignified, soulful performance.

Gertrude Käsebier’s “Untitled (Billiard game),” circa 1909.

Photography Review

When photography wanted to be painting

Two shows at Springfield’s D’Amour museum offer contrasting views of photography as a medium.

Michael Andor Brodeur | @Large

Google’s new chat app Allo knows you — maybe too well

If Google imagines I want my conversations reduced to a menu of prefabricated expressions, it doesn’t know me so well.

Juan Villoro’s essays mine the psychological and emotional depths of what soccer represents. Mexico’s Toluca fans and players (above) cheered after scoring on an Argentine team.

Books In Brief | Kate Tuttle

Insights on soccer, bridge, and feminism

Capsule reviews of three recent nonfiction titles: “God Is Round,” “The Bridge Ladies,” and “We Were Feminists Once.”

Melissa Maddonni-Haims’s “Creep.”

Art Review

At the Fuller Craft Museum, the art of politics

Polarizing issues are at the heart of “The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance” exhibit, now at the Brockton museum.

Johannes Brahms’s tombstone in Vienna Central Cemetery.


In final Johannes Brahms prelude, rage against dying light

In the last work Brahms finished, restless harmonies seem to signify the composer fighting death.

“A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson.

Match book: Graduating to classic fiction

A reader from North Andover seeks tips on what to get his nephew, who recently graduated from college.

An image from “The Airport Book.”

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Imagination takes flight in Lisa Brown’s ‘The Airport Book’

Nicole Lamy reviews the children’s picture book.

Bryan Cranston in “All the Way.”

TV Critic’s Corner

You’ll believe you’re watching LBJ himself

It feels like you’re witnessing a miracle, watching Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson.

At Lesley University on Saturday, Richard Blanco (center) received his doctoral hood from university president Joseph Moore (left), and assistant professor Aaron Smith.


Richard Blanco, Arianna Huffington address area graduates

Blanco, a poet, and the Huffington Post czar spoke to departing college students.

Ann Romney (left) and Gail Huff at Move for Minds at Equinox.


Big names team up for Alzheimer’s research

The event at Equinox Sports Club’s Boston location was emceed by Ann Romney.

Dr. David Ryan, Elin Hilderbrand (center), and Brenda Warshaw.


Author Elin Hilderbrand shares her MGH Cancer Center story

Hilderbrand talked about her 2014 diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent treatment at the center.

Chuck (voiced by Josh Gad) and Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) in a scene from the animated film “Angry Birds.”


‘Angry Birds’ sits atop box office

The movie, based on the video game, knocked ‘‘Captain America: Civil War’’ off its first-place perch.

“Point Taken’’ host Carlos Watson


A debate that’s substantive — and civil

WGBH’s “Point Taken’’ invites four guests to debate a hot-button issue, two against two, at a table.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air on Tuesday.


Greater Boston author readings May 22-28

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Tom Morello.


Quote of the day: Tom Morello

Morello, Rage Against the Machine guitarist, on the political nature of music.

Jane Little, a bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, was shown at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in February.

Jane Little, 87; played bass for 71 years in Atlanta symphony

Ms. Little had plied her trade without interruption from 1945 to the end of her life.

Susan Tolchin, 75, scholar who focused on women in politics

Ms. Tolchin frequently collaborated with her husband on books about political patronage, women in politics, and voter discontent.

Brian Church is Beowulf in the Guerilla Opera production.

Opera review

In Hannah Lash’s ‘Beowulf,’ an unconventional monster to grapple

The new opera, which debuted in its premiere Friday, recast a legendary battle in psychological terms.