Old friends, live music, and Mark Morris at Tanglewood

The choreographer’s latest dance set to Lou Harrison’s music will be premiered at Tanglewood in a program celebrating the centennial of Harrison’s birth.

U2 (pictured performing in Tennessee earlier this month) plays Gillette Stadium Sunday.


The Weekender: Bono, Wilco, Mario, and Jacob’s Pillow

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.


John Legend swings through Cambridge to admire the words of other legends

The Grammy winning singer made a special stop in Cambridge before his Boston show Monday night.

Jay Z’s new album,


Jay Z’s new album to drop on Tidal

The album will be released June 30 and will be available only to users of the music streaming service Tidal, which the rapper co-owns.

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Philip Glass resounds at Peabody Essex Museum

In Salem, Glass’s patterns and cycles invited a trance-like state.


‘Krazy Kat,’ and all that jazz

George Herriman’s famous comic strip influenced numerous other art forms — music included.

Berklee grad pronoun’s path: a breakup, then a breakthrough

The songs she wrote and recorded in her bedroom have led to a label deal, a summer tour, and a spot in the Billboard Hot 100 Festival.

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Arts events this week

Picks include BJ Barham, a Lucero and Banditos double-bill, “The Effect,” and Mark Morris Dance Group.

Family: Peter Tosh’s Boston son in coma after NJ jail beating

Jawara McIntosh has been hospitalized after being attacked in a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on marijuana possession charges, his family said.

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Lorde, pictured performing at Coachella in April.

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With ‘Melodrama,’ Lorde shows again she’s mature beyond her years

Her sophomore album showcases her growth — sonically, vocally, and lyrically.

Prodigy, half of topselling rap duo Mobb Deep, is dead at 42

Nas, who is also from Queens, N.Y., called Prodigy a ‘‘king’’ in an Instagram post. Others also paid tribute to Prodigy, who was often praised for his skilled rhymes and lyrics.

CeCe Winans performing with conductor Charles Floyd, the Boston Pops, and the Pops Gospel Choir.

Music Review

CeCe Winans leads a swinging Gospel Night at Pops

The singer’s short performance was one of many highlights during the season-ending show.

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At Fenway, Dead & Company are at the top of their game

The first of two nights at Fenway was a forceful musical statement by the ensemble.

Drummer and vocalist Peter Criss rehearses in a New York City studio for his final US performance on Saturday.

Peter Criss, Kiss’s founding Catman, saying goodbye to stage

No longer playing with the boys, the cofounder of the rock group Kiss and co-author of its hit single, ‘‘Beth,’’ is retiring from the concert stage.

BEMF Orchestra and Soloists performing Handel’s “La Resurrezione.”

Music Review

BEMF ‘Carnival’ delights, morning till night

The Boston Early Music Festival offered some fine late-night concerts last week.

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Things to Do

Fun things to do around Boston this summer

Your calendar of events, music, theater, and more for the season.

Drummer Jon Fishman of Phish performed at the Tweeter Center (now the Xfinity Center) in 2004.


Phish drummer wins local election in Maine hometown

Jon Fishman, the drummer for the jam band Phish, was elected to his Maine town’s Board of Selectmen.

Jimi Hendrix performing at the Monterey Pop Festival.

50 years ago, Monterey Pop gave rise to today’s giant rock festivals

Before Burning Man and Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Governors Island, there was Monterey Pop.

The Ticket

This week’s picks include the Bleachers, the double-bill of Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears, and Luke Bryan.


Elliott Carter’s ‘Epigrams’ reveal the lifelong work behind his wit

Composed in 2012, Carter’s final work throws ideas together until sparks fly.

John Mayer and Bob Weir in Worcester in 2015.


John Mayer eternally grateful to be onstage with Dead & Company

The band returns to Fenway for two shows this weekend.

John Mayer at a Dead & Company show in Worcester in 2015, with drummer Bill Kreutzmann.


The Weekender: Tall ships, short films, and dad jokes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Stephen Drury rehearses pieces, by Georg Friedrich Haas, on two pianos, tuned a quarter-tone apart, at The New England Conservatory.

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Diving into the musical avant-garde, with ‘real heart and soul and fist-clenching truth’

It’s time for the annual new-music lollapalooza known as the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory.

“The Nashville Sound” is Jason Isbell’s newest album since 2015.

Album Review

A very high bar, and Isbell almost reaches it

“The Nashville Sound” follows two masterworks — “‘Southeastern’’ and ‘‘Something More Than Free” — by the superlative singer-songwriter.

Anita Pallenberg, muse for The Rolling Stones, dead at 75

Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress who had children with Keith Richards and served as a muse for The Rolling Stones, has died. She was 75.

In this  file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)


Accusations about Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize lecture rekindle old debate

Perhaps it was just a matter of time.

Karina Gauvin and Douglas Williams in “Le Carnaval de Venise.”

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At Boston Early Music Festival, a hilarious ‘Carnaval de Venise’

Described as a “Baroque musical,” the lighthearted production offers myriad pleasures, including gorgeous singing.

Singer-composer-bandleader Daymé Arocena makes her Boston debut Friday at the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Cuban millennial Daymé Arocena bends musical traditions

The 25-year-old singer, composer, and bandleader from Havana comes to the ICA Friday.

Lauren Salamone Perez sings under the stage name Ella Vos.

Ella Vos finds her voice, and fans find her

Her small body of work continues to go viral before the release of her full-length debut due later this year.

The King’s Singers performed as part of the Boston Early Music Festival.

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Solamente Naturali sparks, King’s Singers shine at festival

The vibrant Slovakian Baroque and folk ensemble Solamente Naturali and vocal superstars the King’s Singers performed as part of the Boston Early Music Festival.

Lorelei Ensemble (pictured in 2015) presented a program of new music centered on themes of injustice, immigration, and visions of a better world at Marsh Chapel Saturday.

Music review

Lorelei Ensemble makes witnesses of us all

The magnificent women’s vocal ensemble presented a program of new music centered on themes of injustice, immigration, and visions of a better world.

Nick Cave onstage at the Wang Theatre on Saturday night.

Music Review

From Nick Cave, visions of darkness

Along with the Bad Seeds, the singer commanded the Wang Theatre like a doomsaying preacher on Saturday night.

The late musician Prince gave seed money to a California-based clean tech incubator.

What did Prince do with $250,000? He funded a clean-tech incubator

Oakland, Calif.-based Powerhouse has helped 43 startups get on their feet in an era when venture capital funding for renewable energy has plunged.

Art Garfunkel is scheduled to perform at Boston’s newest music club, City Winery, for two nights in late October.

City Winery lines up Garfunkel, Vega, Wainwright, Turner, and others

The North Station venue, due to open in September, has also booked Rickie Lee Jones, Frank Turner, Shawn Colvin, and Madeleine Peyroux.

Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

The pop star’s representative confirmed her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms Friday.

Glenn Miller


Lost and found music, two centuries apart

Upcoming concerts showcase the 12 “Lost” Fantasias by Telemann and “In the Mood,” made famous by Glenn Miller.

Alanis Morissette at Avalon in 1998.

Isn’t it iconic? More than two decades on, ‘Jagged Little Pill’ still has plenty to say

Alanis Morissette’s blockbuster — which is being adapted for the theater — still provides the sort of catharsis that a great pop record should.

“New Chair” is part of “Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic” at Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H., through Aug. 27.

The Ticket

Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and other events in the Boston area.

Sofia Boutella in “The Mummy.”


The Weekender: Witches, Warhols, and women in prison

The Globe’s picks for the best way to spend your weekend.

Iman and David Bowie at a New York fashion event in 2005.


Iman remembers late husband David Bowie on 25th anniversary

The supermodel paid tribute to her late husband on Twitter Tuesday.

Just Another Scene’s Sean Carlson (right) as a teen with Davey Havok, lead singer of California band AFI, at a 2001 concert at Suffolk Downs.

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How a high school student became New England’s go-to source for live shows big and small

Believing every band deserves a chance at an audience, Sean Carlson built his website into an exhaustive list of shows in the region.

In March, Sean Cooper (left) and Bob Farrell hung works for a Matisse exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.

New report gives snapshot of region’s creative economy

The creative sector plays a larger role in New England’s economy than in other parts of the country, employing more than 300,000 people who earn roughly $17 billion.

Album Review

Almost like Fleetwood Mac (minus Stevie)

‘‘‘Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie’’ reunites two of the band’s three voices, with contributions from the Mac rhythm section.

“This is a time when reaching out to people from other countries is really important,” pianist Simone Dinnerstein (center) says of her partnership with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.

Classical Notes

For pianist, Cuban partnership proves fruitful

Simone Dinnerstein organized an American tour with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra that kicks off with concerts in Jamaica Plain and Worcester.

Mary Timony is bringing a new incarnation of Helium to the Sinclair Saturday.

Timony brings back Helium, and it’s a gas

After the recent release of a rarities compilation, Mary Timony will perform music she created with her ’90s band at the Sinclair this weekend.

Leslie Odom Jr. performs with the Boston Pops Tuesday night at Symphony Hall.

Music Review

Odom anchors an otherwise sprawling evening at the Pops

The “Hamilton” star highlighted a program that also featured winners of the Fidelity Investments 2017 Young Artists Competition and another tribute to John Williams.

Jonah Park Ellsworth

Young Cambridge cellist strives for connection

NEC undergraduate and Boston Trio member Jonah Ellsworth, 23, will play a recital at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on June 8.

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It closed 20 years ago, but the Rat’s rollicking echoes reverb on

The Kenmore Square club was dark and dirty but everybody went there because every band played there.

WFNX’s Kurt St. Thomas (right) interviewing Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain (left) and Dave Grohl on Lansdowne Street in 1991.

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The rock radio wars: BCN vs. FNX

When upstart WFNX launched in 1983, the battle was on to win listeners and uncover the city’s next stars.

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An ode to Boston’s rockin’ history of the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s

Remembering the bands, the songs, the scene when fans packed Boston’s gritty clubs and basements to hear rock history in the making.