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Express Yourself cofounder Paula Conrad (left) with Cammie Griffin and John Angeles of “Stomp,” backstage at the Wang.

Expression of ‘Soul’ by young performers

Express Yourself put on its 23rd annual performance on Thursday evening.

From left: Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute; Judy Woodruff; Michele Norris; and Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University.


Judy Woodruff pays tribute to Gwen Ifill at Radcliffe

The “PBS NewsHour” anchor recalls her late colleague as a powerful presence.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” cast members Peter Mill (left), Ayla Brown, and Andrew Giordano.


Ayla Brown ready to go in ‘Joseph’

The country singer will appear June 8-18 in the Reagle Music Theatre’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Billy Ruane, as always, front and center at a show, this one by Descendents at TT the Bear’s in 1987.


Renewed call for Billy Ruane recognition in Cambridge

The city should pay tribute to the man who did so much for the music scene, friends say.


Joey Dee will twist the night away with BC’s Class of ’67

The Peppermint Lounge mainstay is 76 now.

Former president Barack Obama tees off at the first hole at St Andrews Golf Club in Scotland Friday.


Obama hits the links in Scotland

The former president used to take heat for his golf habit. Not anymore.

Actor James Earl Jones at Harvard’s commencement Thursday.


Harvard hands out honorary degrees

Some familiar faces were on the dais.

From left: Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, Michael Botticelli, Ann Klee, Dr. David Herzog, and Stacey Lucchino.


Big names attend conference kickoff

The Taj Boston hosted a dinner for the Moving Beyond Stigma forum.

Former vice president Joe Biden with Boston Police Lieutenant Detective Donna Gavin and her friend Stephanie Callahan of Scituate at the New England Women’s Leadership Awards.


Joe Biden makes a surprise visit to the Seaport Hotel

The former VP crashed the 24th annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards.

Kay Hanley performs at Night of 1,000 Stories.


Kwame Alexander and Kay Hanley at 826 Boston benefit

Night of 1,000 Stories is a night of fun and fund-raising.

Tom Brady


Tom Brady seeking a trademark for . . . TB12 bedsheets?

The Patriots QB has applications in to trademark a host of products and services.

From left: Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, and Kate McKinnon in ”Rough Night.”


There’s a reason the local screening of ‘Rough Night’ got a little rowdy. . .

Regal Fenway and the online magazine Bustle hosted an early screening of the new bachelorette-weekend comedy starring Scarlett Johansson.

United States' Aly Raisman practices her floor exercise Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Everett, Wash. Competition begins Friday in the Pacific Rim gymnastics championships. (Ian Terry/The Daily Herald via AP)


Aly Raisman doesn’t care what you think about her muscles

The Olympic gold medalist says she was body-shamed by a TSA worker.

Quote of the day: Sigourney Weaver

The actress talked to People magazine about her “Alien” audition.

Pete Frates with his wife, Julie, and 2-year-old daughter, Lucy, when Frates was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award in December.


Pete Frates’s medical bills will shock you

The man who helped launch the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is struggling to pay his medical bills.

Leslie Odom Jr.


Leslie Odom Jr. of ‘Hamilton’ to sing with Pops on the Fourth

The Tony Award winner joins previously announced performers Andy Grammer and Melissa Etheridge as headliners of the extravaganza

Patriots coach Bill Belichick playing lacrosse on the field at Gillette Stadium in 2010.


Big weekend for Bill Belichick

The NCAA lacrosse championships are being played this weekend at Gillette Stadium, and the Pats coach is hosting a Championship Chat fund-raiser.

A still from the “On My Mind” music video featuring Rob Gronkowski.


Gronk cuts a music video

The Pats tight end washes cars, eats sushi, and jumps on trampolines — all while surrounded by beautiful bikini-clad women.

Neil Gaiman in Cannes, France, for the 70th Cannes Film Festival.


Is Neil Gaiman really doing a live reading of the Cheesecake Factory menu?

Sara Benincasa had an idea: What if “American Gods” novelist Neil Gaiman did a live reading of the lengthy Cheesecake Factory menu for charity?


1919 contract selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees being auctioned

The other copy of the document that led, some say, to the “Curse of the Bambino.”

Meek Mill performs in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year.


Rapper Meek Mill, theater sued over fatal shooting

The rapper and the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford are being sued over a fatal shooting that killed two New Haven men outside the venue following a concert in December.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, meet with students at Chan's alma mater Quincy High School.


Mark Zuckerberg and his wife visit Quincy High School

The Facebook CEO’s wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, grew up in Quincy and was valedictorian of QHS’s Class of 2003.

Metallica's Kirk Hammett and wife Lani at the opening of “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style” at the Peabody Essex Museum. Hammett will be back in August for an exhibition at PEM of his collection of horror movie posters.


Metallica’s Kirk Hammett stops by the Peabody Essex Museum

The guitarist is working with PEM on a exhibition of his collection of horror movie posters.

Stephen King.


Stephen King calls Islamic State ‘rogue cult’ on Twitter

Horror author Stephen King says Islamic State is a “rogue cult” and that the group’s bombings will eventually lead to its undoing.


Bobby Orr checks out the kitchen at Cultivar

No. 4 visits chef Mary Dumont’s new place.


Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says he’ll ‘fight back’ after Manchester bombing by performing

The guitarist tweeted, “If there’s one thing I learned touring all these years, [it] is that you carry on. This is the way you fight back.”

Epstein at Yale Class Day.


Theo Epstein tells grads ‘character matters’

The Cubs president of baseball ops said, “Keep your heads up, and come together to connect and to rally around one another, especially those who need it the most.”


Commencement speaker wisdom

We contacted three of this year’s speakers and asked them: What are three things you wish you’d known when you were in college?

Country star Eric Paslay spent time with pediatric patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center on Saturday.


Around town

A roundup of celebrity sightings and news of note.

Zosia Mamet in the play


Zosia Mamet’s mom, Lindsay Crouse, sees her on Broadway

Crouse was in the audience at “The Whirligig.”

Al Gore and Elizabeth Keadle at the Cannes Film Festival.


Al Gore brings girlfriend to Cannes Film Festival

The former vice president is screening the sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden in 2010.


Aerosmith pays tribute to Chris Cornell

Far away on the Black Sea, the Boston band dedicated a song to the late Soundgarden singer.

Julian Edelman looks unhappy about losing a video game to Dante Polito during a visit arranged by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Julian Edelman makes Beverly boy’s wish come true

The Pats receiver hung out with 8-year-old Dante Polito thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Kenya Barris, creator of “Black-ish,” addresses Tufts grads.


‘Black-ish’ creator tells Tufts grads: If Trump can be president, anything is possible

As Kenya Barris sees it, this year’s college graduates have it both easy and hard.

Tom Brady, David Blaine, and Gisele Bundchen in April.


Remember when Tom Brady fed glass to David Blaine? Wait, there’s more.

Yes, Tom and Gisele watched the magician eat a piece of glass back in April, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Bob Vila (front right) with BAC president Glen LeRoy leading the college’s processional down Newbury Street to Old South Church.


Bob Vila addresses BAC graduates

Boston Architectural College isn’t the largest commencement ceremony in the city, but that doesn’t mean the school doesn’t get a top-flight speaker.

Adam Sandler (right) with Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.


Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes

The actor is the toast of the Cannes Film Festival. Yes, you read that right.

Comedian, author, and Internet sensation Lilly Singh.


Lilly Singh, Tyler Oakley among big names at fall Under 30 Summit in Boston

The Forbes Under 30 Summit will return to Boston in October, this time with YouTube stars in tow.

Pippa Middleton (center) and her husband James Matthews (left) smile, after their wedding at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England Saturday. Middleton’s sister Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, (right), and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were in the wedding party.

Pippa Middleton marries at almost-royal event

Middleton, the sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge who is married to Prince William, married a wealthy financier Saturday.

David Ortiz in the final game of his career at Fenway Park.


David Ortiz says he thinks ‘New York’ leaked his name in that 2009 PED report

“So who was the big guy in Boston? That was me . . . They were just trying to do what they did: Call the attention to someone else.”

The cast of Globe Live on stage at the Paramount Center on Friday night.


‘Globe Live’ and its storytelling take center stage

A sellout crowd for the first-of-its-type event was treated to a multimedia experience that included photography, video, music, and song.

Tom Brady signs on with another luxury brand, this time Aston Martin

Tom Brady has signed a deal with ultra-luxury car-maker Aston Martin as part of a marketing campaign called “Why Beautiful Matters.”

A scene from the documentary “Obit.”


‘Obit’ to screen at the Coolidge

Vanessa Gould’s documentary film looks at the lively, wild world of obituary writing.

Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, writers of a new series for NBC, in New York on May 15.


Mindy Kaling’s new series gets picked up by NBC

In addition to Kaling, “Champions” has another Massachusetts connection: North Reading’s own Andy Favreau will co-star in the series.

Shaq at your doorstep

The NBA legend stopped by a couple of homes in Framingham on Thursday.

Callie Crossley


Callie Crossley honored at Old South Church

The host of “Under the Radar With Callie Crossley” received the Open Door Award on Sunday.

Chris Cornell in 2011.


Celebrities mourn the passing of Chris Cornell

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Chris Evans shared their thoughts about the late Soundgarden star.


Win a chance to hug David Ortiz

You’ll also get VIP treatment when Big Papi’s number is retired on June 23.

From left: Ronni Simon, Betsy and David Epstein, Sally Taylor, and Peter Simon.


Peter Simon hosts book launch party

Titled, “Martha’s Vineyard: To Everything There Is a Season,” the book is a retrospective of some of Simon’s shots on the island over the past five decades.

Ben Folds performs with the Boston Pops, conducted by Keith Lockhart, at Symphony Hall Wednesday night.


Ben Folds shares stage with Boston Pops

The founder of Ben Folds Five performed at Symphony Hall on Wednesday night for the first of two concerts.