Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

Mark and Meredith write the Names column for The Boston Globe.

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Killer Mike speaks about race at MIT

Killer Mike at the MIT hip-hop speaker series with moderator and MIT professor Ian Condry.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

The hip-hop artist’s appearance Friday was part of the school’s “Hip Hop Lecture Series.”

Attending the reopening of the MFA’s Japanese garden was Kenji Chikata, president of NTV International Corporation (the garden’s sponsor), and MFA director Malcolm Rogers.

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Museum of Fine Arts reopens Japanese garden

The museum celebrated the reopening of Tenshin-en with a ribbon cutting and reception.

Rory Kennedy (left) and Miki Nguyen.

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Rory Kennedy visits WGBH for ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ screening

Kennedy attended a showing of her Oscar-nominated documentary on Thursday.

Lecrae greeted fans at Johnny Cupcakes.

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Lecrae drops in on Johnny Cupcakes

The Christian rapper made a stop at the Newbury Street shop before his show at the House of Blues.

Music

Mike Scott, leader of the Waterboys. The band is touring behind its new album “Modern Blues.”

Scott brings his latest Waterboys lineup to the Wilbur

As the U.K. roots-rock band heads out on its first U.S. tour since 2007, bandleader Mike Scott talks about his wayward, rocky quest for inspiration and spirit.