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The recent brawl centered around Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and Yankees DH Tyler Austin has inspired the “Evil Empire Weekend” May 5 and 6 at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.


PawSox bring MLB rivalry to McCoy Stadium

The ballpark in Pawtucket, R.I., will hold “Evil Empire Weekend” when the Yankees’ Triple-A team visits May 5 and 6.

BAC spring gala co-chairs Taniya Nayak and Eric Roseff (center) with fellow designers Vani Sayeed (left) and Atsu Gunther.


Boston Architectural College holds spring fling

The event raised more than $380,000.

An empty frame at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum publishes its own book about 1990 heist

“Stolen” is the first book about the theft of 13 works of art that’s authorized by the museum.

Broadway star Christine Ebersole at BU.


Actress Christine Ebersole stops by BU

The two-time Tony winner talked about her career at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Andris Nelsons, BSO music director, nuzzles a bust of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner.


For Andris Nelsons, it’s Bruckner or bust

A CD booklet includes a shot of the BSO music director tenderly nuzzling a massive statue of the composer.

From left: Donnie, Paul, Bob, and Alma Wahlberg unveil the new Wahlburgers food truck at the South Bay Center.


Wahlbergs get in on the food truck craze with Wahlburgers on Wheels

The unveiling at Dorchester’s South Bay Center featured matriarch Alma Wahlberg and sons Donnie, Paul, and Bob. Mark made an appearance via FaceTime.

Kick Kennedy and, photographed separately, Matthew Mellon


RFK Jr.’s daughter ‘devastated’ by billionaire boyfriend’s death

People magazine reports that Kick Kennedy, a model, had been dating banking heir Matthew Mellon for four months.

Dr. Ann McKee


Time’s most influential list includes BU professor Dr. Ann McKee

Actor-director John Krasinski is another list member with local ties.

Amy Schumer


Amy Schumer would like you to see ‘I Feel Pretty’ before criticizing it

Even before it’s opened, the made-in-Massachusetts movie is being panned by some people who don’t like the idea behind it.


Boston Latin School senior up for poetry prize

Xiadi Zhai will represent Massachusetts at this month’s Poetry Out Loud competition at George Washington University in D.C.

Rokuichiro Michii (left), the Consul-General of Japan in Boston, and his wife, Ikuko, with Boston Marathon men’s winner Yuki Kawauchi.


Boston Marathon is a ratings winner for WBZ-TV

The same conditions that made this week’s Boston Marathon brutal for runners may also have contributed to excellent TV ratings.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Jon Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.


Back from Cleveland, Robert Kraft watches the Celts win with Ricki Lander

The Patriots owner has been busy lately.

Bo Burnham, director of “Eighth Grade.”


Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ to open Independent Film Festival Boston

The IFFB runs April 25-May 2, with screenings at the Somerville, Brattle, and Coolidge Corner theaters.

From left: Ron Chernow, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Joe Biden.


Henry Louis Gates Jr. among Common Wealth Award winners

The Harvard professor shared the spotlight with his fellow honorees, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow and former vice president Joe Biden.

Noah Baumbach with Greta Gerwig at the 90th Academy Awards.


Noah Baumbach to be honored at Nantucket Film Festival

Noah Baumbach to be honored at Nantucket Film Festival


So much for those action figures of John Cena proposing to Nikki Bella

Mattel probably won’t release them now


Zac Efron was in Boston to cheer on his brother in the Marathon

Efron took to Twitter to brag about his brother Dylan’s strong effort.


One chance to view ‘The Dating Project’

The documentary follows participants in a Boston College professor’s unconventional extra-credit assignment.


Rock historian Peter Guralnick feted in Watertown

An audience of admirers at the Mosesian Center for the Arts included Peter Wolf and Allman Brothers manager Bert Holman.

Yu-An Chang


Boston Symphony names new assistant conductor

Yu-An Chang of Taiwan won first prize at a 2016 international conducting competition.

Audra McDonald with Oskar Eustis at MIT’s Huntington Hall.


Audra McDonald appears at MIT discussion, gala

The six-time Tony winner, who has been honored with the university’s Eugene McDermott Award, sat down with Oskar Eustis at Huntington Hall over the weekend.

John Cena and Nikki Bella kissed after they got engaged at WrestleMania 33 in 2017.


Wrestlers John Cena, Nikki Bella call off engagement

Cena, originally from West Newbury, has made a successful transition to films, appearing in movies like “Trainwreck’’ and the new R-rated comedy ‘‘Blockers.’’

Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Rampage,” which finished the weekend atop the US box office.

In a close race, ‘Rampage’ takes No. 1 from ‘A Quiet Place’

After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for “Rampage” — but just barely.

From left: Wally the Green Monster, Blake Swihart, Maggie, and Brock Holt at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.


Sox players swing by Jimmy Fund Clinic with pizza, cheer

Red Sox players brought pizza and ice cream to the Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic for One Boston Day.

Angelique Kidjo at Sanders Theatre on Friday.


Harvard names Angelique Kidjo as 2018 Jazz Master

The Grammy winner was also part of a town hall at Harvard’s Kennedy School which focused on girls’ lives internationally.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jessica Kensky greets Mark Wahlberg at the Boston premiere of “Patriots Day” on Dec. 14, 2016. Kensky's husband, Patrick Downes, also a bombing survivor, is behind on the left.


Mark Wahlberg promotes book about Marathon bombing survivor and her rescue dog

Jessica Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, were both depicted in Wahlberg’s 2016 movie “Patriots Day.”

Tom Brady celebrates at his charity football game in support of Best Buddies in 2015 at Harvard Stadium.


Brady in Qatar for Best Buddies

The Patriots quarterback has been a longtime supporter of the organization that supports people with developmental disabilities

Jessica Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, with Rescue.


Marathon bombing survivors’ children’s book is No. 4 on best-seller list

The book is the story of Jessica Kensky’s relationship with her service dog, a black lab named Rescue.

Writer Josh Singer in Los Angeles in February.


Screenwriter’s new mission? Spotlight Neil Armstrong in an action movie

Josh Singer, who won, along with Tom McCarthy, the Academy Award for best original screenplay for “Spotlight,” says “First Man” will be an action movie.


Actress Asia Argento speaks at Harvard about Weinstein backlash

The actress/director told an audience at Harvard that she’s been mocked and humiliated in her native Italy since sharing her story about the disgraced producer.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma with young Sisi Ansari at Dana-Farber.


Yo-Yo Ma visits Dana-Farber

The famed cellist participated in a panel performance for patients and staff.


For Tom Werner’s birthday, this topper takes the cake

The Red Sox chairman’s birthday cake is topped with a replica of the couch from “Roseanne.”

A woman pays her respects at a makeshift memorial to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan.


Patriots owner sends flowers to family of Humboldt bus crash victim

Various websites are reporting that Robert Kraft sent flowers to the family of Tyler Bieber, a broadcaster for the Humboldt Broncos.

NBC News’ Katy Tur (in front of a portrait of Edward R. Murrow) at Tufts.


NBC’s Katy Tur talks Trump at Tufts forum

The “Unbelievable” author told students she tries not to let the president get under her skin, no matter how personal his attacks.

Actor Bradley Whitford (left) being interviewed by his journalist brother, David, at Arlington High School.


Sounds like a ‘West Wing’ reboot might be a go

Appearing in Arlington, actor Bradley Whitford — who earned an Emmy playing White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman — says it’s being discussed.

Faran Tahir (second from left) with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company artistic director Steven Maler (left), actor-director Karen MacDonald, and sound designer David Remedios.


Stepping up to support Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

The annual gala at the Taj Hotel raised $230,000 to support CSC’s free Shakespeare on the Common, which this summer will be “Richard III.”


Jim Pallotta’s soccer celebration spills over ... into a fountain in Rome

Jim Pallotta mingled with Roma fans in the Piazzo del Popolo — and then took a celebratory dip in the square’s famed fountain.


Who is rapper Meek Mill and why is Robert Kraft visiting him in prison?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft might seem an unlikely person to visit a rapper in prison, but the billionaire businessman’s hip-hop bona fides are for real.

Boston, MA 082712 Neri Oxman (Cq) was photograpahed on August 29, 2012 at her Brookline home for this year's Boston Globe Magazine's 25 Most stylish. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ G Assistant: Cecille Avila


8 things to know about MIT professor Neri Oxman, who has been linked to Brad Pitt

We don’t know much about the relationship between MIT professor Neri Oxman and Brad Pitt. But here are a few things we do know about Oxman.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives at U.S. Bank Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Minneapolis. Every marriage has its ups and downs. So New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft urges everyone not to read too much into any reported discord in his organization. Kraft praised Bill Belichick on Monday, March 26, 2018, when asked about some of the unusual decisions the coach made in the Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

‘It’s just wrong’: Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits rapper Meek Mill in prison

“His kind of case, to be in a situation like this, is really bad,” Kraft told reporters in Pennsylvania. “This guy is a great guy and shouldn’t be here.”

FILE - In this June 8, 2017 file photo, actor T.J. Miller attends the premiere of Netflix's


Actor T.J. Miller charged with making bomb report on train

Actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling 911 to falsely claim that a woman on the same train as him had a bomb in her luggage.

Architect and designer Neri Oxman teaches at the MIT Media Lab.


Looks like Brad Pitt and MIT’s Neri Oxman have been friendly for months

The New York Post’s Page Six reported last week that Pitt, who’s separated from wife Angelina Jolie, struck up a friendship with Oxman while working on an architecture project.

Keynote speakers Stacy Smith (left) and April Reign (center) joined film producer Christine Walker at the Women’s Media Summit.


Inclusion is the talk of Women’s Summit

Several speakers at the four-day conference referenced Frances McDormand’s speech at the Oscars.

Anne Finucane, daughter Julia, and Governor Charlie Baker at the Boston Benefit for the CURE.


Boston Benefit for the CURE draws big names, big money

The fund-raiser for epilepsy research drew a bevy of boldfacers to the MFA.

News director out at NBC10

Kenny Plotnik is done presiding over the news operation of the local NBC affiliate.


Junot Diaz lays out devastating toll of his childhood rape

In The New Yorker, the Pulitzer-winning author writes about being assaulted at the age of 8 by a grownup he “truly trusted.”

Cambridge-born actress Barrett Wilbert Weed plays Janis “Ian” Sarkisian in the Broadway adaptation of “Mean Girls.”


From Cambridge to Broadway, Barrett Wilbert Weed’s path to ‘Mean Girls’

The Walnut Hill School grad grew up loving the movie, but as the outsider Janis, she has a more contemporary take on her character.


AccesSportAmerica salutes Patriots’ Chung

The defensive back was honored for his contributions to the organization that helps young athletes with disabilities.

Christine Lahti


Christine Lahti to talk about new book at Boston Public Library

The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress has published a collection of essays called “True Stories From an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age.”