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The dance at the gym from "West Side Story."

Steven Spielberg’s much-anticipated remake of ‘West Side Story’ is a triumph

Spielberg’s maximalist, go-big-or-go-home aesthetic captures the pulse rate of the stage musical in a way the Oscar-winning 1961 film version failed to do.

Drake at the Billboard Music Awards in May.

Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot

The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. They said Drake’s request was honored by the academy.

Some of the paintings gifted to Boston College by Peter Lynch: A Winslow Homer painting (left) a Martin Johnson Heade (center top) a Pablo Picasso (center bottom) and Mary Cassatt’s Mother and Child, right.

Boston College museum receives $20m gift of art from Peter Lynch

Lynch’s gift to BC’s McMullen Museum of Art includes works by Pablo Picasso, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt.

Conor Holway in a scene from his film "Apple Cinema."

An empty Cambridge movie theater is just what this filmmaker needed to create a zombie apocalypse

Conor Holway’s “Apple Cinema” mostly takes place inside the actual Apple Cinemas, which had been closed through much of the pandemic.

Olivia Rodrigo announced her first world tour Monday.

Olivia Rodrigo announces Boston date for 2022 ‘Sour’ world tour

Rodrigo announced dates for her “Sour” tour, which kicks off in April 2022 in San Francisco, and concludes in London in July. The tour includes a May 3 performance at Roadrunner, a new 3,500-seat concert venue due to open in Allston next spring.

MATTHEW GILBERT | YOUR TV GPS
Chris Cuomo.

This week’s TV: Chris Cuomo’s gone, the ‘Sex and the City’ revival is here, and two retro sitcoms go live

I’m happy to see that CNN fired Chris Cuomo on Saturday. These days, it’s good to see a news organization, even a flawed one like CNN, assert some kind of concern about journalistic ethics.

President Joe Biden speaks as he and first lady Jill Biden host the Kennedy Center Honorees Reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021.

Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends

Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz and folk music legend Joni Mitchell.

MUSIC REVIEW
The Julian Lage Trio — Lage (left), bassist Jorge Roeder, and drummer Dave King — perform at the Berklee Performance Center.

Julian Lage Trio stretches out at Berklee Performance Center

The trio played an expansive set that emphasized songs from their most recent album, "Squint," but fleshed out into something grander and more in-the-moment than those recordings.


Matthew Aucoin posed for a photo outside the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Nov. 28, 2021.

Matthew Aucoin’s adventures in opera

His opera "Eurydice" just made its New York debut at the Met and his first book comes out this week. At 31, Medfield native Matthew Aucoin has emerged as one of the country’s most sought-after composers.

TELEVISION
GBH politics editor Peter Kadzis will be among the contributors on “Talking Politics.”

GBH puts ‘Talking Politics’ in old ‘Beat the Press’ time slot

Hosted by Adam Reilly, the new show will be panel-based, with GBH News’ City Hall reporter Saraya Wintersmith, State House bureau reporter Mike Deehan, and politics editor Peter Kadzis on board as “key contributors,” according to GBH.

MUSIC REVIEW
Santa joins conductor Keith Lockhart for Thursday's season-opening Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall.

An especially robust season’s greetings from the Holiday Pops

Thursday's concert marked the first time that the Boston Pops had performed live in front of an audience in its Symphony Hall home in two years.

ART
Caron Tabb, "Fabric of Humanity - Repairing My World"

In new exhibit at Beacon Gallery, Caron Tabb explores privilege — and the past — with mixed results

Tabb’s thorny exhibition “Humanity Is Not a Spectator Sport” at the South End's Beacon Gallery grapples with whiteness.

MATTHEW GILBERT
From left: Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Kieran Culkin in "Succession."

The 10 best TV shows of 2021 (and 10 more that almost cracked the list)

Rich people behaving badly. An all-female Muslim punk band. A stand-up comic who’s lost her zing. This was the stuff of some of the season’s very best series.

THEATER
YDE (left) and Idina Menzel rehearse a song from "WILD: A Musical Becoming." They play a mother and daughter in the show.

Idina Menzel stars in ‘WILD’ at the ART in Cambridge — a show that imagines the world in better hands

The world premiere musical starring Idina Menzel begins performances Sunday at the Loeb Drama Center. Menzel will star in the show through Dec. 23, with a yet-to-be-named actress taking over for the rest of the run.

Celia Delani, a glass and industrial design dual major, holding her blow pipe in a furnace to mold her glass.

Art school confidential

Three students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design are thrilled to be back in their studio spaces on a (mostly) normal basis.

MUSIC REVIEW
Pianist Conrad Tao.

Conrad Tao makes magnetic Celebrity Series solo debut

The former child prodigy improvised and inspired in a live Cambridge performance.