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COMFORT ZONE

Ken Jeong, Adam Sandler to join this celebrity-packed comedy livestream

Performers at Saturday's “Laugh Aid” will ask viewers to kick in for an emergency relief fund that supports comedians sidelined by coronavirus club closures and illness.

COMFORT ZONE

To my surprise, there was high comedy on April Fools’

A moment of wonder offered a break from pandemic life.

MUSEUMS

Museum of Fine Arts will remain closed, furlough staffers through June 30

Museum director Matthew Teitelbaum will also take a voluntarily salary cut.

TELEVISION

HBO opens up the vaults, offers 500 free hours of streaming select series

The shows available include “The Sopranos,” “Veep,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Barry,” “Silicon Valley,” and “True Blood.”

TELEVISION

Two sitcoms depart, and it’s like saying goodbye to family

Both "Modern Family” and “Schitt’s Creek” offer the kind of interpersonal warmth that is so desirable — even essential — at all times, but particularly at this time.

BOOKS

Augustine Sedgewick serves up a bitter brew in ‘Coffeeland’

For something that’s so ubiquitous in our lives, coffee is — for most people — a little murky in its origins. This new book provides a history lesson.

TRAVEL

7 virtual tours that can take you there

Museums and parks have been showing off online for some time, but have you ever wanted to visit a glacier or baby zoo animal more than you do now?

James Taylor postpones June 21 Fenway concert; no makeup date announced

The singer-songwriter’s 39-concert summer tour through the US and Canada, with opener Jackson Browne, is also being rescheduled.

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DAILY DISTRACTION

The MFA brings its Basquiat exhibition to a Late Nites event on Instagram

Boston-based poet, rapper, and educator Oompa will host the hourlong affair Friday.

COMFORT ZONE

Alone at home, until Dua Lipa brings the party

She released her album Future Nostalgia last Friday, saying ‘I hope it brings you some happiness.’ Does it ever.

MUSIC

When music lessons move to Zoom: ‘There have been some surprising benefits’

Through sluggish Internet connections and distorted audio, Boston’s music teachers have had to rapidly adapt to teaching from a distance.

Boston theaters foresee dramatic changes once the coronavirus crisis subsides

Interviews with more than a dozen artistic directors found a consensus that the ripple effects of COVID-19 will change both the business and the art of theater.

DANCE

Boston Ballet cancels the rest of its spring season

“Swan Lake" and “Off The Charts,” both scheduled for May, will be rescheduled for future seasons.

BOOKS

TaraShea Nesbit on reading history, poetry, and fairy tales during the pandemic

In her newest, “Beheld,” novelist TaraShea Nesbit looks back to the 1630s to re-imagine the story of the first murder trial in the Puritan colony of Plymouth Plantation.

BOOKS

In Anne Tyler’s ‘Redhead by the Side of the Road,’ a quiet life, interrupted

There’s always a good reason to celebrate a new Anne Tyler novel, and her 23rd warrants popping open the champagne.

TELEVISION

Brady and Mickelson, Manning and Woods to team up for coronavirus relief

Legends of the NFL and PGA to compete in two-on-two TV benefit golf match.