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SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Bass-baritone Davóne Tines in the title role of "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X" at Detroit Opera. Tines and the rest of the principal cast will reprise their roles in Boston Modern Orchestra Project's semi-staged performance.

‘X’ marks the spot: BMOP brings ‘The Life and Times of Malcolm X’ to Boston

This one-night-only semi-staged performance will be the first installment in the orchestra’s "As Told By: History, Race and Justice on the Opera Stage" series.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, in "Lightyear."

Summer’s hottest movies, from ‘Top Gun’ to ‘Nope’

In addition to blockbuster titles like "Jurassic World Dominion" and "Thor: Love and Thunder," look for a spate of animated features — Pixar’s "Lightyear" among them — and the return of several first-rate directors.

Summer Arts Preview
Boston Ballet's 'Swan Lake' begins May 26.

10 terrific dance events to catch this summer

No matter your taste, there's a dance performance to satisfy it, with companies and performers from local to international taking the stage.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Herbie Hancock comes to Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, N.H., for four shows in June.

From legends to rising stars, 10 shows to excite jazz fans

The summer season features a wide range of artists, from 82-year-old Herbie Hancock to 26-year-old Connie Han, plus a packed lineup at the Rockport Jazz Festival.

MOVIES
The Wellfleet Drive-In is one of the outer Cape's best attractions.

9 spots around Boston to see a drive-in movie

Want your movie with a side of summer breeze? Look no further than this summer 2022 outdoor movie guide.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Bill Burr will be the first comic to headline a show at Fenway Park when he performs there Aug. 21.

10 comedy shows to make summer even brighter

This season's packed lineup of comedy shows includes the likes of Kevin Hart, Chris Gethard, Wanda Sykes, and Bill Burr, who'll be the first comic to headline Fenway Park.

Summer Arts Preview
Liz Lerman's "Wicked Bodies" will be performed in a site-specific work as part of this summer's Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

Celebrating 90 years, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival reopens its newly renovated theater to a host of performances

The Pillow’s opening gala in the updated Ted Shawn Theatre kicks off a full season of performances, both indoors and out.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Wilco will be one of the headliners at this summer's Beach Road Weekend festival on Martha's Vineyard. Frontman Jeff Tweedy and drummer Glenn Kotche are shown performing with the band at Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston in 2021.

Beach Road Weekend puts Martha’s Vineyard on the summer festival map

This year’s festival features the Avett Brothers, Beck, and Wilco as headliners, along with performances by Khruangbin, Guster, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lucinda Williams, and Emmylou Harris.


SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Chelsey Green and her band The Green Project will headline the second day of this year's Cambridge Jazz Festival.

After a two-year layoff, the Cambridge Jazz Festival returns with twice as much in store

A second day of live music has been added to this year's free festival July 30-31, featuring Chelsey Green and Eguie Castrillo, among other artists.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Playwright Anne Undeland

Gloucester Stage goes ‘Between the Sheets’ with a play about a lovesick Edith Wharton

Massachusetts playwright Anne Undeland's “Mr. Fullerton, Between the Sheets” was inspired by the letters between Wharton and her lover, Morton Fullerton.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
The John Doe Folk Trio. From left: Kevin Smith, Doe, Conrad Choucroun.

John Doe’s latest foray into folk music isn’t quite the way Woody might have done it

The X founder and frontman comes to Passim for two shows in June with the John Doe Folk Trio, but he hasn't permanently traded rock for the coffeehouse.

Loïs Mailou Jones, "Ubi Girl from Tai Region," 1972, part of the MFA's "Touching Roots: Black Ancestral Legacies in America." © Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust
 © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

10 must-see museum shows around New England

From the ICA’s "Revival: Materials and Monumental Forms" to "Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death" in Maine.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
An iconic sign — "Musicians at Play" — signals to visitors they have arrived at Marlboro Music, a celebrated summer destination for chamber music.

10 places to hear classical music with a view

From the Cape to the Berkshires and Vermont, concerts head for the hills.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Randy Newman performs at the 2021 Newport Folk Festival.

No matter what kind of music you like, there’s a festival for you this summer

Whether you're a fan of indie, folk, reggae, jazz, or hip-hop, New England has you covered.

From left: Melody Buyukozer Dawkins, a researcher with Slover Linett, joined arts leaders Doneeca Thurston, executive director of Lynn Museum/LynnArts; Marquis Victor, founder and executive director of Elevated Thought; and Catherine T. Morris, founder and artistic director of BAMS Fest, to discuss the survey on Wednesday at the Boston Public Library.

Mass. residents both value the arts and see racism in them, new survey shows

In the Barr Foundation-funded study, 8,000 people also weighed in on what arts organizations must do now.

BOOK REVIEW

‘Either/Or’: When the college novel deserves a second look

It can be difficult to find a funny and smart literary novel that’s also full of heart, but New Yorker staff writer Elif Batuman’s 2017 novel, “The Idiot,” nailed it. Can a sequel be as good?