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MUSIC REVIEW
Billy Joel played a wide-ranging set at Fenway Park Wednesday night.

Billy Joel delivers a sprawling set at Fenway for fans in the mood for a melody

Before closing with "Piano Man," Joel whirled through his catalog, offering both hits and deep cuts over two-plus hours Wednesday night.

TELEVISION
Temperamental tennis great John McEnroe provides voice-overs for the main character's thoughts in the coming-of-age Netflix series “Never Have I Ever.”

A winning serve by John McEnroe in ‘Never Have I Ever’

The temperamental tennis great provides voice-overs for the main character's thoughts in the coming-of-age Netflix series.

MOVIES
Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in "Annette."

‘Annette’: all dolled up and nowhere to go

This sort-of opera stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, with an animatronic doll playing the title character.

MOVIES
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in "The Suicide Squad."

When some superheroes are less super than others

“The Suicide Squad,” a sequel to “Suicide Squad” (2016), improves upon the original by adding an article to the title — and that’s about it

ART
Visitors strolled late last month at Gaa Gallery, which hosted a reception with masking and attendance restrictions.

Provincetown: Where gallerists know how to behave in a crisis

A booming summer season didn't entirely end with news last month of a COVID-19 cluster. Instead, art dealers and collectors have adapted.

MOVIE REVIEW
The title character in "Vivo."

Viva ‘Vivo’

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the songs and provides the voice of the title character, a very musical kinkajou, in this Netflix animated feature.

QUICK BITE
Pho Viet's Banh Mi with beef.

Dine on fresh, appealing food at Pho Viet’s new storefront near BU

The restaurant got its start in Super 88 in 2006.

MOVIES
A scene from "Small Town News."

Las Vegas is a lot further than 60 miles away

The HBO docuseries “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump” offers an engaging look at a small Nevada TV station.


MURRAY WHYTE
Designer Anita Jorgensen tested the lighting this week for Titian's "Rape of Europa" (1559-62) at the Gardner Museum.

At the Gardner, reunited Titian paintings are ‘nothing short of a miracle’

The pandemic complicated the already complicated process of gathering the six "Poesie" paintings for the first time in 400 years.

ART
Artist A. Jay Heckelman displayed one of the works he created at the common art program.  “I get a lot out of this,” he said. “Mostly, to treat yourself as well as you treat friends.”

Where artists always have a creative home

The unhoused, low-income, and volunteer artists of common art kept meeting throughout the pandemic.

MOVIES
A scene from "Ailey."

Doc Talk: Alvin Ailey’s artistry remembered; innocence and guilt pondered

Spotlighting “Ailey” and “Enemies of the State.”

After an unspecified member of their band's team tested positive for COVID-19, Fall Out Boy pulled out of the Hella Mega tour stops in Boston and New York City, citing "an abundance of caution."

Fall Out Boy pulls out of sold-out Fenway show one day before Hella Mega tour stop

Rock band Fall Out Boy will not be joining the Hella Mega tour stop in Boston as planned after one of their members tested positive for COVID-19.

WORKING ON IT
Two stars from the "Real Housewives" franchise have entered the memoir-cum-self-help space.

A double dose of advice from Real Housewives

Two stars of the Bravo franchise have written self-help-style memoirs. Is there anything useful in them for you?

MOVIES
From left: Dule Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, and Elisha Williams in "The Wonder Years."

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival returns to Oak Bluffs

From documentaries and shorts to a highly anticipated TV reboot, this year's festival screens 70 works from around the world, plus discussions and special events.

Garth Brooks, who was supposed to mark Gillette Stadium's return to live music in October, announced Tuesday he is reevaluating his stadium shows following his August appearances in Kansas City and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Garth Brooks’s Gillette show in doubt over surge in COVID-19 cases

Garth Brooks, who was supposed to ring in Gillette Stadium's return to live music in October, is reevaluating his tour dates after his shows in August due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

MOVIES
Writer-director Sian Heder photographed at her home in Gloucester last month.

‘I’m looking at the world through different eyes’

Writer-director Sian Heder talks about "CODA," her film about a hearing daughter of deaf parents.

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