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Spain charges Shakira with tax evasion for a second time and demands more than $7 million

Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay $7.1 million in tax on her 2018 income, authorities said Tuesday, in Spain’s latest fiscal allegations against the Colombian singer.

Writers strike is not over yet with key votes remaining on deal

The next phase comes Tuesday, when the governing boards of the two branches of the Writers Guild of America are expected to vote on the tentative agreement reached by union negotiators with Hollywood studios.

Hollywood’s focus turns to actors after writers agree to deal

The union and studios haven't spoken in more than two months, and no talks are scheduled.

Fitchburg woman has sung her way to ‘America’s Got Talent’ finale

Lavender Darcangelo, who is blind and autistic, traces the life-changing moments that formed a path leading to Tuesday night's finale.


Emily Wilson’s new translation of ‘The Iliad’ brings a Zoomer-generation vibe to the classical war epic

Emily Wilson's new translation of "The Iliad" brings a Zoomer-generation vibe to the classical war epic, injecting a modern sensibility to battle that asks, a la 1969: War, what's it good for?


It’s a ‘Last Splash’ anniversary, and the Breeders dive right in

At House of Blues Sunday night, the Breeders played with an almost startling immediacy for a band doing a 30th-anniversary playthrough of their alt-rock classic.


A Pops salute to John Williams conjures movie magic

In back-to-back concerts, the Pops devoted one night to performing selected highlights from the composer's film career, while the second night focused exclusively on his "Star Wars" scores.


White Snake Projects delivers a striking take on a 16th-century Chinese mythological tale

“Monkey: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable” proves that toilet humor has never been out of style.

Lesbian bars are disappearing nationwide, but there are signs of life in Mass.

Dani’s Queer Bar will be the first lesbian bar to open in the city in decades, but Boston is hardly the only place where such spaces have disappeared.


How scary is ‘Jaws,’ really? My second-grader asked to find out.

At his repeated requests, I watched the 1975 flick with my son. Then came the night terror.

Listeners at Boston homeless shelters sparked this Shelter Music Boston project

The group’s latest project was inspired by suggestions from listeners at the Boston homeless shelters where Shelter Music regularly plays private concerts.


This week’s TV: Not your usual ‘Premiere Week,’ Jesse L. Martin gets a starring role, and a ‘Boys’ spinoff debuts

In other years, this is the week that networks would introduce new fall lineups. But instead, due to the impact of the strikes, they’ll mostly be launching new seasons of unscripted reality shows, including “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Survivor.”

Writers Guild and Hollywood studios reach tentative agreement to end strike

Union leaders and Hollywood studios reached a tentative agreement Sunday to end a historic screenwriters strike after nearly five months, though no deal is yet in the works for striking actors.

Hollywood’s writers strike is on the verge of ending. What happens next?

Now that a tentative deal has been struck to end Hollywood’s writers strike after nearly five months, several steps remain before the industry gets back to normal.

As writers reach tentative deal and actors look ahead, here are the Hollywood Strikes’ key players

The key players in the two strikes that brought Hollywood to a halt include little-known leaders, labor lawyers and entertainment tycoons.


Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel a powerhouse pop tandem at rainy Gillette

The two singers share a theatricality — not to mention packed back catalogs — that made their show Saturday night at Gillette Stadium a top-to-bottom joyride.