Music gift guide: reissues

The Flaming Lips celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album “Clouds Taste Metallic” with a deluxe reissue.

Classic albums reissues this holiday season include Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk.”

// Music gift guide: DVDs

A look at a few of the music DVDs avaialable this season, including The Beatles “1+,” Katy Perry’s ‘The Prismatic World Tour Live,”and Rush’s “R40: Live.”

Holiday music

// Music gift guide: holiday albums

A look at some of the new holiday albums for 2015, including Brian Setzer and India.Arie.

//[1].jpg Music gift guide: box sets

A look at a few of the boxes vying for your holiday dollars including collections from Bruce Springsteen and Neko Case.

// Music gift guide: books

A look at some music-related tomes that would make good gifts, including “Boys in the Trees” by Carly Simon.

Classical notes | David Weininger

In Snider’s ‘Penelope,’ evidence of a composer’s odyssey

“Penelope,” a groundbreaking song cycle composer by Sarah Kirkland Snider, comes to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Thursday.

High Five

Ravi Coltrane on five essential Jack DeJohnette performances

Jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane names five key performances by drummer Jack DeJohnette, with whom he’ll perform at Berklee in December.

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Adele breaks all-time first-week sales record with ‘25’

On Tuesday, Adele’s new album, which she withheld from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, broke the first-week sales record.

Adele joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots as part of their classroom instruments feature on “The Tonight Show.”

Adele sings with Fallon, Roots

Adele grabs a toy flip phone while performing “Hello” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in “The Tonight Show” classroom instruments feature.

// 2015 Holiday arts preview

Features about upcoming holiday events, plus critics’ guides to the best of the season.

One Direction wins big at AMAs; Celine Dion sings for Paris

‘‘This is a testament to how incredible our fans are,’’ said Louis Tomlinson, a member of the super popular boy band.


// Meghan Trainor turns heads at AMAs

The Nantucket-bred singer locked lips with Charlie Puth after their performances at the awards show.

// Celine Dion performs at AMAs in honor of Paris victims

Introduced by Jared Leto, Dion sang the French song “Hymne à l’amour“ by Édith Piaf.

What people said about the AMAs

The American Music Awards — held Sunday, Nov. 22 — were hosted by Jennifer Lopez. Just how did viewers react to the performances and the winners on Twitter? See here:

Stars arrive on the AMAs red carpet

Jennifer Lopez is hosting the American Music Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Music review

// Gunther Schuller honored, with words and music, at Jordan Hall concert

Sunday’s performance took place on what would have been the musical giant’s 90th birthday.

Music Review

MIT tribute concert attests to Gunther Schuller’s versatility

Organizer Frederick Harris, unannounced guest Wynton Marsalis, and others paid appropriately eclectic tribute Sunday to Schuller.

// After 30 years, Richard Shindell is in a good place

The admired singer-songwriter comes to Club Passim in Cambridge this week for a three-night stand.

Special section

Museums special section

// What’s happening in local museums

Exploring how we keep museums vital today, plus a look at Vermeer groupies, late-night museum-going, and, of course, things to see and do.


// Week ahead: Music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.