Mayer quit drinking after Drake party

In an interview in Complex magazine, Mayer revealed he has gone just over two years without drinking.

FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of


President Trump, first lady again opt out of Kennedy Center Honors

For the second year in a row, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not be at the Kennedy Center Honors gala, which will be held Dec. 2.

Governor Charlie Baker applauded supporters during a rally celebrating his reelection Tuesday in Boston.

Apparently Charlie Baker is a Blink-182 fan

The Republican governor is heading to see the band in Las Vegas this weekend with his family.

Boston 11/7/18 Bill Schaaf, 59 from Jamaica Plain manuevers a lift to the Christmas tree being worked on at the facade of the Macy store in Downtown Crossing. During the holiday season, he works as Santa.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

‘I’ve got to feed my elves’: Downtown, Santa Claus is on double-duty

Bill Schaaf sets up and trims the tree outside of Macy’s for a week. Then, he will suit up and play Santa Claus for the holidays.

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Conductor Masur leaving BSO for MSO

BSO associate conductor Ken-David Masur will be the music director at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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At the Wang, Elvis Costello’s aim remains true

The singer and his longtime backing band the Imposters played a generous 26-song set that included new and old tracks.

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Odyssey’s ‘Le Médecin Malgre Lui’ is just what the doctor ordered

Wonderfully sung, the opéra-comique concludes Odyssey Opera’s fall celebration of Charles Gounod’s bicentennial.

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At the BSO, mystical ‘Mara,’ shorter Shostakovich, and a holiday chestnut

With music director Andris Nelsons, the ensemble offered an excellent evening of Baltic and Russian works for large orchestra, first savory then sweet.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 12-18

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 12-18

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

// The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this fall

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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Read about the latest albums reviewed by the Globe.

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11ticketmuseum Frank E Schoonover: Visions of America at Norman Rockwell Museum through May 27, 2019. Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972), Abe Catherson (Pony Express Rider), 1916. Illustration for The Range Boss by Charles Alden Seltzer, A.C. McClurg & Company. Oil on canvas, 36 x 27 in. Private collection.

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James Taylor, his wife Kim Taylor, and rock journalist Cameron Crowe attend Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles

James Taylor serenaded Joni Mitchell at her 75th birthday bash

The Boston native sang one of the legendary folk singer’s own tunes.

Hobo Johnson’s music blends hip-hop punk.

Hobo Johnson, from Tiny Desk to breakout success

The California hip-hop artist is just a couple of years removed from living in his car, but the past year has been a whirlwind.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson navigates troubled waters and ‘strange times’

The British singer-songwriter-guitarist reflects on the themes that run though his most recent album, “13 Rivers.”

Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) in Columbia Pictures' THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB.

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The Weekender: A franchise fail, a festival of films, and a fabulous farce

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy details the making of his memoir

In an interview, the band’s frontman discusses why he wanted to share stories about his life, career, relationships, and struggles with addiction.

Jack Tatum

Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum channels the spirit of the ’80s

In talking about his latest album, “Indigo,” the singer-guitarist references Kate Bush, Tears for Fears, and Roxy Music’s 1982 gem “Avalon.”

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Charles Bradley soars one last time on ‘Black Velvet’ 

The soul belter’s music is as joyful as ever on this posthumous collection of songs. 

A collection of early demos from Jay Bolotin (circa 1975) will be released on Friday.

A songwriter is rediscovered, though obscurity suited him just fine

RISD dropout Jay Bolotin drew some heady admirers — Merle Haggard among them — in the ’70s, but his music career fizzled and he moved on. Now a new label has released his early recordings.

Josh Groban

With a new album and tour, Josh Groban is back singing a more familiar tune

After Broadway and Netflix came calling, he had to become adept at juggling the demands of singing, writing, and acting.

The Danish String Quartet

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From Beethoven to beer and beyond with the Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet performs in Rockport on Nov. 18.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Cardi B attends the Tom Ford SS19 Show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week in New York. Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as the rapper handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather. The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to celebrate her recent birthday. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)


Cardi B kicks off collaboration with Reebok

“CARDIBOK,” the Reebok Instagram account announced Monday, along with a series of photos of the rapper collected in a gif.

Actor Mark Wahlberg poses during the photo call for “Mile 22” earlier this year.


Mark Wahlberg talks Marky Mark, his new film, and how long he actually spends in the shower

While the actor is in Dorchester shooting a new movie, “Wonderland,” he’s also promoting his new comedy, “Instant Family,” opening Nov. 16.

The Oct. 27 fire tore through an apartment building at 104 Hemenway St. and damaged neighboring buildings at 98 and 108 Hemenway St.

Berklee students to host Sunday benefit concert after fire displaces students

The concert will start at 10 p.m. Sunday in the student cafeteria at 160 Massachusetts Ave.

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The Weekender: Wu-Tang Clan, ‘Homecoming,’ and the king of Queen

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Music director Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra through works by Haydn, Elgar, and Mark-Anthony Turnage at Symphony Hall.

Music Review

At Symphony Hall, an offering of remembrance and music

The BSO program offered works by Haydn, Elgar, and US premiere from Mark-Anthony Turnage.


Greater Boston author readings Nov. 4-10

A weekly calendar of literary events.

USA. Albany, Georgia. August 1962. Eddie BROWN, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from the North, is arrested and calmly carried away by Albany police after a sit-in. 04ticketgaller Danny Lyon: The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving at Bell Gallery, Brown, through Dec. 19, 2018.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

This combination photo shows Neil Young posing for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. on May 18, 2016, left, and actress Daryl Hannah at the Netflix


Neil Young acknowledges he and Daryl Hannah are married

Hey hey, my my, Neil Young is calling Daryl Hannah his wife.

Bob Dylan is shown playing the mandolin during the recording sessions for “Blood on the Tracks.”

Album Review

‘More Blood, More Tracks’: the tumult that produced Dylan’s masterpiece

Sony’s six-CD package includes all the surviving tracks from the recording sessions and documents Bob Dylan’s chaotic approach.

From left: Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus of boygenius.

As boygenius, Baker, Bridgers, and Dacus share their sorrows and it feels great

The three indie artists say the collaboration that produced their EP was among the most liberating and encouraging experiences of their careers.

Lucinda Williams returns to the ‘Gravel Road’ that paved the way

In a Q&A, the singer discusses waiting until 45 for her breakthrough, being inspired by Dylan, and how her poet father influenced her songwriting.

Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 4 will be played by the Lydian String Quartet.


Separating the ‘real genuine’ from the ‘unreal artificial’

The Lydian String Quartet will perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 4 at Boston Conservatory.

Wu-Tang Clan, marking 25 years since its debut album was released, visits Lowell on Friday.


Wu-Tang Clan entered — and then never left

The hip-hop group marks the 25th anniversary of its debut, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” with a tour that stops in Lowell.

Actress Mindy Kaling poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Wrinkle In Time' in London, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)


Mindy Kaling speaks out against the president’s stance on birthright citizenship

The actress-writer-producer, best known for her work in “The Office,” “The Mindy Project,” and “Ocean’s 8,” voiced her concern in a tweet.


Meet the Boston DJ behind ‘Red Sox Nonstop Remix’

The anthem is the brainchild of JAM’N 94.5’s Maverik, also known as Kahleil Blair of Chelsea.

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The split that gave Ian Sweet’s Jilian Medford room to grow

With her new album, “Crush Crusher,” the Berklee graduate took control of her sound and boosted her confidence.

A 50-piece ensemble performed the “Psycho” score under the baton of Keith Lockhart while the movie played above their heads Monday night.

Music Review

‘Psycho’ at Symphony Hall is a scream

Members of the Boston Pops tackled Bernard Herrmann’s indelible score while the movie played on the big screen above.

Opera Review

Collaborative serves up smorgasbord of ‘opera bites’

The cabaret-style showcase of new operas made for a charming, convivial atmosphere. 

Emanuel Ax made his 29th Celebrity Series appearance on Sunday at Symphony Hall.

Music Review

Emanuel Ax does it his way at Symphony Hall

His technique remains stupendous; at the end of a packed program he sailed through the ferocious technical demands of Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante.

From left: Lila Downs, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and Jerry Douglas onstage at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday night.

Music review

On Lantern Tour, songs of exile, longing, and family

Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Lila Downs, and dobro genius Jerry Douglas sent a message with their music.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Day of the Dead, Interactive Art at the ICA, and more.

Andris Nelsons led the BSO, mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, and soprano Ying Fang Thursday.

Music Review

Andris Nelsons returns to BSO podium with uneven Mahler

The program centered on Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.

Left to right: Ryder McLaughlin, Olan Prenatt, Sunny Suljic, and (seated) Gio Galicia.

‘Mid90s’ cast visited Boston before opening

Earlier this month, the young cast — who are skateboarders in real life — made a stop in Boston to screen it for an audience.

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Fest of Italian books and culture; fiction and old photos

IDEA Boston will take place Nov. 2 and 3 at the in the Dante Alighieri building in Cambridge.

Walter Sikert & the Devil’s Twins are part of “Old School Game Show” at the Wilbur.

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The Weekender: A scary good time, and all your Halloween costume ideas

The Globe’s picks for the best way to spend your weekend.


Steven Tyler raises money for a good cause

The Aerosmith lead singer made a surprise stop at the Youth Villages Massachusetts annual Young Women of Excellence Breakfast on Wednesday morning.

Lila Downs is one of the artists on the Lantern Tour, which stops at the Orpheum Saturday.

Border policies unite artists for a concert and a cause

Steve Earle, Lila Downs, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, and others bring their Lantern Tour to the Orpheum Theatre.

A fall harvest from some of jazz’s freshest voices

Reviews of new releases from the likes of Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian Sands, Marquis Hill, and more.

Rami Malek (center) portrays Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee (left) is Brian May, and Joseph Mazzello is John Deacon in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ brings Queen and Freddie Mercury to the big screen

Rami Malek, who plays the band’s late frontman, and two of his castmates talk about the movie.