Worcester rapper Joyner Lucas nominated for two Grammys

One nod is for his viral music video, “I’m Not Racist,” which has been viewed more than 104 million times.

Mistral ensemble cofounders Julie Scolnik and her husband, Michael Brower, visit Ingrid Christiansen (center), who was resuscitated at a recent Mistral concert. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

Can a concert save your life? For one Brookline woman, it may have

Ingrid Christiansen, 89, went into cardiac arrest in the middle of a concert by the chamber music ensemble Mistral. What happened next was dramatic.

The joy of being David Crosby

The genial singer is candid about harmonizing with his new band, reuniting with his old one, Twitter trolls, and his weed routine.

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Company Christmas at Pops raises over $1 million

Broadway star Laura Osnes, Red Sox manager Alex Cora, and broadcaster Jerry Remy were a part of the celebration.

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A stirring, folksy sermon from Mumford & Sons at TD Garden

The band delivered a rousing 19-song set — and a gibe about the Patriots’ loss.

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The Arneis Quartet flowers at MIT

The program included three tricky American works, and with high risk came high reward.

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations, where women make a comeback

The music of “Black Panther,” with Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy nods, and women are heavily represented in the major categories.

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Pops’ playful performance fits the spirit of the season

Holiday Pops features traditional tunes and other treats.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Holiday Arts Preview 2018

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Brooklyn, NY - 28 July 2017. A crowd estimated at 9,000 filled the Prospect Park Bandshell, with an estimated 3,000 outside the fence, for a concert by Esperanza Spalding and Andrew Bird at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Esperanza Spalding on stage. (Photo by: Ed Lefkowicz /VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images)

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The Weekender: Visionary singers, stirring stories, and RuPaul’s ‘Holi-slay Spectacular’

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

The Gibson Brothers: Leigh (left) and Eric.

Gibson Brothers electrified by their new sound

The bluegrass stars plug in on their new album, “Mockingbird,” and supporting tour.

The Ticket: Jazz and blues

This week’s picks: The Rhythm Future Quartet, Jeff Pitchell & the Texas Flood, and the 41st annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert.

Monsta X, shown performing during iHeartMedia’s Jingle Ball show in San Francisco on Dec. 1, closed the Boston show at TD Garden Tuesday night.

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The highs, lows, and bros of Jingle Ball 2018

Tuesday night’s show at TD Garden, featuring eight acts of varying fame, was appropriately uneven.

“Music from Big Pink” 50th anniversary edition

Six artists whose reissues are the gifts that keep on giving

What’s old is new again from the likes of the Band, Bobbie Gentry, Glen Campbell, the Louvin Brothers, Joe Strummer, and Kirsty MacColl.

Keith Lockhart conducting during Holiday Pops.

Lockhart and the Pops have holiday cheer to spare

The Holiday Pops season — 40 performances in all — kicks off Wednesday.

05names - Travis Scott performs at The Grand on Sunday, Dec. 2. (Big Night Entertainment Group)


Travis Scott visits Harvard, parties with Celtics during whirlwind day in Boston

Oh, and the rapper performed at TD Garden.

Actress Priyanka Chopra (right) and singer Nick Jonas during the mehendi Friday, a day before their Western-style wedding ceremony at Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur, India.

Here are photos and videos from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s elaborate wedding(s) in India

Singer Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra tied the knot this past weekend — and photos and videos are being released of the dayslong celebration.

Travis Scott performs at TD Garden.

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At the Garden, Travis Scott takes fans along on the ride of his life

On a stage that featured a roller coaster and carousel, the rapper performed a ferocious 85-minute set.

Bernard Labadie conducted the Handel and Haydn Society orchestra and soloist Philippe Sly (standing) in Handel’s “Messiah.”

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Oratorio of oratorios, forever and ever: Handel & Haydn Society delivers a stirring ‘Messiah’

The performance urged listeners to join the chorus in spirit, if not in actual song.

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Five things to do around Boston, Dec. 3-9

Hanukkah at the MFA, the Harvard Square Holiday Fair, and more.

Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Photo by Winslow Townson) Andris Nelsons, conductor Carolyn Sampson, soprano Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor Andrè Schuen, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Children’s Choir, James Burton, conductor

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Nelsons and the BSO tackle a seasonal rarity

Though there were pleasant moments, most in the second half, this was not a highlight of the BSO’s encounters with Bach.

11Messiah Photo by Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films. Boston Baroque Messiah at NEC's Jordan Hall. Credit Kathy Wittman (3).

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Boston, MA 11-28-18: Lawrence Rines as the Bear is pictured during a dress rehearsal of the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker held at the Boston Opera House. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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The Weekender: ‘Nutcracker,’ ‘Grinch,’ and endangered elves

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

Composer Nino Rota, circa 1972.


A cinematic symphony from Nino Rota

The composer’s “Symphony on a Song of Love” had a serpentine history, including an appearance in Luchino Visconti’s film “The Leopard.”

 17ttfarewell Billy at the Descendents 1987001: Billy Ruane, the late local music promoter and man about town, at a Descendents show at T.T. the BearÕs in 1987. ÒI love this picture of Billy, and to the right of him is Dana Ong from the band Slaughter Shack,Ó says Gonson. Photo credit: JJ Gonson.

At long last, Billy Ruane Square is coming to Cambridge

Eight years after the Boston music icon’s death, Billy Ruane is finally getting a memorial.

The lineup for “Honoring Bessie Smith — Empress of the Blues” includes (left, from top) Doyle Bramhall II, Shemekia Copeland, and Dom Flemons, along with (right, from top) Meshell Ndegeocello, Valerie Simp-son, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Nona Hendryx.

At the Cabot, an all-star lineup genuflects to ‘Empress’ Bessie Smith

Paula Cole has assembled a lineup that includes Meshell Ndegeocello, Shemekia Copeland, Nona Hendryx, Valerie Simpson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Doyle Bramhall II, and Don Flemons.

On his current tour, Rufus Wainwright looks back at his younger self

The singer is revisiting his self-titled debut album on its 20th anniversary and its follow-up, 2001’s “Poses.”

Ben Gailing and Hankus Netsky, photographed at Netsky’s 1989 wedding.

Yiddish radio lives again in a tribute to a Boston showman

Hankus Netsky and Hebrew National Salvage are hosting a lively afternoon of Yiddish music in Waltham to mark the 120th anniversary of Ben Gailing’s birth.

John Mayer and Bob Weir perform with Dead & Company in concert at Fenway Park on July 15, 2016.

Dead & Company will play Gillette Stadium this summer

The jam band is coming back to Massachusetts.

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New Kids on the Block releasing ‘Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition)’

It will have all the Right Stuff — and original songs — on it.

Matty Healy, frontman of The 1975.

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The 1975’s latest could be called ‘RT, Computer’

On “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,” the band documents today’s everything-at-once data deluge.

Alessia Cara

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Alessia Cara is growing up before our eyes

On her second album, the singer is more measured and introspective, her lyrical concerns more complicated.

Shannon Mercer portrayed Alcina in Boston Early Music Festival’s “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina” at Jordan Hall.

Opera Review

BEMF opera ‘Alcina’ is spellbinding

The wonderful cast’s standouts included scene-stealing soprano Shannon Mercer and rising star mezzo Kelsey Lauritano.

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke onstage at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.

Music Review

On solo tour, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is unfiltered and dialed in

His show at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Saturday made his regular band sound like a prefab pop act by comparison.

Andris Nelsons led the BSO in two Beethoven symphonies.

Music Review

BSO’s all-Beethoven program is satisfying but safe

All of it was good. Some of it was excellent. But what could have been?

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Get your fill of holiday traditions, from the Boston Ballet’s annual staple to a seaside Christmas walk and more.


Greater Boston author readings Nov. 25-Dec. 1

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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The traditions of Boston’s beloved Christmas magicians

Inside stories of Christmas from the professional entertainers whose work shifts overlap with Santa’s.

Press photo of H.E.R.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

((305)) Fitness in Kenmore Square has lots of selfie spots.

In fitness studios, selfie-ready settings springing up

Instagram-friendly workouts have suddenly become a source of pride and bravado, so studios are making the best of it.

John Legend.

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The Weekender: Beethoven, Beatles, bisexuals, and Black Friday

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

Ian McCulloch and Echo & the Bunnymen played the Orpheum Tuesday.

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An accent on the ’80s from Echo & the Bunnymen at the Orpheum

A setlist drawn primarily from the band’s heyday resonated with fans.

Maria Callas in “Maria by Callas.”

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Revisiting the operatic life of Maria Callas

Tom Volf’s distinctive and affecting documentary, “Maria by Callas,” pays tribute to the singer.

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi onstage.

Tedeschi Trucks will park it right here for a while

A trio of shows at the Orpheum will close the band’s current tour, which is a homecoming of sorts for Norwell native Susan Tedeschi.

Stefon Harris

To vibraphone virtuoso Stefon Harris, tradition doesn’t mean ‘old music’

His band Blackout’s latest work, “Sonic Creed,” celebrates their jazz heroes from a contemporary perspective.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 22, 2018 US guitar player Joe Perry performs with The Hollywood Vampires band as part of the Hellfest metal music festival in Clisson, western France. - Famed Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was recovering in hospital on November 11, 2018 after collapsing shortly after performing with rock superstar Billy Joel in New York's Madison Square Garden. Perry, who is 68, suffered


Aerosmith’s Joe Perry cancels tour after recent hospital visit

The guitarist was hospitalized with breathing problems after a guest performance with Billy Joel at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Jessie Reyez is slated to perform at the Sinclair on Friday, Nov. 23.

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash, on speaking out and looking inward

The singer delves into one of her most personal albums yet, 2018’s “She Remembers Everything,” and discusses the recognition she’s receiving for her anti-gun-violence activism.

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

The Smashing Pumpkins look on the bright side

A new album returns the band — original lineup mostly intact — to its classic sound, with the help of producer Rick Rubin.

A rehearsal of Francesca Caccini’s “Alcina” with the Boston Early Music Festival.

Classical Notes

What’s in the first opera composed by a woman? ‘Absolutely fantastic ideas.’

Francesca Caccini, perhaps the most renowned singer of her era, composed “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina,” being presented by the Boston Early Music Festival.