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A Far Cry begins its 15th season next week, marking its return to indoor, in-person music-making.

Conductorless ensemble A Far Cry still courting the unknown, perhaps more than ever in its 15th season

The group has adapted to the challenges and crises engendered by COVID-19. Not that all that change has been easy, even for a group as flexible and forward-thinking as AFC.

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Brothers and co-owners Michael (left) and Peter Labrie inside Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club, a space originally occupied by a YMCA, in Portsmouth, N.H. The venue will open at the end of September with two shows by jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco.

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is poised to be a stylish new destination in Portsmouth

The club opening Sept. 30 has a full fall calendar that includes shows by Christian McBride, Mavis Staples, Charles Lloyd, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

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Six sopranos will take on the starring role of Violetta in MassOpera's immersive "La Traviata" at Milton's Historic Eustis Estate. Pictured, from left:  Shaina Martinez, Alisa Cassola, Mary Letellier, Sarah Joyce Cooper, Tamara Ryan, and Carina DiGianfilippo.

MassOpera’s ‘La Traviata’ knocks down the fourth wall at historic estate

MassOpera will bring Verdi's work to life as performers lead the audience to four different locations throughout the Eustis Estate Museum in Milton.

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Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa comes to City Winery Nov. 5 for a Global Arts Live show.

10 shows to get jazzed about this fall

Season highlights include performances by Mary Halvorson, Aaron Diehl, Kenny Garrett, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with Bill Charlap.

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H.E.R. comes to the Agganis Arena on Oct. 19.

10 standout concerts for fall across the pop spectrum

Leon Bridges, Speedy Ortiz, Harry Styles, H.E.R., and Twenty One Pilots' four-night "residency" at four venues highlight the season.

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Veronica Robles will perform with her Mariachi Quartet at the BU Global Music Festival.

10 world music concerts close to home

BU's Global Music Festival and a collaboration between Balla Kouyaté and Mike Block Band are among the season's concert highlights.

Morgan Wade plays at the Paradise on a bill with Lucero on Oct. 12.

10 shows this fall for folk and country fans

Ten shows this fall that span retro country to stripped-down folk, plus a John Hiatt/Jerry Douglas collaboration.

Jonathan Richman in 1984, performing at Jonathan Swift's in Harvard Square.

An author’s deep dive into the rockin’ modern neon sound of ‘Roadrunner’

Over 130 pages, poet and scholar Joshua Clover argues that the beloved Modern Lovers song might hold the key to all of rock ‘n’ roll, and, by extension, to the concept of freedom itself.