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Luke Combs announces second concert at Gillette Stadium

Combs, the CMA Entertainer of the Year, has announced a July 21 show at Gillette Stadium, in addition to his already sold-out July 22 concert. Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday at noon, while general ticket sales begin Friday morning.

Suffolk Downs sets the stage for Boston’s newest outdoor concert venue

The Stage at Suffolk Downs, an outdoor space for 8,500 concertgoers on the racetrack infield, will debut June 16.

A symphony of typewriters? These machines are the offbeat instrument of choice for the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.

The group sways to the sound, a hum of clicking keys and shifting carriage returns, as they bang intently on their old-fashioned machines.


Handel and Haydn Society’s ‘Crossing the Deep’ troubles the waters of early music

With its juxtaposition of Handel anthems and Black American spirituals, the program by conductor Anthony Trecek-King and countertenor Reginald Mobley asked audiences to sit back and reflect.

With her upcoming tour, Rina Sawayama is reclaiming creative control of her story

The singer launches her “Hold the Girl: Reloaded” North American tour with a date at Mass MoCA June 9.


WJIB’s Bob Bittner was always an easy listen

Bittner, who died May 26, was the owner, operator, and sole on-air voice of Cambridge radio station WJIB and its "Memories Stations" affiliates. He ran no ads, played his own records, and was a soothing presence on the airwaves.

What changes will the BSO’s new president Chad Smith bring to Boston?

The orchestra has chosen Chad Smith, a well-regarded leader, as its next president. What changes might he bring to Boston?

Global hip-hop star Sampa the Great went home to discover a sound she’d missed all these years

On her latest release, Sampa fuses the throwback sound of '70s Zamrock with her own musically rich Afrofuturistic hip-hop. She comes to Royale on June 7.