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Country and folk music picks

George Strait is back on the road, Dave Alvin marks an anniversary, and Iris DeMent brings truth and twang.

Summer Arts Preview

World music picks: Artistry from every corner of the globe

The summer season’s highlights include performances by Banda Magda, Annie Royer, and Les Garcons Musette, and the Garifuna Collective.

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Five summer music festivals that span tastes and trends

From Boston Calling to Solid Sound to the Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party, there’s plenty on offer for pop music fans.

After stopping and restarting, the Mavericks reach a milestone

The band is embarking on its 30th anniversary tour, three decades that included a breakup and reconciliation.


At the Pops, a defining moment for Rhiannon Giddens

She curates and takes center stage in a four-night residency with the Boston Pops that will showcase unheralded black composers.

With just her voice and a cello, Helen Gillet has created a new vocabulary

The core of her work is solo performance with live looping, layering cello parts and vocal lines.

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Celebrating the spirit that moved Duke Ellington

Performances of “Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz,” featuring church choirs, featured soloists, and a jazz trio, will be hosted by two Boston churches.

Feeling fine, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos is ready to revisit ‘Manners’

It’s been a turbulent decade for the frontman since the release of his debut album, but he’s in a better place these days.