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These masked singers are way ahead of the (flattened) curve

For some, it’s shtick, for others a disguise. Either way, some artists will have an advantage when it’s safe to enjoy live music again.


From the Alan Lomax Archive, hope amid ‘Hard Times’

The songs in the collection aren’t just about adversity, but about overcoming it.

Dropkick Murphys to stage a concert for charity in an empty Fenway Park

The band's May 29 concert will include a remote guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen.

BSO cancels Tanglewood for the first time in 75 years

Many scheduled artists will appear in an online version of the festival.

Housebound with my records, my preschooler, and a resolve to fill the silence

Picking music to quarantine to hasn't been a retreat to the comfortable and familiar. Instead, it's been a playlist of Bobbie Gentry, early Bruce, and Josie and the Pussycats.

In recording his late father’s songs, Ry Cavanaugh makes peace with his memory

The Boston singer decided he had to complete the songs for "Time For This" when he turned 48, the same age his dad was when he died.


For musicians, unemployment coverage is out of step

The system wasn't built for their patchwork of income sources.

Jordan Hall will remain off-limits for concert rentals until June 2021

The announcement affects programs including the Celebrity Series and Boston Baroque.