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Josh Dun (on drums) and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots perform at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio, last month. The band is in the midst of a four-concert run in Boston that included a show Tuesday at House of Blues.

A swath of energizing alt-rock from Twenty One Pilots at House of Blues

On Tuesday, the second night of Twenty One Pilots’ four-night Boston stint, the duo put its catalog on shuffle while adding a few cover-song curveballs.

Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt conversed one-on-one with a mix of elders and contemporaries for “Griot: Examining the Lives of Jazz’s Great Storytellers, Vol 1.”

With a book and an album, Jeremy Pelt honors jazz’s boundary pushers

Pelt, whose quintet performs at Scullers on Friday, has recorded 80 conversations with top-notch Black musicians for his "Griot" project.

Steven Van Zandt, shown in the 2021 docuseries "This Is Pop," has published a memoir entitled "Unrequited Infatuations."

From E Street to the Bada Bing!, Steven Van Zandt’s life is now an open book

In an interview, the actor and musician talks about his new memoir, his regret about once quitting the E Street Band, and the great advice he once got from Peter Wolf.

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John Legend performs at the Orpheum Theatre Sunday night.

The steadiest of grooves from John Legend at the Orpheum Theatre

The singer turned in a performance that hit a level of unperturbed crowd-pleasing and rarely budged.

John Legend.

‘What are the odds?’ A musician was performing a John Legend hit at Faneuil Hall. Then Legend himself stopped to listen

John Legend visited Faneuil Hall with his family ahead of his Sunday night show at the Orpheum Theatre, stopping to listen to a local musician — who happened to in the midst of performing Legend’s hit “All of Me” for a small crowd.

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Violinist Lisa Batiashvili performed Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the BSO and music director Andris Nelsons on Oct. 14.

Coming from the BSO, music of Still, Strauss, and Sibelius satisfies

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and music director Andris Nelsons played to their present strengths in Thursday's performance at Symphony Hall.

From left: Rob Flax, Dana Roth, Avi Salloway, and Zamar Odongo of Billy Wylder. The band plays a show at the Crystal Ballroom in Somerville Friday.

Billy Wylder frontman Avi Salloway on art as activism, his musical DNA, and the thrill of performing again

The Boston-based band plays the new Crystal Ballroom in Somerville on Friday.

Justin Clancy's new EP, "The Ugly Parts," reflects his evolution as an artist.

In his introspective new music, singer Justin Clancy shows his scars

With a new EP of songs that reckon with pain and ask hard questions, the Peabody singer-songwriter headlines a show at the Middle East on Friday.