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BSO violinist Lucia Lin, photographed at home in Brookline, initially set out to create a pandemic project. Her "In Tandem" series evolved into something much more.

With a new series, BSO’s Lucia Lin insists: ‘Classical music is not Eurocentric’

The violinist's "In Tandem" videos evolved from a pandemic project into something much more.

Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Miss Americana" at the Eccles Theater during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah.

Taylor Swift rereleases ‘Fearless’ with six tracks from the vault and plenty of contributors

In August 2014, Taylor Swift could not have been more direct: she was moving on from country music, the genre that made her famous. But her "Fearless" rerelease pays homage to her Nashville roots.

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The six-week lineup announced Thursday features all the usual suspects. Clockwise from bottom left: Andris Nelsons, John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Keith Lockhart, and Emanuel Ax.

Tanglewood’s 2021 season looks almost normal

The six-week lineup announced Thursday features all the usual suspects: Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, John Williams, Keith Lockhart, and Andris Nelsons.

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Vijay Iyer (center), with Tyshawn Sorey and Linda May Han Oh. The trio carried the momentum of a late 2019 performance in Cambridge into the recording studio for "Uneasy."

Art, activism, optimism: Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer navigates uneasy times

Bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer Tyshawn Sorey round out the trio on Iyer's new album, "Uneasy."

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Louie Phipps, 9, has the stage to himself during a taping of a live performance at the Wang Theatre.

The Wang stage isn’t too big for 9-year-old Louie Phipps

The Northampton third-grader had plenty of jitters beforehand, but when he got onstage to perform three of his songs, “it was just wicked.”

MUSIC
Maxwell continues to reign as an R&B auteur.

Maxwell’s slow-burning debut still simmers after 25 years

His "Urban Hang Suite" brims with the optimism that comes part and parcel with romance, with lyrics full of awe and music that feels boundless.

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Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones, memoirist: candid, cosmic, and so cool

The singer-songwriter's "Last Chance Texaco" is a vivid trip through a life of trauma, redemption, and triumph.

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“We’re really targeting musicians who aren’t necessarily taken care of by larger institutions," said violinist and Groupmuse artist Kiyoshi Hayashi.

Groupmuse aims for ‘structural change’ with switch to musician-owned business model

Artists will be able to allocate funds, share resources, and weigh in on organization-wide policies.