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A Far Cry in concert during their season-opening return to live performances Friday at Jordan Hall.

After a lean 18 months, A Far Cry delivers abundance at Jordan Hall

The musician-directed string orchestra returned to Jordan Hall for the first time since pre-pandemic with a deeply resonant program that honored many stages of life.

Jason Isbell is happy to be back on the road, where, he says, even Mondays feel like Saturdays.

Jason Isbell on songcraft, Scorsese, and staying safe

The acclaimed singer-songwriter has emerged from lockdown for a tour that comes to the Wang Theatre.

Alisa Amador describes her new EP, “Narratives,” as a “six-song survival kit.”

These are Alisa Amador’s fight songs

The bilingual Cambridge singer-songwriter talks about the ideas — and anger — that shaped her new EP, "Narratives."

Ted Neeley

For Ted Neeley, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ has been the blessing of a lifetime

The actor and singer pairs up with costar Yvonne Elliman for concerts in Arlington this weekend.

The Holiday Pops returns to Symphony Hall this December, following last year's virtual performances.

Holiday Pops returning to Symphony Hall for 34 shows in December

Keith Lockhart and Co. will resume a tradition that was interrupted by the pandemic last year.

A T-shirt from WBCN's 1985 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble, as shown in "Off Our Backs: 150 T-Shirts from the David Bieber Archives."

Pop culture archivist David Bieber opens the book on his vast collection of vintage T-shirts

A new book, “Off Our Backs: 150 T-Shirts from the David Bieber Archives,” is just a sampling of the several thousands of shirts from Bieber's collection.

Mdou Moctar (in black), with bandmates (from left) Souleymane Ibrahim, Mikey Coltun, and Ahmoudou Madassane.

From Saharan guitarist Mdou Moctar, a desert storm of psychedelic rock

Despite the comparisons to another left-handed guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, Moctar's own emphatic style has its roots in the desert blues of his Tuareg predecessors.

A Far Cry begins its 15th season next week, marking its return to indoor, in-person music-making.

Conductorless ensemble A Far Cry still courting the unknown, perhaps more than ever in its 15th season

The group has adapted to the challenges and crises engendered by COVID-19. Not that all that change has been easy, even for a group as flexible and forward-thinking as AFC.