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Andra Day will perform Sunday at the Newport Jazz Festival.

At Newport Jazz Festival, legends, rising stars, and exciting collaborations

The sold-out festival returns this year afer last year's cancellation.

Kate Taylor is releasing "Why Wait!" 50 years after her debut, "Sister Kate," with several of the same collaborators.

50 years after ‘Sister Kate,’ Taylor comes full circle

The singer has stepped out of her quiet life on the Vineyard to reunite with producer Peter Asher for a new album, "Why Wait!," and a series of local live shows.

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Allison Russell performed Tuesday at the Newport Folk Festival.

A stripped-down but spirited Newport Folk Festival, with a Beck sing-along

The penultimate day of the six-day fest found artists doing solo sets, shaking off the rust, or greeting an audience for the first time in a very long time.

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With Bang on a Can returning to Mass MoCA for its annual LOUD weekend, the Globe caught up with musicologist William Robin to discuss his new book on the group.

How a new music powerhouse survived and thrived

With Bang on a Can returning to Mass MoCA for its annual LOUD weekend, the Globe caught up with musicologist William Robin to discuss his new book on the group.

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Violinist Anthony Marwood was a standout in a performance with the TMC orchestra under conductor Thomas Adès.

Big rewards at Tanglewood’s abbreviated Festival of Contemporary Music

Ninety-minute programs arrived as a COVID-era precaution, but they also aided attentive listening.

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Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires perform at the Newport Folk Festival.

At Newport Folk Festival, a glad-to-be-back vibe after a lost year

The festival's second day featured performances by Jason Isbell, Joy Oladokun, Margo Price, Natalie Hemby, and Randy Newman.

Composer John Williams with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, performing his Violin Concerto No. 2 with the BSO during a dress rehearsal on July 22 at Tanglewood.

At Tanglewood, a showcase of John Williams’s strengths

The Pops performed many of Williams's film favorites — and the BSO offered a world premiere of his Violin Concerto No. 2, with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

The well-known busker contracted a rare eye infection this year that left her partially blind. She now wears ski goggles to protect from further damage.

Violinist and Faneuil Hall stalwart Vivian Luo sees things differently now

The well-known busker contracted a rare eye infection this year that left her partially blind.