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Jennifer Walshe on her strange, wonderful music projects: ‘I’m trying to say, this is what it’s like being alive’

The composer's work is the subject of a residency at Boston University Center for New Music.

Rapper Pop Smoke killed in Los Angeles home invasion, record label says

Pop Smoke, a Brooklyn-raised rapper who rose to fame with hit songs like “Dior” and “Welcome to the Party,” died after he was shot in a home invasion early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, his record label said.

Boston Lyric Opera leader envisions a new venue to welcome larger audiences

None of Boston’s existing venues fit the company’s needs. After 12 years of leadership, Esther Nelson wants to build the company’s dream home.


A spirited career-spanning set from Raphael Saadiq at Big Night Live

Saadiq took the long view of his career, packing songs from his early days and from his latest album, "Jimmy Lee."


Handel and Haydn celebrates Beethoven’s 250th with Kristian Bezuidenhout in directorial debut

Buckle up for a very Beethovenian 2020, as music organizations everywhere cash in on his 250th jubilee.

CRASHFEST brings the world to House of Blues

The "Music Knows No Borders” showcase features 10 bands, from Afrobeat to klezmer, spread across three stages, as well as three dance acts.

The Black Crowes are brothers in arms once again

Rich Robinson discusses his reunion with brother Chris, their plans for an extensive band tour, and the acoustic shows they'll performing as a duo, including one in Boston.

Raphael Saadiq has a different kind of story to tell, and it’s personal

His latest album, “Jimmy Lee,” is an introspective song cycle that explores his older brother’s life and death from a heroin overdose.