In the Pink reunites for a good cause

The hard rockers are raising funds for the one-time head of their fanclub.

19names - Keith Lockhart, conductor Ben Folds, special guest. Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (Winslow Townson)


Ben Folds presents master class, talks about his forthcoming book — all before the show

The musician sat down for one of his signature AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything . . . About Music) Q&A sessions, long before talking the stage at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. During a performance on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, Beyonce dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)


Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit.

Billy Joel performs at Fenway Park.

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At Fenway, Billy Joel comes out swinging

The singer piled on the hits — and added some some surprises — for his fifth show in five years at Fenway Park.

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A little diss and a lot of that from Pusha T

The rap icon kept the mood high at the House of Blues without alluding to his rival, Drake, until the end of his set.

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Michael Tilson Thomas returns to Tanglewood to conduct the BSO

At Tanglewood, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler, Rachmaninoff, and himself.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

The singer canceled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest.

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An arena-rock triple play from Journey, Def Leppard, and Cheap Trick

Despite their aesthetic differences, the shared classic-rock pedigree of the bands made for a natural fit at Fenway Park Saturday night.

The ‘cop pool karaoke’ officers play a bigger stage: at Brad Paisley’s concert

Stephen McNulty and Kim Tavares got a big hand Saturday when they sang for the audience at the Xfinity Center.

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Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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No room for complexity at Tanglewood Young People’s Concert

Friday’s concert presented musical bits and bobs along with kid-oriented commentary.

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Boston Ballet names Mischa Santora its new music director

The conductor follows Jonathan McPhee, who spent 27 years in the role.

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Trump praises Kanye West after Kimmel appearance

President Trump tweeted his appreciation for Kanye West after the rapper talked about his support for Trump on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Beach balls were flying as Jimmy Buffett performed at Fenway Park.

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Smooth sailing for Jimmy Buffett at Fenway

The singer played fan favorites, reminisced, and soaked in the summer night.

Indie rock band Big Thief talks Berklee, Boston, and being vulnerable

Though all four members of indie rock band Big Thief attended Berklee at some point, it wasn’t until after graduation that they found each other walking the streets of Brooklyn.

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Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 13-19

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, Old School Game Night, India Day Festival, and more.

12ticketmuseum Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryant at Portland Museum of Art through Nov. 25, 2018. Ashley Bryan (American, b. 1923) ÒOh, when the children sing in peaceÓ 2006 Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals 24-25 [Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007] Collage of cut colored paper on paper Image: 12 x 20 1/2 in; Object: 14 7/8 x 22 1/8 in.; Mat: 20 x 26 in. Frame: 22 1/8 x 28 1/8 x 3/4 in. Collection of The Ashley Bryan Center Image courtesy of the Portland Museum of Art.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Color Killer members Lincoln Zinzola (front), Nate Dalbec (right) and Matt Hiltz play in Lincoln’s basement.

The future of punk rock rages against the machine (i.e. bedtime and the Tooth Fairy)

Marlborough’s Color Killer, led by a blue-haired 8-year-old, were a hit on the Vans Warped Tour and have more high-profile gigs ahead.

John David Washington stars as Ron Stallworth in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, a Focus Features release.Credit: David Lee / Focus Features

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The Weekender: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Billy Joel, and the Beantown Tapfest

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Missy Elliott.

Missy Elliott praises Rhode Island woman’s karaoke version of ‘Work It’

Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed her version of the 2002 hit and posted the performance on her Facebook page.

The Trotters, Michael and Tanya, are known as The War and Treaty.

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All the War and Treaty need is love

On their debut LP “Healing Tide,” the married roots-soul shouters sing with a passion for each other.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 22: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on June 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)


Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher expecting their second child

Carrie Underwood says her family is adding “another fish to our pond.”

Tomasz Stanko, ruminative jazz trumpeter, dies at 76

Mr. Stanko’s even-toned, languorous trumpet playing endeared him to experimental musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

(FILES): This January 25, 2018 file photo shows Cardi B attending the Warner Music Group’s annual Grammy celebration in association with V magazine in New York. Pop legend Janet Jackson and fast-rising rapper Cardi B will headline the Global Citizen festival in New York to rally support for preserving international aid to eradicate extreme poverty. The critically acclaimed experimentalist Janelle Monae, R&B sensation The Weeknd, activist songwriter John Legend and young pop star Shawn Mendes will also play the September 29, 2018 festival in Central Park, organizers announced August 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images


Janet Jackson, Cardi B to headline Global Citizen festival

John Legend, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival.

The van, located in Chesterfield, was featured on an episode of the History Channel show “American Pickers.”


The original Aerosmith tour van found in Western Mass.

“It’s been like 40 years since we’ve been in this thing.”

Actress Rosie O’Donnell spoke Monday at a protest in front of the White House.

Rosie O’Donnell and Broadway stars protest outside White House

The actress told participants that it was important to make sure their voices were heard.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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At Newport, jazzy new flavors and old-school funk

Artists exploring new partnerships highlighted the final day of the festival, before George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic brought it to an exuberant close.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z onstage at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z write a happy ending at Gillette

The emotionally charged show traced the romantic arc of their relationship — the downs and the ups.

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez (center) sat in the stands during a game between the Red Sox and Astros earlier this season. Lopez was at Fenway Park on Sunday.


Jennifer Lopez, at Fenway, sings along to ‘Sweet Caroline’

While her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez was in the booth covering the Red Sox-Yankees game, Jennifer Lopez grooved to “Sweet Caroline.”

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and his band performed on a rainy Saturday at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Inspired performers persist amid the rain at Newport Jazz Fest

On Saturday, the large crowd was rewarded for enduring the downpours.

The top 10 most powerful and influential married couples in pop music history

It’s a top 10 with a ring on it.

Cirque du Soleil's Luzia - a waking dream of Mexico. (Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil)

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Jeff Daniels

On the folk circuit, actor Jeff Daniels aims to be fingerpickin’ good

The actor isn’t just dabbling in music when he’s between roles, though he senses your skepticism.

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the

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The Weekender: Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Mila and Kate, Lenny and Jackie

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Jimmy Buffett

At Fenway, Jimmy Buffett plans to get down to the business of having fun

While the singer oversees a sprawling business empire, summer means returning to the stage and reconnecting with fans, including a show at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Bernard Herrmann, pictured in the 1970s, was a staff conductor for CBS radio when he created a cantata on Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” that was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1940. ”


The marvels of a musical take on ‘Moby Dick’

Bernard Herrmann’s cantata — soon to be performed by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra — touches on almost all the novel’s most famous passages, while musically encompassing much of its sweep of mood and emotion.

GLENDALE, AZ - JULY 12: Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs during the opening night of their

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At TD Garden, Smashing Pumpkins fail to connect

Frontman Billy Corgan’s detachment from the audience and his bandmates kept the Pumpkins from soaring as often as they should have.

Christian McBride, shown performing at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre, is scheduled to appear at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival.

At Newport, there’s excitement when the biggest artists go eclectic

Charles Lloyd will lead three different bands this weekend, in keeping with a jazz festival tradition of boundary-stretching.

Eric Church spoke out about the National Rifle Association in a Rolling Stone cover story

Eric Church spoke out about the NRA, and the reaction shows why country stars stay silent

As one of the most high-profile Nashville artists to give his opinion on the subject, Church, a gun-owner himself, knew he would get criticism.

Richard Powers’s novel “The Overstory” helped inspire “A Forest Unfolding.”

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An unusual collaboration creates a musical ‘Forest’

Novelist Richard Powers and Electric Earth Concerts’ artistic directors enlisted the help of other writers and composers to create a new work: “A Forest Unfolding.”

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Amanda Shires shreds labels on ‘To the Sunset’

A rising voice in Americana dares to be different on her fifth album.

Boston MA 5/24/15 Black Francis lead singer with the Pixies the closing act at the Boston Calling Music Festival in City Hall Plaza on Sunday May 24, 2015. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Reporter:


Pixies announce deluxe reissue of first recordings

Boy, do we feel old.

Clockwise from left: Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Justin Tyson of Glasper’s collaborative all-star band R+R=NOW.


Robert Glasper is bringing his all-star team to Newport

R+R=NOW heads to the jazz festival following the release this summer of its debut album.

David Byrne onstage at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

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From David Byrne, artistry that makes complete sense

At Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Byrne’s show was a night of all-encompassing musical theater.

 Andrea Kalyn takes up her post in January 2019.

New England Conservatory names next president, first woman to lead in its history

NEC has appointed Andrea Kalyn, currently the dean of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, to be its next president. 

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Emergency officials confirm Tuesday, July 24, 2018, they transported a 25-year-old woman who lives on Demi Lovato’s block to the hospital amid reports that the pop star suffered a drug overdose. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)


Demi Lovato’s ‘Sober,’ about relapsing, reenters Billboard chart

The song earned 7.2 million streams and sold 18,000 tracks a week after the singer was hospitalized for a reported overdose.

01namesCartelli Brynn Cartelli on the cover of N Magazine. Credit: Brian Sager/N Magazine

15-year-old ‘The Voice’ winner covers Nantucket magazine

“I was sitting in my living room after I won ‘The Voice,’ writing a song for Nantucket,” Brynn Cartelli said.

Jon Batiste and Mavis Staples performed at Newport Folk Festival.

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At Newport, artists on the smaller stages make the biggest impression

Much of the fun on the festival’s third day was in the discovery.

Gemma New leads a a mixed chamber ensemble and sopranos Fotina Naumenko and Mary Bonhag at Ozawa Hall.

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At Tanglewood, a fleeting festival of the new

The Tanglewood Music Center’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music opened on Thursday night under the direction of composer Thomas Adès. 

Thom Yorke during Radiohead’s concert at TD Garden Saturday.

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Fist-pumping alienation from Radiohead

As befits a band with a reputation for sonic precision, the sound in the Garden was probably as good as it’s ever been.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performing Saturday at the Newport Folk Festival.

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Curveball moments at Newport Folk Festival

Saturday’s show delivered Mumford & Sons as the “unannounced” closer, and plenty more to sate the musical appetite of any festivalgoer in the day’s straight-up performances.