No room for complexity at Tanglewood Young People’s Concert
Friday’s concert presented musical bits and bobs along with kid-oriented commentary.
Boston Ballet names Mischa Santora its new music director
The conductor follows Jonathan McPhee, who spent 27 years in the role.
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!”
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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Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, Old School Game Night, India Day Festival, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 write a happy ending at Gillette
The emotionally charged show traced the romantic arc of their relationship — the downs and the ups.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.”
Amanda Shires shreds labels on ‘To the Sunset’
A rising voice in Americana dares to be different on her fifth album.
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.
From David Byrne, artistry that makes complete sense
At Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Byrne’s show was a night of all-encompassing musical theater.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.