Food operas elevate the art of eating

For Ben Houge, associate professor in electronic production and design at Berklee College of Music, food is an art that deserves its own soundtrack.

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Joe Perry’s back in the saddle again with blues-rock ‘Manifesto’

The Aerosmith guitarist and his three guest vocalists stick to his lean, no-frills approach on “Sweetzerland Manifesto.”

From left: Conor Hearn, Maura Scanlin, and Aidan Scrimgeour of BCM Fest act Pumpkin Bread.

Reeling through the years: Boston Celtic Music Festival turns 15

This year, the grassroots folk fest adds two additional days of programming around Harvard Square.

Jhenè Aiko

Introspective R&B artist Jhenè Aiko shapes her own soulful sound

The singer — who released a double album, a film, and a book of potery last year after the death of her brother — is exploring “the healing aspects” of her music.

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Singer Benjamin Clementine: an alien among us

The itinerant singer says he wanted to make an album steeped in the themes of alienation.

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Adès adds to Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Composer Thomas Adès, the BSO’s first artistic partner, joined principal players on Sunday for a program of chamber music in Jordan Hall, and his energy seemed infectious.

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Revisiting ‘A Man Under the Influence,’ Alejandro Escovedo plays with a purpose

The City Winery show — part of a tour to raise awareness about the link between cancer and hepatitis — included the 2001 album played in its entirety.

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In Cantata Singers premiere, ancient lamentation yoked to modern pain  

On Saturday evening in Jordan Hall, David Hoose conducted Peter Child’s “Lamentations,” a work that is by turns insistent, anguished, supplicatory and, at the end, white-hot.

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At BSO, Mahler’s epic nature-symphony takes wing

On Thursday night, Andris Nelsons led a potent performance of the Third Symphony. 

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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Read about the latest albums reviewed by the Globe.

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Fall Out Boy performing onstage last month in Washington, D.C.

Album Review

Fall Out Boy makes a mess

In delaying the album’s release, Pete Wentz explained a while back the songs were “just not good enough.” They still aren’t.

Lori McKenna performs at the Church of the Covenant on Jan. 25.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

President Obama with US troops at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in a scene from the documentary “The Final Year.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Presidential precedents, dead poets, and scary puppets

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

This image of Prince from his “Musicology” tour in 2004 is among 250 photos by Afshin Shahidi in the book “Prince: A Private View.”

Prince photographer shares his intimate trove in book

Afshin Shahidi included many encounters among 250 photos in his recent book, ‘‘Prince: A Private View.’’

Darci Lynne with Oscar the bashful mouse and Petunia the diva-like bunny.

Ventriloquism prodigy Darci Lynne’s talent speaks for itself

The “America’s Got Talent” winner is conquering her shyness with the help of her puppet friends.

Sierra Hull

She’s grounded in bluegrass, but Berklee grad Sierra Hull is a species all her own

The mandolinist and singer returns to Boston for a show at City Winery Feb. 1.

Ernie and Ronald Isley ended a 10-year layoff from recording last year with a collaboration with Carlos Santana.

The Isleys are all about brotherhood — theirs and ours

Ronald and Ernie Isley, who collaborated with Carlos Santana on 2017’s “Power of Peace,” come to the Wilbur Thursday.

Lana Del Rey

Music Review

California dreaming with Lana Del Rey at TD Garden

Seven years after “Video Games,” the LA singer now has the live chops and deep catalog of hits to put on the arena show of her dreams.

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos onstage at the House of Blues.

Music Review

At House of Blues, Passion Pit gets blissfully carried away

Frontman Michael Angelakos connected with the sold-out crowd with an enthusiastic and cathartic performance.

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the BSO during Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Symphony Hall Thursday night.

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In Symphony Hall, early works from modern masters

Francois-Xavier Roth led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Stravinsky, Bartok, and Webern.


A repair café, a documentary, and a dance show

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Nicholas Petricca and Walk the Moon play the House of Blues Jan. 14.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in “Phantom Thread.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Dark designs, rough commutes, and ‘Electric Dreams’

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

Violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Jeremy Denk will perform the Violin Sonatas of Charles Ives Jan. 26 at Jordan Hall.

Following the fiddle on a ‘wild ride to heaven’ with Charles Ives

Two uncommonly eloquent musicians, pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jackiw, will play Ives’s set of four Violin Sonatas in an upcoming concert.

Charles Dutoit was a frequent guest conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Famed conductor Dutoit faces new sex claims, including alleged rape

Women have stepped forward to accuse Charles Dutoit with alleged incidents in the United States, France, and Canada.

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Børns, sunny side down

The songs on “Blue Madonna,” the singer-songwriter’s second album, are imbued with melancholy.

Morgan Heritage adds Southern touch to Grammy-winning reggae

In Nashville, a new island-inspired sound is emerging thanks to a reggae band with roots in Springfield, Mass.

The Rising Storm’s ultra-rare debut album.


The cult band that emerged from a ‘garage’ called Phillips Academy

A record label is reissuing the Rising Storm’s self-financed, ultra-rare debut album, recorded 50 years ago during the bandmates’ senior year at the prep school.

Conductor François-Xavier Roth leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C at Symphony Hall Saturday.

Music Review

BSO begins 2018 with blistering Beethoven, lucid Mozart

With François-Xavier Roth on the podium, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor flowed through Mozart’s concerto.

Brandon Flowers of the Killers at TD Garden.

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The Killers blend pop and rock to perfection

Led by frontman Brandon Flowers, the band played to 13,000 fans at the TD Garden Sunday night.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 8-14

Kick off MLK weekend with Harlem Gospel Choir, experience Shakespearean heartbreak, and more.

Brandon Flowers and the Killers play TD Garden Jan. 7.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in “The Post.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Breaking news, dancing feet, and nimble fingers

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


He gave lounge music its exclamation point

This month sees the centenary of Juan García Esquivel, the Mexican composer, arranger, and bandleader.

Brandon Flowers (left) and Mark Stoermer of the Killers

The Killers, Eminem, and Jack White headline Boston Calling

The largest lineup yet also includes Natalie Portman, Jenny Slate, and “Pod Save America.”

‘Hero’ in Manchester blast admits stealing from victims

A homeless man characterized as a hero after the Manchester Arena bombing has admitted stealing from victims of last year’s extremist attack.

Peter Child

Classical Notes | David Weininger

In ‘Lamentations,’ Peter Child ties biblical texts to current refugee crisis

It was commissioned to celebrate the 35th year of the Cantata Singers and falls into a line of Cantata works animated by themes of social justice.

The present-day Nervous Eaters perform at the Midway Cafe.

Forty years on, the Nervous Eaters are still talking to Loretta

Forty years after they helped define the Boston punk scene, the Nervous Eaters continue to plug in and plug away.

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Woman accuses BSO guest conductor Dutoit of sexual assault at Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched an investigation into allegations against conductor Charles Dutoit after a former intern accused him of groping her at Tanglewood.


1968: It was a very good year

10 albums from 1968 that are still favorites 50 years later.

Cheryl Wheeler follows her bemused muse wherever it takes her

Anything — an estate sale or an article about the Westboro Baptist Church — might capture the attention of the singer-songwriter from Swansea.

Joshua Weilerstein was appointed assistant conductor at the New York Philharmonic in 2011.

Joshua Weilerstein replaces Charles Dutoit in NY Philharmonic series

Weilerstein, a New England Conservatory graduate, was appointed assistant conductor at the Philharmonic in 2011.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Fireworks are part of New Year’s Eve in Boston.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Bosstones, cartoons, and New Year’s Eve

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

First Night festivities ring in the New Year

Live music by Eli “Paperboy” Reed and other bands, comedy shows from ImprovBoston, ice sculptures, and a variety of other cultural events are among the many attractions.

Deer Tick will perform at the Sinclair on New Year’s Eve.

Live music picks for New Year’s Eve

Deer Tick, Speedy Ortiz, Peter Wolf, and other artists are ringing in the new year around town.

A performance of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” from the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall in 2015.

A wascally wabbit at Symphony Hall

“Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II,” a program being performed by the Boston Pops this weekend, accompanies screenings of cartoons with their whiz-bang orchestral music.

Tom Cadrin, Viana Newton, Izaiah Yelle, and Jimmy Coberly of Saved by the 90s.

Saved by the 90s pumps up the party, in a Smash Mouth kind of way

The cover band brings another era to the Middle East on New Year’s Eve.

Steven Rose from Ice Effects worked on a shark that is part of a nautical themed piece of ice work to be on display in Boston for First Night 2017.

Everything you need to know about First Night/First Day Boston 2018

There’s a lot to see and do at this year’s celebration, which is free and open to all. Here are some key things to know if you plan to go.

Dicky Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at the Hometown Throwdown in 2015.


Mayor Walsh declares Thursday Mighty Mighty Bosstones Day in Boston

The band is setting up shop at the House of Blues for its annual Hometown Throwdown.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at last year’s Hometown Throwdown.


Bosstones are home between the holidays

The band’s annual Throwdown is set for three nights at the House of Blues.