Winter arts guide 2019

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Latest Arts headlines

02/05/2019 Boston MA. -Actor Stephen Merchant (cq) photographed at the Ritz Carlton. Wiggs/Globe StaffReporter:Topic:

Writer-director Stephen Merchant talks about ‘Fighting With My Family’

It’s based on a true-life WWE story.

A screenshot of Danny Amendola's Instagram story on Feb. 16, showing he and Olivia Culpo. (Danny Amendola/Instagram) *Alison Goldman got the lawyer's permission to run this online and in print*

Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo spotted vacationing together

Are they back together — again?

Caitlin Cherry’s “Chaos Compressorhead Leviathan”

GAlleries | Cate McQuaid

Porn stars are powerful in this artist’s eyes

In her Providence show “Dirtypower,” painter Caitlin Cherry heroicizes women who are stereotypically easy to pigeonhole, objectify, or dismiss.

Beatrice Rana

Classical Notes | David Weininger

For superb young pianist Beatrice Rana, ‘there is a world besides the notes’

The 26-year-old performer, making her Boston recital debut in a sold-out Celebrity Series concert, has little interest in presenting herself as a prodigy trafficking in attention-grabbing fare.

Ilse Bing’s “Paris Street-Sweepers”

Art Review

At the MFA, it’s the Bauhaus and beyond

Exhibitions look at prints from the school and postwar photography influenced by its aesthetic.

Chaka Khan.

Album review

On ‘Hello Happiness,’ Chaka Khan tells us something good

Her first solo album in a dozen years is a bundle of joyous tunes.

Jay Baruchel is the voice of Hiccup.

Movie REview

‘Dragon’ series still has a fire in its belly

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is go-round number three.

“Birdy” director Steve Maler and playwright Naomi Wallace (front) with cast members Spencer Hamp, Maxim Chumov, Will Taylor, and Keith White.

Stages

In ‘Birdy,’ the scars of war, the bonds of friendship

Playwright Naomi Wallace has revised her adaptation of William Wharton’s novel for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production.

The CRASHfest lineup includes Red Baraat.

CRASHfest lineup infused with musical flavors from around the globe

Come prepared to dance. It’s going to be a party.

Angelique Kidjo

CRASHfest headliner Angelique Kidjo brings a Talking Heads classic home

The Beninese singer last year released an African reimagining of “Remain in Light.” She’s bringing it to this year’s CRASHfest.

Alice Dwyer portrays Hanni Lévy, whose story of avoiding Nazi capture is one of four told in “The Invisibles.”

★ ★ ½ | Movie REview

Hiding in plain sight in Berlin from the Nazis during WWII

“The Invisibles” tells its story with a hybrid of documentary and dramatization.

“Fighting With My Family” stars Jack Lowden and Florence Pugh.

★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

It’s sibling wrestling rivalry in ‘Fighting With My Family’

“Rocky” meets World Wrestling Entertainment in this comedy-drama biopic.

MFA curator Ronni Baer heads to Princeton

On May 1, she will assume a post as curator and lecturer at the university.

Report for America fellows Molly Born and Caity Coyne conducted an interview in Holden, W.Va.

Chesto means business

A big boost for local journalism

The Knight Foundation has announced $300 million in grants to support local newsgathering.

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Newton-based sparkling water company Spindrift asks: Why no lime emoji?

Actress Kristen Bell, who is teaming up with Spindrift to address the issue, asks, “How could there possibly be two apple emojis and no lime?”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Mark Wahlberg and Jimmy Butler are seen in Los Angeles on May 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Jimmy Butler says Mark Wahlberg’s 9-year-old daughter is his ‘best friend in the world’

The Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward and the actor have known each other for years. However, Butler says his “best friend” isn’t Marky Mark himself, but a younger member of the Dorchester native’s family.

This combination photo shows, top row from left, Helen Mirren, Tyler Perry, Michelle Yeoh, Michael B. Jordan and bottom row from left, Paul Rudd, Brian Tyree Henry, Danai Gurira and Michael Keaton, who will serve as presenters at the 91st Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. (AP Photo)

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Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Yeoh, John Mulaney added to Oscars presenters

More boldface names get added to the lineup ahead of the Feb. 24 awards show.

Cooking | Magazine

Four Oscar-worthy cocktail recipes from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Fun twists on classic drinks make for a festive evening.

Amelia Broome, Anne Gottlieb, Remo Airaldi, Will McGarrahan in Little Foxes. (Mark S. Howard)

Stage Review

Ruthless power games in Lyric Stage’s ‘The Little Foxes’

Scott Edmiston directs a sizzling production driven by Anne Gottlieb and Remo Airaldi’s outstanding performances.

Behind-the-Scenes on set (left to rig ... el Alam, Amaiya Zafar, Joshua Seftel).jpg For short item about the season two launch party for

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‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ to celebrate season two with NYC launch party

Tufts alum Joshua Seftel created the series.

“What this initiative aims to do is really help build a future for local news,’’ said Jennifer Preston, vice president for journalism at the Knight Foundation.

Knight Foundation to invest $300 million to boost local news

The Knight Foundation says it will seed several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years.

Karl Lagerfeld.

Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died at around 85

Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point of mystery for decades, with reports he had two birth certificates.

Waltham magician Shin Lim wins ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’

Shin Lim performed a dazzling card trick with the help of a TV actress on the finale of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”

Ray Romano in the Netflix film “Paddleton,” streaming Friday.

MATTHEW GILBERT/YOUR TV GPS

The week in watching: Ray Romano’s serious acting chops, Oscar curiosity, MTV’s repulsive reality show

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the week ahead in television.

Jussie Smollett

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Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

Police said they received new information that ‘‘shifted’’ their investigation of a reported attack on the ‘‘Empire’’ actor.

Todd Gieg has spent years building a hyper-realistic model of the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad.

Making a diorama of a 19th-century North Shore railroad has consumed this man’s life

Todd Gieg has mostly eschewed his day job to construct a hyper-realistic replica of a long-forgotten narrow-gauge passenger railroad and the seaside towns it rolled through.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 1, 2018 Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California. - Will

Inside the scramble to make the Oscars shorter

Three hours of watching Hollywood celebrate itself — last year’s show was nearly four, not counting red-carpet coverage — seems to be most people’s limit.

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William Jackson Harper of ‘The Good Place’ talks ‘Modern Love’ at the Huntington Avenue Theatre

The actor took the stage with Meghna Chakrabarti of WBUR, the host of the popular podcast about romance.

Chicago police say ‘‘the trajectory of the investigation’’ into the reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has shifted.

Jussie Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

Attorneys for Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the ‘‘Empire’’ actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs.

A scene from Odyssey Opera's production of Paride ed Elena. Photo by Kathy Wittman

Opera review

No such thing as too many sopranos with Odyssey Opera’s ‘Paride ed Elena’

The company launched its spring voyage with the Boston premiere of a Gluck rarity.

When Robert Indiana (top, in 2013) died in 2018, he left behind his ramshackle residence, the Star of Hope, as well as numerous works of art.

In wake of famed artist Robert Indiana’s death, a tangle of allegations

The artist’s estate is snared in allegations involving fraud, forgery, theft, and elder abuse.

Boston’s famed Durgin-Park restaurant closed last month.

Durgin-Park memorabilia is on the auction block

The items can be previewed at the former restaurant Saturday and Sunday, and online bidding ends Wednesday.

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had planned to present four awards during commercial breaks.

Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.

Songs from Elvis Presley’s “ ’68 Comeback Special” will be performed by an eclectic lineup of music world luminaries.

Matthew Gilbert | Critic’s Corner

NBC’s Elvis tribute is fit for the King

On Sunday at 9 p.m., NBC will air a two-hour show that re-creates Presley’s “ ’68 Comeback Special.”

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had planned to present four awards during commercial breaks.

This 1980 photo provided by Kathy Ballantine showed her grandmother Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres.

Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99

Mrs. Ballantine was the younger half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team which also helped vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres.

Boston Athenaeum plans big expansion

The independent library has signed a long-term lease for additional space of nearly 20,000 square feet in a neighboring building on Beacon Street.

King, a wire fox terrier, poses for photographs after winning Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

It’s a Thing

Undying love, proprietary moves, top dogs, and more

A review of the week online.

Chuckie Benson, Ani Djirdjirian and Datus Puryear in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Spamilton: An American Parody. (Roger Mastroianni)

Stage Review

Props to Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a few pokes, in Gerard Alessandrini’s ‘Spamilton’

The Needham native known for the “Forbidden Broadway” series unleashes his satirical talent on Miranda’s blockbuster musical, “Hamilton.’’

Andris Nelsons leads pianist Yuja Wang and the BSO at Symphony Hall.

Music review

At the BSO, Schumann and Bruckner make for an odd couple

Yuja Wang played Schumann’s piano concerto, with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 also on the program.

FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the

Chicago police arrest 2 suspects in attack on Jussie Smollett

A police spokesman said the suspects were arrested for ‘‘probable cause’’ of committing assault and battery on the “Empire” actor.

A bearded Julian Edelman reached for the Lombardo Trophy during last week’s parade through downtown Boston.

NAMES

Missing Julian Edelman’s beard? You can own it.

Ellen DeGeneres has put the beard trimmings up for auction.

tech nomad

Tech Nomad: Symbolism of new emojis speaks to something significant

Earlier this month, Unicode announced 230 new entries to the emoji ecosystem. The majority of the new symbols represent the increased importance of representation.

Producer Eliza Dushku attends a special screening of

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Eliza Dushku is expecting her first child

Dushku revealed the news at a New York City screening of “Mapplethorpe,” the film Dushku produced about the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Artist Insane51's mural in Worcester gives viewers three different perspectives. This is the normal view. (Lisa Drexhage/ Pow! Wow! Worcester!) 16mural

People are going crazy — again — over this giant ‘triple mural’ on Worcester’s Hanover Theatre

It was first completed a few months ago. But after the artist, Insane51, posted a video of his work this week on Instagram, the mural gained renewed attention.