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DJ Joe Bermudez doing his thing in 2015.


Local DJ’s music video includes iconic locales

Joe Bermudez’s “Ghosting” is currently perched at No. 2 on Billboard’s top Dance Club Songs chart.

Jeff Bauman (left), a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, walks with actor Jake Gyllenhaal before throwing out the first pitch before a baseball game at Fenway Park during filming of “Stronger.”


Trailer released for movie about Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman

The movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal comes out in September.

Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell


Pats receiver Malcolm Mitchell is also a writer

He announced via Twitter that he’s inked a three-book deal with the children’s publisher Scholastic.

From left: Daniel Berger-Jones, Bill Mootos, and Lewis D. Wheeler in “Blood on the Snow,” presented by the Bostonian Society at the Old State House.

Stage Review

History has a burning immediacy in ‘Blood on the Snow’

This absorbing, 70-minute piece stands as a virtual model of how to write and stage a historical drama.

Lucasfilm announced replacement director Ron Howard on Thursday, two days after its co-direcctors left the project over creative differences.

Ron Howard climbs into cockpit to finish directing Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

Ron Howard is taking over the spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Suki Waterhouse in “The Bad Batch.”

movie REview

A cannibal love story that pushes the limits of taste

Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is striking but a disappointment.

Comedian Eddie Izzard talks about his new book in New York City last week.

The two sides of Eddie Izzard

In his memoir ‘Believe Me,’ the freewheeling comedian comes face-to-face with the contemplative man — and his past.

Colm Meaney (left) as Martin McGuinness and Timothy Spall as Ian Paisley in “The Journey.”

Movie Review

‘The Journey’ doesn’t go far enough

Not even a trademark dyspeptic performance by Timothy Spall can save Nick Hamm’s historical drama. It is a contrived, bombastic, well-intended failure.

Stefanie Martini plays Jane Tennison at 22 in “Prime Suspect: Tennison.”

Television review

‘Prime Suspect’ prequel can’t escape Mirren’s shadow

“Prime Suspect: Tennison” answers a question — What was Jane like as a young cop? — that no one was asking.

Lorde, pictured performing at Coachella in April.

Album review

With ‘Melodrama,’ Lorde shows again she’s mature beyond her years

Her sophomore album showcases her growth — sonically, vocally, and lyrically.

Damon Lidelof

TV Critic’s Corner

Maybe Damon Lindelof is the guy who’ll make superheroes interesting

The writer-producer, fresh off “The Leftovers,” is in serious talks with HBO to adapt the comic book series “Watchmen.”

Ana Lily Amirpour


Ana Lily Amirpour is comfortable out on a limb

The director of “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” indulges a long-marinating cannibal fantasy in “The Bad Batch.”

Christopher Plummer stars in “The Exception.”

Movie Review

Christopher Plummer is exceptional in ‘The Exception’

In the wartime thriller, he plays Kaiser Wilhelm with a panache the monarch lacked.

Prodigy, half of topselling rap duo Mobb Deep, is dead at 42

Nas, who is also from Queens, N.Y., called Prodigy a ‘‘king’’ in an Instagram post. Others also paid tribute to Prodigy, who was often praised for his skilled rhymes and lyrics.

Venus Ramey performed in the Miss America beauty pageant in 1944.

1944 Miss America who inspired WWII effort dies at 92

Ms. Ramey was the first redhead to win the Miss America title and the first to be photographed in color.

A protester carried a placard critical of Prime Minister Theresa May during demonstrations near Big Ben Wednesday.

British Prime Minister ditches some controversial campaign pledges

Weakened by a disastrous election, Prime Minister Theresa May suggested she was willing to soften her approach to leaving the European Union.

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis with his best actor Academy Award for “Lincoln.”


Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring? Yeah, right

The British actor will probably be back.

Burgess Clark (center) directs a rehearsal of the Boston Children’s Theatre production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’’ in April.

After nude-scene controversy, director returns to Boston Children’s Theatre

Burgess Clark’s return as executive artistic director apparently brings to a close a bitterly contentious episode that plunged the organization into crisis while prompting heated debate.

Josh Wolf and David Ortiz at the 2016 David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic in the Dominican Republic.


Big Papi roast host warns: ‘You save the meanest jokes for the people you really like’

David Ortiz will be skewered by comedians at the House of Blues on Thursday.

Jon Hamm vs. Chris Evans: We break it down for you

The Internet is thrilled at the (unconfirmed) notion that Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm could be an item. Or not! So how does Hamm stack up against her ex, Chris Evans?

Brad Hall (left) with his high school drama teacher Ellis Baker in Gloucester.


Brad Hall had a special guest at opening night in Gloucester

No, it wasn’t his wife, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Yes, George Clooney accidentally cofounded a tequila company — and it just sold for $1b

George Clooney never meant to go into the tequila business. But he did — and now a company is willing to pay handsomely to buy the Casamigos brand.

Jacob’s Pillow director Pamela Tatge.

Jacob’s Pillow unveils plans for year-round dance center

A five-year plan includes capital improvements to the center’s Berkshires campus and off-season residencies for 10-15 choreographers each year.

Kate Nash (left) and Alison Brie in Netflix’s “GLOW.’’

Television review

The ladies are ready to rumble in Netflix’s ‘GLOW’

Netflix’s “GLOW” — it stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” — is a fictional take on a real-life icon of American 1980s kitsch.


Rare image of Sophia Thoreau goes to Concord Museum

The good news is that a rare and previously unknown daguerreotype of Sophia Thoreau has turned up. The better news is she doesn’t look much like her brother Henry David Thoreau.

Actor Jon Hamm and comedian Jenny Slate attend Audible Launch Event for Dr. Katz: The Audio Files at The CineFamily on June 6  in Los Angeles.


Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate spending some quality time together

They’re both smart, funny, and single. But just because they went to the movies doesn’t mean they’re dating. Or does it?

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive with the Royal Procession as they attend Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

British media report that Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital

British media report that Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital; not attending Queen’s Speech.

Laugh Lines

Paula Poundstone

A joke from Paula Poundstone, who plays a sold-out show at the Wilbur Saturday.

thing tank

So many Kens, so much winning: It’s a thing

A look at the week online.

Marie Gallagher

An unexpected journey for Revere grandmother who stars in an ad for VW

Marie Gallagher had never acted professionally, but her authenticity — and Irish brogue — won her the part.

Mario Cantone

Cantone’s comedy blend: Some ranting here, some singing there

The Massachusetts-bred comic is back for a homecoming performance, his first local gig since 2010.


An update on the ‘Neil Gaiman reads the Cheesecake Factory menu’ fund-raiser

“WAIT WHAT. Somebody just gave $10K to get us to $107K and beyond!” Benincasa tweeted. “I’m all teary!”


Crowd turns out for ‘Night in White’ gala for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

The annual “Night in White” gala, the New England Young Professionals chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation raised over $102,000 -- a record amount.

Mark Wahlberg (right) and Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro, at Patriot Place.


Mark Wahlberg was in Foxborough on Monday for a ‘Transformers’ screening

The screening of “Transformers: The Last Night” was hosted by Showcase LIVE at Patriot Place, and included a post-movie party where kids could play with toys (including Transformers).

tv critic’s corner

We’re at the dawn of the six-second TV ad

The new idea for TV networks: an “unskippable” commercial.

Street performer Sara Kunz juggled hula hoops from atop a pole for passersby in Downtown Crossing in Boston.


Turf wars, hecklers, and flying plants: Life’s not always easy for street performers

After an assault on Boston’s Keytar Bear, local street performers talked about the difficulties — and occasional dangers — they encounter.

Megatron (voiced by Frank Welker) and Josh Duhamel in “Transformers: The Last Knight.”

movie review

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ turns into a whole lot of nothing

The new “Transformers” sequel is very, very long and when it ends you are just glad the torture is over.

J.C. Monahan is joining NBC Boston as a news anchor.


J.C. Monahan has been hired by NBC Boston

NBC Boston announced Tuesday that Monahan will be the anchor of the station’s afternoon and evening weekday newscasts. She’ll be on air mid-July.

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Sopranos’ finale, 10 years later

The cut to black was a bold decision by series creator David Chase to hand the finale over to the viewers.


Robert Kraft, NFL Hall of Famers meet with Israel’s prime minister

In a video posted Tuesday to Benjamin Netanyahu’s official Twitter page, the prime minister of Israel chucks a football into the audience.

David Parker (left) with the first recipient of the Robert B. and Joan H. Parker Compassionate Action Award, Stanley N. Griffith.


A night of dance — and a prize in honor of Robert and Joan Parker

“Snap, Crackle, BANG!” at the Dance Complex included the first presentation of an award named in memory of author Robert B. Parker and his wife, writer and philanthropist Joan Parker.


John Legend swings through Cambridge to admire the words of other legends

The Grammy winning singer made a special stop in Cambridge before his Boston show Monday night.

Empty frames in the Gardner Museum’s Dutch room, where where Rembrandt’s “A Lady and Gentleman in Black” and “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” once resided.

This man says he can recover the missing Gardner paintings — this year

Arthur Brand, a Dutch private investigator, believes the works are intact, and he thinks he can crack the case.

TV Critic’s Corner

Bill O’Reilly is still talking

He promises to speak out soon about the reasons for his firing: “It’s pretty grisly. It’s pretty nasty.”


Brady wants to play a game in China

The Patriots QB is on a trip to promote Under Armour


Party in the Rose Garden

Hats aplenty at a party supporting the park system