Winter arts guide 2019

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

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// 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.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 01: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Recording artist George Strait performs as part of his Strait to Vegas engagements at T-Mobile Arena on February 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

George Strait and Blake Shelton will play Gillette Stadium this summer

The country stars will visit the home of the Patriots in August.

The original Aerosmith tour van was found in Chesterfield and was featured on “American Pickers.”


Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford discusses the history of the band’s original tour van

“Something was taking root in the streets of Boston,” he said on the History Channel’s “American Pickers.”

Huntington offers free ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tickets to anyone 25 and younger

The offer is in effect for the remaining two weeks of the show’s run at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

19names - ***LOW RES - do not use wider than 2 columns*** - Rob Gronkowski at Maham Yoga Studio in Miami Beach. (Omar Kelly)

Rob Gronkowski got loose at a yoga class in Miami Beach over the weekend

Is hot yoga TB12-approved?

Kevin Tsujihara, former chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Warner Bros.’ Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.

Rob Lowe hosts Fox’s new game show, “Mental Samurai,” premiering Tuesday.


This week in watching: Rob Lowe reality check, a Marcia Clark legal drama, and what to expect when Amy Schumer is expecting

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

John Oliver talks with Monica Lewinsky about public shaming

The comedian tackled the good and the bad of Internet pile-ons with help from one of the most famous targets of negative public attention.

Mr. Dale performed at the Middle East in 2015.

Dick Dale, 81, surf guitar king and ‘Miserlou’ composer

Mr. Dale was born in Boston. His pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar.

Jude Law and Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel.”

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar second weekend

“Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust.

Music Review

Adès and Gerstein join forces, this time at Jordan Hall

A week after Gerstein premiered Adès’s new piano concerto, the two played a duo-piano recital.

Stage Review

Alessandro Sciarroni juggles time at the ICA

His “UNTITLED_I will be there when you die” deploys four jugglers in a perpetual-motion meditation where time never stops; neither do the performers.

Join Chris Evans on the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ red carpet

The Sudbury native has partnered with Boston-area organization Christopher’s Haven, which provides temporary housing for families of children receiving cancer treatment at local hospitals.

Yvonne Abraham

Leaving Harry Potter behind

Why did nobody prepare me for the heartbreak of my son finishing the books?

Locals in Dunedin, New Zealand lay flowers and condolences in tribute to those killed and injured.


In New Zealand, another terrorist nurtured online

The latest racist massacre makes one thing clear: The Internet, this thing we all built together, has gotten away from us.

Like Thoreau, Mr. Merwin was inspired equally by reverence for the planet and anger against injustice.

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91

Mr. Merwin evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism, and reached for the elusive past.

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the 5th annual People Magazine

It’s a Thing

Major malfunctions, a precocious kid, fruity lies, and more

A review of the week online.

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO and Renée Fleming during Thursday’s program.

Music Review

With all-Strauss program, the BSO and Renée Fleming honor André Previn

It comes as a somber synchronicity that the composer, pianist, and conductor died two weeks ago at the age of 89; one couldn’t have planned a more suitable memorial.

James Gunn was fired from the project last July over tweets from nearly a decade ago in which Gunn joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.

James Gunn rehired to direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

Gunn had been fired months ago over old tweets.


Stephen King, Peter Straub’s ‘The Talisman’ to be made into a movie

After more than 30 years of speculation, Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel, “The Talisman,” is finally hitting the big screen.

From left, Liam Brennan, Jeff Harmer, Hamish Riddle, and Andrew Macklin in “An Inspector Calls.”

Stage Review

In ‘An Inspector Calls’ at ArtsEmerson, the crime of privilege

J.B. Priestley’s 1945 drama as revived by director Stephen Daldry offers a biting criticism of capitalist hypocrisy and class divisions, disguised at first as an Edwardian mystery.

Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas first costarred in the 1984 adventure film “Romancing the Stone.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Season 2 of ‘The Kominsky Method’ brings a Michael Douglas-Kathleen Turner reunion

Douglas’s “Romancing the Stone,” “The Jewel of the Nile,” and “The War of the Roses” costar joins the Golden Globe-winning comedy series to play his character’s ex-wife.

Huma Bhabha, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of March 18-24

Huma Bhabha: They Live sculptural exhibit at the ICA, a bike travel film festival in Arlington, Maker Supply Market, and more.


Celtics center Al Horford gets into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit

Horford got in the holiday spirit Wednesday afternoon with Boston Fire Department’s Ladder 19 in South Boston.

Stills from “Effluxion” by Wenjing Zhang of Sacred Heart School.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners, challenging times inspire bright ideas

More than 3,000 works won Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango in Los Angeles. Grande will return with a new tour in 2019 nearly two years after a terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom. Grande announced Friday, Oct. 26, that her 42-date Sweetener World Tour will kick off March 18 in Albany, N.Y. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.


Captain Marvel appears in new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer

Marvel dropped the new trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” Thursday morning, and there’s a lot to process.

Actor Jussie Smollet, center, looks at attorney Ron Safer as he stands with his lead attorney Tina Glandian in Cook County Circuit Court, Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Chicago. Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about attack

The “Empire” actor is accused of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago.

(FILES) This illustration file picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 17, 2019. - Facebook's feature allowing users to erase all their data is set to be released this year, many months after it was announced by the leading social network.David Wehner, Facebook's chief financial officer, said in comments February 26, 2019 at a Morgan Stanley technology conference that the company is planning to roll out the feature that was announced last May amid heightened scrutiny over Facebook's privacy. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

@ Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Dealing with downtime

When Facebook just goes kaput it becomes quickly clear (and quite concerning) just how hard-wired we are to it. 

A production still from Matthew Barney’s “Redoubt.”

Art Review

With ‘Redoubt,’ a cosmic reset button for Matthew Barney

The film, more than two hours of dialogue-free loose narrative, is a sparse paean to the Sawtooth mountain range, the big nature of the artist’s youth.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Host Kelly Clarkson speaks onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


A local woman got a huge surprise during Kelly Clarkson’s Boston show

“It was the best night of my life by far.”

My Instagram: Julia Emiliani

A Wayfair illustrator, Julia Emiliani combines design with more traditional artistic elements to make her work pop.

Keira Knightley in the film THE AFTERMATH. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Keira Knightley is just 34. Counting ‘Aftermath’ guess how many film’s she’s been in?

With so extensive a filmography, there comes a lot of variety.

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman have been linked to the college admissions scam.


College-admission scandal lesson: Just because celebrities have great images doesn’t mean they’re actually great people

In light of the college admissions scam and so many other recent scandals, it’s time to remember what we already know.


‘I’m in such a great place:’ Ben Affleck discusses recovery with Ellen DeGeneres

The Cambridge native also talked about his new movie “Triple Frontier,” his back tattoo, and why he’s been wearing a Dodgers hat.

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the 5th annual People Magazine

Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

The company initially took a wait-and-see approach after a federal investigation of the scam involving more than 30 parents was revealed.

With a family like Sara Porkalob’s, the stories don’t stop at ‘Dragon Lady’

The Filipino-American playwright and actress will return to Oberon to perform the first and second pieces of her planned “Dragon Cycle” trilogy.

for Antiques 04/05 - Purchased for only $10 at a Southern California antiques shop in the early 1970s, this vintage movie poster for the MGM 1932 cult classic,

Ty Burr

Believe it or not, cartoonist Bill Griffith says, ‘Zippy the Pinhead’ was based on a real person

The cartoonist’s classic character was inspired by a man named Schlitzie Surtees.

Boston Ballet’s Derek Dunn, on his toes

Impressive for his technical brilliance as well as his expressivity and deep musicality, the 24-year-old Dunn is a star on the rise.

Boston, MA - 3/15/2018 - Vocalist Al Barr performs with Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues in Boston. (Ben Stas for The Boston Globe)

Things to do

The Weekender: Dropkicks (and left hooks), prowling bros, and a rising son

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

Emilia Clarke in season seven of “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Game of Thrones’ final-season runtimes are out

The last six episodes include three that are an hour or less.

How Mike Gordon, band member, complements Mike Gordon, band leader

The Phish bass player and sometime solo artist says shifting between those roles has made him better at each.

Cassie Randolph, left, and Colton Underwood from the reality series

Colton Underwood of ‘The Bachelor’ ends up chasing a contestant

This season of “The Bachelor” may have begun with 30 women competing for Colton Underwood’s heart, but the season was turned upside down near its end.

Hazel Doupe in “Float Like a Butterfly,” which screens March 22 in Somerville.

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Scene Here: Underground, Ireland, indies, Turkey, bicycles

A look at local film events.

FILE -- Diane Paulus, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, and a prominent Broadway director, in New York, May 3, 2016. Despite being at the worldÕs wealthiest university, the acting institute's students receive modest financial aid and leave with a median of $78,000 in debt in exchange for a master of liberal arts degree from the Harvard Extension School. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)


ART gala to celebrate Diane Paulus and Drew Gilpin Faust

The event will toast the 10th anniversary season of artistic director Diane Paulus and honor Harvard President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust.

A scene from “América,” which screens March 22 during the Global Cinema Festival of Boston.

In Focus

In Focus: Unconventional families in unconventional films at the Global Cinema Festival

The festival runs March 22-24 at the Studio Cinema, in Belmont.

“The Trial of Ratko Mladic”

doc talk | peter keough

Doc Talk: Genocide, fraud, and a historic election

New documentaries look at Ratko Mladic, Elizabeth Holmes, and Ilhan Omar.