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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Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Bruce Springsteen plays a benefit show for Boston College

Springsteen played at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., to benefit Boston College, where his son was a student.


As the Astro Poets, Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky reach for the stars

Kate Tuttle talks to "Astro-Poets" Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov ahead of their reading at Coolidge Corner Theatre on Tuesday.

WEEI's Christian Fauria speaks during the

Christian Fauria kicks off 25-hour radio marathon

The former Patriot is broadcasting live on WEEI from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 3 p.m. Thursday in an effort to raise $25,000 for diabetes awareness.

Atlanta, GA - 2/01/2019 - 98.5 sports hub radio host Michael Felger had his wife Fox 25 morning news anchor Sara Underwood as a guest on the afternoon show with co host Tony Massarotti. Super Bowl LIII Media Row. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 02Super Bowl, LOID: 8.3.2998834641.

Jon Wallach taking leave of absence from The Sports Hub

Wallach, the third voice of the “Toucher and Rich” morning drive program, is having surgery to remove a benign tumor behind his ear.

Ricky Gervais spoke at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in 2016.

Ricky Gervais returning to host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Gervais memorably hosted the Golden Globes from 2010 to 2012, skewering many of the attendees with irreverent jokes.

Vince Wilfork attends Joslin gala for pediatric diabetes patients

The retired New England Patriot has been a long-time supporter of the Boston diabetes research center.

The House Ways and Means Committee hearing room will host the first public Trump impeachment hearing.

TV Critic’s Corner

A furor over where impeachment hearings will re-air

Last week, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship urged PBS to air the Trump impeachment hearings in prime time.


En route to Royale, Sasha Sloan reflects on her Boston roots and her sad, sonic ‘Self Portrait’

Ahead of a show at the Royale this Saturday, the Boston-born “sad girl” chanteuse reflects on her unusual path to stardom and turning depression and anxiety into pop hits.

Denis Leary hosted the 25th installment of Comics Come Home Saturday at TD Garden.

Comedy Review

Quite a day for Denis Leary (and friends) at Comics Come Home

Early in the evening, Mayor Marty Walsh appeared onstage to declare Denis Leary Day in Boston.

John Bolton in Washington in September.

John Bolton, who won’t testify without a subpoena, appears to have a book deal

The former national security adviser departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Trump. Bolton’s name has come up often recently during the House impeachment inquiry.

D’Arcy Carden (left) and Jameela Jamil on “The Good Place.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Good Place’ will finish at a good place: on top

When it’s all said and done, the show will have run for only four seasons.

Eastern Standard Provisions, a pretzel company, is one of 79 companies to earn a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things.


Boston pretzel company makes Oprah’s favorite things list

Eastern Standard Provisions earned a coveted spot on this year’s list of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things, Oprah Magazine said Friday.

Sample food and drink from dozens of local vendors at the Boston Beer and BBQ Fest, Nov. 16 and 17 the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 11-17

Take in events for book lovers, barbecue aficionados, comedy fans, and more.

Facebook’s new dating service is flopping. I tried it for a week to find out why

The behemoth has come very late to the lucrative world of online dating. So just what does the company have in mind?

Bradley Jay, the host of

From rock to talk: Former WBCN DJ Bradley Jay connects with late-night audiences on WBZ

In the decade since WBCN went off the air, Bradley Jay has transformed himself from a rock-n-roll DJ to a successful talk show host.

Aly Raisman at a Boston Bruins game.


Needham native, Olympian Aly Raisman to appear in latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ film

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has announced that she will appear in the latest “Charlie’s Angels” film


Free Santa family photos, grief workshop, and a food truck festival

A sampling of upcoming events in Boston’s suburbs.

Jayshree Bala Rajamani will perform in “Trinethra — The Third Eye Festival of Dance” at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum in Lexington.


What’s happening west of Boston

The Belmont Woman’s Club invites the public to a lecture called “Celebrating the Centennial Voting Rights for Women” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Joyful Voices of Inspiration, a gospel choir, will perform in Weymouth on Sunday, Nov. 10.


What’s happening south of Boston

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton hosts a reception for the exhibit “Stitch by Stitch: Activist Quilts from the Social Justice Sewing Academy.”


What’s happening north of Boston

The Massachusetts Orchid Society is presenting World of Orchids: Asia on Sunday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St., Winchester.

Chris Brown.

Singer Chris Brown holding high-end yard sale at his home

Chris Brown says he’s having a high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home, and a crowd has been gathering for hours.

Patrons at Amazin Billiards played at multiple tables.

In Malden, a billiards champion and his pool hall rack up a fervent following

Billiards is Mazin Shooni’s lifeblood, but it is also his livelihood. “I have to keep winning,” he said, or else, his earnings and sponsorships flounder. And Amazin Billiards, his crown jewel pool hall, follows suit.

MGM signs on with Red Sox for Fenway music hall

The parent company of the Red Sox said the performing arts venue targeted for the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich streets will be called MGM Music Hall at Fenway.

Mia De La Rocha, Miss Teen Universe Massachusetts 2019.


Miss Teen Universe Mass. hopes ‘Isaac’s Story’ can help destigmatize mental health issues for children

Mia De La Rocha joined forces Monday with the state’s Department of Mental Health on a new program to target second- through fifth-grade students.

Foxborough MA 10/27/19 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after picking up his 300 career win defeating the Cleveland Browns 27-13 at Gillette Stadium (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Bill Belichick’s 300th win hoodie is headed to the Hall of Fame

The Patriots coach will be honored all week.

Mr. Tarantina’s manager Laurie Smith said he had recently had a severe illness.

Brian Tarantina of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ dead at 60

Mr. Tarantina was a character actor who most recently was known for his role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado, also known as Shanti Ananda, was a daily television presence across Latin America for many years.

Flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado dies at 88

Walter Mercado, a flamboyant astrologer and television personality whose daily TV appearances entertained many across Latin America and the United States for more than a decade, has died. He was 88.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29 John Krasinski attends Tom Clancy's


John Krasinski shared a hilarious Spooky World story from his childhood

“It was fantastic. Worth the price of admission.”

Jason Momoa in “See.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Viewers can sample two episodes of Apple TV+ series for free

I do wonder why the company didn’t announce that beforehand.

Cider doughnuts from Wilson Farm.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 11-17

Take in international films in Arlington, raise a glass at a wine fest, savor the last of fall at an area farm, and more.


Rhode Island mansion near Taylor Swift’s home sells for $17.6 million

Looks like the pop star is getting a new neighbor in Rhode Island.

Apple TV Plus launches Friday at $5 a month, making it the least costly streaming option on the market. But in exchange, subscribers will get access to just eight TV shows.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

At $5 a month, new Apple TV Plus is awfully expensive

With just nine shows at launch, Apple’s new streaming service is a bad value. And with most other content already locked up, Apple will be behind streaming competitors for a while.

Jerome Liebling, Girl and Octopuses, Malaga, Spain, 1966.

Heirs introduce the digital world to Jerome Liebling photography ‘that no one knows’

Heirs hope a deal with Getty Images will promote the photographer’s later and lesser known works.

‘Last Christmas’: It is, and isn’t, a wonderful London

Director Paul Feig talks about the new rom-com, starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.

St. Stephen Church in Marlborough will offer free clothing to the general public Saturday, Nov. 9.


Free clothing, benefit concert, and Ikebana

St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Marlborough offers free clothing to the general public on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.


History lecture, puppet performances, and a Walt Whitman celebration

A celebration of Walt Whitman’s life and works hosted by Cape Ann Chamber Music and the Gloucester Writers Center will take place in Gloucester.

31namesharvard - Kathy Delaney-Smith, Maura Healey, Jessica Gelman, Katey Stone, and Allison Feaster participate in a panel moderated by professor Debora Spar at Harvard Business School. (Harvard Business School)


Celtics’s Allison Feaster joins Maura Healey, Jessica Gelman at Harvard to talk women in sports

A handful of Celtics players came out to hear Feaster, the team’s new director of player development, discuss the importance of women in sports — and sports leadership.

FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert in New York. Swift will be honored with the award for artist of the decade at this year's American Music Awards. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


Taylor Swift to receive artist of the decade award at AMAs

The superstar singer will be honored at the American Music Awards next month.


At Anthony Greaney, an installation built from shards of childhood memories

The collaborative work is woven with colors, photos, and designs representing the artists’ very different histories.

Simon Dinnerstein (1943–), The Fulbright Triptych, 1971–74 Oil on wood panels, 79.5 x 168 in. (overall, separately framed), Palmer Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania State University, Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art, 82.14

Art Review

Simon Dinnerstein’s ‘Fulbright Triptych’ is a rich, realistic monument to family life

The enormous piece is packed with detail and art history references.

The columnist and his daughter, only one of whom is wearing cap sleeves.


For a 3-year-old fanatic, there’s no letting go of ‘Frozen’

Somehow, my two daughters have multiplied to include Anna, Elsa, and the rest of the “Frozen” cast.

Plane crashes near apartment complex in Atlanta area

It was not immediately known what kind of plane was involved or if there were any injuries.

John Witherspoon left a taping of “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 2009.

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

The actor-comedian memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films.

Mr. Barrere was the band’s lead guitarist after the death of Lowell George and wrote such songs as “Time Loves a Hero.”

Paul Barrere, guitarist-singer for Little Feat, dies at 71

Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer for the rock group Little Feat, has died. He was 71.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the original “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

One ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel appears doomed

Deadline is reporting that HBO has decided not to move ahead with a prequel starring Naomi Watts and set thousands of years before the story we watched for eight seasons.

A man walked past a burning home near the J. Paul Getty Museum on Monday in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles wildfire threatens the homes of the stars

A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles early Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee in the middle of the night. Meanwhile, a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size.