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.

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.

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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.

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)

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Taylor Swift to receive artist of the decade award at AMAs

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

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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.

‘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.

NESTOR RAMOS

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.

Fred Taylor, impresario of jazz in Boston for decades, dies at 90

Mr. Taylor was a legendary promoter and booker of acts at such venues as the Jazz Workshop, Paul’s Mall, and Scullers Jazz Club.

Classical Notes

Blue Heron marks two decades of bringing early vocal music to life

Upcoming concerts are sure to demonstrate the group’s skill and diverse tastes.

Winter arts guide 2019

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

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Read about the latest albums reviewed by the Globe.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Pink (R) and motorcycle racer Carey Hart attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Pink to perform at CMA Awards

Parton will perform a new song, “Faith,” in a gospel medley, and Stapleton will perform a duet with Pink at this year’s Country Music Association Awards.

23auction - Sib Hashian's drum kit, sneakers, and Japanese tour jacket are among the pieces of memorabilia that will be auctioned off at the Hard Rock Cafe on Nov. 7. (RR Auction)

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Sib Hashian memorabilia goes on the auction block to benefit scholarship fund

Drums, jackets, and other items that belonged to the drummer will be auctioned off on Nov. 7.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” In the tweet, Minaj she took a jab at her critics and asked her fans to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me.” In July, Minaj announced she was pulling out a show in Saudi Arabia to show support women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She also canceled her appearance at the BET Experience Concert earlier this year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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Nicki Minaj indicates she’s now a married woman

Ms. Minaj wants you to know she’s now officially Mrs. Petty.

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players performed with guest harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon on Sunday.

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With Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the harpsichord definitely isn’t Baroque

Harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon was the featured guest in the Boston Symphony Chamber Players’s 20th-century program on Sunday.

21-year-old Mahalia is in control of her ‘psycho-acoustic soul’ sound

The British R&B singer discusses starting young and her in-studio process, ahead of a sold-out Wednesday show at The Sinclair.

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Charli XCX (pictured in Atlanta) played Boston Thursday.

Music Review

At House of Blues, Charli XCX leans forward into pop’s future

The British singer’s adventurousness was on full display in a riotously fun stage show.

Boston, Ma., 02 / 03/ 09: Institute of Contemporary Art Museum,exhibit of Shepard Fairey, his first solo museum show with Obama HOPE, 2008 over the artists shoulder.. .( David L. Ryan Globe staff photo ) section : ARTS slug : 06fairey reporter Sebastian Smee 27yearend 27art Library Tag 01032010 Ed-Oped

Milestone mural brings Shepard Fairey back to Providence

The celebrated street artist returns to his artistic birthplace to paint his 100th mural, open an art retrospective, and speak at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design.

András Schiff performed the First Beethoven Piano Concerto with the BSO Thursday night.

Music Review

With rigor and fantasy in equal parts, pianist András Schiff returns to the BSO

The Hungarian-born soloist led works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartók.

Conductor Benjamin Zander (left) and pianist Alessandro Deljavan.

Music Review

For Boston Philharmonic, a satisfying start to the 2019-20 season

Founder Benjamin Zander presided over performances of Mozart, Brahms, and Bartók.

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Silky pajamas, custom suits, three kinds of tequila: Celtics toast new season at Tip-Off Gala

Decked out in a silk pajama-like getup, new Celtics center Vincent Poirier stole the show Thursday night at the annual Shamrock Foundation event.

18spongebob - Beau Bradshaw as Patrick Star, Lorenzo Pugliese as SpongeBob SquarePants, Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks and The Company of The SpongeBob Musical (Jeremy Daniel)

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The Weekender: SpongeBob sings, Almodóvar returns, and Holzer takes over

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

DELSONIDO will appear at Mass MoCA on Dec. 7.

5 reasons for music-lovers to hit the Massachusetts museum circuit this season

The concert scene is better than ever at the state’s largest art museums.

Chick Corea performing.

On the fly with Chick Corea

The jazz virtuoso comes to town with his all-star Trilogy trio, one of his myriad projects.

Boston, MA, 10/15/2019 -- EMBARGOED UNTIL 10am on OCT 16 - Roger Brown, longterm president at Berklee College of Music will be stepping down from his post in 2021. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 17Berklee Reporter:

Berklee president Roger H. Brown to step down in 2021: ‘It’s time to hand off the baton’

Under Brown’s leadership, Berklee expanded through Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and beyond, opening a campus in Valencia, Spain, and merging with the neighboring Boston Conservatory.

Three jazz photography shows where what you see is what you hear

The Museum of African American History and Harvard’s Cooper Gallery showcase jazz photography.

Sergio Mendes.

Sergio Mendes and Bebel Gilberto bring back the bossa nova

Two of bossa nova’s longtime ambassadors, representing multiple generations of the music, will share the stage at the Berklee Performance Center.

Bon Iver at the TD Garden Tuesday night.

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At the Garden, Bon Iver melds past, present, and futuristic

Its ambitious set combined sound collage and Justin Vernon’s trademark falsetto vocals with an elaborate state-of-the-art light show.

Notorious B.I.G. (left), and Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

The pair of late musical icons are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. See who else made the cut.

Music Review

Sphinx Virtuosi play in living color at Gardner Museum

The 18-member self-conducted orchestra includes some of the nation’s top black and Latinx string players.

Annabel Liddell with her Miss June bandmates (from left): Tom Leggett, Jun Park, and Chris Marshall.

Miss June frontwoman mixes med school with a degree in pop-punk

From the road, singer/guitarist Annabel Liddell spills details on personality quizzes, balancing med school with music, and what happens when women musicians get pitted against each other.

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at TD Garden Friday.

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At TD Garden, the Black Keys keep it lean

The blues-rock duo served up 90 minutes of no-nonsense rock.

Anaïs Mitchell performed at Arts at the Armory in Somerville.

Music Review

In Somerville, Anaïs Mitchell traces her roots

Her show at Arts at the Armory was a homecoming of sorts for the “Hadestown” composer and playwright.

Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” Tour brought her to Boston Thursday.

Music Review

Carrie Underwood takes the wheel at TD Garden

The concert showcased the country superstar in full control of her music and stage presentation.

Guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk led the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall Thursday night.

Music Review

Guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk leads the BSO to walk less-traveled paths

A Boston Symphony Orchestra program with no repertoire from Germany, Russia, or France? What will they think of next?

A work from Sophie Calle’s “What Do You See?” at the Gardner Museum.

Globe Magazine

Things to do in Greater Boston this fall and winter

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

The ME2/Orchestra performs at South Station in a scene from the film “Orchestrating Change.”

Classical Notes | David Weininger

Conductor started Boston ensemble for musicians with mental illness: ‘I wanted to form an orchestra of people like me’

Ronald Braunstein left the “rat race” of conducting to launch the Me2/Orchestra in 2011.

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

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Idles leads a growing new wave of rowdy, strident bands from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia with something urgent to say.

From today’s punk bands, the sound of solidarity and outrage

Idles lead a growing new wave of rowdy, strident bands from the UK, the US, and Australia with something urgent to say.

Meryl Streep and Jeffrey Wright in

Things to Do

The Weekender: Global grifters, the other Schumann, and ‘The Lion King’

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

Tanglewood's new Linde Center for Music and Learning, home of the Tanglewood Learning Institute, which launches its first summer season of programs in June 2019 4 (Robert Benson)

Tanglewood Learning Institute kicks off year-round music, food, and movie events in the Berkshires

With the opening of the new Linde Center for Music and Learning, Tanglewood isn’t just for summer anymore.

Portrait of pianist and composer Clara Wieck who married Robert Schumann.

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Boston music series honors the ‘incredible genius’ of Clara Schumann on her 200th birthday

An important musician escapes the footnotes of history and hits the stage at Jordan Hall.

To indie rocker Mark Mulcahy, inscrutability makes perfect sense

Over the years, the former Miracle Legion singer/guitarist has honed an ability to write lyrics that are casually offhand, and sometimes off-kilter.

Balafon master Balla Kouyaté, a Medford resident, is music director of Worcester-based Crocodile River Music.

NEA fellow Balla Kouyaté carries the sound of his people’s history

The Medford artist, music director of Worcester-based Crocodile River Music, is one of the preeminent masters of the “balafon,” a West African xylophone.

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Post Malone dines out in Boston, greeting fans in the Seaport Tuesday night

The chart-topping rapper greeted fans and restaurant staff at Strega.

13socalendar - Plymouth Rock Music, led by singer-songwriter Frank Albani, second from right, will perform at South Shore Folk Music Club in Duxbury on Saturday, Oct. 19. (South Shore Folk Music Club)

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What’s happening this week?

Frank Albani will lead his band, Plymouth Rock Music, in a performance of original songs and tasteful covers at the South Shore Folk Music Club.

Patrick Carney (left) in Nashville with Black Keys bandmate Dan Auerbach.

The beat goes on for the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney

The drummer isn’t eager to hit the road and spend time away from his family, but there’s new music that needs playing.

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Watch: This Worcester singer had ‘The Voice’ judges on their feet

Twenty-nine year old Ricky Duran had the judges cheering Monday night during his performance of “River.”

Mary Lambert talks mental health and Madonna at Berklee

The body-positive singer, best known for co-writing and singing on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit “Same Love,” splits her time between Seattle and western Massachusetts.

Moonchild members Max Bryk, Amber Navran, and Andris Mattson (from left) met at the University of Southern California.

Moonchild brings its ever-evolving neo-soul sound to Boston

On its new album, the LA trio’s groove has gotten groovier.

Eugenie Besserer and Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer.”

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On this day in history, artistic world premieres rang with new technologies

Separated by more than 300 years, these world premieres capitalized on print and audio advances.