Alison Krauss is a daydream believer

A Q&A with the bluegrass siren, who attributes her best ideas to the pictures she sees in her head.

This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 photo shows people looking at covers of the Rolling Stone magazines at the

A look back at some of Rolling Stone’s iconic covers

News that Jann Wenner is selling his controlling stake in Rolling Stone marks the end of an era for a magazine that defined the counterculture of its time.

Arcade Fire at TD Garden Friday night.

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At TD Garden, Arcade Fire make it big

The show leaned on the band’s widescreen sonic sensibilities to turn the arena setting into a virtue.

Artisanal chamber music, two decades strong

Deborah Boldin, artistic director of Chameleon Arts Ensemble, looks back on the eve of the group’s 20th-anniversary season.

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Emerging indie artist Sidney Gish is juggling classes and her career

Just nominated for a Boston Music Award, the Northeastern student is poised for her biggest gig yet, at The Sinclair Thursday.

Linkin Park releases a new Chester Bennington-heavy music video

Within hours of its release, the video for “One More Light” was trending at No. 3 on YouTube and had nearly half a million views.


Radiant performance launches Odyssey Opera’s Joan of Arc season

Hats off to artistic director Gil Rose for a season that began Saturday night with a concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Maid of Orléans.”

Lady Gaga postpones European ‘Joanne’ tour

The singer has delayed her world tour’s European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems.

Boston Music Awards names 2017 nominees

To celebrate the awards’ 30th anniversary, music fans can also help choose the 30 greatest Boston artists of the last 30 years.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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// Recent Globe album reviews

Read about the latest albums reviewed by the Globe.

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BSO music director Andris Nelsons.

Andris Nelsons is thinking big, kicking off BSO season with Bernstein

The Boston Symphony Orchestra music director is getting ready to mambo.

Isang Yun in an undated photo.


A border-crossing Korean-born composer

The Korean-born composer acquired his reputation in the 1950s and ’60s, refocusing post-WWII atonal modernism through a lens of Asian philosophy and musical practice.

Emily Mure plays Club Passim Sept. 20.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Jennifer Lawrence in “mother!”

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The Weekender: Artists, martyrs, and envelopes

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

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With two albums, Deer Tick doubles the pleasure

Two new albums released simultaneously separate the unplugged songs from the rockers.

Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler


Arcade Fire still burns in the here and ‘Now’

Multi-instrumentalist Will Butler discusses the band and its new album, “Everything Now.”

J Balvin

Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is on top of the world

A Q&A with the “Mi Gente” singer, who comes to the Wang Theatre Friday.

Paul Van Anglen.

Ambitious Rhode Island music fest ends in failure of ‘epic proportions’

The Newport Contemporary Music Series boasted a star-studded lineup, but it cratered amid charges of broken promises, rank amateurism, and more than $100,000 in unpaid musicians fees.

The Weeknd onstage at TD Garden on Tuesday night.

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The Weeknd dazzles at his futuristic house party

Tracks from “Starboy” constituted most of the singer’s propulsive set at TD Garden Tuesday night.

Tank and the Bangas play the Sinclair Thursday night.

The neon-bright world of Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball

The powerhouse poet-diva and her funky band play the Sinclair Thursday night.

Greg Dulli and the Afghan Whigs play the Paradise Rock Club Thursday.

Transition and new textures from Greg Dulli’s Afghan Whigs

This is definitely not your older brother’s version of the band.

Boston Ballet presents “Swan Lake” April 29-May 26.

The week ahead: Music, art, theater, and more

Stuart Munro’s picks for noteworthy folk, world, and country music concerts in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

A Far Cry paid tribute to Fritz Kreisler, Eugene Ysaye, and George Enescu on Sunday.

Music Review

A Far Cry is superb, recalling the era of the violinist-composer

At the Gardner Museum on Sunday, the ensemble honored the music of three legendary 20th-century artists.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: TOKiMONSTA performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


The album TOKiMONSTA wasn’t sure she’d be alive to make

The L.A. producer was on the cusp of composing “Lune Rouge” when a brain disorder forced her out of the studio and into surgery.

Mr. Gentry of Montgomery Gentry died Friday in a helicopter crash.

Country star Troy Gentry, 50, dies in helicopter crash

Mr. Gentry was killed hours before he was to take the stage in New Jersey.

Mr. Williams, who toured sparingly, had a rich voice and gentle delivery.

Don Williams, 78, singer who had 17 No. 1 country hits

Mr. Williams’s mellow sound influenced a later generation of singers.

Ed Sheeran performed on NBC’s “Today” show at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza in July.


It’s Ed Sheeran’s world now

The former busker is dominating the charts and filling arenas, including his two shows at TD Garden this month.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, Bruno Mars performs at the 2016 Jingle Ball at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mars is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. Mars told the audience Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at his show in Auburn Hills that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds from the concert to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a charity.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) 10FallPopPicks


From Bruno Mars to Guns N’ Roses, the best concerts in Boston this fall

The rash of great concerts this year does not end in the fall.

Geodesic domes, like these, will pop up on City Hall Plaza during HUBweek.


Getting geodesic with it at HUBweek

Six large geodesic domes will host a wide variety of attractions at the festival, which comes to City Hall Plaza this October.

10fallcountry Radney Foster. Handout

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The stories Radney Foster could tell — and does

The recording artist, who appears this month at a country music festival in Amesbury, has paired his new album with a collection of short stories.

Johnny Clegg


A poignant farewell from Johnny Clegg as he prepares his ‘final journey’

The South African icon, who is being treated for pancreatic cancer, is holding his last concerts ever, including a show at Berklee.



Celebrating Coltrane, Monk, and more

A preview of 15 stellar jazz gigs in the area this fall.

Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst play ONCE Ballroom Oct. 21.

Folk & Country

15 top folk and country concerts in Boston this fall

15 top folk and country concerts in Boston this fall.

Chicano Batman, featuring Bardo Martinez, will play the Paradise Rock Club on Oct. 7.


From Ukrainian folk-punk to Latin pop, with a lot in between

Some of the top concerts around Boston this fall.

Miley Cyrus (pictured in Miami Beach in June) releases “Younger Now” Sept. 29.


Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, and more must-hear albums this fall

From The Killers to Beck, there’s a lot coming out soon.

Violinist Aisslinn Nosky and her Handel and Haydn Society colleagues will perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.


BSO does Bernstein, BLO’s ‘Tosca,’ and other high notes

15 critic’s picks for fall classical music and opera performances in the greater Boston area.

Eric Carle, Illustration for Dragons, Dragons & Other Creatures That Never Were, compiled by Laura Whipple [Philomel Books]. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle, courtesy of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. © 1991 Eric Carle.


Acrobats, ‘Goosebumps,’ and more kid-friendly fun

15 must-see events for family entertainment in Boston and beyond.

Catherine Russell will appear in the All-Star Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert at Berklee Performance Center on Sept. 12


An all-star outpouring for Fred Taylor

An endowment at Berklee named for the jazz impresario will be launched with a concert featuring the likes of Grace Kelly, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Pat Metheny.

Gil Rose, artistic and general director of Odyssey Opera.

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Odyssey Opera warms up for Joan of Arc-themed season

The company plans diverse takes on the visionary teenaged martyr, from a three-hour epic to a spooky oratorio.

Sturgill Simpson (pictured at Boston Calling in 2015) performs at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Sept. 16.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

ArtsEmerson presents the US premiere of “Reversible,” the new production by circus troupe The 7 Fingers, at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Things to do

The Weekender: Circus kicks, comics, and Sondheim

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

Free noon concert featuring Guster kicks off NFL season

Former Patriots players Rodney Harrison, Willie McGinest, and Dan Koppen will welcome fans with the Vince Lombardi trophy on stage.

From left: Jefferson Riordan, Joan Anderman, Phil Magnifico, and Dan Zedek of Field Day.

Album Review: “Go No Go’’ / Field Day

Field Day takes a confident step forward

The Boston band’s new EP features crunchy-soulful harmonies, slightly jangly guitars, and a boisterous heart.

Singer Matt Berninger of The National.

“Sleep Well Beast” | The National

A civilized ‘Beast’ from The National

The album is the band’s most sonically engaging, but no amount of reinvention can disguise the sad-sack heart beating at its core.

Father John Misty performing at a festival in Denmark in 2015.


Father John Misty doesn’t do fame well

“It’s not healthy,” says the singer-songwriter. “The highs are too high, the lows are too low.”

The SoWa Power Station will play host to the Copenhagen Beer and Music Festival after a move from City Hall Plaza.

Copenhagen Beer and Music Festival moves to the South End

The SoWa Power Station will play host Sept. 22-23 after a move from City Hall Plaza.

Loudon Wainwright III

An album couldn’t contain all the stories Loudon Wainwright has to tell

The singer-songwriter is coming to Berklee Sept. 13 to read from his candid new memoir, “Liner Notes,” and play a few songs.

James Hetfield, pictured at a July concert in Pasadena, Calif.

Celebrity news

Metallica’s James Hetfield takes quite a fall on stage in Amsterdam

He says he’s OK, but his ego is a bit bruised.

Prince in 2010.

Celebrity news

Appeals court affirms rejection of 5 would-be Prince heirs

The judge overseeing the estate of the late rock superstar Prince decided correctly when he rejected five people who claimed to be half-siblings and heirs.

Taylor Swift.


Listen to some of the speech Taylor Swift gave at her best friend’s wedding

A snippet has leaked online.

Miranda Lambert performed at last year’s County Music Association Awards.

Miranda Lambert leads nominees for country music awards

Lambert was nominated for five awards at the Country Music Association awards, while Little Big Town and Keith Urban each earned four nominations.