The story behind Natalie Portman’s ‘all-male nominees’ burn at the Golden Globes

The Harvard grad explained in an interview why she decided to make that comment.

Mickey Lamantia outside the Cranston, R.I., prison where he works at his day job.

Meet country music’s most law-abiding outlaw

Musically, Rhode Island’s Mickey Lamantia may model himself after Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, but those guys weren’t prison guards.

Robert Plant at a show in Tennessee in 2015.

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Wide-ranging explorations and rock explosions from Robert Plant

Singer even slaked the thirst of the Led Zeppelin fans at the Orpheum with several songs, but in every case, they were far from recapitulation.

The CRASHfest bill includes the Zimbabwean band Mokoomba.

Music of a borderless world takes the stage at CRASHfest

The performers hail from as far away as Niger and as close by as Somerville, and all have the same goal: to make you dance.

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Canadian R&B duo dvsn seduce from the shadows

They wouldn’t divulge personal details at first, but it’s hard to maintain anonymity under an intensifying spotlight.

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Head-bangers, and a few curves, from Screaming Females

On “All at Once,” the New Jersey trio indulge in a little stylistic experimentation, but their primary focus remains rocking out, hard and unrelentingly.

Yale’s famed Whiffenpoofs singing group admits first woman

The Whiffenpoofs have tapped Sofia Campoamor, a junior, as the first female member of the group since its founding in 1909.

In Vundabar’s newest music, there’s weight with the whimsy

A personal narrative unfolds in “Smell Smoke,” the South Shore duo’s third release.

When Phoebe Bridgers gets worked up, songs happen

The singer calls in from the road (“some-[expletive]-where in Texas”) to talk about her debut album, how “Gimmer Shelter” changed her life, and learning how to scream.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

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

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Dancer Shura Baryshnikov in the title role of Odyssey Opera’s “Joan of Arc at the Stake.”

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Sincerity and fervor in Odyssey Opera’s ‘Joan of Arc at the Stake’

A richly moving performance was the penultimate offering in the young company’s Joan of Arc-themed season. 

Fergie performed the national anthem before Sunday’s NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles.

Fergie’s unusual national anthem rendition before NBA All-Star game widely panned

The Grammy Award-winning singer’s raspy interpretation of “The Star-Spangled Banner” did not go over well with many.

Noel Gallagher (shown in Hungary in 2016) brought his High Flying Birds to the Boston Opera House Saturday.

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Noel Gallagher and High Flying Birds do their jobs, as usual

The architect behind Oasis delivered a workmanlike show with his band at the Boston Opera House, but that was more than enough.

Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

Drake wants to spread the love, and he’s challenging his fans to do the same.

Jacques Lacombe leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra Thursday evening at Symphony Hall.

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Jacques Lacombe leads ‘Daphnis and Chloé’ in BSO subscription debut 

The Canadian conductor’s program included works by Ravel and Debussy.

Steven Barkhimer and Mara Sidmore in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of “Richard III,” at Swedenborg Chapel through March 11.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”

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The Weekender: The protector of Wakanda, god of funk, and king of England

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

With Robert Plant, the song never remains the same

As a solo artist, the former Led Zeppelin frontman continues to push forward on a creative path that seldom repeats.

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Superchunk fights political despair with exuberant rock ’n’ roll

“What a Time to Be Alive,” the indie band’s response to the current administration, bristles with anxious energy.

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players performed Ligeti’s “Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet” Sunday.

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Bringing ‘Leipzig Week in Boston’ to a happy conclusion

Chamber players from the BSO and Leipzig Gewandhaus collaborated on Sunday.

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO with pianists Kirill Gerstein, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Thomas Adès at Symphony Hall.

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BSO Leipzig Week program pulls on threads through time

A substantial program marks the culmination of “Leipzig Week in Boston.”

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Ideas for fun things to do around Boston

Your calendar of events, music, theater, and more for the late winter and early spring.

Haneefah Wood in “Bad Dates” at Huntington Theatre Company.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

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Before the deluge

Though they were written during the Obama years, Zadie Smith’s essays on politics and culture still feel insightful and relevant.

Carla Bruni was a supermodel and later French first lady — while still playing and recording her own music.


The first lady of French pop has a date at Berklee

Carla Bruni is still producing breathy gems, just as she did before and her doing her years as France’s first lady.

The second Leipzig Gewandhaus opened in 1884 and was destroyed during World War II.

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With ‘Leipzig Week in Boston,’ BSO rolls out new orchestral alliance

Andris Nelsons, music director both here and with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, is the connection.

From hip-hop beats to ’70s-style fusion, jazz artists are mixing it up in 2018

Here’s a look at a half-dozen notable albums released so far this year, from the likes of Chick Corea, Julian Lage, and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

From left: Candi Carpenter, Tiera Leftwich, Kalie Shorr, Chloe Gilligan, and Jenna Paulette are among the members of the Song Suffragettes.

Female songwriters in Nashville say ‘Time’s Up’

A music video by the Song Suffragettes features 23 singers dressed all in black, linked arm in arm.

Dakota Johnson in “Fifty Shades Freed.”

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The Weekender: ‘Shades,’ shorts, and shows – a pre-Valentine preparedness kit

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

Ian Hunter will play City Winery on Feb. 10 and 11.

Ian Hunter is proof that rock isn’t just for young dudes

At 78, the former Mott the Hoople frontman has never stopped recording and touring.

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More weirdness from MGMT, but with hooks

“Little Dark Age” has set the duo free to make mildly warped, ’80s-indebted synth-pop just like all the other indie kids.


BØRNS a millennial Beach Boy, but the style is all Gucci

The electro-pop singer, who plays a sold-out show at the House of Blues, discusses his musical influences and renowned fashion sense.

David Buskin (left) and Robin Batteau.


Buskin & Batteau retaking the stage in a healthier state

Robin Batteau joins his partner David Buskin for two shows at Passim this weekend after a four-year break that resulted from a succession of health problems, including cancer.

Musician Paul Simon in 2016.

Paul Simon says his upcoming tour will be his last

Only a few days after Elton John announced he will retire from touring in three years, another venerable music figure is throwing in the touring towel — Paul Simon.

Justin Timberlake performed at halftime of Sunday’s Super Bowl.

This time, Justin Timberlake avoids a Super Bowl ‘wardrobe malfunction’

If his halftime performance appeared well oiled, consider Timberlake’s track record in this event.

Mr. Edwards (second from right) with group members (from left) Otis Williams, Richard Street, Melvin Franklin, and Glenn Beonard.

Dennis Edwards, 74, Temptations singer

Mr. Edwards replaced founding member David Ruffin in 1968, and his soulful, passionate voice defined the group for years.

Juliana Hatfield performing at the Hot Stove Cool Music concert at the Paradise Saturday night.

Music Review

At Hot Stove Cool Music, new takes on old favorites

The annual baseball/rock ’n’ roll mashup concert/benefit wasn’t overwhelmed by football fever.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 03: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2018 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at NOMADIC LIVE! at The Armory on February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)

J. Lo shout-outs A-Rod, covers Prince at pre-Super Bowl show

Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert.

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Janet Jackson: I’m not performing at Super Bowl with Timberlake

Janet Jackson has shut down any rumors that she will be joining Justin Timberlake during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Andris Nelsons (with the BSO and soprano Kristine Opolais) conducted only the Shostakovich portion of Thursday’s program.

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Nelsons, BSO arrive at Shostakovich’s harrowing Fourteenth Symphony 

This weekend’s program also includes Mozart’s “Gran Partita” Serenade.

“Americas : Veritas” is part of “Renée Green: Within Living Memory” at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Joan Tower at 80: tough love and lots of laughs

In the early 2000s, the American composer thought she was done with orchestral music. Then an unusual offer changed her mind.

Compagnie Accrorap presents Kader Attou’s “The Roots” at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.

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The Weekender: Big games, French kicks, and pop smarts

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

Johanna and Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit.

’70s Americana, by way of Sweden, from First Aid Kit

Johanna Söderberg talks about how she and her sister Klara arrived at their sound and adopted their style.

“Ein Kinderspiel” composer Helmut Lachenmann in 2005.


At the piano, taking ‘Child’s Play’ beyond the familiar

In Helmut Lachenmann’s remarkable 1980 suite “Ein Kinderspiel,” the play is not entirely the thing, but a conduit for a more lucid way of hearing.

Civil rights song ‘We Shall Overcome’ part of public domain

The civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome,” which has been quoted by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was made popular by folk singer Pete Seeger, has been declared a part of public domain.

Singer Milosh of Rhye.

Album review

‘Blood’ showcases Rhye’s evolving, more groove-oriented sound

The album’s 11 tracks are infused with a sultry, often carnal warmth and raw energy.

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Timberlake gets lost in the ‘Woods’

Flannel isn’t a good look on JT, who sounds out of touch with the modern pop landscape on his new album.

Foxborough, MA 1/21/2018 New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) turns the corner on Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Myles Jack (44) to score the first of his two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 17-20 score. The New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Jan. 21, 2018.(Barry Chin/Globe Staff)


Listen to ‘Amen-dola,’ an ode to the Patriots wide receiver

The musicians that brought Patriots fans “Brady Pull Me Closer” before last year’s Super Bowl are back with another song before Sunday’s matchup with the Eagles.

Rostam played a festival in San Pedro, Calif., in October.

Rostam explores musical connections, wherever they lead

As a collaborator, he’s worked with the likes of Frank Ocean and Charli XCX; as a solo artist, he’s fused Western and Middle Eastern influences in his own music.

 Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, and Jon Knight have hosted the four-day NKOTB cruise nine times.

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My four days at sea with New Kids on the Block and 3,000 everlasting fans

The other passengers have been Blockheads since they were tweens, and as a nonstop party cruise shows, the crush may last forever.