Rolling Stones get a little piece of Mars to call their own

There is now a “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars, and it’s giving Mick and the boys some serious satisfaction.

Singer-producer Pharrell Williams (left) and contemporary artist Mr. launched


Mass shootings require a call to action. Will we answer?

In Paris, an American icon asks how we will put our kids before guns and make a better future.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth


Liam Hemsworth seeks to divorce Miley Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.

From left: Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwim-mer, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox in “Friends”

Could we be any more excited? ‘Friends’ merch arrives ahead of 25th anniversary

See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” furniture. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and pretend it’s for your kid.

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On ‘Lover,’ Taylor Swift shuns drama for satisfying pop

We can all calm down: Happy Taylor still writes bangers.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 26-Sept. 8

An art installation explores immigration, the Spencer Fair helps close out summer, an Asian street festival comes to the Seaport, and more.

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The Weekender: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘The Tempest,’ and The Boss

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

Peter Wolf on roads traveled, friendships made, and those early Boston days

Now 73, Wolf has plenty to look forward to — an upcoming album, tour dates, a gig at Fenway with The Who. But in a career-spanning interview, he also looks back.

Say Darling’s chemistry is a story of connections made

When Celia Woodsmith and Chris Hersch collaborate, everything clicks.

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opening for Bonnie Raitt at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, MA on May 9, 1974.

How a Holliston photographer captured the moment Bruce Springsteen became rock ’n’ roll’s ‘future’

Barry Schneier’s images of the now-legendary 1974 show at Harvard Square Theatre were stashed away for decades. Now they’ve been compiled in a book.

Squeeze plays three Massachusetts shows between Sunday and Thursday.

On tour, Squeeze has no shortage of almost-hits to play

Frontman Glenn Tilbrook discusses the band’s body of work and why it was hard to pick songs for a tour that brings the Brits to three Massachusetts venues.

Future Teens kick off a national tour with Oso Oso and The Sidekicks Thursday at Brighton Music Hall.

Boston’s Future Teens navigate romance in the age of texting and Tinder

The band kicks off a tour Thursday at Brighton Music Hall.


Santana strikes a chord with students from East Boston’s ZUMIX

Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana talks about the band’s efforts to inspire young people to connect with music.

Corin Tucker (left)

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Sleater-Kinney veers off course on ‘The Center Won’t Hold’

The new album, produced by St. Vincent, is a bold swerve in the direction of pop. Unfortunately, most of the time it’s a wrong turn.

A production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Thailand, from “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

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In Focus: Why ‘Fiddler’ plays on — and deserves to

A review of the documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Jill Scott performs onstage at A+E Networks

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.


Country star Hunter Hayes to headline Boston’s Country in the City concert in September

Country music singer Hunter Hayes is headlining Boston’s fourth annual Country in the City concert Sept. 26 at City Hall Plaza, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office said.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 14, 2019 US singer Billie Eilish arrives for the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles. - Lil Nas X has finally been dethroned after 19 weeks atop the US charts, Billboard announced on August 19, 2019, with pop star Billie Eilish besting his viral hit


Billie Eilish dethrones Lil Nas X with her first Billboard No. 1 single

The 17-year-old made history Monday when she became the first artist born in this century to land a No. 1 song — ‘‘Bad Guy,’’ in this case — on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Miami Gardens, Fla.


Dolphins’ Kenny Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

The wide receiver objected Monday to recent comments from the rapper about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.

François-Xavier Roth led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Sunday.

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At Tanglewood, thunderstorms and Yo-Yo Ma struck a dramatic note with the BSO

This past weekend, the orchestra delivered two crowd-pleasing programs of Brahms and Robert Schumann.

FILE- In this June 6, 2019 file photo, Carrie Underwood arrives at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a songwriting team filed a lawsuit against the singer, the NFL and NBC, saying they stole a song and used it to introduce


Brad Paisley out; Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

The organization says the show will celebrate ‘‘legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony.’’

From left: Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas performed Saturday at TD Garden.

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At TD Garden, Jonas Brothers play to their strengths

Saturday night’s show, the trio’s first in Boston since 2013, was a muscular run-through of their past 15 years of pop hits.

George Strait (shown earlier this year in Las Vegas) brought his solid country sounds to Gillette.

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George Strait returns to the stage — and to his evergreen country

Without fanfare, the King of Country delivered his hits and one surprise during his show Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 19-25

“Call Mr. Robeson,” bowling for a cause, Chinatown film screenings, and more.

Shawn Mendes performed Thursday at TD Garden.

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At TD Garden, a more mature Shawn Mendes defies expectations

Mendes’s set on Thursday was brisk even when the tempos slowed, a testament to his growing confidence as a performer and the precision of his songwriting.

Three concertgoers outside one of the concession areas at Woodstock ’99.

There could only be one Woodstock

The odds of catching lightning in a bottle more than once are astronomical. But that hasn’t stopped promoters from trying.

Joe Cocker takes the stage during the Woodstock music festival in Bethel, N.Y., in 1969.

The Woodstock artists you can’t forget, and the others you didn’t know about

The movie and soundtrack omitted the likes of the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Band, and many more. Here’s why.

Richie Havens performs onstage at Woodstock in 1969 in a still image from the documentary film “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation.”

Off to Woodstock at 15, with friends, food, a tent, and no idea what was to come

We took off from Boston one pleasant August afternoon eager to spend the weekend listening to music. Little did we know.

Album Review

Dorchester’s Cousin Stizz stays true to his roots on ‘Trying to Find My Next Thrill’

The rapper’s new full-length strikes a balance between the gritty mixtape “Suffolk County” and his more radio-friendly debut album “One Night Only.”

Livingston Taylor, folk musician and Mr. Fix-It

The singer and self-described nerd, who is marking 50 years onstage with a show at the Wilbur, talks physics, airplanes, plumbing, and why he needs an audience.

Pianist Conrad Tao made his concerto debut at age 8.

Classical Notes

BSO soloist built a classical music career that resists ‘sound bites’

Conrad Tao followed an unlikely path, becoming both a pianist and composer.

Leonidas Kavakos played and conducted Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the BSO at Tanglewood, Friday night.

Music Review

Three conductors made for three days of thrills with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood

Weekend highlights a concert led by violinist Leonidas Kavakos and the perfect slice of summer served with Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony.

Yo-Yo Ma performed the Bach Cello Suites.

Music Review

Yo-Yo Ma’s ‘Bach Project’ offers a seat at his table to Tanglewood fans and community groups

The musician’s globe-spanning tour pairs concerts with community-based actions, and it attracted enough listeners to jam roads all around.

Joe Keery, who’s releasing new music as Djo, attends the Season 3


‘Stranger Things’ star Joe Keery releases dreamy new single

The Newburyport native, better known for his role on Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” is releasing psychedelic music under the name Djo.

11ticketpop - Rickie Lee Jones. (Dino Perrucci)

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

“Monuments to Gestures of Incompleteness (III & VI)” at the Boston Center for the Arts Public Plaza.

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Shaka Dendy

The 26-year-old multidisciplinary artist and member of the industrial-punk hip-hop group Camp Blood is the 2019 Summer Artist in Residency at Boston’s Center for the Arts.

Lil Nas X performed his hit single

Wellesley has an ‘Old Town Road’ — and people won’t stop stealing the street sign

Wellesley officials are pleading with people to stop stealing the sign for Old Town Road, a small street in a residential area, after the hit Lil Nas X song has become wildly popular.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018, US Country music legend Willie Nelson performs during the


Willie Nelson comes off tour, cites ‘breathing problem’

The 86-year-old singer apologized on Twitter late Wednesday, writing ‘‘I need to have my doctor check out.’’

From left: Chubby, Tiny, Butch, and Ralph Tavares.

Tavares brothers are still in harmony

The group, singing “Don’t Take Away the Music” with feeling after all these years, will play a free show on Boston’s City Hall Plaza on Wednesday.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: RZA speaks onstage during the Hulu 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Hulu)

RZA of Wu-Tang Clan to perform live score during martial arts film at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The music legend will be dropping beats during a showing of Lau Kar-leung’s classic “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin,” according to event details.

A member of the Beatles tribute band 'Fab Gear' playing John Lennon got out his replica psychedelic Rolls Royce to join fans at the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing in London.

Photos: On 50th anniversary of Beatles' Abbey Road cover shot, fans flock to world’s most famous crosswalk

Spectators snapped photos on cellphones as Beatles lookalikes crossed the street outside Abbey Road Studios in tribute to the original image.

Kensington, NH--9/29/2018-- Wentworth Hunt Club's hounds band together as they take a break between lines during a Fox Hunt. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: foxhunt Reporter:


Does your dog have what it takes to be a star in Boston Ballet’s ‘Giselle’?

Boston Ballet is searching for one or two pooches to perform as “stage dogs,” for its upcoming production of “Giselle” at the Boston Opera House. No pirouettes required.

John Fogerty


John Fogerty celebrates 1960s rock with ‘My 50-Year Trip’ tour

The leader behind Creedence Clearwater Revival is on a new tour called “My 50-Year Trip” with his sons Tyler and Shane in his band, which he describes as an “unbelievable” feeling.

Album Review

On ‘Immunity,’ Clairo takes pop in a fresh direction

Clairo had a viral hit with her bedroom-pop song “Pretty Girl.” Now with her debut album, she’s found a sound that matches her lyrical prowess.

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Minnesota authorities charged singer R. Kelly on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, with two counts of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under 18 in 2001. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)


R. Kelly accused of soliciting 17-year-old girl in Minnesota

A Minnesota prosecutor charged singer R. Kelly on Monday with prostitution and solicitation related to an allegation that he invited a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room in 2001 and paid her $200 to dance naked with him.

8.4.19 Yefim Bronfman, Dima Slobodeniouk, and BSO at Tanglewood (Hilary Scott)

Music Review

Boston Symphony Orchestra keeps it nostalgic with Avner Dorman premiere at Tanglewood

Highlights from the weekend included the American premiere of Avner Dorman’s new Double Concerto and Yefim Bronfman’s authoritative performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Common (above) and Cécile McLorin Savant (below) were among the performers Sunday at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Music Review

At Newport Jazz Festival: homages, hip-hop, and everything in between

Sunday’s performances began with a tribute to legendary pianist Erroll Garner and ended with a set by the rapper Common.

Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan and singer Darius Rucker at the Xfinity Center.

Music Review

Hootie & the Blowfish show why ‘Cracked’ still shines in rear view

The band’s concert Saturday at the Xfinity Center was a rousing and satisfying trip back to the 1990s.

Vocalist Dianne Reeves performed on Saturday at the Newport Jazz Festival, where Kamasi Washington (below) was the headliner.

Music Review

At Newport Jazz Festival, highlights were all over the map, and that’s a good thing

From the old guard to performers making their festival debuts, it was hard to go wrong at the venerable event on Saturday.

Bang on a Can All-Stars play Field Recordings with special guest Pamela Z.Music by Anna Clyne, Ben Frost, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Todd Reynolds, Julia Wolfe, and more

Music Review

Bang on a Can turns up the volume with LOUD Weekend at Mass MoCA

The veteran new-music collective has hosted a summer festival every year in North Adams, and this year’s three-day grand finale is much grander — and louder — than years past.