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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Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Mr. Diffie had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man.”

Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut oil production

But the Kremlin disputed part of Trump’s tweet, leading to skepticism that a deal was imminent.

Mr. Marsalis was a regular at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.

‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ is a quietly devastating drama about the lives of young women in America

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” is a road-trip movie, but with the stakes high and the hi-jinks nonexistent.

Hong Kong opposition politician arrested over Facebook post

An opposition politician in Hong Kong has been arrested over an online post criticizing a policeman who blinded a journalist in one eye during anti-government protests last year, local media said.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 02, 2019 US director Woody Allen looks on within a press conference for the presentation of his stage production of Giacomo Puccinis one-act opera

Woody Allen has new publisher, memoir out Monday

Woody Allen’s memoir, “Apropros of Nothing”, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home at Arcade Publishing.

Ms. Gagarin, with husband, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

Widow of Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, dies at 84

The widow of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly to space, died Tuesday. She was 84.

Winds of war

Lyle Waggoner, foil on ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ dies at 84

Lyle Waggoner, the tall, dark-haired and handsome comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show” who also played a superhero’s partner on “Wonder Woman,” died Tuesday. He was 84.

Oscar-nominated actor Stuart Whitman dead at 92

Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions and received an Oscar nomination as a pedophile in the 1961 drama “The Mark,” has died.

Tonie Marshall, feminist filmmaker, dies at 68

French-American filmmaker and actress Tonie Marshall, the only female director to ever win a Cesar award — France’s equivalent of the Oscars — has died. She was 68.

Former CNN anchor Bobbie Battista dies of cancer at age 67

Bobbie Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” has died. She was 67.

Chris Matthews retires from MSNBC, cites comments to women

Veteran MSNBC host Chris Matthews said he’s retiring from his show “Hardball,” citing his inappropriate comments about women.

Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of popular soaps, dies at 91

Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and hosted her own daytime talk show in Chicago for 33 years, has died. She was 91.

Songwriter and ‘Good Times’ actress Ja’Net Dubois dies

Ja’Net Dubois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons” has died.

‘True Grit’ novelist Charles Portis, at 86

Mr. Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as “Norwood” and “Gringos” and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western “True Grit” was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86.

Former UAW president Owen Bieber dies aged 90

Owen Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry’s dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s, has died. He was 90.

Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at age 66

Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66.

With passion, daring, and sweat, community theaters make the show go on

Community theaters survive by challenging their audiences with works involving complex themes and strengthening their already strong local ties.

Barnes & Noble is withdrawing a planned line of famous literature reissued with multicultural cover images that has drawn widespread criticism on social media.

Barnes & Noble suspends reissues of classics with new images

Barnes & Noble is withdrawing a planned line of famous literature reissued with multicultural cover images that has been met with widespread criticism on social media.

Eminent man of letters George Steiner dead at age 90

Mr. Steiner became one of the world’s leading public intellectuals through his uncommon erudition, multilingual perspective and the provocative lessons he drew from his Jewish roots and escape from the Holocaust.

In February, Salem is for lovers, ice, and chocolate

The 18th annual Salem’s So Sweet festival on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 and 9, is a perfect antidote to the mid-winter blues.

The Fuller Craft Museum will be overrun by monkeys with “The Great Monkey Project,” an exhibit of life-size cardboard monkeys by sculptor James Grashow.

Fuller Craft Museum’s new exhibit is a barrel of monkeys

Monkeys are taking over a gallery at the Fuller Craft Museum, starting Feb. 15, for an exhibit called “The Great Monkey Project.”

Rich Barry of the South Shore Men of Harmony blew on a pitch pipe.

A singing valentine, in four-part harmony

For decades, the South Shore Men of Harmony have been delivering musical messages to loved ones.

What’s happening south of Boston

The Unicorn Singers will perform a “Broadway Favorites” benefit for Horizons for Homeless Children, a Massachusetts nonprofit working to alleviate the stress of homelessness on families and children.

Mr. Silverman had pivotal roles airing such shows as “All in the Family,’’ Laverne & Shirley,’’ and “Hill Street Blues.’’

Fred Silverman, TV executive at 3 major networks, dies at 82

Fred Silverman, the only TV executive who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and who brought “All in the Family,” “Roots,” “Hawaii Five-O” and other hit series and miniseries to television during his more than three-decade career, died Thursday. He was 82.


Federal regulators propose weakening the ‘Volcker Rule’

Stories you may have missed from the world of business.

02wecalendar - Art by Lisa Barthelson at the Danforth Museum. (Handout)


What’s happening west of Boston

Husband and wife duo Small Potatoes returns to the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m.

02nocalendar - A selection of romantic, funny, artful, cheeky, inspired, and unexpected artist-crafted valentines is on sale at the Arts League of Lowell Greenwald Gallery, 307 Market St. in Lowell, through Friday, Feb. 28. (Mary Hart)


What’s happening north of Boston

A pop-up show and sale of heart-shaped works by more than 35 local artists is in the Arts League of Lowell Greenwald Gallery.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gestures during a joint press conference with Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado (out of frame) at the presidential house in San Jose, on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Ezequiel BECERRA / AFP) (Photo by EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Pompeo criticizes journalist who accused him of shouting at her; NPR defends its reporter

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine.

John Karlen (center) held his best supporting actor Emmy backstage with Stacy Keach and Angie Dickinson.

‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘Cagney & Lacey’ actor John Karlen dies

The Emmy-winning character actor was known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey.”

The cast of “Hair” at the New Repertory Theatre, which will be performing in Watertown through Feb. 23.


What’s happening west of Boston

New Repertory Theatre presents the beloved and iconic 1968 musical “Hair” now through Feb. 23 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St.

Filmmakers Stephen Crivellaro, Cheryl Buchanan, and Zachary Alonzo will screen “In Their Shoes,” a film about the opioid crisis, at Quincy College on Thursday, Jan. 30.


What’s happening south of Boston

Producers of a documentary film about the opioid crisis, “In Their Shoes,” will screen the film and also lead a question and answer session afterward at Quincy College.

The Sixties Show is bringing its multimedia concert to The Cabot theater in Beverly on Friday, Jan. 31.


What’s happening north of Boston

The Sixties Show is bringing its multi-media concert experience featuring former members of The Who, Bob Dylan’s band, and Saturday Night Live bands to the Cabot Theater.


Card-making, ballroom dance, and wine tasting

Make Valentine’s Day cards for your loved ones with watercolor, paper, ink, glue, sparkles, and cutouts at the Newburyport Public Library.

Actress Annabella Sciorra on Thursday became the first accuser of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to testify in Weinstein’s trial on charges that he forced himself on a production assistant in 2006 and raped an aspiring actress in 2013.

‘Sopranos’ actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

“Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her.

Senior researcher Louis van Tilborgh talked to journalists during a press conference in Amsterdam Monday about the previously contested painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, a 1889 self-portrait, of which the authenticity was confirmed.

Specialists say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

After years of doubts about its authenticity, specialists in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master.

Bernard “Bernie” Diederich pictured in Martinborough, New Zealand, in 2008.

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti.

19wecalendar - From Joseph Flack Weiler's exhibit at the Walden Pond Visitor Center: Martin Luther KingÕs Eulogy, Boston Common, April 1968. (Joseph Flack Weiler)


What’s happening west of Boston

Joseph Flack Weiler’s photo essay, “Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience,” is on exhibit now through March 30 at the Walden Pond Visitor Center in Concord.

19nocalendar - Chase Away the Winter Blues,


What’s happening south of Boston

Finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” Sons of Serendip will perform a benefit concert for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra.

12zoinformer - Patti Austin to perform at The Cabot's fundraising benefit and concert. (Patti Austin)


What’s happening north of Boston

Grammy Award winner Patti Austin is donating her time for a fund-raising concert on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at the Cabot in Beverly.

NBC consolidates its four Boston-area stations in to spacious new digs in Needham

NBCUniversal’s fancy new home in the Boston market is finally ready for its close-up.

William H. Macy, left, and Sophia Macy in 2014. The elder daughter of Felicity Huffman and Macy will appear in an episode of Jordan Peele's anthology series.

Felicity Huffman’s daughter moves on from college scandal to ‘Twilight Zone’

Sophia Macy is entering “The Twilight Zone.” The elder daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will appear in an episode of Jordan Peele’s anthology series.

Edd Byrnes, who played “Kookie” in “77 Sunset Strip”

Mr. Byrnes also scored a gold record with a song about his character’s hair-combing obsession and later appeared in the movie “Grease.”

Chris Elliott (left) and Eugene Levy star in “Schitt’s Creek.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Schitt’s Creek’ returns and it’s easy to catch up

It’s a collection of talented comics doing their “Green Acres” shtick and killing it.

Ari Behn in Oslo in 2016.

Ari Behn, Spacey accuser and ex of Norwegian princess, at 47

The ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and among the people who had accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct — died this week, his manager said. He was 47.


The cover for the April 5 2020 issue

The cover for the March 29 2020 issue

The cover for the March 22 2020 issue

The cover for the March 15 2020 issue