Avengers get epic send-off at ‘Endgame’ world premiere

There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted they shed some tears.

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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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PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 25: Lulu Wang at the The Farewell party at DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for AT&T and DIRECTV)


Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell,’ Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ part of Nantucket Film Festival lineup

The Nantucket Film Festival announced the feature film lineup for the 24th annual event on Tuesday.

Odyssey Opera presented Richard Strauss’s “Die Ägyptische Helena.”

An opera full of glories — and oddities

Odyssey Opera and Gil Rose gave full, forceful rein to Richard Strauss’s “Die Ägyptische Helena” at Jordan Hall.

Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen is among the sets featured in “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,” coming to Boston June 15.

‘Downton Abbey’ sets, costumes coming to Boston

Attendees will be able to roam the Crawleys’ lavish dining room, Mrs. Patmore’s bustling kitchen, and Carson’s office.

Melinda Gates in photo by Jason Bell for Pivotal Ventures


Melinda Gates pairs her reading and her travel

Her new book is “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World’’


Cute meme alert

The weird journey of “feeling cute, might delete later.”

Boston, MA - 05/28/14 - Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen teaching a company class as he brings the Ballet's 50th anniversary season to a close, and prepares for an upcoming tour and looking ahead to the company's future. Lane Turner/Globe Staff Section: ARTS Reporter: hans schulz Slug: 01mikko


Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet artistic director, awarded Finnish knighthood

“I’ve always tried to serve as sort of a cultural ambassador wherever I’ve been,” Nissinen said.

INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Justin Bieber (L) performs with Ariana Grande at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG)


Ariana Grande surprises Coachella crowd with Justin Bieber

“I haven’t been onstage in, like, two years,” Bieber told the crowd.

Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise in Netflix's


Trailer for Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries ‘When They See Us’ is here

The series, which chronicles the story of five teenagers of color, dubbed the “Central Park Five,” features Felicity Huffman, who recently pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal.

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The few, the proud, the sexually harassed

Yale-educated Anu Bhagwati’s memoir of her time in the Marines is “Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience.”

FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm out for a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, in Seattle. The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. “The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in,” said Sue Bird. “It's fun and great for the fans and players. Everyone enjoys it.” (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)

CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports.

Jenna Bush Hager arrived at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., earlier this year.


‘Today’ co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager expecting 3rd child

The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child.

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death,


Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ coming out in the fall

The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.

Harvey Weinstein arrived at New York Supreme Court for a hearing on his sexual assault case last year. Both sides in the case want the press and the public barred from the Weinstein's next court appearance on April 26.


News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s Friday hearing open

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul’s next court appearance.

William J. Pape, ex-publisher of the Republican-American, dies at 87

The longtime editor and former publisher of Waterbury’s Republican-American newspaper has died, the newspaper’s managing editor Anne Karolyi said Sunday.

Damian Lewis (right) as Bobby


The week in watching: ‘Billions’ at its best, remembering 1969, and a Trump-less roast

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to what’s on television this week.

Marisol Ramirez in a scene from

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ reigns over weekend box office

The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend brought in $26.5 million according to studio estimates.

Director John Singleton is in intensive care after he suffered a stroke, his family says.

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton hospitalized after suffering stroke

The ‘‘Boyz N the Hood’’ director is in intensive care, according to his family.

Chris Lilley in “Ja’mie: Private School Girl.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Lunatics’ plants a new garden of Lilleys

Lilley’s creations are unbound by gender, race, ability, or any of the usual criteria that serve to align actors with those they portray.

It’s a Thing

Mueller memes, grave concerns, recovered rats, and more from the week online

A gathering of things from the Internet.

The work of Mrs. Warren and her late husband inspired films such as “The Amityville Horror.”

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

Worldwide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren’s decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as “The Conjuring” series and “The Amityville Horror.”

Ryan O’Connell, a millennial gay man with cerebral palsy, is creator and star of “Special.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Likable vibe, cheeky humor stand out on ‘Special’

Ryan O’Connell, a millennial gay man with cerebral palsy, is creator and star of the new Netflix series.

Todrick Hall performed onstage during Celebrities Support LGBTQ Education at Point Honors Gala New York at The Plaza Hotel this month in New York City.

Boston Pride announces entertainment lineup, with headliner Todrick Hall

“All of these artists, performers, dancers and DJs reflect this year’s theme,” Boston Pride concert chair Henry Paquin said.

Guest conductor Andrew Manze made his debut with the BSO Thursday.

Music Review

English conductor, Swiss pianist, Polish composer debut with BSO

Thursday’s program at Symphony Hall was an evening of firsts.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 4: Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots is interviewed at a press conference naming him MVP of Super Bowl LIII on February 4, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Julian Edelman celebrates Passover on Instagram

“Passover is a special holiday for the Jewish people,” Edelman wrote. “It’s a holiday that celebrates liberty and the pursuit of a better life. That’s a very American sentiment.”

It’s fun and games (and cocktails) at Thirst Boston.

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Attention cocktail lovers: It’s almost time for Thirst Boston

Cocktail extravaganza Thirst Boston takes place April 26-28, with seminars, parties, and, yes, plenty of imbibing at venues throughout the city.

Tom Brady posed for a photo with his parents, Tom and Galynn Brady, prior to Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

Tom Brady praised his parents’ ‘trust, love, and dedication’ on their 50th anniversary

“The strength of their marriage has always been an inspiration and the best example to me and my sisters,” the quarterback wrote on Instagram.

Uzbek migrant workers build elaborate mausoleums for Kazakhstan’s new, oil-rich middle class.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 22-28

A sheepshearing festival, a Caspian Sea photography exhibit, a Cinco de Mayo preview, and more events from around the region.

four takes

Deadly deluges of human folly

Capsule reviews of “Katrina: After the Flood,’’ “The Johnstown Flood,’’ “Rising Tide,’’ “Isaac’s Storm’’

book review

Love, class, sex, and the unbearable space between us

“Normal People’’ spans four years of the young adult lives of Marianne and Connell.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: Big Boi performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, which serves as a museum of his work.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Newburyport literary festival, ‘Moby-Dick’ marathon; historic houses

Events on the North Shore and the Cape will celebrate an old classic and new stars.


Devours audiobooks while drawing

Jeff Kinney’s newest book is “Diary of an Awesome and Friendly Kid.”


Greater Boston author readings April 21 - April 27

A weekly calendar of literary events.

President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama on the steps of the US Capitol on Trump’s inauguration day in 2017.

book review

The trail from Reconstruction to Trump

Henry Louis Gates Jr. chronicles the nation’s long history of racial fear and white resentment

Greig Cranna has loved photography since he was 14.


At Cambridge’s Bridge Gallery, photographer Greig Cranna has crossed over

Photography as vocation and avocation came together in a new and unexpected way when he signed a lease for the small storefront between Porter and Davis squares.

In ‘Indecent,’ a real-life history of censorship, anti-Semitism, and much more

The Broadway production of Paula Vogel’s play, helmed by Tony-winning director Rebecca Taichman, is being remounted by the Huntington.

Jordan Seaberry, The Wanderer Part II, 2018, oil and collage on canvas 106 × 88 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

One museum, six states: this year’s deCordova N.E. biennial

The exhibition ranges far and wide across the region.

Kathleen Turner


Kathleen Turner the guest of honor at Provincetown gala

The Broadway and film star will be this year’s guest of honor at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s Performance Gala

Bruce Springsteen in “WBCN and The American Revolution.”

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

Nonfiction film at the IFFB, among the Kurds

A preview of the Independent Film Festival and the documentary “Meteors.”

POTUS /FLOTUS Governors dinner

Things to Do

The Weekender: Amanda [expletive] Palmer, Emily [expletive] Dickinson, and Queen Bey

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

Crew of Fred DeRoma & Son, contractors with the City of Cambridge, applying the Cambridge Poetry Program test stamp in freshly poured concrete on the sidewalk in front of Cambridge Community Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (City of Cambridge)

Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall

The poems tackle topics including climate change, spring, and an encounter with a nightingale.

Captain America (center, played by Chris Evans in “The Avengers”) is one of many superheroes who have been killed off only to be resurrected.

When superhero farewell becomes superhero welcome back

Rebirth is a matter life and death in the DC and Marvel universe.

Maybe Bruce Hornsby isn’t who you think he is

On his latest album, “Absolute Zero,” the singer/songwriter draws inspiration from the unconventional.

A scene from the Penny Lane documentary “Hail Satan?”

With ‘Hail Satan?,’ playing devil’s advocate

An interview with Penny Lane, director of the new documentary.

A scene from “Avengers: Endgame,” which arrives in theaters on April 26.

Avengers dead and . . . buried?

Maybe, maybe not: With “Avengers Endgame” we’re about to find out.

Somerville , MA - 4/16/2019 - Comedy Studio club owner Rick Jenkins watches the performances from his seat in the back of the house. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Arts, Reporter: unknown, Topic: 21HellNight, LOID: 8.5.988665155.

Tuesday nights are ‘Hell’ at the Comedy Studio

The club in Somerville affectionately refers to its weekly open mic as “Comedy Hell,” where dozens of comics — a mix of amateurs and pros — get three minutes each to make an impression.