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Erykah Badu performing in Los Angeles earlier this year.

music review

Erykah Badu holds court at House of Blues

Erykah Badu was queen of all she surveyed on Friday night throughout a generous, warm-hearted show at House of Blues.

Bill Maher to Elizabeth Warren: ‘They don’t like you, Pocahontas’

In a sit-down where the two discussed the past and future of liberalism, the joke using President Trump’s derogatory nickname for Warren did not go over well.

Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black (Season 5; Episode 1, Released 6/9/2017). Pictured: Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling.

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of ‘Orange Is The New Black’

New episodes of ‘‘Orange’’ are scheduled for official release on June 9.

Ja Rule


Quote of the day: Ja Rule

After his inaugural Fyre Festival flopped, the rapper apologized on social media.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ends each program with its founder’s “Revelations.”

Dance Review

Alvin Ailey: Familiarity breeds contentment

The fabled dance company returns to Boston, with works old and new.

John Lithgow at Harvard.


John Lithgow picks up an award at Harvard

The actor/alum received the Harvard Arts Medal.

Music Review

The BSO heads to Russia, with a side trip to Japan

The orchestra played with light and shadow in the penultimate program in the 2016-17 Symphony Hall season.

Lea Michele arrives at the 2016 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of May 1-7

An Intimate Evening With Lea Michele, Greater Boston CityHeart Art Show and Sale, Children’s Book Week, and more.

Reebok’s “Authentic Sweat Shirt”


Reebok selling already-sweaty T-shirt

The T-shirt is a response to Nordstrom’s “mud-stained” jeans.

Emma Watson stars as a twentysomething who broadcasts her life around the clock in “The Circle.”

Movie Review

Lecturing replaces drama at the center of ‘The Circle’

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks work at a Google-like company with Orwellian ideas about privacy in this unsubtle suspense film.

Singer Harry Styles


Harry Styles has set a Boston date

The former One Direction singer includes Boston on an abbreviated US tour.

Journalists Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham spoke during NYT Mag Live: A Special Voyages Edition at Neuehouse last year in New York City.


Yes, the Internet has a ‘best-of’ award. No, most people probably haven’t heard of it.

The Webby Awards have a history of highlighting those forces that help shape, contain, and define the defiant blob of Internet culture.

Irving Penn,

Photography review

The stunning simplicity of Irving Penn

The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates Irving Penn’s centenary.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Government’s broken promise to Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Michele R. McPhee writes in her new book that the US government reneged on a promise to help Tamerlan gain citizenship in exchange for information on terrorists.

“Bonnie and Clyde” (starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway) screens at the Coolidge on May 15.

scene here

Summer series and festivals will heat up the screens

New England offers a rich slate of film selections, this and every summer. Here’s a sampler to get you started.

Ryan Landry instructs “Greece” cast members during rehearsal.

‘Greece’: It’s got groove, it’s got meaning, it’s got Landry

The Gold Dust Orphans’ leader is sweating the details of his latest creation, a ribald mash-up of “Grease” and Greek mythology.


Greater Boston author readings April 30-May 6

A weekly calendar of literary events and author readings.

The cover of E.B. White’s “One Man’s Meat” (left)

new england literary news | NINA MACLAUGHLIN

A look at the things and the idea of Maine

Jim Krosschell examines “a world in which change is speeding up and place is shrinking down, even in Maine.”

Richard Ford with his parents Parker and Edna.

book review

Richard Ford unpacks the complexity of his parents’ ordinary lives

In his memoir of his parents, “Between Them,’’ Richard Ford notes that memoirists are “never just the teller of other people’s stories, but is a character in those stories.”

Eric Cacciatore of Restaurant Unstoppable.

Hot ticket

Freepoint Hotel to host podcast series

Visit the ultrachic Freepoint Hotel in Cambridge on May 10 for their inaugural podcast series.

William Grant Still composed “Afro-American Symphony.”


A different sort of New World symphony from William Grant Still

The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra performs William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony.”

Actor Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly.


Quote of the day: Mike Myers

To mark the 20th anniversary of “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” The Hollywood Reporter spoke to members of the cast about the possibility of making a fourth film.

Dwight Yoakam performs May 6 at the House of Blues.

The Ticket

Music, theater, dance, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, exhibitions, performances, and other events.

the discovery

Recalling colorful, trippy posters, clothes, and rock stars of the ‘60s

The images in “Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll’’ document be-ins and buses, concerts, and Haight Ashbury hangouts.


Samples fiction but keeps a steady diet of poetry

Rigoberto González has written four books of poetry, the most recent being “Unpeopled Eden,” and 10 books of prose.

An image from Kristen Radtke’s “Imagine Wanting Only This.’’

book review

Graphic memoirs by refugee, artist-editor look at how little control we exert over our lives

Kristen Radtke’s “Imagine Wanting Only This’’ and Thi Bui’s “The Best We Could Do’’ grapple with the limits of how much understanding our past can help us comprehend our present.

book review

Saga of how refugee leaders and soldiers helped win World War II

In her new book, Lynne Olson tells the overlooked story of how the exiled governments and armed forces helped turn the tide in World War II.

Kayla Suverkrubbe, “For the Love of Others.”


Expect to see more in the future from these up-and-coming artists

They’re receiving their MFA degrees from local schools this spring.


David Muir comes back to Boston

The “ABC World News Tonight” anchor checked out his old cubicle at WCVB.

Tony Robbins


Tom Brady to speak at pricey Tony Robbins ‘wealth summit’

No. 12 will join the motivational speaker in Boston June 8.

“Revelations” will be among the pieces Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performs at the Boch Center’s Wang Theatre.

The Weekender

Spring traditions, ‘Art in Bloom,’ and Samantha Bee

Friday already? How did that happen? Rhetorical question. Don’t care. Here are some picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Samantha Bee hosts “NOT the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Where to catch (or completely avoid) the White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner

There’s the actual dinner — minus the president — and the anti-dinner, hosted by Samantha Bee.

From left: Alejandro Simoes, Zachary Rice, Obehi Janice, and Maurice Emmanuel Parent in New Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Gift Horse.”

Stage Review

‘Gift Horse’ shows Diamond in the rough, but there’s still a gleam

The Boston-area premiere of an early play by Lydia Diamond, now at New Repertory Theatre, suggests the dramatist she would become.

Obama White House photographer Souza has book deal

The chief White House photographer of President Barack Obama’s administration Pete Souza has a book coming in November.

Aaron Hernandez during his trial in March.

James Patterson plans true crime book on Aaron Hernandez

Patterson said in a statement that he was ‘‘stunned’’ by Hernandez’s death and wanted to know ‘‘what went wrong.’’

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds depictions of himself on,

D’oh! ‘Simpsons’ needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

‘‘The Simpsons’’ is taking on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days.

Richard Gere (left) and Lior Ashkenazi in “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.”

Movie Review

Richard Gere channels Woody Allen as he revels in being ‘Norman’

“Norman” plays a little like a “Veep” episode with a softer middle, but see it for Richard Gere giving one of his finest performances.

From left: Peter Gammons, Theo Epstein, Kay Hanley, and Paul Epstein at the 15th Anniversary Hot Stove Cool Music benefit in 2015.

At Hot Stove Cool Music, they’re game for anything

This year, Hot Stove Cool Music brings Theo Epstein and a Chicago contingent to the Paradise stage for its who-knows-what-will-happen-next benefit rock show.

From left: Ian McShane, Corbin Bernsen, and Ricky Whittle in “American Gods.”

Television Review

The mythological melting pot of strange, stunning ‘American Gods’

The new Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel paints a supernaturalist portrait of America.

Lea Michele sings power ballads for the iAge

Showcasing a voice honed on the Broadway stage, the former “Glee” star comes to the Shubert Theatre for a concert next week.


Jackie Kennedy’s diet secrets revealed

If you think Tom Brady’s diet is strict, then check out Jackie O’s...

Marianne Leone


Marianne Leone talks about her new memoir

The writer-actress will be at the Newburyport Literary Festival Saturday to read from the book.


Pats and Bruins cheer on the Celtics

Danny Amendola and Jimmy Garoppolo were among the many local sports stars who planned to attend Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

Album review

No monkey business on Gorillaz’s ‘Humanz’

The first LP in seven years from the genre-busting band includes a long list of collaborators.

Serena Williams


Quote of the day: Serena Williams

Williams turned to Instagram to address “racist comments” allegedly made by fellow tennis star Ilie Nastase.

Marty Stuart (pictured in Nashville in 2015) played the Sinclair on Tuesday.

Music Review

Onstage alchemy from an exuberant Marty Stuart at the Sinclair

His shows are musical history lessons where the past is present and used to make something new.