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James Beard Foundation announces leadership awards, including one for Northampton organization

On Tuesday, the JBF announced recipients of the 2019 Leadership Awards, which included The Pioneer Valley Workers Center in Northampton.

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John Slattery is returning to television

The “Mad Men” star will play a “brilliant but paranoid” tech guru in a pilot for Fox.

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer.


Amy Schumer talks about pregnancy and her husband, Chris Fischer

Just before the premiere of her new Netflix stand-up special “Growing,” comedian Amy Schumer wrote a heartfelt Instagram post thanking everyone involved, including husband Chris Fischer.

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After a 40-year career in radio, WGBH’s Phil Redo is moving on

The general manager for radio and local news joined WGBH a decade ago.

Patti Smith performed in Utrecht in January.


Patti Smith to perform at the Orpheum in April

Patti Smith, the legendary singer-songwriter and punk rock poet, is scheduled to perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, April 26.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 01: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Recording artist George Strait performs as part of his Strait to Vegas engagements at T-Mobile Arena on February 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

George Strait and Blake Shelton will play Gillette Stadium this summer

The country stars will visit the home of the Patriots in August.

The original Aerosmith tour van was found in Chesterfield and was featured on “American Pickers.”


Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford discusses the history of the band’s original tour van

“Something was taking root in the streets of Boston,” he said on the History Channel’s “American Pickers.”

19names - ***LOW RES - do not use wider than 2 columns*** - Rob Gronkowski at Maham Yoga Studio in Miami Beach. (Omar Kelly)

Rob Gronkowski got loose at a yoga class in Miami Beach over the weekend

Is hot yoga TB12-approved?

FILE - In this July 25, 2016 file photo, Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, appears on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. CNN says it is


Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile as a political commentator.

Conor McGregor at the Bruins game Saturday.

Conor McGregor leaves St. Patrick’s Day Parade early after fans spill into street to greet his vehicle

“They’re coming right onto the street, they can’t contain it,” a visibly delighted McGregor said in a video clip from the parade posted to his official Instagram account.


MFA celebrates ‘Gender Bending Fashion’ exhibition

It is the first major museum show to examine the relationship between fashion and gender.

Join Chris Evans on the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ red carpet

The Sudbury native has partnered with Boston-area organization Christopher’s Haven, which provides temporary housing for families of children receiving cancer treatment at local hospitals.


Stephen King, Peter Straub’s ‘The Talisman’ to be made into a movie

After more than 30 years of speculation, Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel, “The Talisman,” is finally hitting the big screen.

The big orange dinosaur in Saugus is now holding a giant replica doughnut — an advertisement for a nearby shop.


Big orange dinosaur on Route 1 had a temporary sidekick: a giant glowing doughnut

The glazed doughnut was fastened to the tiny arms of the tyrannosaur by the folks at Kane’s Donuts, who recently opened a second location nearby.


Celtics center Al Horford gets into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit

Horford got in the holiday spirit Wednesday afternoon with Boston Fire Department’s Ladder 19 in South Boston.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.


Captain Marvel appears in new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer

Marvel dropped the new trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” Thursday morning, and there’s a lot to process.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Host Kelly Clarkson speaks onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


A local woman got a huge surprise during Kelly Clarkson’s Boston show

“It was the best night of my life by far.”


‘I’m in such a great place:’ Ben Affleck discusses recovery with Ellen DeGeneres

The Cambridge native also talked about his new movie “Triple Frontier,” his back tattoo, and why he’s been wearing a Dodgers hat.

FILE -- Diane Paulus, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, and a prominent Broadway director, in New York, May 3, 2016. Despite being at the worldÕs wealthiest university, the acting institute's students receive modest financial aid and leave with a median of $78,000 in debt in exchange for a master of liberal arts degree from the Harvard Extension School. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)


ART gala to celebrate Diane Paulus and Drew Gilpin Faust

The event will toast the 10th anniversary season of artistic director Diane Paulus and honor Harvard President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust.

Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


Maria Menounos keeps the focus on wellness after health scare

Since being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having it removed in 2017, the media personality and Medford native has been candid about the importance of health and wellness.

Boston Bruins’ Derek Sanderson (17), and Minnesota North Stars’ Lou Nanne (23), battle for puck in second period of their National Hockey League game on Thursday, Dec. 14, 1973 at Boston Garden. Boston won the game 4-2. (AP Photo) -- 1125sanderson


A movie about Bruins legend Derek Sanderson is in the works

A member of the “Big Bad Bruins” will be portrayed on the big-screen in “Turk.”

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 06: (L-R) J.C. Chandor, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac attend Triple Frontier European Special Screening at Callao Cinema on March 6, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Samuel de Roman/Getty Images for Netflix)


J.C. Chandor on ‘Triple Frontier’ and working with Ben Affleck

The writer-director spoke about his biggest film to date, now streaming on Netflix.

FILE - In this April 14, 2018 file photo, Howard Stern speaks at the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland. The shock jock’s “Howard Stern Comes Again” will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. It’s his first book in more than 20 years, and was No. 1 on within hours of its announcement. Stern’s previous books, “Private Parts” and “Miss America,” both spent months on The New York Times’ bestseller list. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)


Howard Stern soars to No. 1 on Amazon bestseller list; new book out this May

The shock jock’s ‘‘Howard Stern Comes Again’’ will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday.

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Garrett Harker, Andy Husbands get things cooking at Community Servings

Chefs gathered Monday ahead of the nonprofit’s annual LifeSavor fund-raiser on March 28.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tenn. Timberlake previewed his new album “Man of the Woods” Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at a venue that was decorated with bushes and trees, and served ants coated in black garlic and rose oil and grasshoppers, showcasing the album’s theme. Timberlake, who will headline next month’s Super Bowl halftime show, worked again with his mega-producer Timbaland on the album. First single and album opener, “Filthy,” debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) 02TimberlakeAlbum

Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Alex Lacamoire to receive honorary degrees from Berklee

The trio will be present at the music college’s commencement ceremony in May.

Verdine White with Earth Wind & Fire performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP).

Earth, Wind & Fire coming to Tanglewood this summer

The Grammy-winning band joins an already stacked summer lineup at the Lenox venue.

“The God Letter” from Albert Einstein.


‘History Unfolds on Paper’ collector auctions Boston-based items

A host of Boston-related items from “Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper” are on auction at Bonhams through March 14.

(Photo by Scott Eisen/Boston Celtics)


Alma Wahlberg has a ball at Tobin Community Center

Wahlberg family matriarch Alma Wahlberg hugs former Celtics power forward Leon Powe at a Senior Celtics Dance Party on Friday.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Chef Samin Nosrat of 'Salt, Fat, Acid Heat' attends Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)


Samin Nosrat of ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ fame is coming to Boston

The Emerson Colonial Theatre announced Monday that the chef will be in town for a conversation and book signing on May 1. Tickets go on sale March 15.


Winn honored at Jewish Community Center Greater Boston fund-raiser

The evening raised more than $750,000 for JCC programs.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they’re engaged.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they’re engaged

J-Rod is taking it to the next level.

Actor Jussie Smollett departed a Chicago jail last month.


For Jussie Smollett, 1 story equals 16 felony counts

There are some explanations as to how the grand jury could have arrived at eight counts for the actor’s comments to a police officer and eight others for what he told a detective.

Monica Meunier,Jacqueline Budd, Kim Todd, and Minnie Baylor-Henry at Dress for Success Boston.


Fashion fans attend Dress for Success Boston runway show

The nonprofit provides low-income women with professional clothing for job interviews.

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Amanda Palmer releases emotional song, music video about abortion

This week, the Lexington native put out both a new album, “There Will Be No Intermission,” and a music video for the album’s second single, “Voicemail to Jill.”

(L-R) Donny Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block perform on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2018 in Times Square, New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Watch New Kids on the Block perform their biggest hits on ‘Good Morning America’

The boys in the band visited the show in honor of the 30th anniversary reissue of their breakout album.

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‘Supernatural’ actors Jared and Genevieve Padalecki hit their Boston Marathon fund-raising goal

The married couple announced in January that they would be running the April 15 marathon, and that they would be part of a fund-raising team for Dream Big!.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Singer Brynn Cartelli performs at Staples Center on January 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Brynn Cartelli is not your average Longmeadow 15-year-old. She’s performing at TD Garden on Friday

The winner of “The Voice” is currently on tour with Kelly Clarkson, her former coach on the NBC singing competition.

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The first trailer for Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night’ is here

Its breezy wit and easy laughs make it immediately apparent why the film was a hit at Sundance.

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5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

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Joey McIntyre on why he moved his family across the country last year to pursue a Broadway career

“Not to be dramatic, but on my deathbed, I wouldn’t say, ‘I wish I had hung in there for a few more pilot seasons in LA,’” said McIntyre, who’s currently starring on Broadway in the musical “Waitress.”

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Former Globe editor Marty Baron to be honored with First Amendment Award in Boston

The Globe won six Pulitzer Prizes during Baron’s 11 1/2 years at the newspaper.

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You can audition for ‘Magic Mike’ the musical before its Boston debut

A musical inspired by the male stripper-focused comedy-dramas “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL” is looking for athletic auditioners to try out for roles in the upcoming stage production at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 03: Ben Affleck attends the

Ben Affleck supports Netflix amid Steven Spielberg criticism

The Cambridge native weighed in during the emerging controversy.

Rob Gronkowski was seen holding a bottle of red wine as he celebrated. (STEVE ANNEAR/GLOBE STAFF)

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek lived it up in Cabo

From whale spotting to riding a horse in the sand, this is what dreams — and offseasons — are made of.

Rob Delaney says he thinks about his late son, Henry, every day.

Rob Delaney: ‘Grieving people aren’t lepers. They don’t need to be handled with kid gloves’

The comedian spoke with Vulture about losing his young son, and how he’s trying to help others who are grieving.

Television writer/producer/director Brad Falchuk, left, and his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, speak during a ceremony awarding screenwriter/television producer/director Ryan Murphy with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. Paltrow was a cast member in Murphy's television series

On his birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow tells husband Brad Falchuk that he is ‘the gift’

Paltrow and the Newton native wed in a 70-person ceremony in Amagansett, N.Y. this past September.

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Ben Affleck talks addiction, love for Jennifer Garner on the ‘Today’ show

“I feel like I had a problem and I really want to address it, and I take some pride in that,” Affleck said on the show Monday morning.

New Kids on the Block performed Dec. 31 in New York.

New Kids on the Block’s new music video has so many cameos

The group is still hangin’ tough more than 30 years later.

Jayson Tatum and members of Winthrop Middle School's STEM Club at Logan Airport. (Boston Celtics) 03namesTatum


Jayson Tatum flies planes with STEM students at Logan Airport

The Celtics forward watched as local middle schoolers’ hard work took flight.

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Luke Bryan is coming back to Gillette

The country music star announced Friday that he has added a June 21 stop at the stadium as part of his “Sunset Repeat Tour.”