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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of James Brown saving Boston

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, left a hole in a lot of people's hearts. When news of his death started to spread, so did a wave of riots in cities ranging from New York to Baltimore. While the country struggled to deal with this surge of social unrest, Boston was...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:42pm

You're not ready for the Frozen on Broadway soundtrack

This week will bring more than one kind of snow to New York City — March 22 is the official opening night of Frozen on Broadway! Ahead of its big moment, the Disney Theatrical production has released four new songs written for the musical as a preview of the Broadway soundtrack, which doesn...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:29pm

Spring Arts Guide: Best concerts and music festivals in NYC

If you don’t already have your ticket for Moby’s Rough Trade shows or Texas-Thai psyche trio Khruangbin’s two-night stint at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, tough. They are way sold out. Time to stop hibernating and plan your spring gig guide, starting with our roundup of the 10...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:12am

Nick Jonas, Usher and more read mean tweets on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

The popular mean tweets segment returned to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday night, this time featuring some of today's top music stars. Hit makers from every kind of genre joined in on the fun, as they read some pretty harsh words about themselves from social media users on Twitter....

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 9:54am

Azealia Banks will headline a free 12-day arts festival in NYC

In 2019, New York City will have a glittering new hub for young artists from dancers to musicians to painters and beyond to hone their craft called The Shed. We won’t have to wait that long to see what will come out of its studios though. To introduce itself to the city, The Shed will host a...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:34pm

Top 10 concerts in Boston this spring

From pop stars to rock icons, there's something happening in the Hub for every kind of music fan. Check out our guide to the top concerts in Boston this spring. Dropkick Murphys The Boston rockers continue their annual tradition of taking over the House of Blues for a few days in honor of St...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:59pm

10 sexiest Prince lyrics that'll rev your little red Corvette

Prince departed this thing called life on Thursday, but he sure had a lot of fun during the 57 years he could indulge in the garden of earthly delights. (Sex. We mean sex.) Did any musician love women as much as Prince? His small frame was constantly brimming over with sexual energy,...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:36pm

Boston Pops to celebrate 100 years of Leonard Bernstein with spring season

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the famed composer who scored “West Side Story” as well as a slew of other Broadway hits that turned him into a musical theater icon. In a letter written in 1988 to Bernstein, the legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wrote...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:13pm

Harvard Foundation names Solange as 2018 Artist of the Year

Solange Knowles has been chosen as the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ 2018 Artist of the Year. The acclaimed singer is coming to town to headline the Cultural Rhythms Festival on March 3. The annual fest, organized by the University’s office for “...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:23am

Andrew WK preaches the 'healing joy' of partying

Stop trying to fit partying into your schedule. Stop dividing your life into categories. The party is already happening, all around you. Known for songs that overwhelmingly feature the word “party,” Andrew W.K. gets philosophical when asked to define it. “The pressure is that...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:23pm

Steve Aoki talks 'Kolony' tour, Gronk and pushing the boundaries of music

Even at the age of 40, the party never stops for Steve Aoki. Not that he's complaining. It's his job to travel the world so he can throw cakes at people's faces while dropping beats for thousands of screaming fans every night—it's not a bad gig. And despite routinely playing...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:43pm

Music takes on new meaning for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer

Even after all these years, touring the country for live shows still means a lot to Leah Shapiro. However, the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer didn't realize how much she loved performing on stage until she was forced to briefly step away from music due to a recent battle with a serious...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:40am

NFL Rumors: N'SYNC reunion looks very possible at Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake is performing at halftime during the Super Bowl LII halftime show and as is often the case with the 12-minute showcase, not much is known about what the star singer and actor will do. Timberlake is slated to speak to the media Thursday ahead of Sunday's performance, but...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:35pm

Joe Perry talks new album, Patriots and being back in Boston

Like the rest of New England, Joe Perry is pretty excited about how Tom Brady and the Patriots are playing ahead of their latest Super Bowl appearance. The Aerosmith guitarist and Lawrence native was back in Boston on Thursday for a special appearance at Newbury Comics to promote his new solo...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:30pm

Boston Calling announces 2018 daily lineup

It's time start making plans for Boston Calling 2018. Organizers have released the daily lineup for this year's fest, which takes over the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston May 25-27. The announcement coincides with single day tickets going on-sale starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:17am

Celebrate Janis Joplin's birthday at this epic show in Boston

Thanks to her raw and powerful vocal talents, portraying Janis Joplin is no easy task. However, Kelly McIntyre has been more than up to the challenge. Over the past two years, the Newton native has played the icon in the touring production of "A Night with Janis Joplin," which stops in...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:05pm

Grammys 2018: Complete list of nominees and how to watch online

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are right around the corner, and the Grammys 2018 is already set to be the biggest night in music. Late-night television host James Corden is returning to host the Grammys this year and just about everyone is excited to see what the comedian has planned for his...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:23pm

Concert series offers NYC's subway performers a global audience

Subway performers are embedded in the fabric of New York City, playing to probably thousands of passers-by a day when they set up their stage inside a station. Now, subway performers have a chance to play to an audience of millions around the world thanks to a concert series hosted by the real-...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 2:51pm

Legendary rock critic Lester Bangs lives again in 'How to Be a Rock Critic'

Lester Bangs may have died 36 years ago, but the legendary music journalist will be alive, well and manic as ever in the East Village once again as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. “How to Be a Rock Critic” was conceived by Jessica Blank, who directs, and...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:37pm

Eminem headlines Boston Calling 2018 lineup

The real Slim Shady is heading to the Hub for Boston Calling 2018. Organizers announced the full lineup for this year's festival on Thursday morning, featuring a post-Coachella performance by nonother than Eminem. The Grammy Award-winning rapper will join Jack White and The Killers as...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 9:59am