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Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dead at 69

Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock's top acts in the 1970s with songs such as "Whipping Post," in a career also marred by tragedy and drug abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website said. "It is with deep sadness that...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:05am

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Grande, 23, said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. Monday...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:35pm

Migos replaces Solange at Boston Calling 2017

We have good news and we have bad news, Boston Calling fans. Unfortunately, Grammy Award-winning R&B star Solange has dropped out of this year's festivities due to "production delays and complications beyond her control," according to a statement by festival organizers. While we...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:53am

'The Voice' Season 12: What we know so far

Update, May 25, 2017: Who stayed to become "The Voice" of 2017? (Spoiler: Chris Blue) "The Voice" - Season 12, Episodes 27 and 28 - Live Final Performances and Eliminations Let's start with Monday's performances: Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake) - “Never Be...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:56pm

12 things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Actors’ Shakespeare Project performs their hero’s most beloved comedy, in which some fairies mess around with the heads of a few mortals who get lost in the woods. This version takes place during a 400-year-long wedding party. Actors’...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:32pm

Donna Summer disco party rolls back into Boston

Grab a pair of roller skates and your best bell-bottoms before heading over to City Hall Plaza this summer. Mayor Marty Walsh and the Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment announced this week that the Donna Summer roller disco party is set to return to Boston on Friday, June 23. The free,...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:54pm

2017 Billboard Music Awards Winners (Complete List)

The Billboard Music Awards 2017 have come and gone, but some of the country's top artists no doubt are still glowing from last night's awards ceremony. Cher might have been honored as an icon before giving a blow-out performance of "Believe," but it's Drake, Twenty One Pilots...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:12pm

Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, eclipsing Adele's previous record of 12 awards in 2012. "I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops you'll be back to get the record back," the Canadian recording artist said...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:59pm

Your complete guide to the 2017 Boston Calling Music Festival

The annual Boston Calling Music Festival is getting a facelift for 2017, featuring a new venue at Allston’s Harvard Athletics Complex, more than a dozen food and drink options, plus a who’s who lineup of today’s top music and comedy stars. Before you head to the big Memorial Day...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:02pm

Winners of 'The Voice': Where are they now?

NBC's "The Voice" has firmly established itself as not just a leader in the reality singing competition genre but as a ratings juggernaut in TV in general. But does all that attention translate into success for each season's eventual winner? Eight talented vocalists have taken...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:32pm

The Pixies are back in town

Boston’s beloved alt-rockers the Pixies are headed home this weekend. The band is in town for three nights to promote the new album “Head Carrier,” released last September. After playing House of Blues on Friday and Saturday, on Sunday the Pixies will take the stage at...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:55pm

Ben Folds used to rock out to Boston Pops records

Ben Folds has always had an eclectic taste in music, which is why he spent a good part of his youth rocking out to everything from classic R&B tunes to the works of the Boston Pops. The 50-year-old musician will once again bring his distinct style to the famed orchestra for a pair of shows on...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 1:34pm

Bringing down the house at Together Boston 2017

This year's Together Festival, a weeklong multi-venue music, art and technology celebration, honors techno and house music’s American roots with a lineup that’s heavy in homegrown talent, including headliner Kerri Chandler, an east coast DJ-producer who's created soul-infused...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:07am

Things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC Eric Lu Boston native Eric Lu began studying piano at age 6, and at age 19 he’s already performed at Carnegie Hall, Beijing Concert Hall and the Chopin Festival in Poland, among many other impressive gigs. Contrary to the stereotype of child prodigies as robotic and uncreative, Lu has...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

Keith Lockhart on why the Boston Pops are more important now than ever

For over a century, the Boston Pops have enchanted music lovers of all ages with their ability to combine orchestral classics with modern tastes. Thanks to upcoming performances by a “Hamilton” favorite and other superstars like Queen Latifah and Ben Folds, this season is shaping up to...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:20pm

The Eagles sue Hotel California

The Eagles have filed a lawsuit accusing the owners of a Mexico hotel of using the name "Hotel California," arguably the band's most famous song, without permission. In a complaint filed late Monday, the Eagles said owners of the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:28pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC The Marriage of Figaro This weekend is your last chance to see Boston Lyric Opera’s latest production of this beloved Mozart opera, in which the titular everyman hero must stop his own boss, Almaviva, from snatching away his wife-to-be, Susanna. Can a guy get a break? The music is...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 12:19pm

Hitting the high notes with Lea Michele

Whether she's on the stage, screen or anywhere in between, Lea Michele knows how to shine brightly. Following the release of her second album, “Places,” earlier this spring, we caught up with the actress and singer to chat about her upcoming show in Boston at the Boch Center...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:20am

'Sleight' star Jacob Latimore is having a moment

Jacob Latimore is having a moment. He’s had them before. Since the age of nine, he’s been a professional singer. At 11, his single “Superstar” cracked the U.S. R&B charts. By 13 he was an actor, too, and has since appeared in “Black Nativity,” “Ride...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:24pm

Concerts in the Courtyard returns to the MFA this summer

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is here to spice up your Wednesday nights this summer. The MFA announced earlier this week that its popular Concerts in the Courtyard series will be back in 2017. The weekly outdoor music bashes are set to return on July 5 with a performance by Buffy Sainte-Marie...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:20pm