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Common on the love story behind 'Megan Leavey'

There aren’t many people as positive as Common. On his records, he speaks truth to power. In person, though, he’s all about love — a word he uses as though it was about to go out of style. In the drama “Megan Leavey,” the rapper-actor, 45, plays another tough character...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 4:23pm

Phil Collins postpones London concerts after gashing head

British pop singer Phil Collins has canceled two London concerts due to take place this week after gashing his head in a fall at his hotel, his concert promoter said. Collins, 66, slipped while going to the toilet on Wednesday night and hit his head on a chair, according to the promoter, Live...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:54pm

See Dave Matthews play tearjerking tribute to friend Gregg Allman

Summertime means three things: Hot weather, complaining about the aforementioned and Dave Matthews hitting the road in his perennial gig as King of the Outdoor Amphitheater Tour. This summer, the full band is taking a break, and he’s on an acoustic zigzag across the country with longtime...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:56pm

Iman posted a heartbreaking tribute to David Bowie for their 25th anniversary

We miss David Bowie every day. It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since the rock god suddenly passed — just three days after the release of his last record, the rightfully acclaimed “Blackstar.” Yesterday, June 6, Iman, Bowie’s widow, made us cry: She posted to...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:08pm

Lady Gaga, Billy Joel and more can’t miss concerts at Fenway Park

There are more than a few reasons to hit up Fenway Park this summer besides cheering on the Red Sox. The Plainridge Park Casino Fenway Concert Series is bringing some pretty big acts to Boston, from rock legends and pop stars to folk icons and country crooners. Check out which shows you shouldn...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:50am

R&B star Brandy hospitalized for losing consciousness on plane at LAX

R&B singer and actress Brandy Norwood was reportedly involved in a scary situation at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning. According to KABC, police and paramedics responded to a report of a passenger who was "unconscious or almost unconscious" soon after boarding a...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:08pm

South Boston’s Supper Club invites you to a Prince birthday bash

Prince may have left his large fan base early in his lifetime, but Boston admirers of the pop icon can relive his musical legacy next week at the Supper Club at Capo in South Boston. Tribute band LoVeSEXY celebrates Prince’s 58th birthday with a lineup of his biggest hits, including the...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:05pm

Portugal. The Man is kicking up some major '60s vibes with the new album 'Woodstock'

What you’re about to hear almost didn’t happen. Portugal. The Man drops its new record June 16 and kicks off its tour at the House of Blues in Boston this Thursday, but the album and show have been a long time coming. The band hadn’t put out a record since 2013, and the record...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 1:17pm

Singer Olivia Newton-John says breast cancer has returned

"Grease" actress and singer Olivia Newton-John said on Tuesday that her breast cancer has returned and spread to her lower back. Newton-John, 68, who became an advocate for healthy living and medical research after her first bout with breast cancer in 1992, will undergo radiation...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 8:21pm

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

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