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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

Things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER The Gift Horse New Repertory Theater presents this play from Lydia R. Diamond (“Smart People”, “Stick Fly”) about Ruth, a teacher and artist compelled to finally confront the dark past she’s been avoiding for many years. We travel back and forth with her in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:39pm

Classical guitar maker crafts instruments worth thousands

Sometimes, the arts call us. Sometimes, they define us. Music, in the shape of classical guitar, called Matt Rubendall. Stringent self-assessment drove him away. “I loved playing, but you have to be a twelve-year-old performing on world stages to be at that level of music,” he said....

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00am

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' tour takes over Boston this summer

Boston's summer just got so much hotter thanks to hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning rapper announced on Monday that he's hitting the road again in support of his chart-topping new album, Damn. Lamar’s latest tour is set to make a stop at the TD...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:17pm

New Prince music released a year after musician's death

A set of previously unreleased tracks by Prince are going on sale to mark the one-year anniversary of the musician's death. One, "Deliverance," was put on iTunes and Apple Music on Tuesday. Five other tracks will be released on Friday and a disc version will be released on June 2....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

7 Music festival must-haves for the best experience

Music festival season is upon us. These are the must-have products to keep your phone safe and charged, stay dry, enjoy the music and of course - look good doing it. No matter what type of music festival you’re heading to this year or whether you’re a music festival rookie or a junkie...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Coachella live stream gives you the Coachella experience without, you know,Coachella

With the first weekend of Coachella in the books and the second and final on the horizon, you may be suffering from FOMO if you can’t attend, but fear not, you won’t miss a thing because, yes, there’s a Coachella live stream. You’ll be able to see every Instagram- and...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:09pm

Your complete guide to New York's summer music festivals

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life great — music festivals are no exception. These festivals all tout great headliners, but they’ve also got their own, individual perks that make them unique. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival June-August, Prospect Park...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:31pm

The worst performances of all time on ‘The Voice’

If you made it past the grueling audition process for "The Voice," chances are you can sing pretty darn well. It’s not "American Idol," where some horrendous (but lovable) singers belt their hearts out at the judges table. (Remember William Hung?)“The Voice” is about having that earth-shatteringly...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:40pm

Battered but unbroken, Brooklyn music label sees ‘new golden age of vinyl’

Hurricane Sandy battered much of New York City but one of its lesser-known victims was a Brooklyn music label specializing in rock and rockabilly sounds released on vinyl records.After the October 2012 storm roared through, Norton Records in Red Hook was flooded, its inventory destroyed and its...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00am

David Bowie’s former New York apartment and piano selling for $6.45M

There’s a starman’s apartment waiting in the sky. David Bowie’s former New York condo is up for grabs and not only does it boast amazing views of Central Park, it comes with the late musician’s piano.Bowie moved out of the three-bedroom apartment at 160 Central Park South in 2002, but the piano has...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:04pm

Local band celebrates Chuck Berry in style

Roll over to Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday to see a tribute show with a twist. A twist competition, that is.Philly's own "Back to the Future" tribute will honor Chuck Berry's legacy during Hail Hail: Rock 'n' Roll at Kung Fu Necktie (2501 N. Front St). It’s Marvin, Your Cousin Marvin Berry (that’s...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:02am