Music

Obama sends message to Jay Z for Songwriters Hall of Fame — and possibly lets a big secret slip

Last night, Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and received one of the biggest congratulatory messages anyone could get — a thank you for from former President Barack Obama. Jay Z took to Twitter to share a list of the many people who have inspired him through the...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:09pm

'All Eyez on Me' is a depressingly awful movie that fails 2Pac

‘All Eyez on Me’ Director: Benny Boom Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira Rating: R 2 (out of 5) Globes It’s no fun to report that the 2Pac movie is bad. Bad comes in many flavors, and “All Eyez on Me” is bad in a way that breaks your heart. It’s...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:13pm

5 songs to rock out to before Dead and Company’s Fenway Park show

Local Deadheads are in for a treat this weekend as Dead and Company makes its highly anticipated Fenway Park return. Comprised of Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, as well as New England's own John Mayer, the superband will perform at back-to-back shows in...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:18pm

Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher's feud is exactly what made Oasis so great

Looking at the news from Great Britain this week some of you might have been mistaken for thinking it was the mid-1990s all over again: a Conservative government embarrassed itself in a general election, and the media once again clung to a quarrel between Liam and Noel Gallagher, the estranged...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:50pm

Boston Pops and BSO team up for a free Franklin Park show

The Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra will make history this fall. The storied institutions are teaming up for a free concert in Franklin Park on October 1. The event will mark the first time that the BSO has performed at the Roxbury park in its 136-year history, as well as the first time...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

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