BSO flutist settles equal-pay lawsuit with orchestra

Elizabeth Rowe’s case has been closely watched for its implications for women who are paid less than male counterparts.

LeAnne Parks and Merritt David Janes in “School of Rock.”

Things to do

The Weekender: ‘School of Rock,’ ‘Spamilton,’ beards, and banjos

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

10namesshallow - Anthony Rossomando. (Lola Bitton)


The New England-born co-writer of ‘Shallow’ on why the ‘Star Is Born’ song is deeply personal

“I had to get myself help because I wasn’t really showing up for my life,” said Anthony Rossomando, founder of former Boston band the Damn Personals and co-writer of the Oscar-nominated song.

Clockwise (from left): , Childish Gambino, Cardi B, , H.E.R., and Janelle Monae are up for Grammys this year.


The Grammys head into the great wide open

This year, an expanded field of nominees will vie for the biggest awards. But is that enough of a shake-up?

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Opera review

No such thing as too many sopranos with Odyssey Opera’s ‘Paride ed Elena’

The company launched its spring voyage with the Boston premiere of a Gluck rarity.

Music review

At the BSO, Schumann and Bruckner make for an odd couple

Yuja Wang played Schumann’s piano concerto, with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 also on the program.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.


Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

An array of Hollywood heavyweights have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.

In modern pop, James Blake is the digital ghost whose presence is everywhere

Blake has emerged as one of the decade’s most quietly influential musicians and collaborators.

Winter arts guide 2019

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

Album reviews

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Read about the latest albums reviewed by the Globe.

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Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs at the Coat Factory in Brooklyn, New York, July 11, 2016. McCombs’s new album, “Mangy Love,” can be described as lofty or cranky, and by an unmarked route, McCombs has become one of the great songwriters of his time. (Landon Speers/The New York Times)

Album Review

On ‘Tip of the Sphere,’ Cass McCombs explores wide open spaces

The singer-songwriter’s first album since 2016’s “Mangy Love” is an atmospheric, sweetly meandering record.

From left: Patrick M’Gonigle, Maddie Witler, George Clements, Charles Clements, and Gabe Hirshfeld of the Boston-based group Lonely Heartstring Band.

After fiddling with the Beatles, Lonely Heartstring Band is doing its own thing

Patrick M’Gonigle traces his Boston-based group’s evolution from bluegrass Beatles covers band to something uniquely its own.

Roberta Weiner and Josh Groban

Josh Groban, Robert Kraft among Discovery Celebration attendees

About 500 people attended the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund’s 28th annual Discovery Celebration at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., over the weekend.

Keith Lockhart rehearses with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Broward Center, 2.10.19 (Ian Ibbetson photography)

Parkland students perform alongside Boston Pops

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School received a standing ovation during a performance Sunday by the Boston Pops in Fort Lauderdale.

Katy Perry.

Shoes pulled from Katy Perry line after blackface criticism

The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors. They included protruding eyes, nose and red lips.

Nancy B. Reich, scholarly champion of Clara Schumann, dies at 94

Mrs. Reich helped turn the musicological spotlight on female composers.

Music Review

Cantata Singers lend an ear to women composers

Friday’s concert in Cambridge offered works from across the centuries.

Kacey Musgraves won the award for Album Of The Year for

61st Grammy Awards

Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino win at Grammys

Among those who showed up unexpectedly: Julian Edelman, Devin McCourty — and Michelle Obama.

Ariana Grande skipped Sunday’s Grammy Awards after a public dispute with the show’s producer.

Ariana Grande won her first Grammy but wasn’t there to collect it

The pop star won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but skipped the ceremony following a public dispute with the show’s producer.

Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

The future is female at the Grammys

The 61st Grammy Awards put women front and center, with an appearance from Michelle Obama and big performances from female stars.

Devin McCourty and Julian Edelman of the Super Bowl-winning Patriots used their free time to show up at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Devin McCourty and Julian Edelman return to the spotlight at the Grammys

As if they have nothing else going on.

Lady Gaga accepted the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow” at Sunday’s ceremony.

Here’s the list of Grammy winners from Sunday’s ceremony

A complete list of all the winners from the Recording Academy’s annual honors in Los Angeles.

Hayley Kaufman

A pretty and predictable red carpet at the Grammy Awards

Janelle Monae was the only one to turn up the heat on the Grammys red carpet, where pretty and predictable ruled the night.

Photos: A look at some of the get-ups you saw on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards

Leon Bridges’s outfit stood out.

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra have now won three Grammys for their cycle of Shostakovich symphonies.

BSO, Andris Nelsons three-peat at Grammys with Shostakovich album

“Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” won the Grammy for best orchestral performance. Two previous installments of the Shostakovich cycle won the same award in 2016 and 2017.

Self-Portrait with Hummingbird and Thorn Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907Ð1954) 1940 Oil on masonite *Nickolas Muray Collection of Modern Mexican Art, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin *© 2018 Banco de MŽxico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.Ê *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Globe Magazine

Things to do in Greater Boston this winter

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

The Mark Morris Dance Group in “Pepperland.”

Dance Review

‘Pepperland’: Barely Beatles, mostly Morris

Mark Morris Dance Group’s riff on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” comes across as a superficial, sentimental American response to a quirky, very British album.

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili joined Andris Nelsons and the BSO for Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto during Thursday’s program.

Music Review

At Symphony Hall, music from an uncommon orchestra

Lisa Batiashvili played Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto, a highlight of the evening, with the BSO.

book review

Walking that way turned out better for Aerosmith than Run-D.M.C.

Geoff Edgers examines the legacy of the crossover hit “Walk This Way.’’

Chanel Thervil, ENIGMA: Reactions to Racism

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, Brandi Carlile performs at One Love Malibu at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, Calif. A list of nominees in the top categories at the 2019 Grammys, including Kendrick Lamar, who is the leader with eight nominations, were announced Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, by the Recording Academy. Drake, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, SZA, Kacey Musgraves and Greta Van Fleet also scored multiple nominations. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Who’ll win at the Grammys, and who should

Maura Johnston offers her predictions, including the four main categories.

Steven Tyler and Aerosmith perform.

Aerosmith is getting a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the Boston-bred band with a star on Valentine’s Day.

Joe Jackson is nobody’s fool

The singer says his humor — a constant through 40 years of making music — sometimes gets misconstrued.


BSO offers first look at new Tanglewood buildings

The Linde Center for Music and Learning will house the BSO’s new Tanglewood Learning Institute.

FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, Steven Tyler performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Tyler, a frontman for the rock band Aerosmith, released a country album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere.


Steven Tyler opens second Janie’s House, which provides support to young abuse survivors

The house, located in Tennessee, is named for Aerosmith’s 1989 hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” which tells the story of a woman abused by her father. 

Rick Ross celebrated with Patriots players on Monday at The Grand.


‘Six rings!’: Patriots players partied with rapper Rick Ross on Monday night

Hours before the Patriots Super Bowl victory parade, a number of players stopped by the Grand on Monday night to celebrate.

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performed, shirtless, during the Super Bowl halftime show.


Twitter questions why Adam Levine can go shirtless at the Super Bowl after Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction

“Super Bowl halftime nipple rules feel inconsistent,” Katie Nolan tweeted.

Eric Church performed at TD Garden on Friday night.

Music Review

At TD Garden, Eric Church doubles down

The singer’s enthusiasm turned into an ever-building, increasingly thrilling feedback loop over the evening.

Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers at


‘Big Night’ raises $3.5 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Night 2019, “A Big Night of Superheroes,” hosted over 1,100 guests for cocktails, musical performances, and fund-raising fun on Saturday night.

Lead vocalist of Maroon 5 Adam Levine performed during the halftime show of Super Bowl 53.


Thank U, Next: Maroon 5’s halftime show was basic

Adam Levine and friends kicked off the performance as fireworks burst from a stage designed like the letter ‘‘M,’’ which should have stood for ‘‘magic,’’ because they needed some.

A shirtless Adam Levine took to the stage during Super Bowl 53’s halftime show.

Maroon 5 headlines Super Bowl halftime show

Hip-hop artists Travis Scott and Big Boi also were part of the performance.

Travis Scott performed Friday during a Pepsi event in Atlanta.

Cardi B, Aerosmith, Travis Scott, Bruno Mars: Here’s who played during Super Bowl week

Many stars still took part despite a political firestorm over whether social justice should be addressed at the NFL’s marquee event.

Gladys Knight sang the national anthem before Super Bowl 53.

Watch Gladys Knight belt out the national anthem before Super Bowl 53

The Atlanta native sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Patriots and Rams kicked off.


Hot Stove Cool Music benefit rocks the Paradise

While the attention in the sports world was turned to Atlanta this weekend, a dedicated crew of philanthropic baseball fans was once again turning it up to 11 at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club.

Baritones Luca Pisaroni (left) and Thomas Hampson with pianist Kevin Murphy in a Celebrity Series of Boston recital at NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Music Review

With ‘No Tenors Allowed,’ baritone Thomas Hampson passes a torch

Hampson and his son-in-law, the marvelous bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, led a fast-paced and engaging tour through the opera and Broadway songbooks.

Cardi B (pictured in LA in October) told the AP that she had mixed feelings about turning down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl.

Cardi B says she turned down Super Bowl to support Kaepernick

The hip-hop artist says she turned down a lot of money, “but there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.’’

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Feb. 4-10

Take in a sci-fi film festival, celebrate Black History Month, head to a Rockport Music community concert, and more.

Soloist Julian Rachlin joined conductor Juanjo Mena and the BSO for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor Thursday evening at Symphony Hall.

Music Review

Mena, BSO offer boisterous and beautiful Janacek

The program also included works by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 31: Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band performs onstage during the Pandora Live Zac Brown Band at Bud Light Dive Bar at The Tabernacle on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Pandora)


Zac Brown Band announces Fenway tour stop this summer

The Atlanta-based country group is slated to perfume in Fenway Park on Aug. 31.

Rapper Daniel Hernandez, also known as 6ix9ine, in court last year.

Rapper 6ix9ine admits gang membership and pleads guilty

Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has pleaded guilty to federal charges, admitting his participation in a violent gang and pledging to cooperate with prosecutors against others.

Members of Mark Morris Dance Group perform Pepperland.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.