Mark Wahlberg, Justin Timberlake among Legends of Golf attendees

Wahlberg, JT, and Kid Rock will join some golfing greats in Missouri celebrity tourney.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Leia, Lando, and a spectacular Rey: Watch the trailer for ‘Star Wars’ final chapter

Episode nine will be subtitled “The Rise of Skywalker,” director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced.

Your guide to family entertainment

The best kid-friendly attractions in music, theater, art, dance, and television.

People arrived to attend the Celebration of Life memorial service for rapper Nipsey Hussle on April 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Nipsey Hussle honored at memorial service as an activist, artist, and family man

Thousands gathered in Los Angeles Thursday to celebrate the rapper, who was slain March 31.

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Amanda Palmer, out in the open

The singer candidly explores how her relationship with her listeners — and herself — has changed.

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An unrestrained Norah Jones on ‘Begin Again’

The seven-song project harnesses her ability to tap into other musical streams while maintaining a central jazz feel.

Old souls Durand Jones & the Indications bring back the ’70s

The aesthetic of these 20somethings — from their name, to their album art, to their swelling strings, harmonies, and falsetto vocals — is pure vintage soul.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Netflix documentary is black history

Queen Bey’s new Netflix documentary and live album celebrate her historic Coachella performance, HBCUs, and black culture.

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A South American tour is rerouted (but not canceled) at Symphony Hall

Pianist Sergio Tiempo made his BSO debut with a pearly Ravel concerto, and the cinematic showdown of “Cantata Criolla” introduced the work of Venezuelan composer Antonio Estévez to the orchestra.

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Five things to do the week of April 15-21

Historical reenactments, school vacation week fun, a Nat King Cole tribute, and more.

Nick Lowe performed at the Wilbur Theatre Thursday night.

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At the Wilbur, sterling songcraft from Nick Lowe

The show was more about songs than it was about rocking out — think of this esteemed Englishman as more Buddy Holly than Jerry Lee Lewis.

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This week’s picks by Globe critics

The ensemble (from left): William Kirkley, Ann Bobo, Richard Pittman, Robert Schulz, Jan Muller-Szeraws, Gabriela Diaz, and Geoffrey Burleson.

Looking back on 50 years of world premieres with Boston Musica Viva

A half century after founding Boston’s first professional ensemble dedicated to new music, director Richard Pittman’s mission remains the same: find the best repertoire and play it.

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Speaking Pete Seeger’s language to young listeners

Melrose’s Alastair Moock will pay tribute to the folk icon and activist in a centennial celebration at Passim.

Canadian YouTube heartthrob Johnny Orlando performs at Paradise Rock Club on May 5.

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Family pop music picks

Highlights include a kid-friendly Motown show, concerts from young pop stars Jack and Jack and Johnny Orlando, and the Boston Children’s Chorus with guest Melinda Doolittle.

Nachos from Sweet Cheeks.


What music? Boston Calling announces 2019 food lineup

Sweet Cheeks, Café Beatrice, Boston Trolley Dogs, and Stuffed by Papi are among restaurants that will be at the music festival May 24-26 to provide concertgoers with sustenance.

The Boston Pops will provide live music for “Star Wars: A New Hope” May 10-14.

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Family entertainment: Classical music

Zoë Madonna’s picks for upcoming classical music events that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Aretha Franklin recording gospel album Amazing Grace in 1972, as seen in documentary film

The Weekender: The Queen of Soul, the Mother of Dragons, the Moor of Venice, and a ‘Giant Peach’

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

Mott the Hoople lead singer Ian Hunter and drummer Steve Holley in concert at the Orpheum Theatre Tuesday night.

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At the Orpheum, Mott the Hoople turns back time, all the way to ’74

Frontman Ian Hunter, approaching his 80th birthday, led the band through a 105-minute set, singing every song and even shouting out a few high-note climaxes.

Nick Mason hops aboard the Pink Floyd time machine

The drummer’s Saucerful of Secrets band comes to the Orpheum to dig into the Floyd catalog from the Syd Barrett era.

Gustavo Dudamel leads the BSO in Stravinsky's “Rite of Spring.”

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Gustavo Dudamel: ‘Music doesn’t have any borders. Music doesn’t have any walls’

The star conductor, who recently withdrew from the remaining concerts in a two-week stint with the BSO, discusses his musical journey.

Aretha Franklin recording gospel album “Amazing Grace” in 1972, as seen in documentary film

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‘Amazing Grace’ captures Aretha Franklin’s greatness in concert

The documentary of her legendary 1972 gospel performances in Los Angeles is a mighty historical document, a balm to the soul, and proof of genius.

The VIP Lounge with Alec Benjamin

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter is coming to Boston for two sold-out shows on April 16 and 17 at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

India Haye (left) and Jheneire Loreus held candles during an event celebrating the life and spirit of Nipsey Hussle with a candelight vigil, music, and a panel discussion at Black Market Dudley in Roxbury last week.


How Nipsey Hussle motivated people from Crenshaw to Roxbury

Black and brown communities across the country are celebrating slain rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel bows out of this week’s BSO concerts

Because of an injury, Dudamel gives way to Ken-David Masur.

Pianist Jason Moran performed alongside Ron Miles and Mary Halvorson at Sanders Theatre on Sunday.

Music Review

Soaring jazz from Jason Moran’s BANGS trio at Sanders Theatre

The compositions by Moran, Ron Miles, and Mary Halvorson draw from traditional and avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical music.

Billie Eilish performs at the Uber Eats House during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)


Billie Eilish, G-Eazy, Major Lazer to headline Mad Decent Block Party Festival at Gillette

The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival is coming to Gillette Stadium on July 20 and 21, and it sounds like it’s going be quite a scene.

Gustavo Dudamel led the BSO at Symphony Hall.

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Gustavo Dudamel brings in spring at Symphony Hall

The celebrated Venezuelan conductor made his long-awaited venue debut with springy selections by Schumann and Stravinsky.

Messages honoring the late Kurt Cobain were left on a park bench Friday in Seattle.

It’s been 25 years: Fans again mourn Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain

The rocker killed himself on April 5, 1994, in his Seattle home.

Betsy Wolfe, Sumayya Ali, Elizabeth Stanely, and Desi Oakley sing “Thank U” from Jagged Little Pill to Diane Paulus.


ART gala raises $1.4 million, honors Diane Paulus and Drew Gilpin Faust

More than 500 people gathered at the Boch Center Wang Theatre for the event.

The SoWa Open Market is great for families.

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The countdown to the SoWa Open Market begins

Starting May 5, the delightful assortment of artisans, food trucks, lawn games, and live music returns to the South End.

Natalie Prass is surviving and thriving

After years of touring and building a fan base (including Gloria Gaynor!), the singer is ready for the next thing — whatever it is.

Mick Jagger, shown in a 2017 photo.


Rep: Mick Jagger doing well after receiving medical treatment

A representative for the Rolling Stones frontman says he has successfully undergone treatment, though no details were provided.

English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe performs on the stage of the Stop War Festival, in San Sebastian on March 27, 2016. / AFP / GARI GARAIALDE (Photo credit should read GARI GARAIALDE/AFP/Getty Images)

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This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis


A Far Cry gets elemental with Xenakis’s ‘Aroura’

The work for string orchestra may have a symbolic dimension in which the score becomes a blueprint for a new creation.


DJ Pauly D got some courtside love from Kyrie Irving

The Celtics star also stopped by the former “Jersey Shore” cast member’s show in the Seaport later Monday evening.

US singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her awards for Tour of the Year and Best Music Video during the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images


Taylor Swift responds to crash at her Rhode Island home with ‘Getaway Car’ lyric

The pop star invoked the lyrics in response to a police chase Tuesday that ended with a stolen car crashing into the gates of her Westerly beachfront home.

Jamey Johnson

Country star Jamey Johnson’s a champion for ‘hard-working’ folks

In the tradition of his forebears, Johnson writes sturdy, no-nonsense songs of his own that practically define the idea of “outlaw” country.

Charlotte Gainsbourg kicks off a brief US tour Sunday at Royale.


A freewheeling Charlotte Gainsbourg

The actress discusses how her late father inspires her still, the freedom New York gives her, and why she doesn’t consider herself a singer — even after five albums.

Justin Gigliello and his daughter, Lyla.

Watch this dad belt out ‘Ave Maria’ for his daughter in a lobby at Disney World

The performance by Connecticut dad Justin Gigliello stunned passersby — and impressed a lot of people on the Internet.

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Hussle was shot and killed Sunday, March 31, 2019 outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)


After death, Nipsey Hussle’s sales and streams soar

As the world mourns the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, more people are listening to his music: His sales and streams have increased since he died Sunday.

Brian Coleman hosts the “Buy Me, Boston” Video Loft.

From Betamax to the big screen, a trove of Boston video artifacts

Coolidge Corner Theatre hosts “Buy Me, Boston” author Brian Coleman’s presentation of rarely seen music videos, local-access cable clips, and other archival footage.

From left: Martin Hayes, Iarla Ó Lionaird, Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Dennis Cahill of The Gloaming.

Inside the twilit wanderings of Irish music supergroup The Gloaming

The award-winning group of Irish and American musicians performs at Berklee Performance Center Sunday.

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Steve Earle gives Guy Clark the tribute he deserves

Earle performs 16 of his mentor’s songs on “Guy,” and they fit him and his weathered voice like a second skin.

A police pursuit ended when a vehicle stolen in Connecticut crashed into the gate of Taylor Swift’s seaside mansion in Rhode Island.

Car chase ends at Taylor Swift’s house

Police say a car stolen in Connecticut crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift’s beachfront Rhode Island home.

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Berklee ends Beantown Jazz Fest, partners with BAMS Fest

Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington, artistic director for the Beantown Jazz Festival, will cocurate BAMS Fest.

Gendering bending fashion installation at the MFA. (Michael Blanchard via Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)


Gender bending fashion at the MFA: Men in skirts, women in tuxes, them in genderless gear

A new show at the Museum of Fine Arts traces fashion’s relationship to gender and the way we use it to express ourselves beyond the boxes offered to us.

From left, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac at TD Garden.


Fleetwood Mac seamlessly blends old and new at TD Garden

With new additions Neil Finn and Mike Campbell, the band proved it could do just fine without former frontman Lindsey Buckingham.

Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers performed as Better Oblivion Community Center at the Sinclair.

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A fine mesh from Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst at the Sinclair

Joining forces as Better Oblivion Community Center, the two singers proved to be a beautifully complementary duo.

“Moulin Rouge: La Goulue,” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1891

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