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Tanya Donelly (second from left) and her band Belly.


Iconic ’90s alt-rock band Belly reunites for all the right reasons

For Tanya Donelly and her bandmates in Belly, the time was finally right for a reunion, complete with new material.

Tony Joe White will play the Bull Run in Shirley in August.

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Critic’s Picks: Country

Stuart Munro’s picks for noteworthy country and folk music events in and around Boston this summer.

Beyoncé will perform at Gillette Stadium in June.

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Critic’s picks: Pop music

Steve Smith’s picks for noteworthy pop music concerts in Boston and the surrounding area this summer.

Michelle Dorrance of Dorrance Dance will be at Jacob’s Pillow Aug. 10-14.

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5 top dance acts to look forward to at Jacob’s Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s new director, Pamela Tatge, discusses the five productions from around the world that she’s anticipating the most.

A remake of “Roots” stars Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.

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Critic’s picks: Television

All of the outlets — network, streaming, and cable — now release tons of promising scripted material in the months before the fall season kicks in.

Malpaso Dance Company will perform in Martha’s Vineyard’s The Yard showcase.

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Critic’s picks: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances this summer in the Boston area and beyond.

Anna Deavere Smith in “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education.”

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Critic’s Picks: Theater

Don Aucoin’s guide to summer theater, including productions of “Show Boat,’’ “Funny Girl,’’ Nilo Cruz’s “Sotto Voce,’’ and Natsu Onoda Power’s “The T Party.’’

Zoe Colotis of Caravan Palace, which plays the House of Blues on May 22.


Critic’s picks: World music

Siddhartha Mitter’s picks for noteworthy world music concerts in and around Boston this summer.

Singer Dianne Reeves performs at Rockport Music on July 15.

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Critic’s picks: Jazz

Jon Garelick’s picks for noteworthy jazz events in and around Boston this summer.

Cirque du Soleil brings “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities’’ to the big top at Suffolk Downs.

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Magic beckons from summer stages

From Boston to the Berkshires, from “Peter and the Starcatcher’’ to “Presto Change-O,’’ many of this summer’s theater productions focus on transformation.

Andy Warhol’s “Grace Kelly” will be on view in “Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World” at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

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Critic’s Picks: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this summer.

Seiji Ozawa is one of the conductors returning to Tanglewood this summer.

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Critic’s picks: Classical music

Jeremy Eichler's picks for noteworthy classical music events in Boston and the surrounding area this summer.

“Anytime somebody insists that the way to do it is a certain way. . . my nature is to say, maybe you don’t,” says Joan Shelley about how she makes music.

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Singer-songwriter Joan Shelley plays by her own rules

Kentucky singer-songwriter Joan Shelley, who performs at Cafe 939 in June, tailors her musical settings to suit her songs, not expectations.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Odyssey Opera stages rarities by Mozart and Gluck

The directors tasked with staging seldom-encountered Rome-inspired operas “Ezio” and “Lucio Silla” find contemporary resonances amid the fireworks.