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Maine’s historic Colonial Theatre will get a second life when it reopens in November

After it went dark last year, moviegoers feared this charming and historic venue might be lost forever. But it will reopen under a new owner next month.

Late-night shows return after writers strike as actors resume talks that could end their standoff

Comedian John Oliver got his first take on the strike out, exuberantly returning Sunday night to his “Last Week Tonight” show on HBO and delivering full-throated support for the strike.

Spiro Veloudos, larger-than-life force in Boston theater, dies at 71

The longtime producing artistic director of Lyric Stage Company played a central role in the rise of midsize theaters as a vital force in Boston.

Boston’s infamous ‘Cop Slide’ video featured on John Oliver’s show

The popular video of a Boston police officer taking a bumpy ride down a slide in Government Center was featured John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” show on Sunday.

Whenever the Rolling Stones were in town, photographer Ted Gartland was there, too

Gartland shot the Stones at least once every decade at various venues around Boston — the Garden, the Orpheum, in Foxborough — up until their most recent visit in 2019. Now you can see some of those photos in an exhibit at a Kenmore Square gallery.

Taylor Swift watches Travis Kelce’s Chiefs take on the Jets at MetLife Stadium

Taylor Swift’s appearance came a week after she was at Arrowhead Stadium — decked out in red and white — to watch the Chiefs play the Chicago Bears at home in a suite alongside Donna Kelce.

Mariah Carey announces Christmas tour with a date at TD Garden

The singer announced her Merry Christmas One and All Tour on Monday with 13 stops across the US, including TD Garden in Boston.


Olga Ravn, in ‘My Work,’ turns a jaundiced eye on the experience of giving birth

When motherhood splinters the self, the work of Ravn’s narrator involves gathering up the pieces.


‘The Full Monty’ takes a while to show what it’s got

The North Shore Music Theatre production about a group of unemployed men who put on a strip show to pay the bills doesn't click into place until the second act.

Foo Fighters announce 2024 summer tour, Fenway Park date

The Foo Fighters' Everything or Nothing at All Tour will swing through Boston in July 2024 with a show at Fenway Park, the band announced Monday.

Friends of rocker Justine Covault offer a fitting farewell

Covault, who fronted two Boston bands and founded Red on Red Records, died suddenly in June at the age of 59. On Friday, her daughter and her friends in the local music scene are honoring the rocker with a show at the Crystal Ballroom.

Allegations of discrimination and harassment roil Worcester Art Museum

A pair of complaints paint a picture of a “hostile” workplace under director Matthias Waschek.

Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour is over. But it’s coming to movie theaters soon.

A documentary chronicling Beyoncé's just-concluded 39-city Renaissance World Tour will premiere in North American theaters Dec. 1, AMC Theaters announced Monday.


Lakers legend Magic Johnson pans ‘Winning Time’

The retired Lakers superstar is a key figure in “Winning Time,’’ played by Quincy Isaiah. “I never watched it because nobody in this world can tell the Lakers story [like it needed to be told],” Johnson has said of the HBO miniseries.


Providence’s beloved Riffraff bookstore and bar have new owners that plan on keeping it just the same

Just three months after it hit the market for $250,000, the ever-popular RiffRaff Bookstore and Bar in Providence’s West End neighborhood has been purchased by Ottavia De Luca and Lucas Mann.


‘A New World’ doesn’t make the most compelling case for ‘Final Fantasy’ music

Eager listeners flocked to Jordan Hall to hear live performances of music from the game franchise, but the performance had several glitches.