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MAURA JOHNSTON | OMNIPOP

Bad Bunny is the undisputed champ in a pop music marketplace gone global

The Puerto Rican superstar's success reflects a shift in how listeners consume music and who gets to decide what's "popular."

A.Z. MADONNA

What would Beethoven think of climate change? Composer Iman Habibi has a few ideas

Habibi's “Jeder Baum spricht” (”Every tree speaks”) is part of a new BSO Now program.

Boston Calling canceled again amid the coronavirus pandemic

This year’s event was slated for May 28-30, but the lineup and headliners had not yet been announced.

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BSO picks Gail Samuel, longtime LA Philharmonic executive, as its first woman president and CEO

Samuel will start her new role June 21, becoming the eighth president and first woman to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its 140-year history. The appointment ends a 10-month search to replace Mark Volpe, who will retire after leading the orchestra for nearly a quarter-century.

At NEC, a concert to pay tribute to Coretta Scott King, and to many, many others

Students have crafted a program that also acknowledges the victims of the pandemic and police violence.

A rock ’n’ roll salute to Chet’s Last Call, and to ‘Chet’

A documentary celebrates the grimy North Station rock club that opened its doors to countless bands in the '80s.

Yes, we miss concerts. But let’s face it, sometimes they’re awful

Memories are made when a show turns into a train wreck. These are some of mine.

Tell us about your worst concert experience here

The Globe is compiling readers’ accounts of their most terrible concert experiences, back in the time there was such a thing as live music.