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Various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Grammys may cut nomination review committees

A person familiar with the Recording Academy's discussions told The Associated Press that a number of proposals were submitted this year regarding the role of nomination review committees and whether it’s time to eliminate them.

The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.

Billboard Awards nominations include 16 nods for Weeknd, 6 for Morgan Wallen

The Weeknd, Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke — the third most-nominated act — are up for top artist along with Taylor Swift and Drake, the show’s most decorated winner of all-time.

Genesis band members from left, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins pose for a photo during a 2020 interview in London.

English rockers Genesis announce 1st US tour in 14 years

Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford announced The Last Domino? Tour on Thursday, which will kick off in Chicago on Nov. 15.

ALBUM REVIEW
Dropkick Murphys

On their new albums, punk stalwarts Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones chase the pandemic blues

Dropkick Murphys' "Turn Up That Dial" and the Bosstones' "When God Was Great" are the sound of reconnection, with somewhat mixed results.

Chris Smither performs a Topeka.Live show from his home in Amherst.

Live in your family room, it’s Chris Smither! Or Dar Williams! Or . . .

Topeka, a streaming platform, is connecting artists and fans for private Zoom performances, celebrations, and one-on-one lessons.

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops rehearse their Mother’s Day celebration, which will include a performance by Pops violinist Ala Jojatu and her 16-year-old daughter, Maria.

Boston Pops announces a virtual spring season with six concert streams

The season will feature four new concerts and two performances from the Pops archives, including a 1976 "Evening at Pops" show with Ella Fitzgerald.

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Tom Jones's new album, "Surrounded by Time," is his fourth collaboration with producer Ethan Johns and contains songs by Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, Tony Joe White, and the Waterboys.

What’s new, Tom Jones? Plenty, it turns out

Now 80, the singer discusses the decade-long transition that has brought him closer to roots music and reflects a deeper perspective on the life he’s lived.

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George Clinton performed with Parliament Funkadelic at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island. After last summer's cancellations, the jazz and folk festivals will return this year at reduced capacities, but with added days.

That faint sound you hear? It’s the eventual return of live music

Here in New England, the outdoor festivals of summer are beginning to stir. Indoors, some venues have begun to schedule intimate, reduced-capacity shows.