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Wadada Leo Smith shown during recording sessions with the Great Lakes Quartet in 2015.

At 80, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith can’t slow down

A busy year featuring new works and releases of older recordings continues this month with a virtual world premiere performance of "Mercy."

Red Hot Chili Peppers, pictured at a performance in Santa Monica, Calif., in October 2019.

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce Fenway concert in 2022

The band will perform at Fenway Park on Sept. 10, 2022 with special guests St. Vincent and Thundercat as part of a 32-city global stadium tour kicking off in Spain, according to Live Nation.

The Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre is being readied for its debut this weekend.

The Crystal Ballroom is Somerville’s shiny new music venue

A restored concert space at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, with room for up to 500 audience members, opens this weekend.

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Enrique Iglesias performs at TD Garden Tuesday.

Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin are a dynamic duo at the TD Garden

Two artists who helped break down the barrier between “Latin pop” and “pop” co-headlined a high-octane show that celebrated their decades of success.

St. Vincent performed last weekend at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

St. Vincent fashions a persona from her dad genes

The art-pop savant brings her tour in support of her 2021 album, "Daddy's Home," to the Wang Theatre Oct. 14.

Paul Tagliamonte Jr. of West Harwich is an accordion repair technician, a vanishing profession. He works on a reed block that he is tuning. He has a basement area set aside in his home for the repairs he does.

How do you fix an accordion? You probably don’t. They do — meet the technicians of ‘a dying profession’ keeping the instrument alive

Paul Tagliamonte Jr. of West Harwich has been working on accordions since the age of 10 (he’s now 63), and says there are three essentials to the art of accordion maintenance.

Globe reporter A.Z. Madonna plays the accordion

A.Z. Madonna performs three tunes on her accordion.

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Soprano Bizhou Chang as Maria in Guerilla Opera's "ELLIS."

Immigrant opera ‘ELLIS’ sends audiences on a profound journey

“ELLIS” sent the audience on a profound voyage through New York’s historical immigration hub Ellis Island with its fusion of live musicians, archival recordings, and video projections.