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Nearly 50 years on, Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick are still swinging

The guitarist and clarinetist played their first gig at Passim in 1976. Their next one will be Friday.

MUSIC REVIEW

Father John Misty re-energizes old favorites at Leader Bank Pavilion

The nearly two-hour set featured only a modest selection of the new songs, but nevertheless, much of the show benefited from the small brass section, standing bass, and multi-instrumentalists on hand to round out a bigger-band sound.

OPERA REVIEW

Odyssey Opera soars in Rachmaninoff’s ‘Troika’

At Jordan Hall on Sunday, the composer’s three one-act operas made a complete and compelling set.

OPERA REVIEW

In Boston Lyric Opera’s new ‘La bohème,’ the girl dies at the beginning — and it works

By reversing the order of the acts, director Yuval Sharon cast new light on an old warhorse.

MUSIC REVIEW

BSO opens new season to a full house

Andris Nelsons led works by Bach, Holst, John Williams, and Jesse Montgomery, with pianist Awadagin Pratt making his BSO debut.

Slanted, enchanted, and a few years older, Pavement embarks on a reunion tour

Since its debut 30 years ago, the band has always been a collective effort — five guys united in pursuit of a cockeyed, unabashedly imperfect notion of pop music.

APPRECIATION

Eric Jackson was a singular voice for Boston’s jazz community

Jackson’s presentation — warm, inviting, vastly knowledgeable, unpretentious — earned him a fiercely loyal audience, which probably accounts for his longevity on the Boston airwaves.

Makaya McCraven’s time has come

“In These Times,” the new release by McCraven, the jazz drummer, bandleader, and "beat scientist" who grew up in Western Mass., is the culmination of all he's been working toward.