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New leader hopes to boost Boston Baroque’s visibility

New executive director Miguel Rodriguez cites the annual First Day Concert at Sanders Theatre (above) as a good example of how Boston Baroque can engage with the community. He suggests even projecting the show outdoors to a larger audience.

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Trained as a tenor, new executive director Miguel A. Rodriguez has worked with Opera Boston, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and Boston Musica Viva.

J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” focuses on the troubles in the small town of Pagford.

Book Review

‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J.K. Rowling

Rowling’s first novel for adults teems with sex, but is not torrid; it is saturated with characters’ unhappiness, but not depressing; it plods, but it also entertains.

 Red Sox manager Bucky Harris, left, and Washington Senators manager Joe Cronin look over improvements at Fenway Park on April 17, 1934, just before the first game of the season.

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The day baseball left town

Baseball really is back in Washington, and so, too, is a piece of my childhood, writes Michael Kranish.

John Farrell

Farrell is flawed candidate for Red Sox

It sounds illogical, but what could make John Farrell available to become the next manager of the Red Sox is the fact that he hasn’t found success in that job with the Blue Jays.

State investigated Framingham firm in 2006

Mass. regulators released a 2006 agreement reached with New England Compounding Center, the company at the center of a probe into a meningitis outbreak in seven US states.

Jurors in Mattapan retrial to come from outside Boston

A judge says a jury must be brought in from Worcester to ensure a fair retrial for Dwayne Moore, who faces charges that he killed four people in Mattapan in 2010.

DA says hundreds could be freed in drug lab scandal

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said 300 to 500 people could be released in his jurisdiction due to the state drug lab scandal.

I-93 closures to affect weekend traffic

Significant delays are expected on the northbound side of Interstate 93 in Boston due to repairs to deteriorating concrete leading from the O’Neill Tunnel to the Zakim Bridge.


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cardinals 6, braves 3

The Cardinals celebrated their victory Friday night.

Cardinals win wild game in Atlanta

In a game protested by the Braves, the defending World Series champion Cardinals took advantage of three Atlanta throwing errors to take the winner-take-all playoff Friday.

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