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(L to R) Cynthia Rose (ESTER DEAN), Ashley (SHELLEY REGNER), Jessica (KELLEY ALICE JAKLE), Emily (HAILEE STEINFELD), Beca (ANNA KENDRICK), Chloe (BRITTANY SNOW), Stacie (ALEXIS KNAPP), Fat Amy (REBEL WILSON) and Lilly (HANA MAE LEE) are the Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s surprise hit.

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Madison Bowen (Kennedi Clements) reaches out to apparitions that have invaded her home.

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Gerard Way sings to a cheering crowd in front of a massive pink and orange monkey backdrop.

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St. Vincent performs songs from her 2014 album, “St. Vincent.

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Jack Black, from Tenacious D, rocks out during the Spring Boston Calling Music Festival.

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Kyp Malone of the Indie rock band TV on the Radio plays bass during day three of the music festival.

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Jason Isbell, the singer-songwriter and guitarist from Green Hill, Alabama, performs for a grooving crowd.

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Marina and the Diamonds sings in a sparkling violet jacket and a headband spelling “Froot,” the name of her newly released album.

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Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ‘88 and Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the faculty representative for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, invest a doctoral degree hood during Thursday afternoon’s hooding ceremony in the Johnson Athletics Center. Michael J. Massimino PhD ‘92, a former NASA astronaut, gave the address to the candidates.

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Lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass of the American comedy rock duo Tenacious D sings the group’s top hit, “Tribute”.

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Tunde Adebimpe, of TV on the Radio, conducts the audience during the group’s performance.

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Australian singer Vance Joy smiles during a song in response to the audience’s enthusiasm.

More than two dozen groups performed at this year’s Spring Boston Calling festival held during the last weekend of May. Headliners included Grammy Award winning soloist Beck, and Boston’s own Pixies. Other well-known groups included Vance Joy, St. Vincent, Tenacious D, and Marina and the Diamonds. A wonderfully eclectic musical mix, Boston Calling proved yet again their remarkable ability to cater to Boston’s diverse tastes. Boston Calling Fall 2015 will be held September 25-27 with performances by Alt-J, Hozier, Ben Howard, and many more. More information and tickets are available at bostoncalling.com.