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The Idan Raichel Project brings its good-vibes show of world music to the UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The group’s U.S. tour is part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days, which recognizes events that promote harmony and humanity. It’s named for the Wall Street Journal reporter who was slain in 2002 by terrorists in Pakistan. For ticket information, call 545-2511 or visit www.fineartscenter.com.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
What’s this? A major TV network with a solid, scripted show? If you haven’t discovered NBC’s “The Blacklist,” give it a try. It’s sort of a cross between “Homeland” and “Silence of the Lambs,” complete with the enigmatic, creepy guy (James Spader, acting the pants off the part) and the young, female FBI agent (Megan Boone) who wants him to spill his secrets. Mondays, 10 p.m.