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Summer movie preview

Summer movie preview

Blasts from the past are aiming to hit big again this season. Critics Ty Burr and Wesley Morris offer an early look.
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Matthew Gilbert's TV14

Most tragic shark jumps

Here's the story of 14 shows and that dark moment when Matthew Gilbert realized they were heading into a tailspin.
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2008 summer arts preview

Old favorites, new theaters, and more. Get ready to jump in.

What's coming up? Mexican pop star Julieta Venegas (above, left), dance troupe Keigwin + Company (center), and rapper Snoop Dogg. And that's not all.
Pop Music

It's like the '80s again, but with less hair

Yes, that's Devo (left). MTV-era bands, from superstars to one-hit wonders, are out on tour.
George Michael

'80s Pop Stars: Then and Now

Remember George Michael then? Some of the following performers weathered the years well and are still musically relevant, while others are sad fodder for "Where are they now" documentaries.
Folk Music
Rickie Lee Jones

Small folk festivals keep it eclectic

Unlike the Newport Folk Festival, smaller festivals are keeping it eclectic. Pictured, Rickie Lee Jones has an upcoming residency at Johnny D's.
World Music
Mexican pop singer Julieta Venegas

Her mood swing pays off

Julieta Venegas (left), who performs for the first time in Boston July 10 at the Roxy, is widening her fan base with sunnier songs.
From left, Chick Corea, Stanley Clark (seated), Lenny White (in black hat), and Al Di Meola

A reunion of fusion pioneers

Perhaps the season's most anticipated reunion tour is the one featuring the classic lineup of Return to Forever (left), one of the most iconic jazz units of the '70s.
Classical music
Composer Elliott Carter

A Carterpalooza in the woods

Tanglewood Music Center's entire Festival of Contemporary Music is being devoted to composer Elliott Carter (left), who is nearing his 100th birthday.
Visual Arts
Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia on their minds

In "Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity," which opens at the Portland Museum of Art, portraits of the artist frame the contrasting view of her reclusive image.
'Baseball as America'

Knocking it out of the park

"Baseball as America," which will be at the Museum of Science from June 15 through Sept. 1, included 500 items from the Baseball Hall of Fame's collection.
The new Central Square Theater

The stage is set for fresh works

In Lenox and Central Square, new spaces mean wider opportunities. Two companies will share the Central Square Theater on Massachusetts Avenue, while pooling staff and resources.
Mark Morris Dance Group

A new life for a fabled ballet

Mark Morris's new "Romeo & Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare," scheduled for its world premiere at Bard SummerScape July 4-9, is probably the hottest dance event of the summer.