Fall 2009 arts preview


Fall film preview

Fall movies preview

Oscar contenders, sci-fi epics, and hip films for kids: Ty Burr and Wesley Morris prep you for the seasonal surge.
Fall film festivals

Local film festivals

What do Uma Thurman, Emily Watson, and the CEO of Stonyfield Farm have in common? They're all part of this fall's lineup of local festivals and special film events.

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Take 2 Movie Reviews
Take 2 reviews and podcast
Look for new reviews by Ty Burr and Wesley Morris at the end of each week in multiple formats.
Movie Nation
Cinemania: best movies about summer Summer means wacky vacations, running through water sprinklers, and beach blanket bingo bonanzas. But summer also means oppressive heat, sunburns, noxious insects, sweaty men in tee-shirts, testy tempers, the sweltering battlefield of Gettysburg, the German invasion of Belgium in 1914,......


Fall TV Preview
'The Vampire Diaries'

Fall's new shows

Vampires and cougars, risks and retreads -- Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert gives his report card on 25 new shows for fall.
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Season 4 of 'American Horror Story' to be carnival-themed The fourth season of FX's creepy horror series is reportedly going to be set in a 1950's fairground carnival....


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BSO players sign new labor agreement There won't be any labor strife at The Boston Symphony...
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Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson to co-headline summer tour
Lexington's hometown boy, Matt Nathanson, will head home to...
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Sebastian Smee
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Ty Burr
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Ty Burr
Wesley Morris
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Wesley Morris
Matthew Gilbert
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Matthew Gilbert
Joanna Weiss
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Globe critics on Fall highlights and personal picks
Arts leaders
Harry Christophers, 54

The region's new arts leaders

They came from London and Atlanta, New York and Texas, and they're either new to town or programming their first seasons. At left, Harry Christophers, 54, artistic director of the Handel and Haydn Society.
'Fiddler on the Roof,' Broadway Across America, Boston

Reclaiming them for the stage

Theater companies are tackling shows identified with the movies. At left, Topol, star of the 1971 film "Fiddler on the Roof," returns as Tevye this fall.
'Lady Sennuwy'

‘The Secrets of Tomb 10A’ opens next month at MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts will exhibit rich contents of an Egyptian tomb in their entirety. The show runs Oct. 18-May 16. At left, "The Statue of Lady Sennuwy."
Trey McIntyre

Trey McIntyre plays with fire

The choreographer takes on climate change in "The Sun Road," one of several works he brings to the Institute of Contemporary Art in November.
Harry Potter exhibit, Museum of Science

Creating Harry Potter magic

The traveling Harry Potter exhibition that pulls into the Museum of Science in October includes more than 200 artifacts from the films.
Classical music
Samuel Barber

‘Voice of America’ festival jump-starts the season

The festival begins Sept. 25 with plans to also jump-start the national economy. The complete songs of Samuel Barber (left) will be traversed during the three-day event.
Pop Music
Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk play on common ground

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, musician-producer Mike Mogis, singer-songwriter M. Ward, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket have joined forces for a new album and for a tour.
Mariah Carey

Carey leads the pack

Instead of a showdown between Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey (left), the fall is quietly shaping up to be the season of second takes.
World Music
Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes is alive, well, and as bizarre as ever

Os Mutantes is readying its first full US tour behind "Haih or Amortecedor," its first studio album in more than 30 years.
Gunther Schuller coaching the NEC Jazz Orchestra

NEC toasts its unique niche

The New England Conservatory launched the nation's first jazz degree program 40 years ago. This fall NEC celebrates that anniversary with a rich menu of events.
Folk Music
Dar Williams

Dar Williams finds a nice balance to family, career

For someone known for the troubled intimacy of her songs, she sounds remarkably happy. One secret to that, Williams says, is learning to love the balancing act.