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'Footloose' and 'Twilight'

Fall movie highlights

How '80s is this upcoming movie season? There's a remake of "Footloose" (left). But there's also another "Twilight" film (right). Here's a few select titles.
Jimmy Tingle
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Fall screenings

Mark your calendars now for these noteworthy film events on tap for the fall season, including "Jimmy Tingle's American Dream" at Brattle Theatre.
Wesley Morris and Ty Burr

Take 2 reviews

Film critics Wesley Morris and Ty Burr discuss new releases, including "Contagion."
Movie Nation blog
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,......

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Grading fall TV shows

Grading fall TV shows

Unsure of which new shows to watch this fall? Don't fret. Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert has already done the work for you, grading each new show.
Viewer Discretion blog
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....
What's on

Critic's corner

The Globe's Matthew Gilbert tells you what's up with tonight's shows. Tune in here before you turn on the tube.
Sebastian Smee blog
"Simulating Iraq" at the Wadsworth Atheneum
Claire Beckett's riveting show, "Simulating Iraq" is entering its final weeks at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT. My colleague Cate McQuaid already reviewed this haunting...

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Exhibitionist blog
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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Culture Desk blog
BSO announces first season with Andris Nelsons
Andris Nelsons’ first season as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will include 10 Symphony Hall programs and a European tour with stops in Berlin, Cologne, London, Lucerne, and Paris. His first concert this fall will be a gala vocal program with soprano Kristine Opolais, his wife, and tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
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Robert Brustein

Robert Brustein gives new life to Shakespeare in 'Terror'

Brustein has written a trilogy of plays with the Bard as his protagonist. “Mortal Terror’’ is the second in the series.
Visual Art

ICA is a beacon among
its contemporaries

For a gallery devoted to showing challenging new art by living artists, the Institute of Contemporary Art's 75th anniversary is an impressive milestone.
Mikko Nissinen

Mikko Nissinen enters 10th season with Boston Ballet

As Nissinen begins his 10th season, he has a drive not just to entertain, but to challenge and enlighten.
Pop Music
Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey resurrects 'Tommy,' at full tilt

The Who frontman is brimming with enthusiasm about the tour, which played to rave reviews in the UK this summer and includes a post-“Tommy’’ set of other Who favorites.
Classical Music
Brentano Quartet

Quartet seeks new resonance from shards of music's past

The purpose of the “Fragments’’ project is “to help people listen through the ears of a composer, through the ears of a creator,’’ says Mark Steinberg of The Brentano Quartet.
Folk & Country
Joy Kills Sorrow

Joy Kills Sorrow is on the cutting edge of acoustic music

The band uses classic bluegrass instrumentation and regularly plays bluegrass festivals, but the members don't consider themselves to be a bluegrass band.
Ghost Train Orchestra

Looking to the past, Ghost Train rolls into the future

Brian Carpenter created the Ghost Train Orchestra as a one-off project, but its vintage 1920s jazz charts gleaned from mostly forgotten bands took on a vivid life of their own.
World Music
The Creole Choir of Cuba

The Creole Choir of Cuba salutes Haiti from a distance

The 10-person vocal choir, five women and five men, visited the camps, slept in the open air with survivors, played with the children - and everywhere sang, sang, sang.
Tony Bennett

On 'Duets II,' Tony Bennett draws more pop stars

On the album, Bennett is joined by some of contemporary music's biggest stars, from Lady Gaga to Amy Winehouse.
'Peter Pan'

Panoramic 'Peter Pan' comes to City Hall Plaza

Circus-like theatrics and CGI effects come together in the threesixty° production of "Peter Pan."