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'Bridesmaids' and 'Cowboys & Aliens'

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Check out what's opening soon, from sequels to all-new flicks.
Wesley Morris and Ty Burr

Take 2 reviews

Film critics Wesley Morris and Ty Burr discuss new releases, including "Bridesmaids."
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Sam Salmond and Will Aronson

Bringing fresh ideas to a comic Mormon musical

Even in summer's crowded musical theater field, “Mormons, Mothers and Monsters’’ promises to stand out.
'Set and Reset'

Brown celebrates anniversary with three works

Dancer/choreographer Trisha Brown is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her company. Few of her peers can look back on such a rich and varied repertoire of creations.
Visual Arts
'Andy Goldsworthy: Snow'

Snow sculpture could be a natural for deCordova

Andy Goldsworthy is installing a permanent — though changing — work called “Snow House’’ that will consist of a granite structure housing a giant snowball.
Pop Music
Eddie Vedder

Big rock star Vedder falls
for a tiny instrument

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will release “Ukulele Songs,’’ a 16-track solo album that includes originals, covers, and a reworking of one track from the Pearl Jam catalog.
Jazz Music
Grace Kelly

For alto sax prodigy, touring with legend is a dream

Since Grace Kelly joined Phil Woods onstage at age 14, Woods has gone on to record and tour as her sideman, a testament to his unusually high regard for her.
World Music

Moving sounds of the Sahara

Bombino's “Agadez’’ is a gem that avoids the hard trance of some other Tuareg acts. It sounds like the desert, but without stereotype — no ululations or ultra-sparse blues, but assured songs with a modern feel.
Country Music
Brad Paisley

Paisley pioneers new
frontiers for country

One of contemporary country music’s most original artists, Brad Paisley’s albums brim with left-of-center ideas that most other mainstream artists would iron out.
Classical Music
Boston Early Music Festival

Boston Early Music Festival takes center stage

This year's festival features two operas, 15 concerts, and a trade show with exhibitors from Germany to Japan.