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Summer movies

"Shrek Forever After" and much more comes to theaters.
Wesley Morris and Ty Burr

Take 2 reviews

Film critics Wesley Morris and Ty Burr discuss new releases, including "Robin Hood."
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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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Cinemania: heaven
If I were to choose my favorite song about the sweet hereafter, it would probably be “Heaven” by the Talking Heads. But if I were......

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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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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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Pop Music

Summer schedule banks on the buddy system

From Aerosmith (left) and the J. Geils Band at Fenway Park to the Rihanna/Ke$ha concert at the Comcast Center, it's the summer of pairing up.
Visual Arts
Degas through Picasso's eyes

Degas through Picasso's eyes

A revelatory exhibit about Picasso's lifelong interest in the work of Degas is coming to the Clark Art Institute – and it promises to be the show of the season.
Summer Stages

Series combines movement and the written word

Jenny Holzer, plus bodies hurling through space? Summer Stages teams up with the ICA on a new multimedia series linking art, poetry, and dance.
Tina Packer

Tina Packer delivers a Shakespearean feast

From Shakespeare's fierce lovers to his redeeming daughters, Tina Packer takes them on in "Women of Will."
Jazz Music
They really like sharing the stage

They really like sharing the stage

In the era of cutting back, Adam Theis is doing the opposite. His 50-member group, Jazz Mafia, plays the Newport Jazz Festival this summer.
Folk Music
Mary Gauthier

Coming to terms with a lifelong journey of questions

For her new album, "The Foundling," Mary Gauthier confronted the mother who put her in an orphanage. She lays her heart on the line at Club Passim in June.
Classical Music
A search for Berg and 'The Distant Sound'

A search for Berg and 'The Distant Sound'

"The Distant Sound" is the most bewitching, forgotten opera that you've never seen — but will want to.
World Music
Bouro Mpela

African Festival showcases a continent in all its diversity

A diverse array of singers, drummers, bands, and dancers will head to City Hall Plaza for Boston's first African festival.