Season ticket — Fall 2008 arts preview

What's up in the Boston area this fall? Globe writers take a look at music, performing and
visual arts, pop recordings, and movies coming up this season.

Movies

'Australia'
Fall movie schedule

Back to the good old ways

The new season of films takes its cues from past glories. Find a full list of movies out this fall.
'Flash of Genius'
Local Action

New season brings more film festivals

Fall events range from the ethnic to the independent.

Video

Blog
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,......

Television

'House'
Matthew Gilbert's TV guide

It's time to tune in

Curious about fall TV? Fear not. "House" is back along with your other favorite shows.
Poll

Things to Do

Blogs

Exhibitionist blog
BSO players sign new labor agreement There won't be any labor strife at The Boston Symphony...
Sound Effects
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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....

Globe critics

Jeremy Eichler
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Joanna WeissJoanna Weiss
TV writer
Audio slideshow
Classical music
Gil Rose

Celebrating the sum of its parts

Boston's new-music ensembles will join together at the inaugural Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project's conductor, Gil Rose (left), curated the festival.
Pop Music
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (left) and Pete Seeger,

Farm aides cross generations

Tao Rodriquez-Seeger (far left), Pete Seeger (at right), and Guy Davis are playing two area farm-relief concerts. And Farm Aid comes to New England for the first time on Sept. 20.
Pop recordings
Pop band Plain White T's

Plain White T's stay strong

The group's new album "Big Bad World," out Sept. 23, leads the pack for anticipated pop albums this fall. It's the band's first release since the unexpected success of "Hey There Delilah."
Folk Music
Irish icon Liam Clancy of the Clancy Brothers

An Irish music revolutionary

Liam Clancy (left) does not think too much of touring anymore. He rarely leaves his home in Ireland, and his appearance at the ICONS Festival will be his first local show since the mid-'90s.
World Music
Member of the nomadic blues musicians Etran Finatawa

In Etran Finatawa, nomads unite

Their name means "Stars of Tradition," but the members of Etran Finatawa are producing one of the most fascinating recent hybrids on the African music scene.
Jazz
Terri Lyne Carrington

BeanTown Jazz Festival snares compelling drummers

The festival will open with a drum summit, featuring two of today's most compelling jazz drummers, Terri Lyne Carrington (left) and Cindy Blackman.
Dance
Bill T. Jones 'Serenade' at the ICA

Lincoln tribute is well-timed

The spirit of Abraham Lincoln pervades Bill T. Jones's new "Another Evening: Serenade/The Proposition," which gets its Boston premiere with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.
Theater
Peter DuBois

Curtain rises on a new director

For his first season as artistic director of the Huntington Theatre Company, Peter DuBois has scheduled two world premieres: "How Shakespeare Won the West" and "The Miracle at Naples."
Visual Arts
Red Jackie, 1964

Warhol show has a political edge

"Red Jackie'' (left) by Andy Warhol is part of ''Warhol: Pop Politics,'' opening at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H., on Sept. 27.