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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.
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.
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."
The choreographer takes on climate change in "The Sun Road," one of several works he brings to the Institute of Contemporary Art in November.
The traveling Harry Potter exhibition that pulls into the Museum of Science in October includes more than 200 artifacts from the films.
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.
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.
Instead of a showdown between Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey (left), the fall is quietly shaping up to be the season of second takes.
Os Mutantes is readying its first full US tour behind "Haih or Amortecedor," its first studio album in more than 30 years.
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.
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.