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2013 Fall Arts Preview

As the weather cools, the season heats up. Here's your guide to the best in theater, dance, art, music, and more.

2013 Fall Arts critics’ picks

Our critics’ pick some highlights of the upcoming season.

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With the global world order in disarray and our path forward frustratingly unclear, this is an autumn of our discontents.

Members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company performing in the world premiere of “Perpetual Dawn” earlier this year in New York.

dance

Creative challenges keep Paul Taylor on his toes

Boston audiences will have the opportunity to see a mix of one of the world’s greatest living choreographers’s past and present work at the Citi Shubert Theatre.

FALL ARTS PREVIEW

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/171808499--90x90.jpg Critic’s picks: Albums

James Reed rounds up the fall’s most anticipated new album releases.

albums

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Keith Urban had one directive for himself when he began work on his forthcoming album “Fuse,” out Sept 10: experimentation.

pop music

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Groban, who is very busy with a tour that touches down at the TD Garden in October, chatted about his tour, Twitter, and tackling creeps onscreen.

world music

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/_DSC5126bb.jpg Jorge Drexler puts his music in his listeners’ hands

The star based in Spain has released a mobile app that generates songs based on choices that the user makes in real time and variables like location and time of day.

folk & country

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Boghosian_08fallfolk_photos7_ART--90x90.jpg Sarah Jarosz goes beyond her comfort zone on third album

“Build Me Up From Bones,” her forthcoming album for Sugar Hill Records, is the work of an artist who has developed as a writer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist.

jazz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/mac1074_burton_pr92rgb300_byjimmykatz--90x90.jpg Gary Burton at 70: Taking care of business

Burton is celebrating his 70th year with the publication of his autobiography, an exciting new album, and a tour that will bring him to Scullers.

family

Museum of Science indulges curiosity about ourselves

The 10,000-square-foot new Hall of Human Life features dozens of stations that explore the way the human body works.

theater

Questions of belonging reverberate on local stages

The theme will be thrashed out on numerous Boston-area stages as characters in dramas and musicals alike are forced to make choices about whom they’ll be.

DVDs

Supernatural and super chemistry on DVD

DVD and Blu-ray are offering viewers all sorts of opportunities to take flight over the next few months.

Fall brings a burst of hot new titles

This year is exceptional for the number of exalted novelists about to loose the latest bestsellers upon the world.

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