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’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.

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David Benjamin Sherry’s “Self Portrait as the Born Feeling Begins,’’ at the DeCordova.

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Critic’s Picks: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for family-friendly art exhibitions in Boston and the surrounding area.

Soloist Seo Hye Han in costume as Odette for Boston Ballet’s “Swan Lake.”

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What does it take to be the lead in ‘Swan Lake’?

For Boston Ballet’s upcoming production of “Swan Lake,” soloist Seo Hye Han will be dancing the demanding lead role for the first time with the company.

Conductor Mary Beekman leads the choral group Musica Sacra during rehearsal.

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Musica Sacra strikes a humorous chord for springtime

Musica Sacra, one of Boston’s most highly regarded vocal ensembles, aims its stirring sounds at the funny bone for its springtime concert in May.

The Big Apple Circus: “The Grand Tour” at City Hall Plaza.

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Critic’s picks: Theater

From Blue Man Group to a youthful take on Shakespeare, here are 10 family-friendly theater recommendations for the spring.

MattyB performs at the Wilbur Theatre on June 5.

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Critic’s picks: Music

Steve Smith’s picks for family-friendly concerts and musical events in Boston and the surrounding area.

Daisy Ridley stars in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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New family-worthy movies on DVD

Upcoming discs for kids of all ages.

Angela Meade will join Boston Philharmonic in Verdi’s Requiem.

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Critic’s picks: Classical music

Upcoming family-friendly classical music and opera offerings in the Greater Boston area.

Performers in “Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary Tour.”

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Critic’s picks: Dance

Suggestions for family-friendly dance performances in the Boston area and beyond.