2014 Fall Arts Preview


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/05/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/elephantLondonzoo1882.jpg Tufts celebrates storied elephant mascot Jumbo

The stuffed African pachyderm donated to Tufts University by P.T. Barnum is the subject of a Tufts University Art Gallery exhibition.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/taylor_arts_falldance_003A.jpg Cambridge’s Dance Complex, Green Street Studios team up

The two dance centers are joining forces for “Holding Hands While Dancing,” a collaborative benefit performance.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AlexLakePressPhoto1.jpg Hozier lives up to heavy buzz with his debut LP

On his forthcoming self-titled debut, the soulful Irish singer-songwriter claims the spotlight he deserves.

pop music

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Pineneedles11a--90x90.JPG Eagles get back to Garden and Woods

Don Henley and the Eagles bring their “History” tour to the TD Garden, then head to the Wang Theatre to benefit the Walden Woods Project.

world music

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/SalifkeitacChrisWalt.jpg Keita remains an ambassador on a mission

At 65, the venerable Malian singer and songwriter is redisovering his old songs to benefit his current causes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/NickiBluhm&theGramblers.jpg Bluhm builds momentum with classic folk-rock sounds

Mixing vintage styles and timely sounds, singer Nicki Bluhm leads her Gramblers to new heights of popularity.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/ReginaCarter_20132643_byDavidKatzenstein(1).jpg Regina Carter pursues ancestral strains

With her new album, “Southern Comfort,” the jazz violinist continues to dig deep into her family’s musical roots.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/SciMusMN_Maya_MasterBuilderSilouette04HRES.jpg Exploring Maya mysteries at Museum of Science

“Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” will invite visitors inside this ancient, enigmatic culture.

classical music

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/BE040698.jpg Korngold’s ‘Tote Stadt,’ one century later

In Jordan Hall, Odyssey Opera will perform the Boston premiere of Erich Korngold’s early opera “Die Tote Stadt.”


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/greenhouse_07FallTheater_arts.jpg Playwright’s own reconsidered life led to ‘Hanna(h)’

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre opens its season with Deirdre Girard’s “Reconsidering Hanna(h).”

hyesu lee

Fall movies aim high

In this season’s films, directors and actors have stories to tell and something to prove.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/phantomopera1925.jpeg Festivals, series, and more for local film fans

Boston’s longest-running film festivals open and close the fall season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/FZ-30189_R.jpg Fall DVD and Blu-ray discs bring a world of viewing options

DVD releases for fall 2014 include “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Chef,” and “Godzilla.”

fall tv preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/10/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/NUP_163393_0197-001.jpg Romantic comedies sweeten fall’s TV lineup

The TV romantic comedy is back with us after having given way to the domination of the ensemble sitcom for many years.

fall tv preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/10/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/JAV101A_0340ra.jpg Four key people to watch this fall

Maybe you can’t place their names right now, but here are four talents whose stars are ascending.

fall tv preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Mindy_ep302_sc2_0249_hires2.jpg Returning shows offer some treats

Forget about the new shows for a moment, in order to prepare yourself for returning oldies. Here is a selection of favorites.