Fall Arts: Get Up And Go

It’s all back.  The college kids, the traffic, the Sox playoff run, the Patriots renewed quest for perfection, and .. best of all from my humble perspective .. a thriving Boston arts scene.  Sure there’ve been summer concerts, and movie blockbusters to bide our time, but it isn’t ’til sweet September that it all starts cookin’ again.  So let me throw a few ideas at you to help slip you back into the autumn groove.

“A Chorus Line” returns to Boston after a long absence, and what a great time for this musical theatre legend to return.  Much as been made about the final bow of “Rent” this past weekend, and though that show is rightly praised for its candor, energy, and innovation … there ain’t no “Rent” unless “A Chorus Line” paves the way first.  “Rent” may have brought a new generation to Broadway, but “A Chorus Line” saved Broadway.  The national touring company that will play Boston’s Opera House from September 11 to October 5 has ties that go straight back to the show’s creator, Michael Bennett.  This  show may be more than three decades old, but it’s as relevant as the day it opened.  See it for the first time, or the 20th … just see it.

http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/BOSTON

The 24th annual Boston Film Festival also arrives this week (September 12-17) … it starts with a bang on Friday with the premiere of the Ed Harris directed “Appaloosa.”  It’s based on a novel by the Bay State’s own Robert B. Parker (perhaps you’ve heard of his Spenser novels … if you haven’t, oh never mind) … anyway, big Bob is scheduled to make an appearance too.  Check the festival’s web site for schedule and times.

http://www.bostonfilmfestival.org/

Not bad, huh?  Okay one more.

Metallica is releasing a new CD this week, it’s call “Death Magnetic” … how RAWKIN’ is that.  Yeah, yeah they’re all millionaires now, and maybe the raw desperation and anger of their earlier days is a little forced … but let me tell you something, when these guys hit their marks … there’s nobody better.  Too old to thrash?  Never.

http://www.metallica.com/

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