Our guides to 2022 fall arts in Chicago, and on screen: The best bets for music, movies, musicals and more

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In Chicago, autumn marks the beginning of the cultural year. In the next few weeks, we have opening nights at the Lyric and the symphony and subscription seasons launching at Chicago’s theaters and dance companies.

Not to mention, there’s a whole new season of movies and TV. From the writers, columnists and critics of A+E, here are all of the Tribune’s fall 2022 guides for arts and entertainment. From our picks, what are yours?

Fall TV preview: 15 shows to keep an eye on, including a surprising number of legal dramas

Tribune critic Nina Metz gives us a look at what’s on tap for the fall TV season, including a surprising number of legal dramas like the returning show “The Good Fight,” new show “Reasonable Doubt” and Canadian production “Family Law.”

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Fall movie preview: Back to Wakanda, to Spielberg’s childhood — and to the awards-season hopefuls

There is plenty of promise in this fall’s lineup of new movie releases, writes Tribune critic Michael Phillips. He highlights 15 films to consider, including Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” David O. Russell’s “Amsterdam” and the Julia Roberts/George Clooney rom-com “Ticket to Paradise.”

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Theater for fall 2022: Our top 10 includes ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘The Notebook’

While the number of theater shows in Chicago hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic levels, Tribune critic Chris Jones writes that there are still some appealing offerings of all stripes coming this fall. He’s selected 10 shows that have particular promise, all with Chicago origins and involving Chicago artists.

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Comedy for fall 2022: In our top 10, Maria Bamford back at the Den and Chris Rock live in the Loop

Editor Doug George takes on the hefty task of picking just 10 comedy shows for fall. His selections focus on stand-up, so don’t expect to see legendary Chicago improv and sketch spots on this list.

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Jazz for fall 2022: Fests, experimental work and a composer’s most ambitious work so far — if he does say so himself

As we approach the most bustling fall season for jazz since 2019, writer Hannah Edgar selects some standout events, including lots of festivals and a celebration of jazz icon Louis Armstrong.

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Live music around Chicago for fall 2022: Our Top 15 from a packed calendar of rock, pop and hip hop

Writer Bob Gendron notes that this fall, Chicago will see one of the most remarkable stretches of live shows in recent memory. Shows include performances by legends, contemporaries and newcomers at venues large and small.

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