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Hard Truths or Easy Targets? Confronting the Summer of Trump Onstage

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:38:36 GMT

Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.

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In a Body-Positive Moment, Why Does Hollywood Remain Out of Step?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:21:22 GMT

Danielle Macdonald, the star of “Patti Cake$.” She said there had been stares during auditions for other movies. “At first you want to slap them,” she added. “But I got used to it pretty quickly.”Melissa McCarthy has broken through in Hollywood, but her success is viewed by studios as an anomaly. Danielle Macdonald hopes to flip the script.

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How Jinder Mahal, an Indian WWE Star, Is Turning Up the Heat

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:02:12 GMT

Jinder Mahal, the World Wrestling Entertainment champion, has made cultural confrontation the focus of his persona.Yuvraj Singh Dhesi, better known as Jinder Mahal, is helping the WWE attract fans from its next big target: India.

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Trump Aside, Artists and Preservationists Debate the Rush to Topple Statues

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:51:19 GMT

City University of New York public safety officers monitoring a bust of Robert E. Lee on the Bronx Community College campus.As cities and states remove Confederate monuments, leaders in the art world urge more dialogue and deliberation.

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It’s the Golden Age of TV. And Writers Are Reaping the Rewards and Paying the Toll.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:26:29 GMT

The television writer Jessica Queller in her office in Burbank, Calif.Three writers discuss what it’s like to work in the era of “Peak TV.”

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WilldaBeast, and Other Forces to Be Reckoned With

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:30:17 GMT

Dancers at BuildaBEAST Experience, a dance convention in Pomona, Calif., founded by the hip-hop choreographer and entrepreneur Will Adams, a.k.a. WilldaBeast.The hip-hop choreographer Will Adams — WilldaBeast — is a standout among those who have honed their careers through social media.

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Columbus, Ind., Renews Its Big Design Legacy

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:44:55 GMT

“Another Circle” by Aranda\Lasch of New York and Tucson was created for the show “Exhibit Columbus” from chunks of Indiana limestone. The selected projects play off the history of the Midwestern city’s modern, postmodern and contemporary architecture.Let’s put on a show: The “Athens on the prairie” steps into the future with “Exhibit Columbus.”

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America’s Quintessential Maverick Composer, at 100

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:19 GMT

Lou Harrison, the American composer, in 1973.Lou Harrison, who died in 2003, is celebrated for his iconoclasm. But, our critic writes, he should also be recognized as a modern musical master.

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Is the Next Great New York Crime Movie Set in Flushing?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:25 GMT

Benny Safdie, left, and Robert Pattinson as hoods on the run from the police.For seedy locations that are the hallmark of gritty urban dramas, the Safdie brothers looked to less obvious sites in the five boroughs (and Long Island).

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What’s on TV Sunday: The Return of ‘Episodes’ and ‘Endeavour’

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:00:15 GMT

Matt LeBlanc, left, and John Pankow in “Episodes.”Matt LeBlanc returns after two years to play a fictionalized version of himself. And Masterpiece is back with more mysteries to be solved by Endeavour Morse.

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Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:06:39 GMT

Dick Gregory in 2016. He believed that within a well-delivered joke lies power.A black satirist who gave white audiences a deeper feel for the nation’s shameful racial history.

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Studio Visit | Cai Guo-Qiang

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:34:22 GMT

A day with the artist at his Frank Gehry-designed country compound.

Stuart J. Thompson, Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Dies at 62

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:11:28 GMT

Stuart J. Thompson, a prolific Broadway producer and general manager whose productions won six Tony Awards, died on Thursday. “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.Mr. Thompson, whose productions were nominated for 20 Tony Awards and won six, helped mount hits like “The Book of Mormon.” “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.

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In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:12:43 GMT

Farhad Nouri, second from right, who is nicknamed Little Picasso, with his family in a refugee center in Krnjaca, Serbia.Farhad Nouri, 10, originally from Afghanistan, has won acclaim for his artwork, but he spends his days dreaming of asylum for him and his family.

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When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:33:57 GMT

Wang Qiuhang in Beijing in 1966. A new book of Mr. Wang’s photography is called “Cultural Revolution Selfies.”“Cultural Revolution Selfies,” a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.

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Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:34:40 GMT

President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, on the grounds of the White House last month. They will not participate in this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.The White House said the president and first lady would not participate this year, “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:00:33 GMT

Salma Hayek in “Beatriz at Dinner.”Salma Hayek stars as a holistic healer riled up by a boorish billionaire. And Amy Adams plays a gallery owner uncertain of where real life ends and art begins.

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A Baseball Manager Retires Again, Knowing It Rarely Sticks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:24:05 GMT

J.D. Droddy before he stepped down as manager of the Salina Stockade in Kansas earlier this month. At 73, he is looking for a new career again.J.D. Droddy has been an Air Force officer, a lawyer, an educator, a playwright, a theatrical producer, a composer and a baseball boss. At 73, he’s looking for something new.

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Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:06:27 GMT

Dolly Parton presenting Jo Walker-Meador with the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence for broadening country music’s influence in 1991, as other country stars look on.Mrs. Walker-Meador was the first employee of the Country Music Association and its longtime executive director.

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Bruce Forsyth, 89, Cheeky Fixture of British TV, Is Dead

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:59:34 GMT

Bruce Forsyth performing in 2013.Known for his toothy smile and crowd-pleasing charm, Mr. Forsyth was recognized by Guinness World Records as the male entertainer with the longest TV career.

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That Decisive Moment: Bleak, Gentle and Sweet: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:25:01 GMT

The tenor Ian Bostridge in “The Dark Mirror: Hans Zender’s Winterreise,” at Lincoln Center.A work by the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price, and a performance by Vikingur Olafsson were among the highlights.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Bieber Pleads on the Dance Floor and 9 More New Songs

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:19:15 GMT

Justin Bieber's latest song is a collaboration with BloodPop®.Hear the week's 10 most important new songs by Miley Cyrus, Julien Baker, Radiator Hospital and more.

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What I Love: A Tudor Castle for Nelson DeMille

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:04:28 GMT

The best-selling author Nelson DeMille wanted a house that was appropriately large and Tudor-style — just not too Tudor.

Popcast: Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:27:49 GMT

Kesha’s new album, “Rainbow,” is her first record made without creative input from Dr. Luke.On “Rainbow,” Kesha steps away from her old persona but keeps her former spark. In court, Taylor Swift speaks with no filter. A panel discussion, on Popcast.

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10 Things to Do in NYC Now

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:00:42 GMT

Pierre Guilbault and Cori Kresge (above, with faces obscured by mirrors) will perform “Fun Young God” at Rockaway Beach on Saturday.It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.

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Solid-Gold Toilet to Be Removed From Guggenheim in September

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:32:58 GMT

Maurizio Cattelan’s “America” has been at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for about a year.It’s unclear where the artist Maurizio Cattelan’s fully functional, 18-karat interactive sculpture, titled “America,” will move to next.

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How To | Make a Gunpowder Painting

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:24:30 GMT

From sketch to explosion, a close look at the artist Cai Guo-Qiang's process.

Review: Live Naked Boys, and a Modern Marriage, in ‘Afterglow’

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:57:30 GMT

Brandon Haagenson and Patrick Reilly in “Afterglow.” The play revels in nudity.A younger lover threatens a marriage in S. Asher Gelman’s new play. The twist: Both husbands are in on the affair.

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A Word With: Dolly Parton on Her TV Movie’s Emmy Nomination and Playing the ‘Town Tramp’

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:22:28 GMT

Dolly Parton was an executive producer for “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” which received an Emmy nomination for best TV movie.NBC’s “Christmas of Many Colors” was nominated alongside TV movies about Bernie Madoff and Sherlock Holmes.

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Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:21:37 GMT

Taking a photo during a solar eclipse in Indonesia in March 2016.Tempted to grab that once-in-a-lifetime eclipse snapshot? Feel free: Taking pictures helps people engage with and remember experiences more deeply, according to new research.

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A Pianist With Modern Flair Takes Over the Salzburg Festival

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:59:46 GMT

The pianist Markus Hinterhäuser in Salzburg. As the new artistic director of the Salzburg Festival, he programmed the event this year to establish his vision.Markus Hinterhäuser trades his piano bench for an impresario’s chair at one of classical music’s grandest, and most important, festivals.

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A Word With: Is It Fact or Fiction? Only Matt LeBlanc Knows

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:00:13 GMT

Matt LeBlancThis “Friends” actor talks about playing a character named Matt LeBlanc on the series “Episodes,” fast cars and turning 50.

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16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:28:31 GMT

Chuck Close at his home in Long Beach last year.Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.

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Ready for the Solar Eclipse? ‘Nova’ on PBS Has You Covered

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:27 GMT

An image from “Eclipse Over America” on PBS.On Aug. 21, when a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse crossed the United States, PBS will provide a companion show.

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Late-Night Summer Offerings Include ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Crash’

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:27 GMT

Drew Barrymore in “Firestarter.”Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn and the IFC Center in Greenwich Village are offering films into the wee hours.

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A New Hologram of Serena Williams at Martos Gallery

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:27 GMT

JPW3’s “Serena Hologram, 2015.”The artist J.P.W.3’s exhibition also includes a wall of ribbons and a pro shop that sells custom-designed tennis gear, featuring Ms. Williams.

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Maira Kalman and ‘The Principles of Uncertainty’ Head to Jacob’s Pillow

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:27 GMT

The choreographer John Heginbotham and the artist Maira Kalman collaborated on “The Principles of Uncertainty.”The visual artist and her friend, the choreographer John Heginbotham, have collaborated on an absurd travelogue incorporating dancers and complex sets.

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Azealia Banks Eyes a Comeback and a Homecoming

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:26 GMT

Azealia BanksThe Harlem rapper, scheduled to perform in Manhattan on Wednesday, is back outside of the system.

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Tracy Morgan’s Post-Crash Comedy Comes to Caroline’s

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:01 GMT

Tracy Morgan performing in 2016 in New York.On the wings of his Netflix comedy special, “Staying Alive,” Mr. Morgan closes a stint at the comedy club with more of his near-death experience quipping.

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The Locrian Chamber Players Put ‘New Music’ on the Manhattan Map

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:01 GMT

A coming installment of the group’s series at Riverside Church features the harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, and works by John Luther Adams and Adrienne Albert.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:58:44 GMT

A scene from “Release the Hounds.”Trashy reality, stand-up comedy and a short-run drama series.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Says Trump Tower Is Now Its Own Monument to Racism

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:10:02 GMT

Jimmy Kimmel said, “If we’re going to start taking down every monument that pays tribute to racists, we should probably take down every building with the name Trump on it.”Late-night TV hosts were already flatly calling President Trump a racist. Then he tweeted to mourn the loss of “beautiful” Confederate statues.

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How to Sell a Frank Lloyd Wright House

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:38 GMT

The living area at Tirranna has one of Wright’s trademark hearths with hanging kettle.A house by Frank Lloyd Wright is instantly recognizable, but what does it take to market, sell or even live in something designed by him.

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Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:07:14 GMT

Zhang Yuge, a Beijing high school student, played the lead role in the film “Escape,” about a teenage boy who increasingly feels his rightful gender identity is female.The high school students made “Escape,’’ a film about a transgender teenager’s journey to self-acceptance, to raise awareness about the struggles of transgender people.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Marvel’s the Defenders’ and White Supremacists

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:23 GMT

From left, Krysten Ritter, Finn Jones, Charlie Cox and Mike Colter in “Marvel’s The Defenders.”Netflix brings some familiar superheroes together for a singular purpose in its latest Marvel series. And two news programs investigate white supremacists in the United States.

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At Home With...: Mary Stuart Masterson, Actress and Beekeeper

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:05:02 GMT

The actress, director and producer Mary Stuart Masterson collects beets from her garden.Thirty years after starring in the John Hughes movie “Some Kind of Wonderful,” she’s starting a production studio in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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Events for Children in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:23:05 GMT

Fabergé eggs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A “Griffins, Goblets and Gold” tour of the museum introduces fans to objects that evoke the Harry Potter books; see listing below.Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:10:10 GMT

“Mobius,” an acrylic sculpture by Marta Chilindron, is featured in the “Uptown” exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery. The showcase, the first in the Wallach’s new home, will close on Sunday; see listing below.Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:56:19 GMT

Song Kang-ho, left, and Kim Sang-kyung as detectives in a police procedural by the South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho. IFC Center will begin showing the movie, “Memories of Murder,” on Friday; see listing below.Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Dance in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:17:11 GMT

Pierre Guilbault and Cori Kresge (above, with faces obscured by mirrors) will perform “Fun Young God” at Rockaway Beach on Saturday.Our guide to dance performances.

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Comedy in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:08:56 GMT

T. J. Miller is among the comics to be featured in the weeklong Brooklyn Comedy Festival.Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows.

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Classical Music in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:03:59 GMT

Joined by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the pianist Paul Lewis will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on Sunday in Lenox, Mass.; see listing below.Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:52:14 GMT

The R&B star Mary J. Blige (above, last month in Zurich) will play the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night; see listing below.Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.

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Paul Oliver, Pre-eminent Authority on the Blues, Dies at 90

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:38:43 GMT

Paul Oliver interviewing the blues artist Lightnin’ Hopkins in Houston in 1960.The author of “The Story of the Blues” and other books, he was a respected British architectural historian better known for his sideline as a student of black music.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:07:14 GMT

D’Angelo Lovell Williams’s “Structural Dishonesty,” on view at Higher Pictures.D’Angelo Lovell Williams has an impressive debut at Higher Pictures and Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculptures come to the New Museum.

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Show Us Your Wall: A Touch of Rome in Brooklyn Heights

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:06:50 GMT

The architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi in their Brooklyn apartment. On the wall, clockwise from top left, are a print by Tara Donovan, a photograph by Thomas Roma, a topographic map of Rome and a photograph by Geoffrey James.The architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi display maps, photographs and an Italian flavor on their apartment walls.

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Art Review: Maira Kalman’s Irreverent Pictures for the Grammar Bible

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:40:24 GMT

Maira Kalman’s illustration in “The Elements of Style” illuminates a section on restrictive clauses: “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”The first New York showing of all 57 illustrations that Maira Kalman dared to make for “The Elements of Style,” the primer on writing well.

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Hollywood on Tape

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:59:56 GMT

Meryl Streep at the Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., in February.Many celebrities are in on the audiobook business. Here, readings from more than 20 of them.

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Profile: Why George Guidall Is the Undisputed King of Audiobooks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:16:31 GMT

George Guidall, who has been the voice of more than 1,300 audiobooks, in the recording studio.His rich baritone has been called the voice of choice for more than 1,300 pieces of literature, including “Crime and Punishment,” “The Corrections” and plenty of Stephen King.

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What’s New in NYC Theater

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:53:14 GMT

From left, Michael Rispoli, Alyssa Bresnahan and Lilli Kay in “Napoli, Brooklyn,” closing this month. See listing below.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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