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Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:10:14 GMT

Jerry Lewis wrote, produced and directed many of his own films.Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin’s comedy partner but went on to a major solo career with films like “The Bellboy” and “The Nutty Professor.”

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An Appraisal: For Jerry Lewis, Few Statuettes but Lots of Influence

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:21:01 GMT

Jerry Lewis at home in Las Vegas last year. Many comedians have cited him as an influence.The comic and filmmaker, who died Sunday, may not have collected many showbiz laurels, but his work shaped the comedians who came along after him.

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Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 6 Recap: Seeing Is Believing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:34:24 GMT

Kit Harington in “Game of Thrones.”Sunday’s thrilling episode was largely about the various players learning the scale of their adversaries.

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Critic's Notebook: We Need to Move, Not Destroy, Confederate Monuments

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:35:50 GMT

A statue of the Southern Civil War general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., was the focus of clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters.The art historian in a critic wants to preserve Confederate images in museums, not trash them. At a crime scene, you don’t destroy evidence.

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Topple a Confederate Statue? This Broadway Musical Already Did.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:27:50 GMT

Anika Noni Rose (center right) as Emmie Thibodeaux and Tonya Pinkins (right) as her mother, Caroline, in the Broadway musical “Caroline, or Change” in 2004. The show also featured Veanne Cox (left) and Larry Keith (center left).Tony Kushner’s “Caroline, or Change,” from 2004, used the toppling to shed light on a key character’s frustrations. The subplot resonates powerfully today.

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James Murphy Wants to Justify LCD Soundsystem’s Existence (Again)

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:48:14 GMT

James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem is returning with a new album, “American Dream,” six years after it played a grand breakup show at Madison Square Garden.Six years after a dramatic farewell, the New York hipster rock star is back with a new album and an explanation.

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A Word With: Leslie Jones of ‘S.N.L.’: ‘I Just Like to Bring the Funny’

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:42:12 GMT

Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live” is an Emmy nominee for best supporting actress in a comedy series.Ms. Jones does not play any recurring political characters on “Saturday Night Live.” That didn’t stop her from receiving an Emmy nomination.

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10 Great Jerry Lewis Movies to Stream

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:48:04 GMT

Jerry Lewis in “Cinderfella.”This group of films demonstrates the breadth of Lewis’s talent as an actor, comedian and director.

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

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:07:01 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, Mr. Gregory was a national sensation in the early 1960s.

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Denzel Washington to Star in ‘Iceman Cometh’ on Broadway

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:23:52 GMT

Denzel Washington is to return to Broadway in the spring.The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor will play the lead role in a production of the Eugene O’Neill drama, directed by George C. Wolfe.

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Another Variation on the Selfie: Get Ready for the Elfie

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:02:02 GMT

Holly Black shows off her surgically pointed ears.Pointed ears are not just for Spock anymore. The popularity of “Lord of the Rings” has given rise to latex prosthetics and even surgical modification.

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What’s on TV Monday: The Great American Eclipse and ‘The Good Karma Hospital’

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:00:14 GMT

Images of the sun taken by NASA satellites from “Eclipse Over America,” on “Nova.”Today is all about the eclipse, and there’s a viewing option for almost anyone. Elsewhere, Acorn TV heads to India with an escapist medical melodrama.

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Twin Peaks: ‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3, Episode 15: The Body Electric

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:47:15 GMT

Everett McGill and Peggy Lipton in “Twin Peaks: The Return.”For viewers who’ve been following these characters since 1990, this week’s episode features moments that are both satisfying and deeply sad.

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Q. and A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Patricia Williams Goes From Crime to Comedy

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:18:57 GMT

In her new memoir, “Rabbit,” the standup comedian tells how she overcame a young life of poverty and drug dealing to become a performer.

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Review: In ‘Good Karma Hospital,’ Some Familiar TV Templates

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:08:34 GMT

Amrita Acharia plays a doctor in “The Good Karma Hospital,” beginning Monday on AcornTV.In a new series on AcornTV about a doctor who leaves her life behind and moves to India, “Grey’s Anatomy” meets “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

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Photographer Donates Thoreau-Inspired Artwork to the Morgan

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:19:10 GMT

Abelardo Morell’s “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order.”Abelardo Morell’s “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order” will go on view on Tuesday.

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‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Is No. 1, as ‘Logan Lucky’ Disappoints

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:37:39 GMT

Steven Soderbergh on the set of “Logan Lucky,” which had weak ticket sales over the weekend.With “Logan Lucky,” Steven Soderbergh set out to prove that studios are too stuck in their marketing ways. His experiment fizzled, but he vowed to try again.

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Jerry Lewis | 1926-2017

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:08:41 GMT

Mr. Lewis was a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century.

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Judge Denies Request to Drop Roman Polanski’s Sexual Abuse Case

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:37:05 GMT

Roman Polanski in 2015.The judge denied requests from both Mr. Polanski and Samantha Geimer to drop the decades-old case.

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Critic's Notebook: Encouraging Signs of Freshness at the Mostly Mozart Festival

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:24:46 GMT

Louis Langrée conducting the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, with the soloist Kirill Gerstein at the piano.Innovations that have enlivened offshoot programs at the Mostly Mozart festival in recent years infused some of the festival orchestra’s concerts.

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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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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

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:40:00 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 08:12:44 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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:20:13 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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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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