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Review: Star Singers Lift a Muddled ‘Norma’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:08:06 GMT

Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of Bellini’s “Norma” at the Metropolitan Opera.The greatness of a Bellini classic shines through a dimly lit new production.

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A Terrorized British City Turns to an All-American Play for Healing

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:51:55 GMT

Norah Lopez Holden is Emily and Youssef Kerkour the stage manager in the Royal Exchange Theater production of “Our Town.”In the wake of a concert bombing, the Royal Exchange Theater in Manchester added “Our Town” to its fall schedule.

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Guggenheim, Bowing to Animal-Rights Activists, Pulls Works From Show

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:18:01 GMT

Huang Yong Ping’s “Theater of the World,” which features live insects and reptiles.The museum made the decision after it had come under unrelenting pressure from critics over three works that involve animals.

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The Studio Museum Has a Vision for Its Home. And a Power Player at the Helm.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:41:44 GMT

Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, which is expanding out of its cramped space into its first built home. Other institutions look to Ms. Golden’s stewardship for lessons in how to build a racially diverse audience, staff and board.Thelma Golden, the museum’s formidable steward, is focused on a big building project and many initiatives at an important time for the institution.

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‘Pretty Woman’ as a Broadway Musical? Get Ready

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:25:00 GMT

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the 1990 film “Pretty Woman.”With Samantha Barks in the role that made Julia Roberts famous, the stage musical aims to open in New York next fall.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Sticks Up for N.F.L. Players in War of Words with Trump

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:43:20 GMT

Looking at President Trump’s response to the recent protests by N.F.L. players, Trevor Noah said: “I don’t know if Trump is racist, but I do know he definitely prefers white people to black people. I can say that with confidence.”Mr. Noah responded with frustration after President Trump condemned players who protest during the national anthem.

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Review: In ‘Mary Jane,’ a Young Mother Faces Her Worst Fears

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:00:23 GMT

Liza Colón-Zayas, left, and Carrie Coon in “Mary Jane,” in which a child’s illness raises existential questions. The play, by Amy Herzog, is at New York Theater Workshop.A child’s illness raises existential questions in Amy Herzog’s heartbreaking new play, starring Carrie Coon, at New York Theater Workshop.

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In a Lost Essay, a Glimpse of an Elusive Poet and Slave

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:27:01 GMT

A scrapbook at the New York Public Library containing a recently discovered essay by the poet George Moses Horton.A previously unknown manuscript by George Moses Horton, a poet and slave, opens a window onto eerily familiar debates about race, power and free speech on campus.

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Review: A ‘Law and Order’ Where ‘Whodunit’ Meets ‘Who Cares’

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:41:26 GMT

Miles Gaston Villanueva, left, and Gus Halper as Lyle and as Eric Menendez in “Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”The NBC crime franchise extends its brand to true crime, but there’s not enough life in “The Menendez Murders.”

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Review: In ‘I Am Another You,’ Eating From a Garbage Can for Her Art

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:25:06 GMT

Dylan, a homeless man in Florida, is followed by a documentary filmmaker in “I Am Another You.”Nanfu Wang’s documentary asks if homelessness can be a form of freedom.

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Show Us Your Wall: After the Chase, the Long Goodbye

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:00:13 GMT

Ellen Stern in her living room, with an untitled work by the Surrealist artist Roland Penrose, above left. The shelf holds three Joseph Cornell boxes; above them is “To Better the Guarded” by the British-Ghanian painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and, at right, “Vespers” by Ms. Yiadom-Boakye.“It’s a very emotional feeling, it’s a very intense feeling,” Ellen Stern said about preparing to part with works she collected with her husband.

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Coltrane by De Keersmaeker, Freewheeling but Structure Intact

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:35:12 GMT

José Paulo dos Santos, left, and Thomas Vantuycom in “A Love Supreme.”Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker became intrigued by a new improvisatory way of working. One outcome: “A Love Supreme.”

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Young Vic Theater Names New Artistic Director

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:05:12 GMT

Kwame Kwei-Armah, who willwill leave his post at Center Stage in Baltimore to be artistic director of the Young Vic in June 2018.Kwame Kwei-Armah will leave his post at Center Stage in Baltimore to take up the position at the theater in London.

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Coming Soon to AMC Theaters: Virtual Reality Experiences

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:00:24 GMT

Dreamscape Immersive uses more than a dozen cameras and sensors to transport people into various settings.The theater chain has invested $20 million in the start-up Dreamscape Immersive and will open six locations offering V.R. experiences in the next 18 months.

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Yahoo Co-Founder Gives $25 Million to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:00:23 GMT

A rendering of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, with the addition of the Akiko Yamazaki & Jerry Yang Pavilion that would feature an 8,500-square-foot exhibition space.Jerry Yang’s gift, made with his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, is the largest in the history of the museum.

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Exhibition Highlights Diversity of Turner Prize Shortlist

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:28:50 GMT

Paintings by Hurvin Anderson at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, England, as part of the exhibition of the 2017 Turner Prize.Works from the four nominees for the British contemporary art award can be seen at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.

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Review: In ‘Clive Davis,’ the Evolution of a Music Mogul

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:00:24 GMT

Aretha Franklin with Clive Davis at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 17, 1981, in “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” a documentary directed by Chris Perkel.The documentary “The Soundtrack of Our Lives” is a valedictory for Mr. Davis, the record executive whose radio acumen is industry legend.

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Houston Convention Center Shelters One More Harvey Survivor: An Opera Company

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:01 GMT

The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, which sheltered hundreds of Texans during Hurricane Harvey, will be a temporary home for the Houston Grand Opera this season.Driven from its home by Hurricane Harvey, Houston Grand Opera will use the city’s George R. Brown Convention Center to stage “La Traviata” and “Julius Caesar.”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Law & Order True Crime’ and ‘Difficult People’

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:00:28 GMT

Miles Gaston Villanueva, left, and Gus Halper in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”“Law & Order” spins off a new true crime series about the Menendez murders. And Julie and Billy part ways in the Season 3 finale of “Difficult People.”

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Review: Beckett’s Absurdist House of Horrors, in Hell’s Kitchen

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:00:23 GMT

From left, Michèle Forbes, Joan Davis and Bríd Ní Neachtain perform Samuel Beckett’s “Come and Go.”“Beckett in the City: The Women Speak” powerfully articulates a theme of powerlessness in four short plays staged at a secret location near the Irish Arts Center.

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David Shepherd, Who Both Painted and Preserved Wildlife, Dies at 86

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:32:34 GMT

Mr. Shepherd in November 1970 with one of his elephant paintings, on loan from a London gallery and displayed at a New York sporting goods store.Mr. Shepherd, enraged by poaching and other abuses he witnessed while painting wild animals, formed his own conservation foundation.

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Street Style: Milan

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:33:44 GMT

As Milan Fashion Week winds down, we take a look at what the stylish set photographer Acielle Tanbetova saw between shows.

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Review: A Flock of Shylocks Transforms ‘Merchant of Venice’

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:35:12 GMT

Steven Skybell, center, is one of five actors playing Shylock in Karin Coonrod’s production of “The Merchant of Venice.”Karin Coonrod’s inventive production of Shakespeare’s notorious comedy has five actors playing the moneylender. It sounds gimmicky but it works.

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Books of The Times: Stephen King and Son Team Up for a Novel About Women Whose Sleep Should Not Be Disturbed

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:16:31 GMT

In “Sleeping Beauties,” by Stephen King and his son Owen, women who fall asleep don’t wake up, and grow tendrils that are best left alone.

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Review: Faustin Linyekula’s Twin Peaks of Mourning and Joy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:40:23 GMT

Faustin Linyekula and fellow dancers performing “In Search of Dinozord” at the Skirball Center.Displacement and obscured histories, but also joyful fluidity: Two projects by the Congolese choreographer.

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Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Makes Its Move to No. 1

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:28:23 GMT

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" has climbed to the top of the Hot 100 chart.The rapper’s song displaced Taylor Swift from the top of the Hot 100 while Foo Fighters’ “Concrete and Gold” debuted at No. 1 on the album chart.

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Actor Tobias Menzies on the ‘Outlander’ Death We All Knew Was Coming

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:06:52 GMT

Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies in “Outlander.”Just because we knew it had to happen, didn’t mean it felt good.

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Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million to Puerto Rico Relief Effort

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:42:58 GMT

Jennifer Lopez, at a news conference on Sunday, announcing hurricane-relief efforts for Puerto Rico.The singer, who is of Puerto Rican descent, is leading a New York-state-wide donation drive in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Ball Gowns, Lace Ruffs and Fairy Wings: Theater History for Sale

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:21:52 GMT

The Royal Shakespeare Company sale in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on Saturday.The Royal Shakespeare Company sold a third of its costumes to finance the renovation of its workshop and specialist apprenticeships.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 1, Episode 1: Engaging the Klingon

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:26:59 GMT

Chris Obi as T’Kuvma in “Star Trek: Discovery”.The first episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” was promising and worrisome at the same time, with great performances to boot.

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Pharrell Williams ‘Takes a Knee’ as Artists Join Anthem Protest

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:52:57 GMT

Pharrell Williams in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday.Mr. Williams knelt during a concert in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday to show solidarity with N.F.L. players. Stevie Wonder, Eddie Vedder and others have joined in.

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Touching on History, a Chinese Film May Have Been Burned by It

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:10:35 GMT

Feng Xiaogang after winning the best director award for “I Am Not Madame Bovary” at the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, last year. The release of his new film, “Youth,” has been indefinitely postponed.The premiere of “Youth,” set against the Cultural Revolution, has been abruptly delayed, and some blame official jitters as a Communist Party congress approaches.

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Q&A: Clues to Prehistoric Cave Painters Remain Scant

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:01 GMT

Little is known about the cave paintings in France and Spain made tens of thousands of years ago.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Young Sheldon’ and ‘The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper’

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:54:05 GMT

From left, Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry in “Young Sheldon.”A nitpicky 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper navigates high school in a much-anticipated CBS comedy. And Jordan Klepper leaves “The Late Show” for his new satirical news program.

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The Deuce: ‘The Deuce’ Season 1, Episode 3: Making It and Faking It

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:00:00 GMT

Gary Carr in “The Deuce.”No one can stay mad at James Franco, least of all James Franco.

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Outlander: ‘Outlander’ Season 3, Episode 3: Green Ain’t Your Color

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:00:05 GMT

Sam Heughan, left, and David Berry in “Outlander.”The episode gives us one last round of Claire and Frank, as satisfying as it is painful.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Maria Sharapova on ‘Unstoppable’

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:00:12 GMT

“Unstoppable: My Life So Far” written by Maria Sharapova.The tennis star discusses why she wrote her new memoir, the struggles her father faced during her childhood and more.

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Charles Bradley, a Late-in-Life Soul Music Star, Dies at 68

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:41:05 GMT

Charles Bradley performing in 2012 at the “All Tomorrow’s People” festival in Manhattan.The singer, once a small-time James Brown impersonator called Black Velvet, was known for his beleaguered rasp and passionate live performances.

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Review: A Cast of 87 Sounds a Climate Change Alarm

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:32:36 GMT

From left, Karrington Riley Colón, Abigail Brown, Sean Harrington and Sara Schwartz in Pig Iron Theatre Company’s “A Period of Animate Existence,” about climate change and human complacency in the face of impending disaster.Bringing together wrestlers, a food cart, a cellist and a bandstand, Pig Iron Theater Company takes on catastrophe in “A Period of Animate Existence.”

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‘Lego Ninjago’ Fizzles, Leaving ‘Kingsman’ Sequel a Soft No. 1

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:10:02 GMT

“The Lego Ninjago Movie” was a distant third, raising questions about the viability of the Lego movie franchise.“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” collected $39 million in North America, a bit less than expected. “Ninjago” marked a new low for the Lego movie series.

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Activists Occupy Volksbühne Theater in Berlin as Conflict Widens

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:54:47 GMT

Activists draped a banner reading “Doch Kunst,” or “Art After All,” outside the Volksbühne theater in Berlin after they occupied the building.A left-wing group said its aim was to turn the Volksbühne into a collectively run theater. It has been a flash point since Chris Dercon was named its new director.

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Review: After Flood, Houston Ballet Returns With a Romantic Masterpiece

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:59:42 GMT

Passion and guns (and a mother-in-law): Connor Walsh and Karina Gonzalez in the Houston Ballet production of Kenneth MacMillan’s “Mayerling”Moved from its damaged theater, “Mayerling,” Kenneth MacMillan’s flawed, important 1978 work, receives its first North American production.

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Review: CBS’s ‘Me, Myself & I’ Doesn’t Know Itself Yet

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:30:59 GMT

Bobby Moynihan as mid-life Alex with Skylar Gray as his daughter, Abby.The new comedy, which stars Bobby Moynihan and John Larroquette as the same character at different ages, rings false.

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How a Gang of Droogs Get Fit (Ultrafit) Off Broadway

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:12:33 GMT

Jonno Davies, the star (and de facto personal trainer) of “A Clockwork Orange.”The physical training required for the theatrical version of “A Clockwork Orange” rivals that of professional athletes.

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Review: Philip Glass Comes, Finally, to the New York Philharmonic

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:58:42 GMT

Jaap van Zweden leading the New York Philharmonic at David Geffen Hall on Friday. Mr. van Zweden, the orchestra’s next music director, seized the occasion of opening the season to make a statement.Jaap van Zweden, the orchestra’s next music director, takes over next year. But he made a statement with a pairing of Mr. Glass and Mahler.

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Review: The Small Bang Theory of ‘Young Sheldon’

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:40:02 GMT

A portrait of the genius as a young boy: Iain Armitage stars in “Young Sheldon,” based on the “Big Bang Theory” character.This prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” tracks the “Muppet Babies” version of Jim Parsons’s character, Sheldon Cooper.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Ballers’

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:00:27 GMT

Michelle Yeoh, left, and Sonequa Martin-Green in “Star Trek: Discovery.”“Star Trek: Discovery” introduces new faces in a different era, but retains the same overarching themes. And Spencer and Joe land promising deals in the Season 3 finale of “Ballers.”

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:27 GMT

From left, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins and O’Shea Jackson Jr. in “Straight Outta Compton.”The hip-hop group N.W.A battles to make a name in “Straight Outta Compton.” And Season 13 of Grey’s Anatomy has its premiere on Hulu.

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Tumult After AIDS Fund-Raiser Supports Harvey Weinstein Production

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:00:27 GMT

Harvey Weinstein at a gala for the AIDS charity amfAR in 2014.A charity’s corporate governance is in question after it allowed proceeds from an auction to be used for a staging of “Finding Neverland.”

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Review: ‘KPOP’ Sings and Dances Its Way Through a Divided Culture

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:55:40 GMT

The fictional band Special K in the new Off Broadway musical “KPOP.”A new immersive musical set in a Korean hit factory moves to the beats of satire, soap opera and everything in between.

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Ritha Devi, Indian Classical Dancer and Teacher, Dies at 92

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:23:07 GMT

Ritha Devi in April 1972.Ms. Devi was a specialist in the Odissi form of dance, a once-neglected style that she helped popularize in America in the 1970s.

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Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright in an Unwelcoming Era, Dies at 87

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:09:39 GMT

Myrna Lamb, right, with the producer and writer Marnie Mueller while working on a 1974 production to commemorate the suffragette movement.Ms. Lamb’s works, staged at the Public Theater and elsewhere, often came under attack from male critics.

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The Real Story Behind Roald Dahl’s ‘Black Charlie’

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:32:57 GMT

Roald Dahl in 1971.The author’s early draft of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” featured a black protagonist who gets trapped inside a chocolate mold. Was it racial stereotyping, or something more complicated?

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Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:31:36 GMT

Marian Horosko in an undated photograph. She began writing about dance even while still performing, sometimes sending dispatches to publications from the road.After a performing career that included eight years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Horosko wrote books and championed the health and other needs of dancers.

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Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:12:11 GMT

A full-scale replica of the Sputnik satellite will be auctioned next week, and comes complete with a vintage East German radio receiver to hear its beeps.Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.

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That Decisive Moment: Rising Star: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:33:30 GMT

The tenor Ben Bliss as Tamino in a production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Opera Philadelphia’s O17 festival.Verdi, a young American composer and Bach on marimba were among the highlights.

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Johnny Sandlin, 72, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Is Dead

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:45:02 GMT

Johnny Sandlin at his studio in Decatur, Ala.A onetime band mate of Duane and Gregg Allman, Mr. Sandlin worked with their band and many other artists in a career that began at Capricorn Records.

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Bolshoi Sets ‘Nureyev’ Ballet for December Despite Director’s Arrest

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:23:18 GMT

From left, Makhar Vaziev, director of the Bolshoi Ballet, and Vladimir G. Urin, general director of the Bolshoi Theater at a news conference about the “Nureyev” ballet in July.A production based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev, who died in 1993 from AIDS-related illnesses, will go forward after being postponed in July.

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Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:59:29 GMT

Thomas Rhett is part of country music’s shift away from bros toward gentlemen.Nashville has been undergoing a gender crisis for most of the 2010s. Is the latest development — kinder men — a solution? A discussion, on Popcast.

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