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Trump Becomes a Late-Night Host on Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:00:25 GMT

Anthony Atamanuik, being transformed into Donald J. Trump for the new Comedy Central series “The President Show.”The new show, starring Anthony Atamanuik as Donald J. Trump, will test whether audiences will spend a half-hour with a satirical commander in chief.

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: A Newly Resonant Dystopia Comes to TV

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:28 GMT

The Hulu series, which stars Elisabeth Moss and is based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, arrives with an unexpected resonance in Trump’s America.

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Inside Prince’s Paisley Park Archives: 7,000 Artifacts Cataloged, Many More to Go

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:12:54 GMT

The seamstresses drew Prince into sketches of his potential outfits so he could visualize what he would look like in the clothes.A visit to the rock star’s compound-turned-museum, where a team is organizing all of his belongings as it prepares for the one-year anniversary of his death.

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‘The Fate of the Furious’ Stays at No. 1 as New Films Prove Forgettable

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:57:01 GMT

Katherine Heigl in “Unforgettable,” which cost $12 million to produce but only managed about $4.8 million in ticket sales.Five new movies arrived in wide release over the weekend, and not one managed more than $5.1 million in ticket sales.

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A New Parchment Declaration of Independence Surfaces. Head-Scratching Ensues.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:10:36 GMT

A parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence, believed to date from the 1780s and held in the West Sussex Record Office in England.Two Harvard scholars argue that an unknown parchment copy of the Declaration, seemingly made in the 1780s, offers clues to the debate over the Constitution.

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That Decisive Moment: Blind Listening: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:25:56 GMT

David Cossin performs Julia Wolfe’s ”Lick.”A “Marriage of Figaro” update, jewel-box Sondheim and vertiginous silences were among the highlights.

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Playlist: The Playlist: The War on Drugs and Lana Del Rey Deliver Two Kinds of Reveries

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:42:03 GMT

Lana Del Rey’s new song, “Lust for Life,” features the Weeknd.Prince, Perfume Genius, Juana Molina and more: hear the new tracks that caught our critics' attention this week.

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A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:43:05 GMT

Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, a master drummer from Ghana and professor of music at the University of North Texas.The master drummer Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, high priest of the Ewe cult and a teacher of Steve Reich, is sustaining his traditions in Texas.

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Trump Proposed a Wall. They Imagined How It Would Work.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:48:05 GMT

A giant robot piloted by President Trump leads an attack at the border in the animated short “M.A.M.O.N.”Animators, documentarians and other filmmakers have found inspiration in the idea of a physical barrier at the United States-Mexico border.

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‘Secret Life of Bees’ Part of Powerhouse’s Summer Season at Vassar

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:01:14 GMT

The playwright Lynn Nottage in the lobby at Studio 54, where her drama “Sweat” is playing.Lynn Nottage will write the book for a musical adaptation of “The Secret Life of Bees,” and Lisa Kron and Josh Radnor also have projects.

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‘Avatar’ Sequels Are Given Release Dates (Again)

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:55:32 GMT

Neytiri (voiced by Zoe Saldana) and Jake Sully (voiced by Sam Worthington) in the 2009 film “Avatar.”Four follow-ups to James Cameron’s sci-fi spectacle are scheduled, with the first to be released in December 2020.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘El Chapo’ and ‘Mary Kills People’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:00:17 GMT

Marco de la O in “El Chapo.”“El Chapo” chronicles three decades in the life of the elusive drug lord. And “Mary Kills People” brings some dark humor to a doctor’s end-of-life mission.

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Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie on ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 56

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:48:35 GMT

Erin Moran, standing, with her television family on “Happy Days,” from left, Marion Ross, Ron Howard and Tom Bosley.Ms. Moran’s biggest role was as the sweet but mischievous Joanie, who became a major character on the show and earned a spinoff, “Joanie Loves Chachi.”

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Table for Three: Misty Copeland and Sally Field on the Social Significance of Their Success

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:00:05 GMT

Sally Field and Misty Copeland discussed the social significance of their success over lunch at Charlie Bird in SoHo.The two women talk about overcoming barriers in their careers, fighting for better roles and how it is important for artists to be politically active.

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Forget Netflix and Chill. Try Pure Flix and Pray.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:47:05 GMT

Andrea Logan White and David A.R. White at the party following the premiere of “The Case for Christ.”A faith-based entertainment company is making a bid for the mainstream with movies like “The Case For Christ” and binge-able television and web series.

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What’s on TV Saturday: Oprah Winfrey in ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:00:31 GMT

Rose Byrne, left, and Oprah Winfrey in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”This best seller, about a woman whose cancer cells became the foundation for groundbreaking research, comes to the screen. And Patton Oswalt talks about his wife’s quest to catch a killer.

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Elizabeth Sargent, 96, Poet and Last Tenant Above Carnegie Hall, Dies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:35:26 GMT

Elizabeth Sargent outside her apartment above Carnegie Hall in 2010. When she moved in to the honeycomb of studios in 1964 she paid $188 a month in rent. In 2009 she paid $337 a month.When Ms. Sargent, whose work was known for its frank description of sexuality and its slant rhymes, moved in 2010, it marked the end of an artist enclave.

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Sandy Gallin, 76, Talent Manager Adored by Stars, Dies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:33:14 GMT

Sandy Gallin with Cher, whom he helped make a disco diva, in 1977.Among Mr. Gallin’s clients were Dolly Parton, Richard Pryor, Cher, Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers, and he became a role model for gays and lesbians in entertainment.

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Cuba Gooding Sr., Soul Singer, Dies at 72

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:30:23 GMT

Cuba Gooding Sr., left, and his son the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attending a premiere party at the Apollo Theater in 2007.Mr. Gooding, the father of the Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., rose to fame as the lead singer of the rhythm-and-blues group the Main Ingredient.

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Barkley L. Hendricks, Portraitist of a New Black Pride, Dies at 72

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:54:39 GMT

Barkley L. Hendricks in his home in New London, Conn., in 2007, with “Frog” (1976).Having seen virtually no black subjects among the portraits he admired in Europe, Mr. Hendricks painted friends, family and strangers who conveyed a culture of assertiveness.

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The Art of Barkley L. Hendricks

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:02:35 GMT

Mr. Hendricks was known for his portraits of friends, family and strangers who conveyed a growing culture of black assertiveness.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Painters Deserve Their Deduction

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:02 GMT

Does Citizens United have an unlikely silver lining for artists?

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Popcast: A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:04:18 GMT

Kendrick Lamar’s new album, “DAMN.,” is a return to the interior after his outward-looking album “To Pimp a Butterfly.”The two rappers recall an earlier time in the genre’s history, in terms of aesthetics and politics. How do they fit in today? A panel discussion, on Popcast.

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At Some Museums, the Art Is Now on the Outside

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:21:18 GMT

In October, during the Blink festival, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati will transform its facade into an art display with sound, video projection and LED technology.Institutions from Sydney to Cincinnati are hoping to draw more visitors by using outdoor projections, sometimes putting art on their buildings’ facades.

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Review: A Doug Elkins Program Is Charming, Trivial Dance Soup

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:01:45 GMT

From left, Carolyn Cryer, Elias Rosa and Donnell Oakley of Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., in the premiere of “O, round desire” at the Alexander Kasser Theater.Two world premieres and the revival of a Motown “Othello.” Our critic on Mr. Elkins’s appeal and drawbacks.

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With Cancer in the Past, Ryuichi Sakamoto Returns to His Calling

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:53:11 GMT

In 2014 Ryuichi Sakamoto discovered a cancerous lump in his neck. Next week he will release his first album in eight years, “async.”This Japanese musician and composer, who created the score for “The Revenant,” is releasing his 16th solo album and first in eight years, “async.”

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Review: Beethoven Gets a Sequel at the New York Philharmonic

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:52:20 GMT

The pianist Jonathan Biss accompanying the New York Philharmonic at David Geffen Hall.Timo Andres’s piano concerto “The Blind Banister,” performed by Jonathan Biss and conducted by Courtney Lewis, is inspired by a Beethoven cadenza.

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Magdalena Abakanowicz

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:50:26 GMT

Magdalena Abakanowicz once described her sculpture as “a search for organic mysteries.”

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Review: ‘Mary Kills People,’ but It’s for a Good Reason

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:55:23 GMT

Caroline Dhavernas plays a doctor who moonlights as a euthanasia specialist in “Mary Kills People.”Lifetime gives us something new: a darkly comic crime thriller about euthanasia.

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Theater to Commission 38 Modern Riffs on Shakespeare

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:38:56 GMT

The opening pages of Shakespeare’s First Folio. The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of companion pieces to his plays.The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.

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Critic's Notebook: At 30, Bang on a Can Still Seethes With Energy

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:21:00 GMT

From left, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, the founders of Bang on a Can, at Mr. Lang’s apartment in SoHo.The new-music collective appears at Zankel Hall and is preparing for its annual marathon, on May 6, at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Night Out: Bette Midler, Michael Kors and Lucas Hedges Celebrate After ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Opening

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:04:59 GMT

The actors Andrew Rannells, center, and Nikki M. James, right, were among the guests.New York’s celebrity elite feted Ms. Midler’s return to Broadway as Dolly Levi.

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Emma Rice, Shakespeare’s Globe Director, Offers Some Parting Shots

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:48:54 GMT

Visitors at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2014.Ms. Rice wrote that she loved the Globe, but that she has learned not “to allow myself to be excluded from the rooms where decisions are made.”

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Springtime Glitter

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:39:15 GMT

Parties were held recently for the Tribeca Film Festival, the Youth America Grand Prix and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sculptor of Brooding Forms, Dies at 86

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:04:29 GMT

“Abakan Red” (1969), a work in sisal and mixed media by Ms. Abakanowicz.The Polish artist’s works ranged from woven shrouds and tree trunks to mythic human figures that evoked the dark forces at work in the 20th century.

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10 Things to Do in NYC Now

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:00:57 GMT

“Red Reeds on Logs,” a 2017 installation by Dale Chihuly.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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Marcel Ophuls’s ‘Memory of Justice,’ No Longer Just a Memory

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:19:52 GMT

Marcel Ophuls, the director of “The Memory of Justice,” in 2014.The monumental documentary about war and guilt is making its television premiere on HBO2.

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Streaming: Acorn TV, Urban Movie Channel, Shudder: Exploring Fringe Caves Online

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:13:07 GMT

Patricia Hodge as Margaret Thatcher in “The Falklands Play.”There are so many services to stream films that it is easy to get lost. But digging is half the fun.

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Brussels Shines a Spotlight on the Value of Regional Art Fairs

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:14:18 GMT

“Red Garden,” an oil on canvas by the Hungarian artist Attila Szucs, shown at the Independent Brussels fair.Two events in Belgium stand out in the world’s overcrowded art scene, luring the country’s discerning collectors: Independent Brussels and Art Brussels

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A Word With: Thomas Middleditch of ‘Silicon Valley’ on Doing Verizon Ads and Flying His Own Plane

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:18 GMT

Thomas Middleditch of “Silicon Valley.”The actor, who returns to the role of Richard Hendricks in the HBO comedy’s fourth season, gets work done in the pilot’s seat.

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Damon Albarn of Gorillaz on How a Dark Fantasy Became Reality on ‘Humanz’

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:16 GMT

Damon Albarn of Gorillaz says he started writing the group’s new album, “Humanz,” while imagining a world where Donald J. Trump won the election.The music mastermind behind the virtual band explains how President Trump, Chicago house music and a vibrant cast fueled the group’s fifth album.

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‘The X-Files’ Will Return

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:43:57 GMT

David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully in “The X-Files.”Fox says 10 more episodes of the sci-fi classic will air during the 2017-18 TV season and that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will take part.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Has a Theory on Trump and That Aircraft Carrier

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:46:26 GMT

Trevor Noah wondered whether President Trump celebrated the marijuana “holiday” on Thursday.Why wasn’t it where it was supposed to be? The “Daily Show” host’s idea has to do with 4/20, the “holiday” for pot smokers. “They forget where they put things,” he said.

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Lions of New York: Laurie Anderson’s Glorious, Chaotic New York

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:32 GMT

Laurie Anderson, 69, this month at her home in New York. Ms. Anderson recalled that when she moved to the city in the 1960s, “I was going to go to a dark and dangerous place that was going to be really unpredictable.”From performances for “six people in a loft” to “O Superman,” MTV fame, and her time with Lou Reed, the artist reflects on her many years in New York.

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Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Is Bright, Brassy and All Bette

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:00:16 GMT

Bette Midler, center, as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” at the Shubert Theater.In this rose-colored revival of the 1964 war horse “Hello, Dolly!,” Bette Midler provides a dazzling lesson in star power.

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Battle Over 2 Films Reflects Turkey’s Quest to Control a Bitter History

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:20:31 GMT

Oscar Isaac, center, star of Terry George’s film “The Promise,” the first big-budget Hollywood production about the Armenian genocide.Critics of “The Ottoman Lieutenant” say it was aimed at undercutting another film, “The Promise,” by falsely painting the Armenian genocide as two-sided.

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Prince’s Archive Is Open 4 U

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:08:20 GMT

There are over 7,000 objects, 120 guitars, 2,000 pairs shoes and zero pairs of flats. Angie Marchese has been working at Paisley Park to catalog and preserve the objects that belonged to Prince, who died April 21, 2016.

Art Review: Maureen Gallace’s Restrained Palette of House, Sea, Sky

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:10:47 GMT

Maureen Gallace’s “Clear Day” (2011-12) at MoMA PS1.Ms. Gallace’s pictures at MoMA PS1 may seem anodyne at first. But, our critic says, stick with them, and their subtle intelligence is revealed.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:52:18 GMT

“Red Reeds on Logs,” a 2017 installation by Dale Chihuly.Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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To Be Black, Female and Fed Up With the Mainstream

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:36:36 GMT

Emma Amos’s “Preparing for a Face Lift” (1981) in the show “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985” at the Brooklyn Museum.The spare-looking show “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85” at the Brooklyn Museum offers a textured view of the political past.

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