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Academy Awards Briefing: 2018 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads the Race

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:41:20 GMT

Sally Hawkins in “The Shape of Water.”Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy led the nominations, including one for best picture. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Dunkirk” also emerged as strong contenders.

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SZA Almost Quit Music. Now She’s a Grammys Contender.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:55:04 GMT

SZA was riddled with doubts as she released her debut album, “Ctrl.” The record led to five Grammy nominations.The R&B singer and songwriter is nominated for five awards and has an army of gratified fans. All she has to do is believe them.

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Long Wharf Theater’s Artistic Director Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:53:47 GMT

Gordon Edelstein, artistic director of Long Wharf Theater in New Haven since 2002, was fired Tuesday.The board of the theater met a day after The New York Times published a story detailing accusations by multiple women.

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The Tortured History Behind Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:13:44 GMT

Sergei Prokofiev, who made a devil’s bargain in accepting a commission for “Romeo and Juliet” and moving to Stalinist Russia. The troubled road to the ballet’s premiere left him broken.The beloved ballet, selections from which will be performed by the New York Philharmonic this week, left the composer broken.

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The Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:44:49 GMT

Rachel Morrison on the set of “Mudbound.”No James Franco or “Wonder Woman,” but in a first, a woman gets a nod for cinematography.

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Oscars 2018: Where to Stream the Nominated Movies

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:42:57 GMT

Clockwise from top left: Scenes from “Get Out,” “Loving Vincent” and “Dunkirk.”Many of the nominees in the top categories are already streaming. Here’s an updating list, along with where to find them.

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The Enduring Power of Otis Redding’s ‘Dock of the Bay’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:12:56 GMT

Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” became a hit after his 1967 death. This week in New York, it will be celebrated at the Apollo.After a breakthrough at Monterey Pop, Redding returned to California, looked out at the water and wrote the song that would define his legacy. Fifty years later, the track will be celebrated at the Apollo Theater.

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A Choreographer Who Connects With Stones and Trees

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:02:48 GMT

Kei Takei, the Japanese choreographer whose work will be shown in New York for the first time in 17 years, rehearsed at her Moving Earth Studio in Tokyo, last week.Showing work in New York after a 17-year absence, the Japanese choreographer Kei Takei talks about Juilliard, technique and finding dance in nature.

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These Gallery Walls Are Empty. Here, You Listen to the Art.

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:54:31 GMT

A rehearsal for “Kunsthalle for Music,” a project led by the American composer and conductor Ari Benjamin MeyersA contemporary art center in the Netherlands has turned itself over to the composer Ari Benjamin Meyers, to present music and sounds in a museum space.

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Lacma Seeks to Expand Its Footprint Into South Los Angeles

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:00:19 GMT

The Wetlands Park building in South Los Angeles could become the site for the new satellite location for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.If approved by the City Council Friday, Lacma’s new site, in a popular nature park, will serve thousands of students in communities far from the main museum.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Waco’ and ‘The Goldbergs’

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:00:23 GMT

Taylor Kitsch in “Waco.”Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch star in a re-creation of the Waco siege. And “The Goldbergs” jumps forward in time to the 1990s in a one-off special.

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Garrison Keillor’s Accuser Described ‘Dozens’ of Offenses Over ‘Period of Years’

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:46:46 GMT

Garrison Keillor in St. Paul in 2015. Minnesota Public Radio disclosed on Tuesday that it had received information last year of “dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents.”In a letter to listeners, Minnesota Public Radio pushed back on Mr. Keillor’s account that all he’d done was touch a woman’s back. The network cut ties with him last year.

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Pam MacKinnon, Tony-Winning Director, to Lead San Francisco Theater

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:30:25 GMT

Pam MacKinnon won a Tony Award in 2013 for her direction of a revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”Ms. MacKinnon will succeed Carey Perloff as the head of the American Conservatory Theater, a prominent regional institution.

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Review: Taylor Kitsch Is a Charismatic David Koresh in ‘Waco’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:50:29 GMT

Taylor Kitsch in “Waco.”The Paramount Network, a new cable channel, announces its arrival with a six-episode retelling of the 1993 Branch Davidian shootout and siege.

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Jack Whitten, Artist of Wide-Ranging Curiosity, Dies at 78

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:33:47 GMT

Jack Whitten in front of his 2014 painting “Atopolis: for Édouard Glissant.”Mr. Whitten began as an Abstract Expressionist but was always eager to explore other genres and ways of painting.

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Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:17:01 GMT

Author Ursula Le Guin at home with her cat, Lorenzo, in 1996. The writer’s “pleasant duty,” she said, is to ply the reader’s imagination with “the best and purest nourishment that it can absorb.”Ms. Le Guin brought literary elegance and a feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy tales, drawing millions of readers around the world.

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Review: Putting a ‘Party Face’ on a Suicide Recovery

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:29:33 GMT

From left, Klea Blackhurst, Gina Costigan, Hayley Mills, Brenda Meaney, in the background, and Allison Jean White, in “Party Face” at City Center Stage II.A celebration doesn’t end well in Isobel Mahon’s play, starring Hayley Mills, at City Center Stage II.

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Robert Spano Will Leave the Atlanta Symphony After 20 Years

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:19:57 GMT

Robert Spano, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s music director since 2001, will step down after 20 years.The conductor made the orchestra a force in contemporary music and led its musicians through financial difficulties and labor unrest.

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Can Hollywood Fix Its Harassment Problem While Celebrating Itself?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:00:38 GMT

As allegations of sexual exploitations pile up, the industry has absorbed the critiques and converted them into inspirational messaging and branding exercises.

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Show Us Your Wall: The Art on Her Walls Echoes Her Mission: Backing Bold Works by Women

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:34:17 GMT

Valeria Napoleone at her home in London with a 2007 work by Nicole Eisenman, left, and a 1998 painting by Margherita Manzelli.The collector and philanthropist Valeria Napoleone has made buying and backing female artists her central undertaking.

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A Cinematographer on Her Oscar History-Making Moment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:45:59 GMT

Rachel Morrison at a Women in Film awards lunch in 2013.The first woman to be nominated in the category talks about career dreams, her job (she says it’s gender-neutral) and her next movie, “Black Panther.”

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Review: Michael Urie Puts the Madcap in Hamlet’s Madness

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:24:14 GMT

Michael Urie as Hamlet in the new Shakespeare Theater Company production in Washington.Michael Kahn’s production for the Shakespeare Theater Company provides Elsinore with a new arsenal that includes smartphones and surveillance cameras.

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Books of The Times: ‘The Monk of Mokha’ is Dave Eggers’s Latest PG-13 Story About the American Dream

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:43:17 GMT

Eggers’s new book is about a man, the son of Yemeni immigrants, who becomes obsessed with restoring the honor of Yemeni coffee.

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Review: A Surprise Star Steals the Met’s ‘Il Trovatore’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:16:13 GMT

Anita Rachvelishvili as Azucena in “Il Trovatore” at the Metropolitan Opera, with Quinn Kelsey (Count di Luna) holding the rope.Appearing through Feb. 15, Anita Rachvelishvili turns Azucena, the haunted and haunting Gypsy, into the opera’s riveting, volatile central figure.

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Beyond Murals: New York Picks 4 Artists in Residence to Tackle Social Issues

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:01 GMT

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh with one of her posters in Atlanta in 2014. She will create new works around New York City as an artist in residence.The artists, including Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Onyedika Chuke, will use public art projects to address the social issues of the city.

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Neil Diamond Retires From Touring After Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:04:17 GMT

Neil Diamond performing in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2017.Here are some highlights from his career of live performances, which spans six decades.

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Best of Late Night: Post-Shutdown, Seth Meyers Is Still Blue

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:13:56 GMT

Seth Meyers riffed Monday on the government shutdown and the weekend’s women’s marches.Mr. Meyers said it was “a little like when there’s a power outage and then the lights come back on” and you see how bad your apartment is.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Baskets’ and ‘Drunk History’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:00:21 GMT

Zach Galifianakis, left, and Louie Anderson in “Baskets.”Zach Galifianakis reprises his role as twin brothers in FX’s “Baskets.” And Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” shakily mythologizes Rose Valland and Clara Barton.

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Bill Cosby Performs First Show Since 2015 as Sexual Assault Retrial Looms

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:04:04 GMT

Bill Cosby on Monday night at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia, where he appeared onstage for the first time since multiple women came forward in 2015 to accuse him of sexual assault.His spokesman announced the show only two hours before it started at a jazz club in Philadelphia. Mr. Cosby was surrounded by roughly 50 friends and fans.

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The Alienist: ‘The Alienist’ Season 1, Episode 1: Murder Most Familiar

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:01:01 GMT

Daniel Brühl in “The Alienist.”TNT’s first proper foray into the prestige-TV scrum is stunning in its scope. But can it stand apart from all the other serial-killer period dramas?

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Review: A Master Class in Passive Aggression in ‘Miles for Mary’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:45:23 GMT

From left, Stephanie Wright Thompson, Marc Bovino, Michael Dalto, Stacey Yen and Joe Curnutte in “Miles For Mary” at Playwrights Horizons.The Mad Ones’ portrait of a group of teachers in a purgatorial staff meeting finds the entertainment factor in endless irritation

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Review: A Bumpy Return to Nigeria for ‘The Homecoming Queen’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:45:23 GMT

From left, Mfoniso Udofia, Patrice Johnson and Vinie Burrows in Ngozi Anyanwu’s “The Homecoming Queen.”Ngozi Anyanwu’s comedy wrings all the pleasure possible out of its familiar tropes even as it revamps their meaning entirely.

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What’s Right About The Wrong Biennale?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:14:14 GMT

A still from the video "Virtual Altar," by Pieter Jossa, included in the pavilion called Plasma. Bringing together 1,500 artists across the Internet, the global digital art festival known as The Wrong is a democratic alternative to the often elitist system of fairs. Here’s a quick tour through its treasures.

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‘The Alienist’ and the Gilded Age: A History in Headlines

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:32:59 GMT

“The Alienist” is the most expensive series in TNT’s history, with an elaborate ersatz fin de siècle Manhattan set that was designed to allow 360-degree movement of the cameras and actors.Here’s a look at how The Times covered New York City in the 1890s, the setting of the TNT mini-series based on the Caleb Carr novel.

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15-Minute Stand-Up Specials? Netflix Is Trying a New Format

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:40:13 GMT

Janelle James will be among the first group of performers to release a 15-minute special on Netflix.The short sets will focus on veterans and up-and-comers, not A-list stars, and may represent a major change for the business of comedy.

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Don’t Call Her a Victim: After Surviving Opioids, Nan Goldin Goes After the Makers

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:49:55 GMT

“Self-Portrait 1st Time on Oxy, Berlin 2014,” one of the searing portraits that depicted Nan Goldin’s life while addicted.A photographer who kicked her OxyContin addiction fights on the front lines against the scourge that recalls H.I.V. And she has begun to draw a response.

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Camila Cabello’s Solo Debut Opens at No. 1

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:08:10 GMT

Camila Cabello’s first solo album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, boosted by its hit single, “Havana.”The former Fifth Harmony member’s new album, “Camila,” had the equivalent of 119,000 sales. “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack slid to No. 2.

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At Shakespeare in the Park, Everyday New Yorkers Will Take the Stage

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:00:26 GMT

Nikki M. James, left, and other cast members in the Public Works version of “Twelfth Night” at the Delacorte Theater in 2016.For the first time, a production from Public Works, the Public Theater’s participatory theater program, will be part of the free summer shows in Central Park.

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New Oscar Rules Aim to Avoid Another Envelope Mix-up

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:48:23 GMT

The “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz, left, with Warren Beatty and Jimmy Kimmel, announcing the mix-up at last year’s Oscars.The changes by PwC include the addition of a third accountant, backstage safeguards, and a directive to stay off social media and cellphones.

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Books of The Times: In ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad,’ a Fantastical Manifestation of War’s Cruelties

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:19:41 GMT

Ahmed Saadawi’s novel, set in U.S.-occupied Iraq, is an ingenious updating of Mary Shelley’s classic.

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Review: Anna Paquin Takes Her Turn as a Detective in ‘Bellevue’

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:04:49 GMT

Anna Paquin is a reckless detective plagued by childhood demons in “Bellevue,” starting Tuesday on WGN America.Take “Broadchurch” (scenic small-town setting), add “The Killing” (moody missing-child mystery), top off with a troubled single-mom heroine, and voilà.

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Long Wharf Theater Leader Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:32:57 GMT

Long Wharf Theater, in New Haven, has been a prominent American stage company for decades, earning the Tony Award for best regional theater and regularly transferring productions to Broadway.Gordon Edelstein made unwelcome advances and crude remarks about women, lesbians and nuns, according to current and former employees. He has been placed on leave.

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Jeff Koons Sculpture in Honor of Paris Terror Victims Draws Outrage

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:18:02 GMT

Jeff Koons at the news conference in November 2016 at which he announced his donation of “Bouquet of Tulips” to the City of Paris.Prominent French figures asked the city to reject plans to install “Bouquet of Tulips,” calling it “shocking” and saying it amounted to product placement.

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At 100, the Cleveland Orchestra May (Quietly) Be America’s Best

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:24:01 GMT

The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, playing at Severance Hall in Cleveland on Jan. 18.Don’t expect fireworks from this soberly sensible orchestra, coming to Carnegie Hall this week. It’s an understated celebration.

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Chinese Police Seize Publisher From Train in Front of Diplomats

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:14:36 GMT

Protesters in Hong Kong demanded freedom for detained booksellers including Gui Minhai, pictured, in 2016.Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who published critical books in Hong Kong, was seized in China while being escorted by Swedish envoys.

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The Carpetbagger: Mary J. Blige Dealt With ‘Personal Pain’ in ‘Mudbound’

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:00:25 GMT

Mary J. Blige at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.Abandoning the glamour of wigs and makeup, the singer and actress poured her suffering into a role that may land her an Oscar nomination.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Alienist’ and ‘Mosaic’

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:00:13 GMT

Dakota Fanning in “The Alienist.”“The Alienist” premieres on TNT. And Steven Soderbergh’s mini-series, previously released as a smartphone app, airs in a more traditional form on HBO.

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SAG Awards: Nicole Kidman Implores Hollywood to Support Female Stories

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:04:02 GMT

Nicole Kidman accepting a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”“And how wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old. Because 20 years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives.”

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Star Trek: Discovery: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 1, Episode 12: Man in the Mirror

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:48:22 GMT

Michelle Yeoh in “Star Trek: Discovery.”This week’s episode gave us the biggest plot twist of the season.

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After #OscarsSoWhite, Hispanics Seek Their Hollywood Moment

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:44:55 GMT

“When will our exclusion matter?” asked Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a watchdog organization.The last time a Hispanic actor was nominated for an Academy Award was 2012 and, according to a study, only 3 percent of speaking characters in films are Latino.

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James Franco Attends SAG Awards, While Aziz Ansari Sits Out

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:52:33 GMT

James Franco at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.The actors were nominated for the prizes before they had been accused by women of sexually inappropriate or coercive behavior.

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SAG Awards 2018: ‘Three Billboards’ Triumphs; #MeToo Gets Stage Time

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:59:47 GMT

Frances McDormand and the cast of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” accepting their SAG Award.James Franco, who did attend, and Aziz Ansari, who didn’t, lost in their categories on a night when women’s empowerment was a theme.

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SAG Award Winners 2018: The Complete List

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:24:06 GMT

Frances McDormand accepting a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”Winning films, TV shows, actors, actresses and stunt teams at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Sundance, Steeped in Weinstein Mystique, Enters a New Era

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:32:49 GMT

The lawyer Gloria Allred, after speaking at a rally over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.Harvey Weinstein helped put the Sundance Film Festival on the map. But organizers say this year’s slate, which puts women front and center, shows the festival has moved on.

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‘Greatest Showman’ Becomes a Sleeper Hit as Disrespected Films Flourish

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:21:07 GMT

Hugh Jackman stars in “The Greatest Showman,” which has overcome a soft start to become a rare sleeper hit.Movies dismissed by most of Hollywood are dominating the box office, including “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which was No. 1 for a third week.

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Review: The Elusive Jonas Kaufmann Finally Returns to New York

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:57:22 GMT

The star tenor Jonas Kaufmann at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, with the pianist Helmut Deutsch. Mr. Kaufmann had canceled several New York performances in recent years.The superstar tenor appeared at Carnegie Hall on Saturday night, winning cheers despite vocal glitches.

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Review: ‘The Alienist’ Is a Period Piece That Missed Its Moment

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:40:04 GMT

From left, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans and Daniel Brühl in “The Alienist.”Nearly a quarter-century in the making, Caleb Carr’s inventive novel hits TV as simply a competent spin on familiar themes.

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