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You May Not Know Jack Antonoff. But You Probably Love His Music.

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:29:07 GMT

The producer and songwriter Jack Antonoff at his home studio in Brooklyn. The album “Gone Now” from his band, Bleachers, is out in June.Mr. Antonoff, who is a producer and songwriter for the likes of Lorde and Taylor Swift, has a new album as Bleachers.

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Critic's Notebook: A Lackluster Cannes and Not Just for the Extra Security

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:13:52 GMT

A scene from “Faces Places,” from Agnès Varda and the visual artist JR. The film is playing out of competition.Among the movies in competition, disappointments abound, and our critic is left scratching her head about why some titles were includ ed.

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Jury Is Selected for Bill Cosby Trial

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:53:21 GMT

Bill Cosby, center, arriving with a lawyer, Angela Agrusa, right, for the third day of jury selection at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The racial makeup of the panel has become a point of contention during the selection process.Two jurors out of 12 are African-American, and the racial makeup of the panel became a point of contention during the selection process.

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Grateful Dead Documentary: A Four-Hour Jam on Jerry Garcia’s World

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:22:45 GMT

From left, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, performing in 1968 in San Francisco in the documentary “Long Strange Trip.”Amir Bar-Lev’s “Long Strange Trip” strives to evoke the band’s spirit while making a fresh argument about its place in American culture.

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After Bombing, Ariana Grande Suspends Her Tour

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:25:39 GMT

Ariana Grande is suspending her “Dangerous Woman” tour following the bombing in Manchester, England.The pop singer was to play at the O2 arena in London on Thursday and Friday, but has suspended her tour until at least June 5.

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Review: ‘Baywatch,’ a Romp Full of Surf, Sand and Lots of Skin

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:09:08 GMT

From left, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Jon Bass in “Baywatch.” The film can be viewed from several perspectives, most notably the abdominal, the pectoral and the gluteal.Dwayne Johnson and his lifeguard squad try to save the Bay while providing the sort of sleazy, wholesome entertainment this ’90s series was known for.

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The Red Bull Music Academy Festival Still Prizes Energy and Inclusion

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:45:50 GMT

Moodymann performing at Space Ibiza.Our music critics look at some recent offerings from the New York event, including a tribute to Alice Coltrane and a celebration of New Jack Swing.

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Have You Heard the One About the Angsty Comic? Yes, Too Often

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:23 GMT

Dylan Baker (behind the desk) as Johnny Carson and Sebastian Stan (in foreground) in “I’m Dying Up Here.”Despite the proliferation of shows about comedians, their inner torment may not be as fascinating as TV seems to think.

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Michael Bloomberg Gives $75 Million to Shed Arts Center

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:01:27 GMT

The construction site of the Shed, which is scheduled to be completed in spring 2019.His donation helps solidify New York’s first new cultural institution in recent memory, a $500 million project to be completed in spring 2019.

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Barbara Smith Conrad, Singer at Center of Integration Dispute, Dies at 79

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:57:48 GMT

Barbara Smith Conrad at her home in Manhattan in 2011.As a 19-year-old University of Texas student in 1957, Ms. Conrad became the focus of attention when a state legislator objected to her casting in a mixed-race production of “Dido and Aeneas.”

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Books of The Times: ‘Aliens’ Asks: If the Universe Is So Vast, Where Is Everybody?

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:48:33 GMT

In this eccentric collection of essays, edited by the theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, scientists consider our search for extraterrestrial life.

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Lisa Spoonauer, Actress in ‘Clerks,’ Dies at 44

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:25:59 GMT

Lisa Spoonauer in Kevin Smith’s first film, “Clerks.”‘Clerks,’ Kevin Smith’s first film, was a very low-budget project that became a surprise box-office success. Ms. Spoonauer stopped acting soon afterward.

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Review: In ‘Drone,’ Confronting Sins and a Vengeful Visitor

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:07:05 GMT

Sean Bean, left, and Joel David Moore in Jason Bourque’s thriller about the ethics of warfare by remote control.Jason Bourque’s thriller examines the moral compromises of meting out death from afar, and the unraveling of a home when a victim comes to supper.

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Review: ‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios,’ Analytical but Still Loving

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:59:17 GMT

Eliades Ochoa, center, performing with his band in Lucy Walker’s documentary “Buena Vista Social Club: Adios.”This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars.

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Review: Small Mistakes With Big Consequences in ‘The World My Mama Raised’

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:20:22 GMT

Zoë Geltman and Ronald Peet in “The World My Mama Raised.”Ariel Stess’s cockeyed social-justice comedy opens Clubbed Thumb’s summer festival of new plays.

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Alexander Burdonsky, Russian Director and Stalin’s Grandson, Dies at 75

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:11:24 GMT

Alexander Burdonsky in Moscow in 2013.Mr. Burdonsky, who worked for 45 years at the Central Theater of the Russian Army in Moscow, was named a People’s Artist of Russia in 1996.

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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Minnie Driver Reads ‘Our Story Ended With a Slow Fade to Black’

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:20:32 GMT

On this week’s podcast, the “Speechless” actress reads Patty Dann’s story about facing her husband’s fast-ravaging brain cancer with their young son.

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Anna Sui Gets a Degree, and Her Due

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:44:21 GMT

Anna Sui at the commencement ceremony with the New School president, David E. Van Zandt, left, and the provost, Tim Marshall.The designer, beloved for her memorable New York shows, has a full-scale retrospective opening this week at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

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City Opera, No Longer Broke, Will Finally Stage ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:30:13 GMT

The tenor Tom Randle, left, and the bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, in a preview of the “Brokeback Mountain” opera in 2014 in Madrid.Now out of bankruptcy, New York City Opera will present “Brokeback Mountain,” which it commissioned nearly a decade ago, in its 2017-18 season.

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Artists Space Gallery Finds a New Home, in TriBeCa

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:15:43 GMT

A rendering of the Artists Space’s future home at 80 White Street, in TriBeCa.The 45-year-old organization, which left SoHo last June, has signed a lease at 80 White Street.

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Alan Yang, a ‘Master of None’ Creator, on Season 2, Chef Jeff and That Final Shot

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:29:27 GMT

Alan Yang, left, on the set of “Master of None.”A spoiler-filled conversation with one of the creators of the smart Netflix series.

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‘Transparent,’ the Musical: Coming Soon?

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:32:58 GMT

Judith Light on “Transparent,” performing a one-woman show in the Season 3 finale as Shelly Pfefferman.Faith Soloway, a writer for the Amazon series who is the sister of its creator, will present the show “Should ‘Transparent’ Become a Musical?” at Joe’s Pub.

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The Wit of Ernst Lubitsch, Revisited at Film Forum

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:01:52 GMT

Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart in “The Shop Around the Corner,” from 1940.A retrospective features 31 works by this director, stretching from the silent era into the 1940s.

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A Giddy ‘Government Inspector,’ Restaged by the Red Bull Theater

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:00:34 GMT

Michael Urie, left and Arnie Burton in “The Government Inspector.”The cast of a new adaptation has such masters of mayhem as Michael Urie, Arnie Burton, Stephen DeRosa, Michael McGrath and Mary Testa.

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Michael Jackson’s Final Years Become a Lifetime Movie

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:57:02 GMT

From left, Navi, as Michael Jackson; Taegen Burns; and Aidan Smith in a new Lifetime made-for-TV movie.“Searching for Neverland” is based on a book in which the King of Pop’s bodyguards recall his tumultuous last months.

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A Mahler Focus for the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:54:47 GMT

The conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will lead the Met Orchestra’s traditional post-opera-season outing at Carnegie Hall.Programs at Carnegie Hall will focus on vocal works. Matthew Polenzani and Susan Graham are among the stars on the calendar.

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A Banned Dance From Anna Halprin, Now Celebrated

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:53:09 GMT

Anna Halprin’s “The Branch Dance,” from 1957.“Radical Bodies,” an exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, looks at works by Ms. Halprin and other pioneers.

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From Clipper Ships to Artists’ Lofts, at the Menil Collection

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:52:20 GMT

“Seed Puzzle on Three Levels” (1966), by Lenore Tawney.The work of pioneering loft-dwelling artists of New York City will be on display in Houston through early August.

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The Jazz Trio Harriet Tubman in a ‘We Resist’ Concert

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:49:31 GMT

The doom-jazz trio Harriet Tubman will play at Le Poisson Rouge. From left, Brandon Ross, J.T. Lewis and Melvin Gibbs.This group performs at Le Poisson Rouge, with proceeds going to the Equal Justice Initiative.

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Two Women Walk Into a Club: Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:23 GMT

Ari Graynor, left, and Melissa Leo in “I’m Dying Up Here,” which makes its debut on June 4 on Showtime. They discuss their new Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here,” set in the Los Angeles comedy scene of the 1970s, where women were rare and undervalued.

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‘The Band’s Visit’ to Open on Broadway

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:01 GMT

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub in “The Band’s Visit,” directed by David Cromer.The critically acclaimed musical about an Egyptian band in a small Israeli town will start performances in the fall.

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Tom Cruise Confirms ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:01:12 GMT

A follow-up to the classic 1986 movie is in the works.

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Joins Trump’s Twitter ‘Intervention’

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:06:35 GMT

Stephen Colbert read a personal note to President Trump.The “Late Show” host read a letter: “Dear President Trump, your tweeting has affected me in the following ways: My ratings are up.”

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Footsteps: Mondrian’s World: From Primary Colors to the Boogie Woogie

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:04 GMT

Winterswijk is among towns in the Netherlands celebrating Piet Mondrian. The painter lived in the town as a boy and young man.Exploring the touchstones of Piet Mondrian’s life, as Dutch cultural institutions celebrate the 100th anniversary of the art movement he helped found.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: A ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:00:25 GMT

Colt Prattes and Abigail Breslin in “Dirty Dancing.”Frances Houseman and Johnny Castle have the time of their lives — again — in a remake of “Dirty Dancing.” And Luke resurfaces in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Unbuttoned: The Lessons of Rihanna

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:03 GMT

Rihanna, center, was honored at the Parsons School of Design benefit this week.The singer has gone from fashion plate to fashion force in under five years. But is her success a new paradigm or a paradox?

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The Americans: ‘The Americans’ Season 5, Episode 12 Recap: Suffer the Children

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:01:02 GMT

From left, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Holly Taylor in “The Americans.”In the season’s penultimate episode, a member of the younger generation puts the spies in peril.

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Review: Money-Hungry Women Scheme for a Better Life in ‘Can You Forgive Her?’

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:00:13 GMT

From left, Darren Pettie, Ella Dershowitz and Amber Tamblyn in Gina Gionfriddo’s “Can You Forgive Her?” at the Vineyard Theater.In Gina Gionfriddo’s new play, a college graduate working off a catastrophic debt and a working-class single mother both aim to become upwardly mobile.

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What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:34:45 GMT

Ariana Grande performing at Madison Square Garden in February during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.The singer is self-assured, talented and proudly feminine, with a loyal fan base that rallied to her side after the Manchester bombing with the hashtag #ThisIsNotYourFaultAriana.

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Despite Security, Concerts Provide ‘Target-Rich’ Environments

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:32:51 GMT

Barriers to deter terrorist attacks in Manhattan outside 4 World Trade Center.Security consultants and music promoters look ahead to what measures can be taken after the Ariana Grande concert attack.

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Gardner Museum Doubles Reward for Recovery of Stolen Masterpieces

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:32:11 GMT

“Chez Tortoni” by Édouard Manet was among more than a dozen works stolen from the Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990.Thirteen masterpieces were taken by thieves posing as police officers in Boston nearly three decades ago in the largest art heist in American history.

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Critic's Notebook: Moving to a Disco Beat, or the Clatter of Household Objects

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:40:37 GMT

Michelle Boulé in “The Monomyth,” at the Chocolate Factory.“The Monomyth” explores subtle transformations of Michelle Boulé’s body, and “This home is us” brings Stacy Matthew Spence’s personal effects to the theater.

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High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:43:58 GMT

Theater patrons waiting to purchase discounted tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square. Broadway shows this season had a jump in gross revenues, mainly because of high prices for the most popular shows.Revenues in the theatrical season just concluded rose to a record $1.45 billion, even as attendance has slipped a bit.

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Review: Alexei Ratmansky’s Ballet ‘Whipped Cream’ Is a Candyland Triumph

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:23:50 GMT

American Ballet Theater dancers in “Whipped Cream” by Alexei Ratmansky, at the Metropolitan Opera House.This ballet, which had its New York premiere on Monday at the American Ballet Theater gala, feasts on a score by Richard Strauss.

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Review: In ‘Restless Creature,’ Wendy Whelan Dances Against the Clock

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:52:12 GMT

Wendy Whelan in “Restless Creature,” a documentary directed by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger.A documentary captures this ballerina at a critical moment in 2013, when she was both trying for a comeback and coming to terms with aging.

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Kritik: Opernfreunde, pilgert nach München zum „Tannhäuser“

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:45:15 GMT

Eine Szene aus der Oper mit Bühnenbildern von Romeo Castellucci.Der brillante Kirill Petrenko leitet ein unvergleichliches Ensemble in Romeo Casteluccis neuer Wagnerinszenierung an der Bayerischen Staatsoper.

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Review: Opera Lovers, Make a Pilgrimage to Munich for ‘Tannhäuser’

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:45:13 GMT

A scene from the opera, directed and designed by Romeo Castellucci.The dazzling Kirill Petrenko leads a peerless cast in Wagner’s work at the Bavarian State Opera, in a new staging by Romeo Castellucci.

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Review: ABC’s Perspiration-Free ‘Dirty Dancing’

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:38:41 GMT

Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes in ABC’s three-hour remake of the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing.”Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes star in a television remake of “Dirty Dancing,” the unexpected hit from 1987.

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Taking Flight: Julie Kent at Washington Ballet

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:22:05 GMT

Julie Kent in 2015, retiring from American Ballet Theater. She is now finishing her first season as Washington Ballet’s artistic director.For the final program of her first season as artistic director of the company, Ms. Kent commissioned a work from Ethan Stiefel about space travel.

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