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Sarah Jessica Parker, Leaving Carrie Behind With HBO’s ‘Divorce’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:24:27 GMT

Sarah Jessica Parker returns on Oct. 9 with “Divorce,” her first HBO series since “Sex and the City.”Ms. Parker makes clear that “Divorce,” her first HBO series since “Sex and the City,” “is not Carrie in the suburbs.”

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Nina Stemme Takes On Her Biggest Met Opera Assignment Yet

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:22 GMT

Nina Stemme, the Swedish dramatic soprano, is singing Isolde, perhaps her greatest role, in a new production of “Tristan und Isolde” that will open the new Metropolitan Opera season.Ms. Stemme, the Swedish dramatic soprano, is singing Isolde, perhaps her greatest role, in a new production of “Tristan und Isolde.”

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The Other 13 Women Testifying Against Cosby ... if the Court Lets Them

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:14:06 GMT

Bill Cosby, center, being led to court by an aide in Norristown, Pa.Bill Cosby’s fate may rest on whether a judge in his sexual assault trial lets jurors hear from a group of women with details that prosecutors say echo his accuser’s.

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Robert Gottlieb: Avid Reader, Reluctant Writer

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:24:02 GMT

Robert Gottlieb in his Midtown Manhattan townhouse. He has mainly spent his career as an editor but has just published a memoir about his life in the world of books.Mr. Gottlieb has been the editorial midwife to works by writers like Toni Morrison, Joseph Heller and Robert Caro. In his new memoir, he writes about the editing life.

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‘South Park’: After Two Decades, It’s Still by the Seat of Their Pants

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:27 GMT

Matt Stone, left, and Trey Parker, the creators of “South Park” — which debuted in 1997 — at South Park Studios. While its staff has grown exponentially, the show is still fundamentally the work of Mr. Stone and Mr. Parker.While the show’s staff has grown exponentially, the Comedy Central series remains fundamentally the work of its creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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‘Miss Peregrine’ and Tim Burton: The Making of a Film Fable

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:24:57 GMT

Eva Green as Miss Peregrine.For “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on a novel by Ransom Riggs, Mr. Burton sketched characters and more to create a new world.

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Body Image Issues? Lisa Lampanelli Knows the Feeling

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:00:23 GMT

Lisa Lampanelli at the dessert bistro Sugar and Plumm. Her drama “Stuffed,” which explores women, food and body image, opens Oct. 7. The play centers on four women with different perspectives, including one who is unfazed by being overweight.The insult comic has channeled anxieties about food and body insecurities into her first play, “Stuffed.”

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How a Nonprofit Cut a Global Path for Young Chinese Artists

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:39:13 GMT

The nonprofit K11 Art Foundation funded a three-month residency at the New Museum for the Chinese artist Cheng Ran.Cheng Ran is the latest artist from mainland China to make his United States debut, funded by a foundation that connects artists with museums.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ABC Dramas and Overseas Opera

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:00:14 GMT

Jennifer Morrison in “Once Upon a Time.”“Once Upon a Time,” “Secrets and Lies” and “Quantico” return to ABC. And opera lovers can stream Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” from Britain.

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Stanley Dural Jr., Founder of Buckwheat Zydeco, Dies at 68

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:41:40 GMT

Stanley Dural Jr., known as Buckwheat, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2011.Founded in 1979, Buckwheat Zydeco mixed Louisiana Creole traditions with R&B and rock to become one of the world’s great party bands.

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Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:36:22 GMT

Bill Nunn at a 25th anniversary screening of the movie “Do the Right Thing” in 2014.Mr. Nunn starred in several movies by the director Spike Lee, but he made his greatest mark in the 1989 role as Radio Raheem.

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Bobby Breen, a Child Star Who Hit a High Note in the 1930s, Dies at 87

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:39:01 GMT

Bobby Breen and Louise Beavers in the 1936 film “Rainbow on the River,” which was the child actor’s second movie.Mr. Breen arrived on the scene as an 8-year-old boy with an angelic face, and was described as “the most alarming vocal phenomenon of the day.”

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Obama Says African-American Museum Will Tell of ‘Suffering and Delight’

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:43:16 GMT

Michelle Obama hugs former President George W. Bush as President Obama and Laura Bush arrived on Saturday at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.Mr. Obama, dedicating the museum on Saturday, said that the story of black Americans is the story of the nation’s essential greatness.

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Dede Wilsey Is the Defiant Socialite

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:00:26 GMT

Dede Wilsey, an arts benefactor in San Francisco, at her home in the Napa Valley.She has power in the San Francisco arts scene. Her critics don’t like the way she’s used it.

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Angelina Jolie Turns to Divorce Specialist Laura Wasser

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:00:01 GMT

Laura Wasser arrived for a court appearance in Los Angeles in August. At the time, she was representing Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard.This Los Angeles lawyer has helped end marriages for Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp.

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Why the Fashion World Is Obsessed With ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:00:02 GMT

Marc Jacobs, left, and RuPaul on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”The reality show pits would-be “drag superstars” against each other in a campy contest. No wonder the fashion industry can’t stop watching.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘Portlandia’

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:12 GMT

Michael Fassbender stars as the title character in “Steve Jobs,” on HBO.Michael Fassbender is the title character in “Steve Jobs.” And the most recent season of “Portlandia” arrives on Netflix.

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Review: ‘Hit the Body Alarm’ Finds Satan in a Jumpsuit

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:26:03 GMT

Winsome Brown in “Hit the Body Alarm,” at the Performing Garage.The play, by Winsome Browne and Brad Rouse, also samples a bit of Milton as it tells its tales.

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Review: In ‘A Taste of Honey,’ She’s Having the Baby. How Quaint.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:20:02 GMT

Rebekah Brockman and John Evans Reese in “A Taste of Honey,” a revival of Shelagh Delaney’s play at the Pearl Theater Company.Shelagh Delaney’s play, once a hit in the West End and on Broadway, is revived by Pearl Theater Company.

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Review: Betty Buckley Digs Deep for the Autumn in Her Soul

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:11:53 GMT

In her stunning new show at Joe’s Pub, Ms. Buckley gave everything she sang the shape and depth of a personal confession.

A Word With: Danzig on Getting the Band (the Misfits) Back Together. Briefly.

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:07:35 GMT

Danzig fronting the Misfits at Chicago’s Riot Fest, with Jerry Only, left, and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, right.Glenn Danzig, the Misfits’ co-founder, who had not fronted it since 1983, discussed the short reunion that ended by headlining Riot Fest in Chicago.

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Review: Kesha, Dodging the Past, but Still Relying on It

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:46:54 GMT

Kesha, with her band, the Creepies, struck a country-rock note onstage Thursday night.Onstage in Brooklyn, the singer tested whether the singer or the song is the object of fans’ affections.

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The Joyce Theater Confronts Its Own Staleness

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:36:09 GMT

Lar Lubovitch, seated, with, from left, Loni Landon, Pam Tanowitz, RoseAnne Spradlin and Tere O’Connor, the choreographers of “NY Quadrille,” which will temporarily reconfigure the Joyce Theater.The two-week “NY Quadrille” program will add a runway-like platform to the theater’s proscenium stage, enabling fresh views from four sides.

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In Toronto, Looking to the Future in an Abandoned Park

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:58:27 GMT

A corridor leading to an installation at the In/Future festival at Ontario Place.An art and music festival that has reopened Ontario Place in Toronto, runs through Sunday.

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Behind the Poster: Making Manhood in ‘The Hairy Ape’

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:29:16 GMT

An illustration by Miguel Covarrubias is featured in artwork for a production of Eugene O’Neill’s play “The Hairy Ape” at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.An illustration by Miguel Covarrubias underlines themes of masculinity in Eugene O’Neill’s play.

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6 Sites Recognized by Britain for Significance to Gay History

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:57:10 GMT

Red House, in Aldeburgh, England, where Benjamin Britten and his partner lived from 1957 until Britten’s death in 1976.The sites include former homes of Oscar Wilde and Benjamin Britten, and were chosen as part of an effort to commemorate Britain’s gay heritage.

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Terry Jones of Monty Python Has Dementia, His Family Says

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:00:07 GMT

Terry Jones at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012.The actor, 74, is best known for his roles in the British comedy troupe and as a director or writer of works like “Life of Brian” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

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Snapshot: Geena Davis Talks About ‘The Exorcist’ and Women Onscreen

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:59:33 GMT

Geena Davis is starring in Fox’s “The Exorcist.”Ms. Davis is playing Angela Rance, a Chicago hotel manager, wife and mother, in Fox’s retooling of the 1973 horror classic.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Black-Tie Season at Lincoln Center

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:34:14 GMT

Last week’s top events included the New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion gala, and opening gala for the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season.

Cozying up to Chinese art

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:12:44 GMT

An 18th-century teapot sold at Sotheby’s for $3.5 million with fees.Ceramics are a bright spot as global demand cools for contemporary works.

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Night Out: Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart Mix Business With Sake Bombs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:57:00 GMT

Grace Helbig, left, and Mamrie Hart celebrating the grilling skills of their chef at Benihana.The YouTube stars and Benihana devotees are tackling the entertainment industry on their own terms.

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The Playlist: The Weeknd, Leonard Cohen and Dirty Projectors All Want It Darker

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:56:00 GMT

The Weeknd, who has teamed up with Daft Punk for the track “Starboy.”The nine songs and videos that caught our pop critics’ attention this week, from Common’s “Black America Again” to LVL Up’s “The Closing Door.”

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Gala Season Begins at Lincoln Center

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:43:38 GMT

Last week’s top events included the New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion gala and the New York Philharmonic’s 175th-anniversary season opener.

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Review: In ‘Dead Shot Mary,’ a Pioneering New York Cop Walks the Beat

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:19:18 GMT

Rachel McPhee plays one of the first women to become a New York City police detective in “Dead Shot Mary.”Mary Shanley, the subject of this play by Robert K. Benson, was one of the first women to become a New York City police detective.

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Sunday Routine: How Jean Grae, an Actress and Musician, Spends Her Sundays

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:16:49 GMT

Jean Grae, far right, having brunch with Quelle Chris, second right. Sitting across from them are Mandi Wagner and Afaliah Tribune, foreground.For Ms. Grae, Sundays are about watching TV, cooking brunch, going to thrift and vintage stores, and meeting up with friends.

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‘Frozen’ Musical Zeros In on Michael Grandage as Director

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:36:28 GMT

The British director Michael Grandage.Disney is expected to hire Michael Grandage to direct the musical version of its hit film “Frozen.”

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‘Love in the Afternoon,’ a Tale of Male Restlessness, Back Onscreen

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:23 GMT

Bernard Verley and Françoise Verley in “Love in the Afternoon” (originally released in the United States as “Chloe in the Afternoon”), a 1972 film by Eric Rohmer that runs until Thursday at the Walter Reade Theater.Eric Rohmer’s 1972 film, the final one in his cycle “Six Moral Tales,” runs through Thursday.

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Buffalo Museum, Ready to Expand, Raises Money at Breakneck Pace

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:12 GMT

“Bond,” an Alexander Liberman sculpture, is on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which will soon be known as the Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum. The financier Jeffrey Gundlach is the main reason the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has quickly raised more than $100 million for it’s $125 million addition.

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Transparent: ‘Transparent’ Season 3 Premiere: The Prophet Elizah

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:15:37 GMT

Jeffrey Tambor in “Transparent.”The pileup of prejudices in the premiere’s final scene bodes well for how the show will handle its newfound interest in intersectionality.

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‘The Savory Collection,’ a Mythical Trove of Jazz Recordings, Will Get a Digital Release

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 06:00:21 GMT

This series of archival recordings from the 1930s and early ’40s has been restored and digitized.The recordings, from the archives of the sound engineer Bill Savory, will finally be available to the public via the National Jazz Museum and Apple Music.

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Watching: What You Should Watch This Weekend: ‘Transparent’ and ‘Poldark’

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:49:29 GMT

Aidan Turner in “Poldark.”From the Watching team, expert TV and movie recommendations for the next few days.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Exorcist’ Series and ‘Transparent’

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:01 GMT

Alan Ruck and Geena Davis in “The Exorcist,” which debuts on Fox on Friday.Geena Davis stars in “The Exorcist,” a series inspired by the 1973 horror classic. And “Transparent” returns, with three more Emmy wins to its credit.

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Victoria and Albert Exhibition Opens a ’60s Treasure Chest

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:05:58 GMT

An exhibit from the “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert.The Victoria and Albert draws on its collection for a show on tumultuous times.

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Popcast: The Next Teenage-Star Machine

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:03:23 GMT

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes broke out on Vine; the next breeding ground for pop stars might be, a social music app for teenagers.

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This Week’s Movies: Sept. 23, 2016

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:48:49 GMT

The New York Times film critics review “The Magnificent Seven,” “”Queen of Katwe” and “The Dressmaker.”

John D. Loudermilk, Who Wrote ‘Tobacco Road’ and ‘Indian Reservation,’ Dies at 82

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:15:57 GMT

John D. Loudermilk in an undated photograph.The country singer and songwriter wrote dozens of hits in the 1960s and ’70s, performed by artists including Eddie Cochran and Paul Revere and the Raiders.

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Spare Times for Children Listings for Sept. 23-29

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:08:19 GMT

A select guide to cultural events for children, teenagers and families.

Around Town for Sept. 23-29

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:49:18 GMT

The Feast of San Gennaro will continue to enliven Mulberry Street in Little Italy through Sunday. See listing below.A listing of discussions, film screenings, cultural activities and walking tours in New York City.

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