Classical Music Has a Hazy Future in Lincoln Center’s Summers

A new festival moves away from a genre that has been central to the performing arts center’s identity for decades.

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Digging Into Bob Dylan and Lou Reed’s Archives

Attempting to uncover unknown things about very well known people.

#archives-and-records, #audio-neutral-informative, #bob-dylan-center-tulsa-okla, #dylan-bob, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #pop-and-rock-music, #reed-lou-1942-2013

‘You Don’t Become Lou Reed Overnight.’ A New Exhibition Proves It.

“Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars” offers glimpses of a life in rock ’n’ roll — from doo-wop to “Metal Machine Music” — and tracks the evolution of one of music’s polarizing legends.

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Juilliard’s President Is Challenged but Retains Support of Board

The school’s chairman and biggest benefactor, Bruce Kovner, had wanted its president, Damian Woetzel, to leave after a negative evaluation. He marshaled support and stayed.

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Geffen Hall’s $550 Million Makeover Is Fully Funded

The New York Philharmonic’s home will reopen in October, a year and a half ahead of schedule, after construction was accelerated during the pandemic.

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2021’s Bespoke ‘Nutcracker’ at City Ballet Meant Costume Changes

After the pandemic pause, nearly 130 costumes had to be remade for a cast that’s older and taller. Built in? Ways to adjust them back down in size.

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Patti LuPone on ‘Company,’ Stephen Sondheim and More

“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh, I’ll drink to that!” she belts onstage in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” as Broadway reopens. So. Will. We.

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The Philharmonic Is Out of Its Hall This Year. It Doesn’t Pack Light.

With David Geffen Hall under renovation, the orchestra — and eight of its cellos, six double basses, six timpani and two grand pianos — must move from hall to hall.

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The Met Opera Races to Reopen After Months of Pandemic Silence

The company, which faced steep losses after the pandemic forced it to shut down on March 12, 2020, is working to lure operagoers back to its 3,800-seat theater.

#blanchard-terence, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fire-shut-up-in-my-bones-opera, #gelb-peter, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #metropolitan-opera, #new-york-city, #opera

Review: The Met Opera Reunites, With Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’

After a year and a half, the company’s forces came together for an outdoor performance of the sprawling, ecstatic symphony.

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American Ballet Theater’s Executive Director Announces Her Departure

Kara Medoff Barnett, who has held the post for the last five and a half years, will leave later this year.

#american-ballet-theater, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barnett-kara-medoff, #dancing, #first-republic-bank, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #mckenzie-kevin-1954

N.Y.C. Pride 2021: Check Out These Events

The march on June 27 will be mostly virtual. But not to worry: There are plenty of in-person events, performances and celebratory exhibitions throughout the city this month.

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Digital Be Damned! Welcome to Shows You Can Touch and Feel.

Fuzzy puppet sheep. A light cutting through the haze. Hand-designed dreamscapes. There’s plenty to savor in the slow return of pixel-free theater.

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Met Opera Protest: Unions Rally Against Proposed Pay Cuts

The Metropolitan Opera hopes to reopen in September after its long pandemic closure, but simmering labor tensions have called that date into question.

#american-federation-of-musicians, #american-guild-of-musical-artists, #claffey-james-j-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gelb-peter, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #metropolitan-opera, #new-york-city, #opera, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

What to Know About Vaccinations for Children 12 to 15 in N.Y.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus shot could be cleared for the younger age group as soon as Thursday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city, #pfizer-inc, #theater, #timms-henry, #vaccination-and-immunization

Only Connect: Yearning for the Intimacy of a Danced, Onstage World

Russell Janzen of City Ballet misses the physical and emotional closeness forged onstage, which are lost on video and in socially distanced dancing.

#balanchine-george, #bouder-ashley, #coppola-sofia, #dancing, #duo-concertant-ballet, #janzen-russell, #keenan-glenn, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Sofia Coppola’s Challenge: To Convey the Feeling of Live Dance

Coppola and Justin Peck talk about how they approached making a film for New York City Ballet’s digital spring gala.

#coppola-sofia, #dances-at-a-gathering-ballet, #dancing, #divertimento-no-15-ballet, #duo-concertant-ballet, #koch-david-h-theater, #liebeslieder-walzer-ballet, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #movies, #new-york-city-ballet, #peck-justin, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘I Wish I Got Pregnant in March!’ Inside the Dance Baby Boom.

Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.

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Coronavirus in NY Today April 14th: Variants and the J&J Vaccine

More-contagious variants of the Covid-19 virus account for three-quarters of new cases in the city.

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Covid-19 in New York: Variants and Johnson & Johnson

More contagious variants of the Covid-19 virus account for three-quarters of new cases in the city.

#blood-clots, #chokshi-dave-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #johnsonjohnson, #lien-mimi, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

Lippold’s Soaring Lincoln Center Sculpture Lands at La Guardia

Richard Lippold’s “Orpheus and Apollo,” removed from an atrium in 2014, will be seen on a grand scale at La Guardia Airport.

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A Pandemic Opportunity: Geffen Hall’s Overhaul Accelerates

Dark since March 2020, the New York Philharmonic’s home will reopen in fall 2022, a year and a half ahead of schedule.

#borda-deborah, #classical-music, #coronavirus-reopenings, #finances, #geffen-david, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-philharmonic, #restoration-and-renovation, #timms-henry

The Arts Are Coming Back This Summer. Just Step Outside.

The return of Shakespeare to Central Park is among the most visible signs that theaters, orchestras and opera companies aim to return to the stage — outdoors.

#boston-symphony-orchestra, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #classical-music, #delacorte-theater, #glimmerglass-festival, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #santa-fe-opera, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #shutdowns-institutional, #st-louis-shakespeare-festival, #summer-season, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #theater

New York to Allow Limited Live Performances to Resume in April

The state will allow plays, concerts and other performances to start again April 2 for audiences of up to 100 people indoors, or 200 outdoors.

#apollo-theater, #cuomo-andrew-m, #glimmerglass-festival, #harlem-stage, #la-mama-etc, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #national-black-theater, #new-york-state, #park-avenue-armory-manhattan-ny, #shed-manhattan-ny, #st-anns-warehouse-brooklyn-ny, #theater

Lincoln Center Will Head Outside Its Closed Theaters to Perform

Officials announced plans to create 10 outdoor spaces for pandemic-era performances and rehearsals, and to work with blood drives and food banks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #music, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings, #timms-henry

With No Tickets to Sell, Arts Groups Appeal to Donors to Survive

Virtual cocktail parties have replaced black-tie galas as cultural institutions struggle to pay their operating costs.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

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Catch the Vibe: Club Culture Comes to Life at Lincoln Center

The choreographer Ephrat Asherie unveils her short film “UnderScored,” which pays homage to the history of the underground scene and its veterans.

#asherie-ephrat, #burnett-archie, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #kaatsbaan-cultural-park-tivoli-ny, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #michele-saunders, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #underscored-dance

Dancing on Grass and Concrete at New York City Ballet

Using Lincoln Center as a set, the company’s digital New Works Festival features site-specific films by Justin Peck, Jamar Roberts, Pam Tanowitz and others.

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Black Art and Poetry Elevate a Tribute to Civil Rights Leaders

In “The Baptism,” Carrie Mae Weems and Carl Hancock Rux find an abstract, elegiac voice in their video honoring John Lewis and C.T. Vivian.

#art, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #lewis-john-r, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #poetry-and-poets, #rux-carl-hancock, #the-baptism-movie, #vivian-cordy-tindell, #weems-carrie-mae

Why We Turned to PBS: 50 Reasons Over 50 Years

Over the past five decades, we have invited Monty Python, Julia Child, Barney, William F. Buckley Jr. and Carl Sagan into our living rooms. Sound eclectic? It’s called the Public Broadcasting Service.

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Carnegie Hall and the Jewels of Midtown: Stroll the History

Our critic chats about the beloved stretch from the music hall to Lincoln Center around Central Park with the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

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This Labor Day, These Workers Are Trying to Stay Afloat

The coronavirus pandemic has brought various hardships. An artist, bookseller, comedian and five others share their stories of how they are coping with all the uncertainty.

#art, #book-trade-and-publishing, #comedy-and-humor, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #labor-and-jobs, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #security-and-warning-systems, #shoes-and-boots, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater

8 Things to Do This Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to, read and watch.

#art, #asia-week, #bhatia-rafiq, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #classical-music, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #folk-music, #iverson-ethan, #jazz, #jazz-gallery-manhattan-ny, #latsky-heidi, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #museums, #music, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #ofarrell-maggie, #opera, #palmer-jason-1979, #peoples-improv-theater, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rodriguez-singer, #royal-ballet-of-flanders, #september-11-2001, #shakespeare-william, #sheppard-alice, #theater

Lincoln Center Opens Its Vaults for Dance Week

Online highlights: Time-capsule treasures from “Live at Lincoln Center” and new works by Stephen Petronio and Mark Morris.

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