CONCERTS Friday 11/26 COMPLETELY COPELAND FESTIVAL New York Philharmonic honors the 100th anniversary …

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COMPLETELY COPELAND FESTIVAL New York Philharmonic honors the 100th anniversary of Aaron Copeland’s birth. Kurt Masur conducts Inscape, clarinet concerto, Symphonic Ode & four dance episodes from Rodeo; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B’way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $18-$77.   MASTERS OF SLAPSTICK WITH THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA Screening of shorts by Chaplin, Keaton [&hellip
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STAND-UP COMEDY BLUESTOCKING 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. …

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172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. SAT: TV Head, 12 a.m., $5.   CAROLINE’S COMEDY CLUB 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100. Also see "Family." WEDS: Robert Klien, Bobby Collins. THURS: Colin Quinn. FRI-SUN: Colin Quinn, The Nasty Show. MON & TUES: New talent night hosted by Eddie Brill.   CIRCA TABAC 32 [&hellip
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CONCERTS Wednesday 11/17 ANDREW BOLOTOWSKY Baroque flute music; 58th St. Library, 127 E. …

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ANDREW BOLOTOWSKY Baroque flute music; 58th St. Library, 127 E. 58th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 759-7358; 6, free.   COMPOSERS CHAMBER THEATER Concert of chamber music & American vocal at Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St. (7th Ave.), 691-6105; 8, $15, $12 st./s.c.   GREAT PERFORMERS Joel Cohen directs night of Shaker [&hellip
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READINGS Wednesday 11/17 GALWAY KINNELL Pulitzer-Prize winning poet reads from The Essential Rilke, …

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GALWAY KINNELL Pulitzer-Prize winning poet reads from The Essential Rilke, also reading is poet Silvia Beier; Posman Books, 1 University Pl. (Waverly Pl.), 533-BOOK; 6:30, free.   DON KNOTTS Mr. Knotts joins Border’s to discuss Barney Fife & Other Characters I Have Known; 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.   ANDY ROONEY 60 [&hellip
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DANCE DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP Robbie McCauley in "Love & Race in the …

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Robbie McCauley in "Love & Race in the U.S. Revisited" & Dawn Akemi Saito’s humor & horror piece "Ha" (Weds. & Thurs. at 8); Josefina Baez performs "Dominicanish" & Jenny Bass’ performance interprets interviews from Balanchine’s Ballerinas in "My Affair with the Teacher" (Fri. & Sat. at 8, mat. Sun at 3); Dance Theater Workshop, [&hellip
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STAND-UP COMEDY BLUESTOCKING 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. …

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172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. SAT: TV Head, 12 a.m., $5 [through 11/20].   CAROLINE’S COMEDY CLUB 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100. Also see "Family." WEDS: Jimmy Walker. THURS: Mike Robles. FRI-SUN: Jimmy Walker, Rober Wuhl. MON & TUES: New talent night hosted by Eddie Brill.   CIRCA TABAC 32 Watts [&hellip
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Lite As Air

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Lite As Air Few spectacles are closer to the American heart than that of the professional famous person. Celebrity-worship is our culture’s vernacular faith, and (as the sociologist C. Wright Mills once said) our star system is the inevitable result of making a fetish out of competition. We venerate people who have done remarkable things, [&hellip
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EXHIBITIONS AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th …

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].   AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in [&hellip
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THEATER In Previews GOD OF VENGEANCE Sholom Asch’s 1932 controversial play about a …

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GOD OF VENGEANCE Sholom Asch’s 1932 controversial play about a Jewish male Madame who attempts to marry his daughter off; Show World, 671 8th Ave. (betw. 42nd & 43rd Sts.,), 269-4849; Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7:30, free [opens 11/27, through 1/2].   hamlet Andrei Serban directs Shakespeare’s classic, part [&hellip
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FILM & VIDEO Wednesday 11/17 FEATURING…HORIZONS WEST Hardened trail drivers, wandering vigilantes & …

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FEATURING…HORIZONS WEST Hardened trail drivers, wandering vigilantes & enamored saloon owners converge this month to kick up a rowdy cloud of dust in Shane, 16 mm, color, 118 min.; Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; 2:30, free. GOETHE INSTITUTE Screening of Der Mann auf [&hellip
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