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A Heartbreaking Rigoletto

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Verdi’s Triumph On Screen By Judy Gelman Myers In 1832, French authorities shut down Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi S’amuse—a portrait of absolute power gone dissolutely amok, set in the court of Francis I—the day after it opened. Composer Giuseppe Verdi, however, was so taken with the work that he used it as the basis [&hellip
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On the Record

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Reviewing New Jazz Now By Howard Mandel The organizing principle behind this batch of records: They’re recent releases by NYC-based talents, recommended for originality and freshness. They’re all worth hearing more than once, and constitute discoveries. You don’t need to be told you’ll like Keith Jarrett’s solo Rio, right? Roots Before Branches, by drummer Henry [&hellip
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Armond White: There’s Something About N’yuk

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The Farrelly Brothers Redeem The Three Stooges “You will always be children!” Steven Spielberg encouraged last year’s Comic-Con gathering when he previewed scenes from The Adventures of Tintin. Infantilization has become contemporary Hollywood’s standard method for making or selling its product but Hollywood rarely deals with that subject as explicitly as in the Farrelly brothers’ [&hellip
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The Living Libretto, April 29, 2012 at OPERA America

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Offers behind-the-scenes exploration of four new one-act operas-in-progress New York, NY – American Lyric Theater (ALT) presents The Living Libretto, the final event in its 2011-2012 Freshly Brewed Artist Brunch Series at OPERA America. Connected to the season’s final concert, Opera in Eden, together the two performances provide an intimate, insider’s view of the process [&hellip
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CityArts Partner: The Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo Celebrates the Centennial of Japan’s Gift of the Cherry Blossom Trees with a Four-City U.S. Tour

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As the first cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom in New York, the musicians of the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo are preparing for their first visit to the U.S. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to the United States. As part of this tour, the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo, one [&hellip
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Shake That Body: Vital Parts Rearranged at MoMA

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by Marsha McCreadie A show to give you nightmares and rip through your subconscious, Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration at MoMA is not so much about decay as rearrangement. The slight misnomer of the title hints at the gothic quality of the 90 paintings, drawings, images, pen-and-inks—you name it—by artists as disparate and wide-ranging as [&hellip
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Spanish Steps

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By Valerie Gladstone Corella’s Barcelona Ballet Fulfills a Dream Many great ballet dancers dream of starting their own companies, though few get the opportunity. Even as he performed with American Ballet Theater, Angel Corella was plotting to establish a ballet company in his native Spain. Unlike most European countries, Spain had never been able to [&hellip
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Sony’s Vita, A Touchy Problem

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by Steve Haske Some friends have asked me what I think of the Playstation Vita, Sony’s new handheld console that was released in February. I always have the same answer. “It’s a slick, impressive piece of hardware that I couldn’t care less about,” I tell them. Why? Because for all its fancy tech, the Vita [&hellip
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Armond White: Bouquet of Eccentrics

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Whit Stillman’s Damsels in the Clouds “I like my characters to walk in clouds,” said the great comedy director Leo McCarey. “I like a little bit of the fairy tale.” That confession well describes the McCarey classics that execute a precarious balance between realism and fantasy—The Awful Truth, Make Way for Tomorrow, Love Affair, The [&hellip
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Iconic Ambassadors

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Kehinde Wiley’s Cross-Cultural Pageant Kehinde Wiley uses deliberately flamboyant colors. Loud as hip-hop music and just as assertive are the grand claims Wiley makes for the subjects he paints: Young men of, yes, color stand out among the traditional, time-muted tints of the ancient and holy fabrics that frame them in the exhibition The World [&hellip
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