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As I write this, it’s just over a week until the start of the 2008 Olympics. Pianist Lang Lang is possibly in a position to become even more famous than he already is, according to David Remnick’s article in the August 4 issue of The New Yorker. Meanwhile, the official announcement just came in two [...]

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I recently caught previews of a couple of musical theater productions based on socially and politically relevant themes. Written nearly four decades apart, they shared a lot in common besides locating their respective bands prominently on stage, and raised some interesting questions about musically-delivered serious messages. The high-profile production of Hair (subtitle: The American Tribal [...]

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What is it with classical music’s neverending obsession with birthdays? I am certainly not the first person in the world to point out the birthday problem, but it’s astonishing to think that this fetish continues, year after year. Each year starting around March and continuing through the summer, I cull through stacks of press releases [...]

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MoMA’s new exhibition, Home Delivery, is satisfying but kind of perverse for New Yorkers. They’ve installed five pre-fab, temporary homes in the parking lot adjacent to the main museum, between 53rd and 54th Streets. The lot has been used to accommodate queues of people waiting to enter, though that was primarily when the renovated museum [...]

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Recently, the Theater Development Fund (TDF) opened a third TKTS discount booth, its first in Brooklyn. The booths are beloved of New Yorkers and tourists for offering tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at deep discounts. (The Brooklyn outpost will also offer tickets to Brooklyn events. Hmmmm, wonder if BAM and St. Ann’s Warehouse will [...]

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Since 2005, Australian native Kathryn Bennetts has been artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders, which makes its full-company Manhattan debut with William Forsythe’s Impressing the Czar at the Lincoln Center Festival in the Rose Theater. Impressing the Czar, described simply as a history of western civilization conveyed with humor, was choreographed in 1988, [...]

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I just got back from Steinway Hall, down the street from Carnegie Hall, where the pianist Lang Lang made a lunchtime appearance while in town for a free Central Park concert with the New York Philharmonic. The ever-bouncy Lang Lang arrived in jeans, black-and-white jersey, and trademarked spiky hair about 20 minutes late, straight from [...]

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I’ve touched on the importance of public art in a previous post, and the summer onslaught continues with the New York City Parks’ Dance Out! initiative, a series of site specific dance performances around the city (site specific dance around America will soon be finding it’s way to SundayArts in Great Performance’s Dance in America: [...]

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The best moment of Darkness and Light, Basil Twist’s new collaboration with Robby Barnett and Jonathan Wolken for Pilobolus, comes right at the start. A number of people stand or crouch amid scattered machinery, pointedly staring at the audience. It’s long enough for a mental snapshot, but after a scrim lowers, concealing the scene, I [...]

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Last night, my 11-year-old son and I went to opening night of Damn Yankees at City Center. We went on a whim, opting to save money by grabbing a pair of $25 seats way up in the balcony. This is not a show that gets performed often nowadays—it’s not considered a brilliant work of music [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.