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Judith Jamison is artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. She joined the company in 1965, and was its principal dancer for many years. Learn more about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at their Web site.

Through 140 masterworks of paintings, woodblock prints, and books, Designed for Pleasure examines—in the context of Japan’s famous floating world—aesthetic, social, and commercial forces active in contemporary art today: fashion, celebrity, marketing, and popular culture. Ukiyo, literally, “floating world,” means something like “going with the flow.” In practice, this implied disporting oneself in the pleasure [...]

The creation of “In The Heights” seems like a fantasy in itself. A young man from immigrant parents wants to write a musical about the people in his neighborhood. Unlike the fairy-tale version of this story, this was not an overnight sensation – it was seven years of work before the show even opened off [...]

Meet Peter Gelb, general manager of the Met, in this interview with Thirteen’s president, Neal Shapiro. Learn about how Gelb has energized the Met with new artistic initiatives and and a contemporary edge.

Samplers, table cloths, tea towels, and party dresses often spring to mind when the word ‘embroidery’ is invoked, but the forty-eight international artists highlighted in Pricked: Extreme Embroidery tell a very different story. Pricked is the Museum of Arts & Design’s latest exploration into how centuries-old handcraft traditions are rejuvenated in the mainstream of contemporary [...]

Meet Eric Barry, the “Pavarotti of the panhandle”, hear his thoughts on live theater and music, and watch him perform Verdi’s “La Donna É Mobile” from RIGOLETTO.

Meet Deborah Lifton, the 2007 Joy in Singing winner, learn what inspires her to sing, and watch her perform selections by Libby Larson.

Meet Mark Lamos, the director of NYCO’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY, in this interview conducted by Thirteen’s president, Neal Shapiro. Learn about his roots with Channel Thirteen and the difference between directing for opera versus directing straight theater.

Meet Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center, in this interview conducted by Thirteen’s president, Neal Shapiro. Levy explains the current renovations and construction and what the future holds for Lincoln Center.

In this first installment of Young Opera for SundayArts, meet Neera Islam a Bangladeshi singer and learn about her experience growing up in the performaning arts. See her perform “Dove sei, amato bene!” from Handel’s RODELINDA.

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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.