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Jane Levere

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Seen and Heard in New York: Helen Mirren, Renee Fleming, Chuck Close

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2010 | 2:39 PM

Actress Helen Mirren, interviewed by Annette Insdorf, director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University, at the 92nd St. Y in New York:

On the making of Shakespeare's The Tempest, in which Mirren stars in the newly female character of Prospera; the film will have its Nortth...

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Seen and Heard in New York: Laura Linney, Diddy, Sally Potter, Tilda Swinton, Lupe Serrano

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 8:12 PM

Laura Linney, star and producer of the new Showtime series, The Big C, and star of Time Stands Still, which is resuming its Broadway run this fall, in conversation recently with Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, at the 92nd Street Y in New York:

'I was not looking...

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Marina Abramovic Answers the $64,000 Question: "How Did I Pee?"

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 1:30 PM

Marina Abramovic, the performance artist whose retrospective closed at the Museum of Modern Art on Memorial Day, last night answered what she said was the number one question about her performance in the exhibit, in which she sat in the museum's atrium facing museum visitors all day every day during...

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Seen and Heard in New York: Wendell Pierce, Cory Booker, Alan Rickman

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2010 | 4:38 PM

Wendell Pierce, a star of HBO's Treme and host of "Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio," speaking at a recent benefit held by JALC at its home in the Time Warner Center in New York:

"I grew up in a neighborhood (in...

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Seen and Heard in New York: Paulo Szot, Liv Ullmann, Jacques d'Amboise, Julian Schnabel

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2010 | 4:41 PM

Baritone Paulo Szot will make his Carnegie Hall debut April 16--singing with his South Pacific co-star, Kelli O'Hara--at a New York Pops "Best of Lerner and Loewe" concert. Szot made his Metropolitan Opera debut in March in The Nose and is appearing again in South Pacific through...

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Seen and Heard in New York: Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Osborne, Rebecca Eaton, Francine Prose, Ellie Kendrick and George Stevens, Jr.

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 10:33 AM

From a panel discussion April 6 at the 92nd Street Y in New York previewing the broadcast on April 11, Holocaust Remembrance Day, of Masterpiece's The Diary of Anne Frank on PBS.

Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of Masterpiece, on her initial reluctance to broadcast the film, which was...

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Seen and Heard in New York: Sam Mendes, Juliet Rylance, James Taylor, Liev Schreiber

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 3:22 PM

Director Sam Mendes and actress Juliet Rylance on the Bridge Project productions of The Tempest and As You Like It, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through March 13, and their craft. The productions--which feature American and British actors--will travel to the Old Vic in London this...

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Seen and Heard in New York: Alan Gilbert, Alain Ducasse, Mimi Sheraton, Jane Campion, Gloria Steinem

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2010 | 9:00 AM

The New York Philharmonic earlier this year began a new series of post-concert suppers with star chefs, hosted by food writer Mimi Sheraton. The first supper featured the cuisine of Alain Ducasse, the Paris-based chef whose global empire includes the restaurants Adour and Benoit in Manhattan, plus

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Richard Serra and Jessye Norman Join Forces to Help the Homeless at Art Auction

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 5:13 PM

Superstars artist Richard Serra and soprano Jessye Norman have joined forces for an art auction on Friday night, January 29, to benefit the Partnership for the Homeless.

To be held at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, the event will feature cocktails and a silent and live auction--the...

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Hang Out With Marsalis, Domingo, Gilbert and Others -- For Free

(1) Comments | Posted December 28, 2009 | 9:14 AM

How's this for a holiday gift? Time with Placido Domingo, Alan Gilbert, Peter Martins, Wynton Marsalis and Audra McDonald, all free of charge.

That is one of many highlights of an exhibit, "Lincoln Center: Celebrating 50 Years," at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts,

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Seen and Heard in New York: Liv Ullmann, Joan Osborne, Charlotte Rampling, Alec Baldwin and Robert Frank

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2009 | 4:44 PM

Although Liv Ullmann's highly acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire with Cate Blanchett ended its run yesterday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, it might live on in film, if not on the Broadway stage.

According to a report in the New York Times last week, "several...

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Carnegie Hall's Chinese Culture Festival Extends Beyond the Music World and West 57th Street to Chelsea Galleries

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2009 | 6:52 PM

Athough Carnegie Hall is the presenter of the current "Ancient Paths Modern Voices" festival ( in New York, celebrating Chinese culture, the festival extends far beyond the music world and august hall on West 57th Street.

A number of art galleries--many in Chelsea--and other institutions are mounting art...

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Open House New York Offers Free Access to Architectural Wonders This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 11:33 AM

This weekend's Open House New York celebration will offer New Yorkers free access to places they can't easily visit, everything from the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, the world's oldest subway tunnel, to a museum of models of the work of the architect Richard Meier.

The celebration, the organization's seventh, will...

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At the Tender Age of 39, Spike Jonze Receives a Retrospective at MoMA

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 8:37 PM

Although he's not yet 40, filmmaker Spike Jonze is the subject of a retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art that starts this week.

Titled Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years -- a name Jonze playfully coined -- the mid-career retrospective will feature films he directed and...

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Redford, Woodward and Bernstein to Discuss Collaboration on All the President's Men

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 1:20 PM

Film buffs will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this weekend to hear Robert Redford, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward discuss their collaboration on the film, All the President's Men.

The conversation will take place at the BAM Rose Cinema 3 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of a 16-film...

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Leslie Caron to Publish Memoirs, Star in English-Language Sondheim Revival in Paris

(12) Comments | Posted September 5, 2009 | 2:41 PM

The more things change, the more they stay the same, for Leslie Caron at least.

The 78-year-old actress will soon play the role of Madame Armfeldt, created by Hermione Gingold in the original 1973 production of A Little Night Music, on the Paris stage. Gingold portrayed her grandmother in...

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Michelle Obama Designer Toledo Loves Lace

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2009 | 7:19 PM

Isabel Toledo loved lace long before Michelle Obama discovered both Toledo and lace.

Toledo--who designed the now world-famous, lemongrass-yellow coat and sheath dress, made of Swiss wool lace, that Michelle Obama wore to her husband's inauguration--said she has been working with the manufacturer of the lace, St....

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"Jazz in July" NYC Style

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2009 | 12:46 PM

The city of New York will take pride of place in this summer's "Jazz in July" festival at the 92nd Street Y, which begins Tuesday night, July 21, and runs through July 30.
The festival--the fifth under artistic director Bill Charlap, the noted pianist and Blue Note recording artist--features...

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Chubby Checker Celebrates Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2009 | 5:41 PM

Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary celebration last night brought back a blast from the past: singer Chubby Checker, who made "The Twist" famous.

Checker performed for some 3,500 people in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park as part of the "Midsummer Night Swing" public dance series; he was invited to perform on...

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Public Theater Gala

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2009 | 11:28 AM


New York's Public Theater helped put Susan Lyne where she is today.

Currently chief executive of the Gilt Groupe, an invitation-only, online fashion retailer, and former chief executive of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Lyne was honored by the theater at its recent...

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