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New Clive Barnes Award-Winners for Theatre and Dance Announced

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award finalists prior to the awards ceremony at the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center. From L to R: Khris Davis, Timoth...

New York City Opera's Road Back -- An Interview with General Director Michael Capasso

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts

Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, January 3, 2017 This week, New York City Opera continues its season with a Hal Prince mounting of Candide. Fro...

Millennial Madness -- Deals for Thrifty 'Thirty-somethings' (and under)

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.16.2016 | Arts

By Mercedes Vizcaino, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 16, 2016 Living in New York and exploring all the wondrous cultural opportunities the cit...

The Met Turns 50 - Part Three (Finale)

John Mauceri | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
John Mauceri

That's what it was like -- and perhaps still is: a delicious, venomous trashing of a serious and magnificent achievement that was not perfect by any means but was also profoundly memorable.

The Met Turns 50 - Part Two

John Mauceri | Posted 11.03.2016 | Arts
John Mauceri

I was not present for the opening of Philharmonic Hall in 1962--I was seventeen--but I did attend performances during its first season. (The Met perfo...

The Met Turns 50 -- Part One

John Mauceri | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts
John Mauceri

Fifty years ago, on September 16, 1966, 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time, a brand new Metropolitan Opera House opened with the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, a 3-act epic opera by Samuel Barber and with a text by William Shakespeare. And I was there.

A Piece Of 9/11 At The Lincoln Center Firehouse

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Evelyn Leopold

The 15th anniversary drew at least 200 participants spilling onto the sidewalk to honor 12 of the 13 firefighters who were fatally trapped during their rescue operation at the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Summer School: 'Così Fan Tutte' At The Mostly Mozart Festival

Opera Teen | Posted 09.02.2016 | Arts
Opera Teen

Mozart has yielded some incredible insights about the human condition: the capacity for love, the capacity for forgiveness, the capacity to live beyond oneself. So, maybe it's ok that the aggressively-jaded, unabashedly-sexist Così fan tutte doesn't do much, if anything, to illuminate the human experience.

Paavo Järvi Leads the Mostly Mozart Orchestra in a Program of Mozart and Beethoven That Was ' every way'

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts

Paavo Järvi, conductor; photo: Julia-Baier By Christopher Johnson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, August 8, 2016 At the close of Friday night's Mostl...

Alice Smith at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.28.2016 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

AFROPUNK's Girrrl Riot featuring Alice Smith brought out an enthusiast audience of fans for pop and soul singer Alice Smith. Smith is a bit hard ...

Bobby Rydell featuring City Rhythm Orchestra

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.07.2016 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

Bobby Rydell brought back the 50's to Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing at Damrosch Park last night. Rydell star rose in the late '50s, turning h...

Paris Opera Ballet Performs Balanchine, Robbins, Ratmansky, and Peck

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Justin Peck's In Creases. Photo courtesy of Paris Opera Ballet. It's a daring thing -- to collect a list of names inextricably connected with one sp...

Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Will Conclude With Rising Talent, Grace McLean

Victor Legrá | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts
Victor Legrá

After a season of "outstanding artists, intimate settings, and unforgettable evenings", the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center is coming to a ...

Girish Bhargava: A Beloved Dance Film Editor Shares His Story

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Girish Bhargava and Robert Joffrey. Photo courtesy of Girish Bhargava. "Look at that!" Girish Bhargava shouts, his voice booming with excitement.  ...

Really? We're Sitting With the Orchestra?! Beethoven's Fifth: From the Inside Out

Jack Meyer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts
Jack Meyer

On the subway after work one night, Mathilde noticed a fellow passenger carrying a violin case. "Do you play?" she asked. "Yes, I'm on my way to an ...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Performs Night of Gershwin

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 01.31.2017 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The rhythm was absolutely fascinating at the Rose Theater over this past weekend as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by its virtuoso artistic...

A Night of Moves: The Fusion of Traditional Indian Dance and Jazz Music

Jazz Girard | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts
Jazz Girard

Imagine waking up one morning knowing that, in just a few hours, you'll be performing in front of thousands of people in an event you have prepared for during more than half of your life. For 15-year-old twin sisters Sara and Riya Kapoor, that became their reality.

Circus or Cirque: The Wonder Thrives on

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 12.21.2016 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Circus (or cirque) thrives on living art for audiences of every age and conceivable walk of life, be it under the big top, the theatrical stage or the many sumptuous arenas that host The Greatest Show On Earth.

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Plays the Toy Piano

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.23.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a baby grand in the living room, but when Phyllis Chen sits down to play, it's at the child-size cherry-red toy piano.

This Weekend, New York Jazzharmonic Debuts a New Big Band at Symphony Space

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.29.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Jazz is making a comeback in New York City. Hipsters tip-tap their toes at joints like the Fat Cat and Iridium, taking in their grandparents' tunes. Nostalgia trends these days, and there's nothing like a wailing saxophone to put you in the mood.

Summer Lovin': Written on Skin at the Mostly Mozart Festival

Opera Teen | Posted 10.13.2016 | Arts
Opera Teen

George Benjamin's dissonant, jarring musical language, reminiscent of Alban Berg, takes a while to adjust to, but the reward is sweet. And while the musical structure is interesting, it's what Benjamin has done with the music that is most impressive.

Dance Like Nobody Is Watching... Just Make Sure Your Costume Is Worthy of Lincoln Center

Opening Ceremony | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts
Opening Ceremony

We all understand the impression left after a person walks by in a show-stopping outfit. But what if instead of walking, that same person was mastering foutté turns?

Global Warming Hits New York City Ballet's Swan Lake

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.26.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

There is no lake in this 20th century Swan Lake. Which may be a warning from Danish set designer and geologist Per Kirkeby about the crisis of global warming.

The Pearl S. Buck Starts Here

Rob Taub | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Rob Taub

I've come to accept the fact that culturally we are stuck with the Kardashians, Duck Dynasty and, yes, America's Newest Weatherman. However, it doesn't mean we should forget or ignore our rich history and the people who have made significant contributions to society.

Eating the Heart of Darkness: Written on Skin and Hamilton

John Mauceri | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
John Mauceri

And the performance deserved the standing ovation and the cheers. It would be hard to imagine a better performance by its astounding cast, the brilliant Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and its conductor, Alan Gilbert. The direction of Katie Mitchell and the design work of Vicki Mortimer and Jon Clark were all serving the same dramatic master--the story.