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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Plays the Toy Piano

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.24.2015 | 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 10.30.2015 | 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 10.13.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 08.24.2015 | 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 08.18.2015 | 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.

Internet Sensation, 7-Year Old of 'Iain Loves Theatre' Fame Teaches Me to Tap, Advocates For Kids in the Arts (VIDEO)

Steve Schonberg | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

About a year ago, I was sent a video of Iain, a then 6-year boy who had quickly become an internet sensation with a Facebook page called, "Iain Loves Theatre." There, he posts short but eloquent and insightful reviews of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional shows he's seen.

Gillian Murphy, Isabella Boylston, and Nicole Graniero Triumph in 'Cinderella'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

When it comes to otherworldly allure, few story ballets can rival Cinderella. Sergei Prokofiev's score haunts and enchants; the melodies mimic what one would expect from the imaginations of stars and fairies.

James Thilman

Misty Copeland On Stepping Out From Behind The Other Swans | James Thilman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history, spoke about her c...

Our American Dancers Will Never Be Royals, and That's a Good Thing

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Watching the Royal Ballet is like staring at a Degas painting for two and a half hours. The company preserves, but it doesn't push and evolve. Still, it's pretty.

Alvin Ailey Rises Above

Isa Freeling | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has some of the greatest modern dancers in the United States, with choreography by masters coming from a rich source of creativity and exacting expertise. Its well never runs dry.

Something Wonderful: The King and I's Ruthie Ann Miles Talks Tonys

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

If I had to choose the one featured performer in a play or musical, on or off-Broadway, who I thought was giving the best performance this season, it would be Ruthie Ann Miles in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of The King and I.

Women on Top: On the Town, New York City Ballet Classic I and American Ballet Theatre's Giselle

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Broadway and ballet stages are not the usual first stop for those seeking images of female empowerment. But Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Center and ...

The Aviator's Wife, Rohmer's Addled Bow

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

Each of the Comedies & Proverb films begins with a proverb and in The Aviator's Wife "it is impossible to think of nothing." That implies that the film has passive action but the real activity is in the obsessive thinking of its characters.

New York City With Kids: Free Or Very Cheap

Andrea Poe | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Living in New York City with kids isn't easy, but visiting my hometown with kids is an cinch. Really. Here are some of the best free or super cheap things families can do while visiting New York.

Peter Walker: A New Voice on the Dance Scene

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

For a 22-year-old, Walker is refreshingly cognizant of one of dance's most perturbing problems: the need for a choreographer to somehow establish himself as novel when so much has already been produced for the stage.

Reem Acra Discusses Her Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Darby Radcliff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Style
Darby Radcliff

The Reem Acra fall 2015 collection unveiled a world of imagination inspired by a bohemian gypsy.

Cynthia Rowley Discusses Her Fall 2015 Digital Runway Show

Darby Radcliff | Posted 05.03.2015 | Style
Darby Radcliff

With the evolving digital world, designer Cynthia Rowley decided to hold a digital fashion show, so everyone could have a front row seat at any hour, and at any place, to view her fall/winter 2015 collection.

Lubov Azria Discusses the Hervé Léger Fall 2015 Collection

Darby Radcliff | Posted 05.03.2015 | Style
Darby Radcliff

For fall 2015, Hervé Léger by Max Azria showcased a striking collection filled with luxurious couture techniques such as rich, textured jacquards, stud weavings, tridimensional glass beading, metallic hand studding, and leather appliqué that enriched each look's surface.

Mara Hoffman Discusses Her Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Darby Radcliff | Posted 05.02.2015 | Style
Darby Radcliff

Mara Hoffman's fall 2015 collection was inspired by the motto of embracing the spirit that never breaks and fighting the good fight.

Paul Taylor's Legacy Plan Champions Modern Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Phil Chan

What is the life of a painting? In an artist's hands, a previously anonymous canvas and a random assortment of paint suddenly becomes not only an expression of an idea, but a commodity that often lives beyond the artist himself.

First Nighter: Nick Jones' Verité, Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Nick Jones could have fooled me -- and he did with Verité, his new comedy(?) at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow. But he didn't fool me for very long.

The Fantasy of Flight: Tadashi Shoji, Fall 2015 Collection

Nana Meriwether | Posted 04.15.2015 | Style
Nana Meriwether

On the first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York, Tadashi Shoji premiered his Fall 2015 collection to a full house beneath the tents at Lincoln Center.

Celebrating the Talent, Recognizing the Voice: Judy Kuhn

Steve Schonberg | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Before Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kuhn was the voice exciting audiences on Broadway and beyond. The 56-year-old star originated the roles of Cosette and Florence in Les Miserables and Chess.