Christina Ha reports this week's arts news on location at the Rubin Museum of Art. First, we take a look at "Radical Terrain," an exhibition of Modernist art from India.
The school that inspired a movie, a musical and two TV shows looks back at 40 years of jazz Fame. Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts was immortalized in the movie Fame. The benefit concert, led by Arturo O'Farrill, will include more than 30 famous musicians, including including David Krakauer, Paquito d'Rivera, Marcus Miller, Arturo O'Farrill, Jimmy Owens, John Pizzarelli and Kenny Washington.
In theater news, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Water by the Spoonful, extends its run by two weeks. This play is the second in a trilogy by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Armando Riesco plays Elliot, who, after serving time in Iraq, returns home to Philadelphia to connect with his Puerto Rican family and help his ailing mother.
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center presents Dance on Camera, its festival of the year's best films about dance. This year's exciting program includes a slate of shorts, documentaries about everything from flamenco to ice dancing, a salute to dancer turned filmmaker Shirley Clarke, a film on the legacy of Merce Cunningham, and more.
Lastly, the Museum of Arts and Design presents Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light, the first exhibition devoted to this fiercely reclusive artist, whose eclectic works are mostly kept in private collections. The works range from large-scale painted canvasses to gold-domed containers. Plus, a selection of his significant gold-and-steel wall sculptures.
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