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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala to Have a Broadway Theme by Michael Cooper

Jazz at Lincoln Center will hold the "Jazz and Broadway" gala on May 9.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to Continue Partnership by Michael Cooper

After this weekend's New York premiere of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” the two institutions will continue to team up to stage contemporary operas over the next few years.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Harris Theater in Chicago Names Brian Brooks as Its Choreographer by Michael Cooper

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance will spend $600,000 over three years to allow Mr. Brooks, its new choreographer in residence, to create works for several different dance companies.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

City Ballet Season to Feature Two Premieres by Women by Michael Cooper

New York City Ballet announced Thursday that it would focus on new and recent works next season, including world premieres by Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck, and after a notable absence of…

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Boston Lyric Opera Announces Itinerant 2016-17 Season by Michael Cooper

The company will mark its 40th anniversary by presenting four operas on four different Boston stages as it continues to search for a permanent home.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Named for 2016 by Michael Cooper

The recipients of the grants — which are given to young musicians or chamber ensembles with the potential for major careers — are the violinists Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark and Sean Lee; Ja…

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Opera and Punk Come Together in Conversation Series by Michael Cooper

Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson and Meredith Monk are among the artists who will appear as part of National Sawdust+.

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Julie Kent to Lead Washington Ballet by Michael Cooper

Ms. Kent, a beloved ballerina who danced her final performance with American Ballet Theater last June, will succeed Septime Webre as artistic director in July.

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Soprano Gets Two More Turns at Met “Butterfly” by Michael Cooper

Ana María Martínez will sing the role on Feb. 27 and March 5.

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Terence Blanchard’s Opera, ‘Champion,’ Is Among Kennedy Center Season Highlights by Michael Cooper

"Champion," a jazz-inflected opera by Terence Blanchard, will be performed by the Washington National Opera during the Kennedy Center season.

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Met Opera’s Credit Rating Left Unchanged by Moody’s by Michael Cooper

Moody's, in maintaining its credit rating for the Metropolitan Opera, notes box-office "softness" but also unusual donor support.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Have We Been Playing Gershwin Wrong for 70 Years? by Michael Cooper

The taxi horns in “An American in Paris” are as famous as any sounds in classical music. But they may have been out of tune for decades.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Joseph Volpe to Lead Sarasota Ballet (for a While) by Michael Cooper

Mr. Volpe, a former general of the Metropolitan Opera, was named interim managing director of the ballet company while it searches for someone to fill the position.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bard Music Festival Tackles the Puccini Paradox by Michael Cooper

The event will examine why he was enormously successful but critically underrated.

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Opera Philadelphia Will Mount ‘Breaking the Waves’ Adaptation by Michael Cooper

The production will be part of a season of notable projects including a "Macbeth" set in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

ArtsBeat: Lincoln Center Hall of Fame Names First Inductees by Michael Cooper

The freshman class includes Louis Armstrong, Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price and Harold Prince.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New York City Ballet to Perform in Paris in Summer by Michael Cooper

The company is to have a three-week engagement at the Théâtre du Châtelet as part of Les Etés de la Danse.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Festival Announces Summer Season by Michael Cooper

The festival, which will feature 49 performances at seven different venues at Lincoln Center and beyond, will run from July 13 through 31.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hundreds Will Get City Opera Refund by Michael Cooper

Nearly 670 people, who had bought roughly $323,000 worth of tickets for performances that were canceled when City Opera went bankrupt in 2013, will get their money back.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Ronald Perelman Quits Carnegie Hall Board by Michael Cooper

His departure came less than a year after Mr. Perelman was tapped to be the chairman of Carnegie's board, beginning a rocky era of clashes with the hall's administration.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Los Angeles Opera Names First Artist in Residence by Michael Cooper

Matthew Aucoin, 25, will conduct and compose, and work with young artists over the next three seasons.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Choreographer-Director David Gordon’s Archive to Go to Public Library by Michael Cooper

A series of experimental workshop performances re-examining Mr. Gordon's past is also coming.

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Stephen Petronio and Anish Kapoor Team Up to Sell Art for Dance’s Sake by Michael Cooper

The choreographer Stephen Petronio, who is beginning a $3 million campaign to establish a choreographic residency program in Pawling, N.Y., announced Thursday that he had received a gift fro…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

American Dance Institute to Move to Catskill, N.Y. by Michael Cooper

The institute is to break ground on a new four-building complex in May with help from a $500,000 Empire State Development grant.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

In ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ a Title Role Shared Onstage and Off by Michael Cooper

Jesse Kovarsky strikes Chagall-worthy poses onstage, while the violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins makes the music come alive in the orchestra pit.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Opera News Awards Focus on Singers by Michael Cooper

The winners will be Joseph Calleja, Elina Garanca, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko and José van Dam.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ballet Hispanico Consolidates Leadership Roles, With Eduardo Vilaro as Chief Executive by Michael Cooper

“We are setting a new, more nimble course that will allow us to excel in today’s changing arts and culture climate,” Kate Lear, the chairwoman of the troupe's board, said in a statemen…

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Charlie Parker Opera Will Go On by Michael Cooper

The New York premiere of "Charlie Parker's Yardbird" will go on, at the Apollo Theater in April, even after the closure of Gotham Chamber Opera, its original presenter.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Foundation Says the Joffrey Ballet Owes Licensing Fees of $373,000 by Michael Cooper

The Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation filed a demand for arbitration this week.

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Google Cultural Institute Puts Us All Onstage by Michael Cooper

With 360-degree videos, fans of the performing arts can feel what it’s like to be in the middle of the Philadelphia Orchestra or the Paris Opera Ballet.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

At Metropolitan Opera, Support for Paris Sounds Out With Singing of France’s National Anthem by Michael Cooper

Led by Plácido Domingo, the opera cast and audience sang "La Marseillaise" on Saturday.

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