Dua Lipa brings her lockdown anthems to the arena

Many of Dua Lipa’s best songs begin with an easily digestible concept – “Physical”, “Levitating”, “Cool” – and emanate from there. His music is fast, stomping, and icy: industrial-grade club-pop that cares about history while displaying the latest in polish and panache. The songs are very tight though. Lipa is a slightly regal vocalist who … Read more

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Review: A troupe from Los Angeles in search of a choreographic vision

Bodytraffic was founded 15 years ago by two Juilliard graduates who had moved to Los Angeles and started commissioning choreographers they liked. In the years that followed, the troupe attracted attention and a stream of well trained and committed dancers. But these dancers need works to perform, and the ones in the program the company … Read more

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Restoration artist and detective Barry Bauman dies at 73

For three decades, a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln hung in the Governor’s mansion in Springfield, Illinois. Mrs. Lincoln reportedly commissioned Francis Bicknell Carpenter, a famous painter who lived in the White House for six months in 1864, to paint it. as a gift for her husband, President Abraham Lincoln. After Lincoln was assassinated, the … Read more

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James Earl Jones will have a Broadway theater named after him

The Shubert Organization, which is Broadway’s biggest owner, will rename one of its 17 theaters after actor James Earl Jones, fulfilling a promise made when black performers pushed for greater recognition following the protests of 2020 against societal racism. The organization said Wednesday it would name the Cort Theatre, a historic 110-year-old home on West … Read more

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5 minutes that will make you love Wagner

In the past, we have chosen the five minutes or so that we play to make our friends fall in love with classical music, piano, opera, cello, Mozart, 21st century composers, violin, baroque music, sopranos, Beethoven, flute, string quartets, tenors, Brahms, choral music, percussion, symphonies, Stravinsky, trumpet, Maria Callas, Bach, organ, mezzo-sopranos and dance music. … Read more

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This thesis on the contradictions of mourning plays by its own rules

Aurelia, Aureliaa memoirBy Kathryn Davis108 pages. Graywolf Press. $15. There are memoirs in which you learn the facts of a person’s life, and then there are memoirs in which you are a chip implanted in the author’s brain. In the case of Kathryn Davis’ memoir, you’re a chip. “Aurelia, Aurélia” is only 108 pages long, … Read more

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Michele McNally, who elevated Times photography, dies at 66

Michele McNally, who elevated photojournalism at The New York Times as its first director of photography and later as newsroom chief during a 14-year tenure that won the paper six Pulitzer Prizes for newsreel and feature film photography, died Feb. 18 at a hospital in Yonkers, NY. She was 66. The cause was complications from … Read more

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‘The Batman’ Review: Who Will Stop Wayne?

The darkness in “The Batman” is pervasive and literal. Gotham City in the week after Halloween, when this long chapter unfolds, sees about as much sunshine as northern Finland in mid-December. The atmosphere of urban demoralization extends to the bulbs that flicker weakly in the dark. Bats, cats, penguins and other resident creatures are mainly … Read more

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