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January 3, 2002 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The Regional Performing Arts Center will announce a new president today, arts center leaders confirmed last night. Janice Price, a marketing executive who is interim executive director of Lincoln Center in New York, will become president of the new arts center sometime before March 1. Also, effective today, Leslie Anne Miller, the arts center's interim president and a substantial donor to the project, will become cochair of the board with...
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August 9, 1992 | By Dick Saunders, FOR THE INQUIRER
At first, Davis Jerome says he is humble. Then the founder and director of the Mozart Society of Philadelphia amends his remark. "No, I'm not humble, I'm proud," he says. Jerome and his small troupe of Mozarteans are about to make their New York debut at Lincoln Center. On Thursday in Alice Tully Hall, they'll perform concert versions of two seldom-heard Mozart operas - Apollo et Hyacinthus and Thamos, King of Egypt. "It's an honor," Jerome says. And he didn't even lobby for it. "I got a call from them, asking if I could bring the troops up. " Lincoln Center's 19-month celebration of the bicentennial of Mozart's death - with a commitment to perform every one of the 800-plus works that Mozart composed - is closing with eight nights of opera in concert, beginning tomorrow and ending Aug. 22. "They were looking for people who'd done the operas before," says Jerome, who led a performance of Apollo with the Mozart Society in 1984 and also has led the incidental music to Thamos.
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September 20, 2011 | By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
NEW YORK - It's been more than a half-century since Christopher Plummer played Henry V - 1956, to be exact. If it's hard to believe that this great (and still very busy) actor is now 81, it was even harder to believe it on Saturday evening as he roamed the stage of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center as the young king, reciting excerpts of Shakespeare's play as the New York Philharmonic performed from the lively William Walton score of the 1944 film. Plummer has been quoted as saying it was this movie, starring Laurence Olivier, that made him take up acting, and it was clear he had a deep relationship with Henry V from the moment he began the familiar prologue: "O, for a Muse of fire, that would ascend / The brightest heaven of invention, / A kingdom for a stage, princes to act / And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!"
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November 28, 2012 | By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Broadway superstar Audra McDonald is adding a new chapter to her long history with Lincoln Center. The singer-actress is the new host of "Live From Lincoln Center," Lincoln Center said Tuesday. McDonald will emcee seven broadcasts from December through spring 2013, starting Dec. 13 with "The Richard Tucker Opera Gala" and Dec. 31 with the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve gala. "It's a great honor. I'm thrilled that they came to me and trusted me to do it," said McDonald, 42, whose five Tony Awards include a trophy this year for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.
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May 17, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC
New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse has a long tradition of sending actors on to stardom, but this time the ascension starts backstage: Playhouse producing director Jed Bernstein on Wednesday was named president of New York City's Lincoln Center. He'll succeed Reynolds Levy in January. Bernstein was already an industry veteran when he reopened the dormant playhouse last year, having led the Broadway League for 11 years. Under his leadership, the playhouse announced a 2013 summer season that includes a new Terrence McNally play, Mothers and Sons , starring Tyne Daly, and a coproduction with the Media Theatre of Mame, starring Andrea McArdle.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1993 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
"The Philadelphia Story" Thursday was one of lively ethnic nostalgia and urban musical whimsy. Two ensembles, the Women's Sekere Ensemble and Relache, performed in Lincoln Center's showcase of Philadelphia's performing-arts groups. The three women who make up the Sekere Ensemble swayed in coral and green costumes, made their beaded gourds pulse and throb, and swept their audience deeply into the songs and rituals of West African life. Omomola Iyabunmi, leader of the troupe, had assembled music of such affirmative rituals and messages that it raised an image of a simple paradise, full of vitality, cross rhythms and sweet harmony.
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July 25, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Having written orchestral works that contemplate the essence of rivers and oceans, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams is heading toward the source of it all, with an hour-long piece so expansive it can't be contained by a typical concert hall - and can only go outdoors. Sila: The Breath of the World contemplates the force behind all of nature. (The title is the Inuit name of the abstract deity behind wind, rain, and life.) Friday and Saturday in New York, as part of the Mostly Mozart and Lincoln Center Out of Doors festivals, the piece will bring together, in Hearst Plaza outside Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia chamber choir the Crossing, the JACK Quartet, and any number of other contemporary-music mainstays.
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December 19, 2014 | By Leanne Italie, ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - The City of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches. A judge Friday approved a pretrial settlement in a complaint brought by community groups. They objected to the onslaught of the fashion industry at Damrosch Park, a 2.4-acre stretch on the Upper West Side that is adjacent to and managed by Lincoln Center. The groups argued the insular nature of the fashion shows that draw top designers and hundreds of buyers, editors, and journalists violate laws governing public use of the land.
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October 8, 2003 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Having flabbergasted much of the music world with the announcement of a merger earlier this year, the New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall called it off late yesterday with only the vaguest explanations. The agreement was reached unanimously by the boards of both organizations. A joint statement said that the mission and size of both parties were too big for a merger, which was a concern raised by many when the plan was first announced June 2. At the time, Carnegie executive and artistic director Robert Harth claimed that the hall had enough dark nights amid its various touring orchestras to accommodate the New York Philharmonic's extensive week-in, week-out schedule.
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February 13, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Today marks the start of New York Fashion Week's fall 2015 runway shows, a haute hodgepodge of glitzy catwalks, intimate presentations, and invitation-only cocktail parties in and around Lincoln Center and hip, downtown studios. Although front-row celebrity sightings are a given under the heated tents at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, they will likely be at an all-time high, as Thursday marks the beginning of NBA All-Star weekend in New York City. The two worlds will even collide when, on Friday, Shaquille O'Neal hosts a fashion show at the Hammerstein Ballroom featuring NBA players as models.
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February 25, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
NEW YORK - Ever loyal, Yannick Nézet-Séguin maintains what looks like an undying commitment to the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, whose 2006 appointment consolidated his international career. Now, as he moves among A-list orchestras (including one in Philadelphia), why does he stay with a second-tier Dutch ensemble? Answers have been abundant during his U.S. tour with the Rotterdam orchestra, which ended Sunday as part of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series. Due to weather-delayed flights from Chicago, some players arrived only minutes before concert time, but still played at a level that showed why the tour has won off-the-charts reviews.
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February 13, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Today marks the start of New York Fashion Week's fall 2015 runway shows, a haute hodgepodge of glitzy catwalks, intimate presentations, and invitation-only cocktail parties in and around Lincoln Center and hip, downtown studios. Although front-row celebrity sightings are a given under the heated tents at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, they will likely be at an all-time high, as Thursday marks the beginning of NBA All-Star weekend in New York City. The two worlds will even collide when, on Friday, Shaquille O'Neal hosts a fashion show at the Hammerstein Ballroom featuring NBA players as models.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Leanne Italie, ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - The City of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches. A judge Friday approved a pretrial settlement in a complaint brought by community groups. They objected to the onslaught of the fashion industry at Damrosch Park, a 2.4-acre stretch on the Upper West Side that is adjacent to and managed by Lincoln Center. The groups argued the insular nature of the fashion shows that draw top designers and hundreds of buyers, editors, and journalists violate laws governing public use of the land.
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October 24, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
'The murder of Leon Klinghoffer will not be forgiven!" Those words rang through the Metropolitan Opera house Monday in one of several not-unexpected heckling intrusions during The Death of Klinghoffer, John Adams' 1991 opera that, for all its artistic worth, gets the award for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. During months of claims that the work glorifies terrorism and that the production should be canceled - the Met's HD simulcast in fact bit the dust - The Death of Klinghoffer became a straw man, a target for accusations that often failed to make sense.
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July 25, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Having written orchestral works that contemplate the essence of rivers and oceans, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams is heading toward the source of it all, with an hour-long piece so expansive it can't be contained by a typical concert hall - and can only go outdoors. Sila: The Breath of the World contemplates the force behind all of nature. (The title is the Inuit name of the abstract deity behind wind, rain, and life.) Friday and Saturday in New York, as part of the Mostly Mozart and Lincoln Center Out of Doors festivals, the piece will bring together, in Hearst Plaza outside Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia chamber choir the Crossing, the JACK Quartet, and any number of other contemporary-music mainstays.
NEWS
July 14, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
NEW YORK - Monkey: Journey to the West , now settling in for nearly a month of hyperphysical, family-friendly performances at Lincoln Center, may signify the arrival of something more momentous than the show's buoyant, picaresque journey suggests: Chinese ticket buyers in the United States. "China is happening on a lot of levels, and it's happening in the arts world," says Nigel Redden, director of the Lincoln Center Festival. But not necessarily with the seriousness that usually characterizes a festival known to host ambitious endeavors by the Royal Shakespeare Company and modernist German operas that others don't touch.
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May 17, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER CULTURE CRITIC
New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse has a long tradition of sending actors on to stardom, but this time the ascension starts backstage: Playhouse producing director Jed Bernstein on Wednesday was named president of New York City's Lincoln Center. He'll succeed Reynolds Levy in January. Bernstein was already an industry veteran when he reopened the dormant playhouse last year, having led the Broadway League for 11 years. Under his leadership, the playhouse announced a 2013 summer season that includes a new Terrence McNally play, Mothers and Sons , starring Tyne Daly, and a coproduction with the Media Theatre of Mame, starring Andrea McArdle.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012 | By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Broadway superstar Audra McDonald is adding a new chapter to her long history with Lincoln Center. The singer-actress is the new host of "Live From Lincoln Center," Lincoln Center said Tuesday. McDonald will emcee seven broadcasts from December through spring 2013, starting Dec. 13 with "The Richard Tucker Opera Gala" and Dec. 31 with the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve gala. "It's a great honor. I'm thrilled that they came to me and trusted me to do it," said McDonald, 42, whose five Tony Awards include a trophy this year for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.
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October 16, 2012 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
YOU CAN'T blame us Pennsylvanians for wanting to count Renee Fleming as one of our own - though she laughs heartily at such home state "recognition. " "I think I spent maybe 15 minutes there as an infant, while my parents were in school" (both music majors, later to become vocal teachers). "I don't even know where Indiana, Pa., is - but I'm going there soon, for a concert. " And also coming here to Philadelphia on Thursday, as special guest of the Philadelphia Orchestra, to usher in its 2012-13 season and introduce conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin as our grand band's youthful new musical director.
NEWS
August 24, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
AND YOU THOUGHT the crown jewels were in the Tower of London. Britain's Prince Harry went to Las Vegas, and what happened there didn't stay there. Even though his brother didn't make the trip, the younger prince - photographed with a pair of beauties - was proud to show off his Willie. Or should we say, his royal anus? His bangers and mash? His Windsor nuts? His Wales spout? TMZ.com on Tuesday posted photos of the 27-year-old royal partying in the buff with a woman in a VIP suite, after Harry allegedly disrobed as part of a game of strip pool - he must have been distracted by her rack.
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