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Holocaust Survivor, 97, to Play Lincoln Center

Emily Kessler will play mandolin, sing folk songs in fundraiser

(Newser) - A musician makes her solo debut in a Lincoln Center concert next week, but it's a safe bet you've never heard of her. As Vulture explains, the musician is 97-year-old Emily Kessler, a Holocaust survivor who now lives in New York City. Kessler usually plays in front of... More »

NYC Jazz Finds New Home—in Qatar

Stay at the St. Regis, take in a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha

(Newser) - Want to hear some top-notch jazz but can't make it to New York City? Try Qatar. Jazz at Lincoln Center is opening a new club in the capital city of Doha in April; it will be the nonprofit jazz organization's first permanent location abroad. And it won't... More »

Roberts Brings Dirty, Dirty Mouth to Tom Hanks Tribute

(Newser) - Julia Roberts brought quite the potty mouth to a Tom Hanks tribute in New York yesterday, Us reports. “Alright well, it’s late and I’m paying my babysitter overtime and I have to pee,” the actress said as she took the stage. “So Tom, everybody fucking... More »

White Director for Black Play Puts Race Center Stage

Violates playwright Wilson's wishes

(Newser) - The selection of a white director for the Broadway revival of an August Wilson play has sparked racial tension, the New York Times reports. Before his death in 2005, Wilson refused to let white directors oversee productions of his work, partially out of racial solidarity, partially because he felt black... More »

Lincoln Center's Concert Hall Dazzles

Renovation at Lincoln Center slices open old building

(Newser) - While cities from LA to Copenhagen have unveiled stunning new concert halls in recent years, New York's Lincoln Center complex "seemed mired in indecision." But Alice Tully Hall, one of the center's smaller spaces, reopens to the public Sunday with a bold new design by the architects Diller... More »

Troubled NYC Opera Names Dallas Conductor New GM

Company names Steel new GM after chaotic year

(Newser) - The New York City Opera, the deeply troubled company based at Lincoln Center, has named Dallas-based director and conductor George Steel as its new general manager. The announcement comes after last fall's departure of Gerard Mortier, the Belgian iconoclast who promised a shake-up of the opera but quit before he... More »

How an Amateur Made Classical Cool in NYC

Chamber rock series invites young fans to hear old masters

(Newser) - Ronen Givony is no musician, he can’t read music, and had never organized a concert—until recently. Now the 28-year-old is considered one of New York’s top impresarios, thanks to his “Wordless Music” series, which puts top indie rock and electronica bands on the same bill as... More »

Landmark NY Library to Be Renamed for Donor

Wall Street financier donates $100 million

(Newser) - Following the style of sports stadiums, Manhattan's stately beaux arts library on Fifth Avenue will be renamed for a key contributor to a billion-dollar expansion of the library system. Private equity king Stephen Schwarzman is giving the library $100 million from his several-billion-dollar fortune, reports the New York Times. Schwarzman,... More »

Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Spending the Christmas season in New York City is an adventure for the whole family

(Newser) - New York doesn't slow down just because the weather gets nippy. If anything, there's even more to do in the city that never sleeps. TimeOut recommends catching the Washington Square Tree Lighting Dec. 4. Those seeking a little more flexibility in their plans can check out the origami Christmas tree... More »

Houston, MoMA Tops in Arts $$$

Tops in donations: Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, NYC's MoMA

(Newser) - A surge in private arts funding boosted the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston last year with $185.8 million, making it the top US recipient of private arts donations. Runners-up were New York's MoMA, with $133.5 million; the Smithsonian, with $131.2 million; and Boston's MFA, with $130.... More »

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