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Review: Lang Lang, Classical Music’s Superstar, Returns Quietly

Review: Lang Lang, Classical Music’s Superstar, Returns Quietly

Lang Lang, at the piano, playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra — led by Andris Nelsons, in black — at the Tanglewood Music Festival on Friday.

A Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Didn’t Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams.

A Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Didn’t Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams.

Eric Abramovitz wanted to study with Yehuda Gilad, whose students fill many U.S. orchestra positions. But his girlfriend intercepted a scholarship offer and turned it down.

Fashion Meets the Vatican at a Met Costume Institute Preview

Fashion Meets the Vatican at a Met Costume Institute Preview

Religious vestments represent "the transcendent dimension, the dimension of the religious mystery," said Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's de facto culture minister.

Europe’s ‘Rising Star’ Musicians Give as Much as They Get

Europe’s ‘Rising Star’ Musicians Give as Much as They Get

The Rising Stars program puts young musicians on European tour. This season’s class includes, clockwise from top left, the violist Ellen Nisbeth, the trumpeter Tamas Palfalvi, the violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and the soprano Nora Fischer.

How Financial Products Drive Today’s Art World

How Financial Products Drive Today’s Art World

The first Christie’s Art & Tech Summit focused on blockchain’s potential for the art business.

Comics Select Their Audiences as Carefully as Their Jokes

Comics Select Their Audiences as Carefully as Their Jokes

Fred Armisen in his debut special, “Standup for Drummers.”

Eye-Popping Portraits for an Age of Protest

Eye-Popping Portraits for an Age of Protest

“Je Suis un Enfant de l'Éducation Populaire” (“I Am a Child of a People’s Education”), by Aurore Valade, on display at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival in France. The text added to the images in this series, “Se Manifester,” is drawn from interviews she conducted with the subjects.

Auction Buyers Are Catching on to African-American Art

Auction Buyers Are Catching on to African-American Art

Auctioneer Oliver Barker, taking bids at Sotheby’s for Kerry James Marshall’s painting “Past Times.” It was eventually sold for $21.1 million with fees.

How Benny Blanco Became the Most Popular Oddball in Pop Music

How Benny Blanco Became the Most Popular Oddball in Pop Music

Benny Blanco is a hitmaking songwriter and producer who estimates that “like 75 percent” of his success has come from being a good hang.

Review: A Pulitzer Sequel for Orchestra, Packed With Drama in Microcosm

Review: A Pulitzer Sequel for Orchestra, Packed With Drama in Microcosm

For “Become Desert,” five ensembles surrounded the audience, including choristers in the heights of Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

‘The Gilded Age,’ a ‘Downton Abbey’ Follow-Up, Is Slated for 2019

‘The Gilded Age,’ a ‘Downton Abbey’ Follow-Up, Is Slated for 2019

Julian Fellowes at Windsor Castle in 2013. “The Gilded Age” will explore the tension between new money and established wealth in New York in the 1880s.

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

Last weekend at the women’s march in New York, Halsey delivered a speech about surviving harassment and abuse. Whether the #MeToo movement will make a splash at the Grammys, however, is unclear.

Apollo Theater Is Celebrated in a New Graphic Novel

Apollo Theater Is Celebrated in a New Graphic Novel

The cover of the graphic novel, adapted from a history by the same author.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Show Is Pulled Amid Misconduct Allegations

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Show Is Pulled Amid Misconduct Allegations

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. One of his television shows has been taken off the air while allegations of sexual misconduct are investigated.

In City Ballet Shake-Up, One Dancer Out and Two Suspended

In City Ballet Shake-Up, One Dancer Out and Two Suspended

Chase Finlay with Teresa Reichlen in George Balanchine’s “Agon” in March. Mr. Finlay was making his debut in the role originated by Arthur Mitchell.


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