Performing Arts

Theater Review: ‘Lucky Penny’: A Clown Cries in the Alley for All of Us

David Deblinger in his original play "Lucky Penny." (Zachary Zirlin Photography)
David Deblinger in his original play "Lucky Penny." (Zachary Zirlin Photography)

NEW YORK—Actor David Deblinger is a creature of showbiz. Like Joan Rivers, he’s very intense. Showbiz creatures crave the spotlight like hardcore alcoholics—they must act...

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    Finding Grace and Compassion Through an Affinity for Dance

    In ancient Chinese culture, there is a belief that the universe has a path carved out for you, and that in following this path, one... Read more

  • Left: Pacifica Quartet with (L-R) Simin Ganatra, Sibbi Bernhardsson, Brandon Vamos, and Masumi Per Rostad performing at the Met Museum. (Richard Termine) Right: Jörg Widmann. (Marco Borggreve)

    A Clarinetist Who Bridges the Past and Future

    German musician Jörg Widmann says that for him, everything began with the clarinet. He started playing the clarinet at age 7; shortly after, he discovered... Read more

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    Centuries Later, Peculiarities of Venice Still Inspire

    NEW YORK—One word comes up often when people discuss Venice, both past and present: peculiar. This city made up of 100-plus islands, embedded in the... Read more

  • L to R: (Seated) Jessica Rose Futran as Pitti-Sing, Andy Herr as Pohh-Bah(Standing) Adam B. Shapiro as Ko-Ko. (Carol Rosegg)

    ‘The Mikado’ Returns Without Kimonos

    NEW YORK—Last year, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players abandoned plans to present “The Mikado.” The popular operetta, set in Japan, was traditionally performed... Read more

  • The cast of “In Transit” on the set by Donyale Werle. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘In Transit’

    NEW YORK—The creators of the Broadway musical “In Transit” certainly understand the New York subway system—especially the inconveniences underground travelers regularly encounter, including train delays, transit workers... Read more

  • The Attacca Quartet rehearses in New York City on Dec. 7, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Attacca Quartet’s Sincere Exploration of Music Old and New

    NEW YORK—”It’s a really good time to be a string quartet fan,” said cellist Andrew Yee. “It’s just amazing to hear what keeps on coming... Read more

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    Russian Chamber Chorus to Bridge Celebrated Poets Shakespeare and Pushkin in Concert

    NEW YORK—What do Shakespeare and Pushkin have in common?  Despite the fact that they were writing in places far from each other and centuries apart,... Read more

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    Anne Akiko Meyers: A Virtuoso Devoted to Unlocking the Mysteries of the Violin

    American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers radiates inspiration. It’s a result of her being ever-inspired by everything around her. She strives to absorb rich experiences from... Read more

  • Plácido Domingo in the title role in Verdi's “Nabucco.” (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: ‘Nabucco’

    NEW YORK—”Nabucco,” which premiered in 1842 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, was Verdi’s first opera to achieve popular success. This season, the Metropolitan Opera... Read more

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    From Metal to Classical, Musician Journeys Toward What Grasps His Heart

    When the Tokyo Philharmonic performs compositions by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 12 and 13, the pianist taking center stage may be known... Read more

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    Former Texas Secretary of State Sees ‘Spectacular’ Shen Yun for the Third Time

    HOUSTON—George Strake, the former secretary of state for Texas, and his wife, Annette, make sure they see Shen Yun Performing Arts every time the New... Read more

  • Leonard Slatkin. (David Duchon Doris)

    Leonard Slatkin Asks Musicians, Listeners to Reclaim Our Individuality

    As conductor Leonard Slatkin prepares to leave his music directorships at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Lyon Symphony Orchestra, he already has his hands full... Read more

  • (L–R) General Othello (David Oyelowo) succumbs to the insinuations of his underling Iago (Daniel Craig) in “Othello.”  (Chad Batka)

    Theater Review: ‘Othello’

    In the plays of William Shakespeare, the greatest humiliation a man can face is being made a cuckold—a situation the playwright used time and again... Read more

  • Ben Bliss as Tamino in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

    Opera Review: ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Met

    NEW YORK—One of the Metropolitan Opera’s better ideas is to present a child-friendly performance of an opera during the holiday season. This year, the Met... Read more

  • (L–R)  Ace reporter Hildebrand "Hildy" Johnson (John Slattery) wants to leave the newspaper business, but his managing editor Walter Burns (Nathan Lane) has other ideas, in “The Front Page.” (Julieta Cervantes)

    Theater Review: ‘The Front Page’

    NEW YORK–Sarcasm lands fast and furious in “The Front Page,” a scintillating all-star Broadway revival that’s still amazingly topical. Newspapermen-turned-playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur... Read more

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company's curtain call at the Detroit Opera House on Dec. 22, 2016. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Performing Arts Starts 2017 World Tour

    With three performances held on the same evening in three different cities, the world-renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts started its 2017 world tour on Dec... Read more

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