Tag Archives: Lincoln Center

NEW YORK CITY: No Charges For Man Who Spurred Terrorism Alert At Metropolitan Opera Performance

Last weekend two performances of the Metropolitan Opera were canceled when a counter-terrorism response team evacuated Lincoln Center after a man scattered the ashes of his “opera mentor” into the orchestra pit. Yesterday the NYPD announced that the man will not be charged with any crime, even though his act cost the Met an estimated $500,000. The New York Times ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Counter-Terrorism Squad Evacuates Opera House After Man Tosses Human Ashes Into Pit

Gothamist reports: The suspicious substance that led to last night’s evacuation of the Metropolitan Opera House may have been a man’s ashes, police said yesterday. Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m., members of the Met’s orchestra noticed a man in a suit who began sprinkling a powdery substance in the orchestra pit during the second intermission of “Guillaume Tell.” Shortly afterwards, ...

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Angela Lansbury Stuns Lincoln Center Audience With Surprise Performance Of Beauty & The Beast [VIDEO]

Billboard reports: The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Disney presented a special viewing of Beauty and the Beast on Sunday night (Sept. 18) in honor of the classic animated film’s 25th anniversary. While original voice cast members such as Robby Benson (Beast), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) and Richard White (Gaston) had all signed on to appear ...

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David Geffen Donates $100M To Lincoln Center For Remodel Of Avery Fischer Hall

Via the New York Times: The world of New York high culture was given a surprise dose of glitz on Wednesday, when Lincoln Center announced that David Geffen, the entertainment mogul who has shaped cultural tastes in pop music, art and movies, will donate $100 million to renovate — and rename — Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York ...

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Protests Rock NYC Metropolitan Opera Over The Death Of Klinghoffer Production

Hundreds of protesters swarmed Lincoln Center on Monday night to rage against the Metropolitan Opera’s debut of The Death Of Klinghoffer, which is based on the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro and which detractors say is anti-Semitic and glorifies terrorism. Opposition to the show was spurred by right wing sites with Ben Shapiro’s Truth Revolt leading the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Harvey Milk Musical Set For Local Debut At Lincoln Center

Theatermania reports: Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) will star alongside composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) in the New York premiere of Lippa’s choral work I Am Harvey Milk on October 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris, and Jack W. Batman have announced. Lippa, the songwriter behind the musicals Big Fish and ...

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Matt Alber Performs At Lincoln Center

Gay crooner Matt Alber performed at Lincoln Center last night and the full concert has been posted on their website.

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Valerie Simpson At Lincoln Center

As part of Lincoln Center’s free concert series, last night R&B/disco legend and famed songwriter Valerie Simpson performed a tribute show to her late husband Nick Ashford, who passed away a year ago this month. Below Simpson performs what some consider Ashford & Simpson’s best song, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, which was first a Top Twenty pop hit for ...

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Tonight At Lincoln Center: Free Concert By Nile Rodgers & The Chic Organization

I’d have given you an earlier notice, but I only found out last night. Five or six years ago I was very lucky to attend Chic’s 25th anniversary concert at Webster Hall, after which Nile Rodgers generously hung around to sign a million autographs, including one for me. I’m such a huge fan of his, it pains me to single ...

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Cell Phone Stops Lincoln Center Symphony

New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert brought Mahler’s Ninth to a screeching halt when an audience member allowed his iPhone to continue ringing. The iPhone marimba ring kept going — and going — until concertgoers pointed out the area where the guilty party sat, a witness said. Finally, a man reached into his pocket and turned off the phone. Gilbert ...

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Philip Glass Addresses OWS

After the conclusion of his opera Satyagraha, last night minimalist composer Philip Glass exited Lincoln Center to address a gathered crowd of Occupy Wall Street protesters. OWS stressed that they were not there to specifically diss Glass’ opera. Instead the protest was directed “at a certain disparity between its lofty moral message and the machinery of corporate arts funding.” (I ...

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Afternoon View – Lincoln Center

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SLIDESHOW: Broadway Backwards 5

On Monday night, official JMG staff photographer Dr. Jeff and I attended Broadway Backwards 5, the annual gender-reversal fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NYC LGBT Center in which songs are performed by the opposite sex for whom they were written. Over 50 Broadway singers, dancers and a galaxy of Tony winners and nominees blew away the sold ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Tectonic Theater Project, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the October 12th performance of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at NYC’s Lincoln Center. The groundbreaking epilogue to the Laramie Project, titled THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER, will be performed in New York at Lincoln Center and over 150 other theaters across the country ...

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Daily Grumble

Seriously, Lincoln Center? Preservationists who have voiced concern over the changes being made to Lincoln Center in its redevelopment may be alarmed to learn about one in particular: The centerpiece of the performing arts complex, its plaza fountain, is not only being replaced, but its water effects are now being “choreographed” as well. The firm doing it is also responsible ...

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Salome At The Met

Last night Aaron and I attended opening night of Salome at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. I know less than zero about opera, so all I had to go on was a quick glance at the Playbill synopsis before the chandeliers went up. It was all in German, so with my seatback subtitle thingy, here’s what I got: -Slutty ...

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