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‘Little Dancer’ and the art of perseverance

The ballet is about artistic survival and the obsessions that feed it — something director Susan Stroman knows well.

The one song you won’t hear in San Francisco during the World Series: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

The one song you won’t hear in San Francisco during the World Series: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

Lorde’s hot single has been exiled from radio.

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At Ivy Baldwin Dance’s ‘Oxbow,’ only the dancing is static

At Ivy Baldwin Dance’s ‘Oxbow,’ only the dancing is static

Apart from some welcome jolts of color, “Oxbow” was a rather dull, leaden affair.

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MeccaFest doesn’t take the place of Yardfest

MeccaFest doesn’t take the place of Yardfest

The concert organized after Howard University removed live music from its homecoming failed to draw crowds.

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Book review: John Grisham’s ‘Gray Mountain’

Book review: John Grisham’s ‘Gray Mountain’

A lawyer must choose between nonprofit legal work in Appalachia and a high-priced firm in New York.

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‘Fetch Clay, Make Man’: A match you wouldn’t expect

‘Fetch Clay, Make Man’: A match you wouldn’t expect

Will Power’s play details the friendship of Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit.

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Cantate Chamber Singers perform ‘Noye’s Fludde’

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The Chamber singers navigated the 12 unaccompanied madrigals with agility and spot-on pitch.

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‘Vessels’ premieres at Harman Center for the Arts

‘Vessels’ premieres at Harman Center for the Arts

The show is a reminder that the human form is as powerful in stillness as it is in unbridled motion.

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Manuel de Falla’s emotionally charged ‘La Vida Breve’

The spanish composer’s opera opens the In Series season at the GALA Hispanic Theatre.

Choral Arts Chamber Singers perform ‘Under the Midnight Sun’

Choral Arts Chamber Singers perform ‘Under the Midnight Sun’

The high point of the program on Finnish composers was a set of works by Einojuhani Rautavaara.

Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

Mr. Hauser, a onetime advertising executive, launched the Grammy-winning jazz vocal group in 1972.

Photographer finds magic in portraits of artists’ desks

E. Brady Robinson’s “Art Desks” finds insight from the desks of artists, collectors and gallery owners.

World War I paintings and the New York Review of Books

A sampling of fine arts on television for the week of Oct. 19-Oct. 25.

Comic Con India 2014: ‘Fifth Beatle’ creator carries message of arts-career dreams to Hyderabad fans.

Comic Con India 2014: ‘Fifth Beatle’ creator carries message of arts-career dreams to Hyderabad fans.

Tony-winning producer turned graphic novelist knows what it’s like for Indian parents to child away from the arts.

Here’s why Bono wears sunglasses all the time

Here’s why Bono wears sunglasses all the time

He’s not just trying to look like a cool rockstar, you jerks -- he has a medical excuse!

When art sings: How paintings have fared on the stage

When art sings: How paintings have fared on the stage

Music theater works based on art often founder on literalism. Will “Little Dancer” be the same?

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