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    2015 Helen Hayes Awards nominations

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    Björk’s wonderful and heart-rending ‘Vulnicura’

    Björk’s wonderful and heart-rending ‘Vulnicura’

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    ‘Leaving Before the Rains Come,’ by Alexandra Fuller

    ‘Leaving Before the Rains Come,’ by Alexandra Fuller

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    TV listings: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

    TV listings: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

    Ben and Leslie band together on ‘Parks and Recreation,’ and ‘Sirens’ returns to USA.

    A limited program and an inscrutable pianist at the Phillips

    A limited program and an inscrutable pianist at the Phillips

    Though his finger-work shone, French musician Alexandre Tharaud didn’t reveal personality in the music.

    NGA ensembles take on a timely madrigal in fine style

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    ROZ CHAST: Eldercare graphic-novel author embraces an audience whose appreciation is as profound as she is

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    Demis Roussos, Greek singer who enticed millions, dies at 68

    Demis Roussos, Greek singer who enticed millions, dies at 68

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    Breaking the sound barrier: He’s a rapper, and he’s deaf

    Breaking the sound barrier: He’s a rapper, and he’s deaf

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    Pianist Sullivan Fortner and ensemble at Kennedy Center

    Pianist Sullivan Fortner and ensemble at Kennedy Center

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    Book review: ‘The Big Seven,’ by Jim Harrison

    Book review: ‘The Big Seven,’ by Jim Harrison

    A “faux mystery” stars a detective lured by temptation.

    TV listings: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

    TV listings: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

    “The Bachelor” gets all Cinderella and “Ellen’s Design Challenge” premieres on HGTV.

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    Coyaba performs at Dance Palace

    Coyaba performs at Dance Palace

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    With ‘Penny,’ WNO presents an arresting heroine

    With ‘Penny,’ WNO presents an arresting heroine

    Douglas Pew and Dara Weinberg’s opera about an autistic adult is a win for American Opera Initiative.

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    St. Lawrence String Quartet at the Library of Congress

    St. Lawrence String Quartet at the Library of Congress

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