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    River to River Festival – Michael Richards: Winged

    Governors Island

    Manhattan

    Sat, May 28, 2016 - Sun, Sep 25, 2016

    LMCC’s 2016 summer exhibition is dedicated to late artist Michael Richards (1963–2011) and includes a range of his work in sculpture and drawing as well as documentation and ephemera of his art and life—some of which has not been on public view for over 15 years.

    Florencia en el Amazonas

    Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jun 22, 2016 - Sun, Jun 26, 2016

    JUNE 22 7:30PM JUNE 23 7:30PM JUNE 25 7:30PM JUNE 26 4:00PM ROSE THEATER, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S FREDERICK P. ROSE HALLAfter 20 years of thrilling audiences across the country, Florencia en el Amazonas makes its City Opera premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. Daniel Catán’s passionate, sensuous opera, inspired by the magical realism of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, has become one of the most popular and frequently performed contemporary operas. The first Spanish-language opera ever ...

    Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing: Catherine Russell Septet

    Damrosch Park

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

    With her honey-rich vocals, charismatic energy, and royal swing lineage—she’s the daughter of Luis Russell, longtime director of Louis Armstrong’s orchestra, and pioneering bassist Carline Ray—Catherine Russell reigns over the dance floor at this opening night strutter’s ball. When Russell strikes up her seven-piece band, the finger-snapping is an involuntary reflex that soon gives way to a full-fledged party.

    Eleanor Reissa & Frank London with the Klezmer Brass Allstars presented in association with KulturfestNYC

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jun 20, 2016, 9:30 pm

    The soulful and inimitable Eleanor Reissa and the “mystical high priest of New Wave Avant-Klez jazz” Frank London have been inspiring each other to great heights for over a decade. Together with the great Klezmer Brass Allstars, whose recording Carnival Conspiracy was in Rolling Stone’s top ten world music recordings of 2006, they explore the world of Yiddish song, from the obscure to the chestnuts.

PHILADANCO (The Philadelphia Dance Company)

Prospect Park Bandshell

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

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Trailblazing dance company PHILADANCO treks north from the City of Brotherly Love to wow us with their explosive, thought-provoking works.

Florencia en el Amazonas

Broadway at 60th Street

new york N.Y. 10023

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JUNE 22 7:30PM JUNE 23 7:30PM JUNE 25 7:30PM JUNE 26 4:00PM ROSE THEATER, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S FREDERICK P. ROSE HALLAfter 20 years of thrilling audiences across the country, Florencia en el Amazonas makes its City Opera premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. Daniel Catán’s passionate, sensuous opera, inspired by the ...

River to River Festival – Michael Richards: Winged

New York

New York N.Y. 10004

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LMCC’s 2016 summer exhibition is dedicated to late artist Michael Richards (1963–2011) and includes a range of his work in sculpture and drawing as well as documentation and ephemera of his art and life—some of which has not been on public view for over 15 years.