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    Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart – Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: The Illuminated Heart Selections from Mozart’s Operas

    Lincoln Center Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 8:00 pm - Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 7:30 pm

    Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30 pmSPECIAL OPENING-NIGHT PROGRAMVisionary opera director and video artist Netia Jones transforms Mozart’s most beloved arias and ensembles into an enchanting operatic fantasy featuring a stunning installation and video projections. With a full cast of vocal luminaries that includes the glorious soprano Christine Goerke and “Mozartean of choice” Peter Mattei (Opera News), this shimmering production is a testament to the enduring influence of Mozart’s ...

    Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

    New York City Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jul 27, 2016 - Sat, Jul 30, 2016

    Jul 27 - 30, 2016The songs of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, from "Suddenly, Seymour" to "Under the Sea," have become part of the American subconscious—but few have heard their first musical, Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The 1979 show tells the story of Eliot Rosewater (Santino Fontana), a millionaire who drunkenly decides to blow his fortune on an impoverished town after being inspired by the utopian vision of novelist Kilgore Trout (James Earl Jones). But there are forces who ...

    Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jul 26, 2016 - Sat, Jul 30, 2016

    July 26 – 30 Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at 8pm Saturday at 2pm and 8pm Benjamin Millepied, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, founded L.A. Dance Project in 2012, aiming to encourage new collaborative work by emerging and established artists, while revisiting significant multidisciplinary dance collaborations from the past. For its Joyce debut, the company performs the U.S. premiere of Millepied’s On The Other Side; Justin Peck’s Helix, a turbulent piece for six ...

    Celebrate Jazz at Community Family Day in Queensbridge Park

    Queensbridge Park

    Queens

    Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    City Parks Foundation’s Community Family Day in Queens offers Jazz entertainment that will delight the young and the young at heart, along with hands-on sports and engaging, educational fun for the whole family. This Community Family Day honors the distinctly New York musical form -- that is Jazz. The artists performing will showcase their relationship to jazz in the form of instrumentals, vocals and dance. Performances by: jazz pianist, composer, and producer Marc ...

    Lincoln Center Out of Doors – The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed

    Damrosch Park

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 4:43 pm

    Lou Reed’s art drew its energy from the worlds of poetry, pop music, experimental composition, and much more—so naturally Lincoln Center’s all-day celebration of this New York icon will be inspired by a diverse range of creative fields. Curated by two of Reed’s closest collaborators, musician and wife Laurie Anderson and friend and producer Hal Willner, The Bells offers revelers the chance to join a 360-degree Lou Reed experience. Begin the day as Reed would ...

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart – Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: The Illuminated Heart Selections from Mozart’s Operas

150 West 65th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2123627600

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30 pmSPECIAL OPENING-NIGHT PROGRAMVisionary opera director and video artist Netia Jones transforms Mozart’s most beloved arias and ensembles into an enchanting operatic fantasy featuring a stunning installation and video projections. With a full cast of vocal luminaries that includes ...

Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

131 West 55th Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2125811212

Jul 27 - 30, 2016The songs of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, from "Suddenly, Seymour" to "Under the Sea," have become part of the American subconscious—but few have heard their first musical, Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The 1979 show tells the story of Eliot Rosewater (Santino Fontana), a millionaire who drunkenly decides to blow ...

Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

July 26 – 30 Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at 8pm Saturday at 2pm and 8pm Benjamin Millepied, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, founded L.A. Dance Project in 2012, aiming to encourage new collaborative work by emerging and established artists, while revisiting significant multidisciplinary dance collaborations from the ...