Arts news highlights: “Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; PEN World Voices Festival; “The Price” presented by Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre; “Seurat’s Circus Sideshow” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Limón Dance Company at The Joyce Theater.

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GOOD EVENING, I HAVE TONIGHT'S 'NYC ARTS NEWS.'

WE'RE AT THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS.

FOUNDED IN 1971, THE MUSEUM BOASTS OVER 1,000 MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF ART WITH A FOCUS ON ARTISTS OF AFRICAN, ASIAN, AND LATIN AMERICAN ANCESTRY.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW HERE IS WILD NOISE.

AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART FROM THE 1970s TO THE PRESENT.

DRAWN FROM THE MUSEUM'S OWN HOLDINGS, OTHER U.S.

INSTITUTIONS, AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.

THE EXHIBITION BRINGS TOGETHER OVER 60 WORKS BY MORE THAN 30 ARTISTS.

MANY BEING EXHIBITED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WORKS RANGE FROM PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANA MENDI ETA FROM HER CELEBRATED 'SILHOUETTEA' SERIES TO 'SCULPTURE' BY HUMBERTO DIAZ, WHO COMPLETED HIS SECOND RESIDENCE AT THE BRONX MUSEUM.

MUCH OF THE ART LOOKS AT COMMON CUBAN THEMES, ALTHOUGH NOT ALWAYS FROM A STRICTLY REVOLUTIONARY POINT OF VIEW.

FOR EXAMPLE, JOSE MARTI, THE 19th CENTURY POET AND NATIONAL HERO.

AFRO CUBAN CULTURE AND RELIGION.

AND EVEN TO A COUNTRY'S NATIONAL PASTIME APPEAR HERE.

'THE GHOST OF FIDEL CASTRO,' WHO RULED THE COUNTRY FOR NEARLY HALF A CENTURY RULED OVER THE EXHIBITION.

THERE'S A WONDERFUL WORK OF FIDEL HIMSELF OVERLOOKING THE MALICON.

IT CAME TO THE U.S. IN THE EARLY '90s.

I WOULD SAY THAT THIS WORK IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE SEEN IN CUBA BECAUSE IT'S A PORTRAIT OF FIDEL.

GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE GOVERNMENT IS THE ONLY ONE THAT REALLY WOULD CHARACTERIZE THE LEADERS OF THE COUNTRY.

'WILD NOISE,' AT THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS THROUGH JULY 3rd.

THE 'TEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE' BRINGS TOGETHER SOME 150 WRITERS FROM 40 NATIONS FOR 70 EVENTS.

THE WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL THIS YEAR FOCUSES ON GENDER AND POWER WITH EVENTS AROUND THE CITY INCLUDING THE BRONX MUSEUM.

THE OPENING NIGHT ON MAY 1st, UNITED AGAINST HATE, INCLUDES PERFORMANCES AND READINGS FROM PATTY SMITH AND HER DAUGHTER, JESSIE SMITH, ANNIE DEFRANCO, AND NASHVILLISTS MARLIN JAMES -- NOVELISTS MARLIN JAMES, COLIN McCANN, AND FESTIVAL FOUNDER SALMAN RUSHDIE.

THE FESTIVAL COMES TO THE BRONX MUSEUM ON MAY 6th WITH WORKSHOPS BY SUNNY MUTU AND POET MORGAN PARKER.

AND A READING BY ACCLAIMED CUBAN POET NANCY MORIHAN IN THE EXHIBITION GALLERY.

THE FESTIVAL CLOSES ON MAY 7th WITH A LECTURE BY RUSSIAN-AMERICAN JOURNALIST MASHA GESSEN, FOLLOWED BY A CONVERSATION WITH COMEDIAN SAMANTHA DEE.

THERE'S A NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF ARTHUR MILLER'S 'THE PRICE.'

DEVELOPING BY TERRY KINNEY.

MARK RUFFALO STARS AS VICTOR FRANZ, WHO AFTER SACRIFICING HIS EDUCATION TO CARE FOR HIS FAMILY, RETURNS TO HIS CHILDHOOD HOME TO SELL OFF THE REMAINDER OF HIS PARENTS' ESTATE.

DANNY DEVITO PLAYS THE FURNITURE DEALER WHO ATTEMPTS TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF WHAT'S LEFT.

THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL TAKE ONE LOOK AND --

YOU'RE STARTING AGAIN.

I'M NOT BARGAINING WITH YOU.

THE PRODUCTION ALSO FEATURES TONY SHALOOB.

IT'S AT THE AMERICAN AIRLINES THEATER.

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON A CAPTIVATING MASTERPIECE OF THE 19th CENTURY.

SURRAH'S 'CIRCUS SIDE SHOW.'

IT HIGHLIGHTS THE ARTIST'S INSPIRATIONS, INFLUENCE, AND INNOVATIONS.

THE EXHIBITION FEATURES SURA'S ICONIC PAINTING FIRST SHOWN IN 1888 ALONG 17 RELATED WORKS BY THE FRENCH POST-IMPRESSIONISTS INCLUDING HIS CONTI CRAYON DRAWINGS.

IT SHOWS THE POPULARITY OF THIS POPULAR CIRCUS ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH POSTCARDS, PERIOD POSTERS, AND ILLUSTRATED JOURNALS.

IT ALSO TRACES THE FASCINATION IT HELD FOR OTHER ARTISTS.

THESE INCLUDE MID 19th CENTURY CARICATURISTS.

SARA'S CONTEMPORARY AS WELL AS THE EARLY 20th CENTURY IMPRESSIONIST GEORGE RUHO.

'THE CIRCUS SIDE SHOW' IS AT THE MET 5th AVENUE THROUGH THE 29th.

THE LEMEN DANCE COMPANY RETURNS TO THE JOYCE WITH FRESH TAKES ON DANCES CREATED BY JOSE LIMON IN THE 1940s AND '50s AS WELL AS 21st CENTURY WORKS.

THE COMPANY'S CURRENT DANCERS WITH A WORK CREATED BY LIMON FOR HIMSELF IN 1942.

AND EMBRACED THE HIGH BAROQUE OF CONCERTO FROM 1945.

THE HAUNTING DUET FROM 'THE EXILES' IS PRESENTED WITH THE ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM SHOWNBERG AS IT WAS IN 1950 AND GIVEN A NEW SCORE.

THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR COLIN CONNOR.

AND KATE WEIRS 'NIGHT LIGHT,' ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL.

THE LIMON DANCE COMPANY IS AT THE JOYCE THEATER MAY 2nd THROUGH THE 7th.

♪♪ THAT'S THE 'NYC ARTS NEWS.'

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FROM THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, I'M CHRISTINA HAH.