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Q. & A.: The Real Story Behind Roald Dahl’s ‘Black Charlie’ 22 Sep 6:54pm Q. & A.: The Real Story Behind Roald Dahl’s ‘Black Charlie’
The author’s early draft of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” featured a black protagonist who gets trapped inside a chocolate mold. Was it racial stereotyping, or something more complicated?
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Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83 22 Sep 6:44pm Updated Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83
With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.
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That Decisive Moment: Rising Star: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube 22 Sep 5:33pm Updated That Decisive Moment: Rising Star: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
Verdi, a young American composer and Bach on marimba were among the highlights.
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Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92 22 Sep 5:31pm Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92
After a performing career that included eight years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Horosko wrote books and championed the health and other needs of dancers.
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Bolshoi Sets ‘Nureyev’ Ballet for December Despite Director’s Arrest 22 Sep 5:23pm Updated Bolshoi Sets ‘Nureyev’ Ballet for December Despite Director’s Arrest
A production based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev, who died in 1993 from AIDS-related illnesses, will go forward after being postponed in July.
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Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica 22 Sep 5:12pm Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica
Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.
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Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark 22 Sep 5:10pm Updated Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark
“It’s big Megan” now. After a stint on Broadway and a divorce, Ms. Fairchild has arrived at a new level of artistry and her first Odette-Odile.
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Playlist: The Playlist: A Farewell From Leonard Cohen and 8 More New Songs 22 Sep 4:36pm Updated Playlist: The Playlist: A Farewell From Leonard Cohen and 8 More New Songs
Hear the week's most notable tracks from Noah Cyrus, Angel Olsen, Weaves and more.
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Art Review: A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art 22 Sep 4:26pm Updated Art Review: A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art
In Latin American Los Angeles, bridges soar, walls fall. A grand exchange beckons the art traveler to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”
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Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman. 22 Sep 3:59pm Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman.
Nashville has been undergoing a gender crisis for most of the 2010s. Is the latest development — kinder men — a solution? A discussion, on Popcast.
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ARTS: 10 Things to Do Now in NYC 22 Sep 3:15pm ARTS: 10 Things to Do Now in NYC
It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. Here’s a sampling of cultural highlights this weekend and over the week ahead.
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Narcos: ‘Narcos’ Season 3: Watched It All? Let’s Talk 22 Sep 2:37pm Narcos: ‘Narcos’ Season 3: Watched It All? Let’s Talk
From the season’s first episode, the obvious question has been: Could the series lose Pablo Escobar and still be the same show?
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Review: Making Eloquent Theater From Bleak Facts 22 Sep 1:37pm Review: Making Eloquent Theater From Bleak Facts
Dorothée Munyaneza’s “Unwanted” takes testimony of political rape victims as the basis for a multilayered drama of music, speech and dance.
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Review: 3-D Enhances An Enigmatic New Opera 22 Sep 1:05pm Review: 3-D Enhances An Enigmatic New Opera
Michel van der Aa’s “Blank Out” mingles stage action and video projection, live music-making and recorded performance, poetry and original text.
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A Third of the Three Tenors, José Carreras Exits on His Terms 22 Sep 12:02pm Updated A Third of the Three Tenors, José Carreras Exits on His Terms
Not just “the other guy,” Mr. Carreras reflects on Pavarotti, Domingo, his career and his brush with death as his final tour arrives at Carnegie Hall.
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Bill Clinton’s Novel With James Patterson to Be Adapted for Showtime 22 Sep 11:53am Bill Clinton’s Novel With James Patterson to Be Adapted for Showtime
Showtime has acquired the rights to “The President Is Missing,” the novel that the former president and the best-selling author are writing together.
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English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down 22 Sep 11:29am Updated English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down
Cressida Pollock, who clashed with many of the company’s artists and management, will leave her position at the end of the current season.
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Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love 22 Sep 10:00am Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love
Artists’ odes to favorite films are increasingly valuable. It’s “like a Keith Haring knockoff becoming more popular than the original,” an expert says.
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They Can Act. But Can They Serve? 22 Sep 10:00am They Can Act. But Can They Serve?
Getting in character for “The Last Match,” the cast gets a tennis lesson from a former pro before taking the stage.
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Tennis Onstage: Game, Set and Watch 22 Sep 10:00am Tennis Onstage: Game, Set and Watch
Five plays that transported the drama and comedy of the game from the court to the theater.
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Washington’s Opera Taps a Champion of New Work From St. Louis 22 Sep 10:00am Washington’s Opera Taps a Champion of New Work From St. Louis
Timothy O’Leary, who is known for staging premieres, has been named general director of the Washington National Opera.
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A Word With: Bobby Moynihan on His New Life After ‘Saturday Night Live’ 22 Sep 10:00am A Word With: Bobby Moynihan on His New Life After ‘Saturday Night Live’
Mr. Moynihan, who was an “S.N.L.” cast member for nine seasons, stars in the CBS sitcom “Me, Myself & I,” which explores a man’s life at three ages.
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On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era 22 Sep 9:52am Updated On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era
The first new “Star Trek” series in more than a decade deals with the demands of long-form storytelling and confronts earthbound production problems.
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Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat 22 Sep 9:38am Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Powered Basquiat
What was on the turntable in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio? The answer is crucial to understanding his work.
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Harry Dean Stanton, and the Movies That Broke Him Free 22 Sep 8:00am Harry Dean Stanton, and the Movies That Broke Him Free
The Quad Cinema salutes the actor, who died this month, with a retrospective.
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At a Los Angeles Art Show, Mickey Mouse as an Imperialist Icon 22 Sep 8:00am At a Los Angeles Art Show, Mickey Mouse as an Imperialist Icon
As part of the art extravaganza “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” an exhibition focuses on Walt Disney’s trip to South America.
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The Saxophonist Darius Jones Works Up to a Jazz Septet 22 Sep 8:00am The Saxophonist Darius Jones Works Up to a Jazz Septet
At the Stone in Manhattan, Mr. Jones will be adding a new instrument each night to his collaborative performances.
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Nate Wooley Puts Together a Mini-Festival 22 Sep 8:00am Nate Wooley Puts Together a Mini-Festival
The trumpeter and composer organized “For/With,” a two-night event at Issue Project Room that focuses on four composers.
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How Did That Date Go? In ‘Liar,’ It Depends on Who’s Telling 22 Sep 8:00am How Did That Date Go? In ‘Liar,’ It Depends on Who’s Telling
Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) and Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four”) play a couple whose date leads to a vicious she-said, he-said war.
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‘The Principles of Uncertainty,’ Staged With Joy and Anguish 22 Sep 7:00am ‘The Principles of Uncertainty,’ Staged With Joy and Anguish
The performance version of Maira Kalman’s book arrives at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political 22 Sep 7:00am Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political
“Mary Jane” is a portrait of a mother’s relationship with her chronically ill young son. Carrie Coon of “The Leftovers” stars.
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Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers? 22 Sep 5:38am Updated Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers?
Art Berlin joins the popular Gallery Weekend as an opportunity for the art world’s international buyers to swoop in.
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Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’ 22 Sep 5:24am Updated Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’
How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.
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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Paul Manafort Got Mixed Up With the Wrong Crowd 22 Sep 5:06am Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Thinks Paul Manafort Got Mixed Up With the Wrong Crowd
Mr. Noah said, “Ask yourself this: When has the phrase ‘Russian oligarch’ ever been a good thing?”
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Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Inspired Basquiat 22 Sep 4:05am Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How Music Inspired Basquiat
What was on the turntable in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio? The answer is crucial to understanding his work.
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London Theater Reviews: Minds in Meltdown, and a Risk-Taking Director Back on Form 22 Sep 3:39am Updated London Theater Reviews: Minds in Meltdown, and a Risk-Taking Director Back on Form
On the London stage, a portrait of a great British cinematographer falls flat — but a searing portrait of rural life soars.
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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ and ‘19-2’ 22 Sep 1:00am What’s on TV Friday: ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ and ‘19-2’
Lady Gaga sheds the glamour but retains her chart-topping talent in a new documentary. And the final season of the Canadian cop drama “19-2” arrives on Acorn TV.
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