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At The Academy, A Young Ensemble Begins
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From Lieder To Latin: The New York Festival Of Song
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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Is All About Superlatives
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Reviewers Rebel Against Broadway's 'Spider-Man'
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No Fooling: 'Earnest' Star Makes One Formidable Lady
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As the star of The Diary of a Madman, Geoffrey Rush discovered threads of modern absurdism in Nikolai Gogol's writing. Heidrun Lohr/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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At BAM, A Raft Of Classics, Shipped In From Overseas
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The surreal Terwilliker Institute, featuring a 5,000-key piano, is the backdrop of Seuss' zany cult classic. Columbia Pictures hide caption

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'5000 Fingers' Sings Again: A Seuss Rarity Revisited
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Academy students work three days a week, 30 weeks a year, on the very highest musical level and performing on one of Carnegie’s stages with the likes of conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Jennifer Taylor hide caption

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Juilliard, Carnegie Join Together To Teach More Than Music
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George Li, one of the newest Young Concert Artists, is only 15 years old. Christian Steiner hide caption

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Organization Still Minting Young Classical Musicians After 50 Years
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Kent Tritle: One Man, Three Messiahs
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More Woes For Broadway's 'Spider Man'
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Broadway's 'Spider-Man,' Tangled Up In Twitter
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Since becoming music director of the Atlanta Symphony, Robert Spano has been an advocate of new music. Angela Morris hide caption

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Robert Spano, Champion Of New Music
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The Manganiyar Seduction opens by slowly lighting up a stack of boxes in which 36 musicians play a variety of Indian instruments. Roysten Abel hide caption

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From Northern India, A Singular Sufi 'Seduction'
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