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NYC This Week: 2.5.2018

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 5, 2018

Philadelphia is not the only city with a reason to celebrate this week. Here’s what’s hot in NYC art and entertainment.

A valentine to the city, the five-time Grammy Award-winner Dianne Reeves returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, bringing her effortlessly powerful sound in sensual repertoire. Reeves’ Valentine’s Day weekend run at JALC has become a tradition, now in its seventh year. Shows are Friday the 9th at 8pm and Saturday the 10th at 10pm.

Dianne Reeves; photo courtesy of the artist.

Fire and Air, the latest work by Terrence McNally, examines the tempestuous relationship between Sergei Diaghilev and his dancer Vaslav Nijinsky as the two revolutionize dance forever surrounded by some of the greatest artists of the time. There’s nudity and adult themes in this exploration of the Ballets Russes. Fire and Air plays Classic Stage through February 25.

Douglas Hodge and James Cusati-Moyer in ‘Fire and Air;’ photo: Joan Marcus/Classic Stage Company.

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE brings traditional African dance and contemporary choreography to The Joyce Theater this week with a world premiere duet for Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabaug. The New York Times has describes a “magnificently textured style, which shifts from earthy, raw-powered movement to jumps that send dancers sailing into the air like spirits.” They play The Joyce from Tuesday the 5th through Sunday the 11th.

Members of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE; photo: David Andrako.

The Diamond Mountains, the most famous location on the Korean peninsula, sits unaccessible in North Korea. So Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art comes to the Metropolitan Museum featuring nearly 30 landscape paintings from the 18th century to the present, from delicately painted scrolls to large-scale modern works. Diamond Mountains… opens Wednesday the 7th and plays through May 20.

Jeong Seon (Korean, 1676-1759), Mount Geumgang Viewed from Danbal Ridge, National Museum of Korea, Seoul; photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Violinist superstar Joshua Bell joins pianist Jeremy Denk for a rare, intimate New York performance at Carnegie Hall this Wednesday, the 7th at 8pm. Bell, one of the best soloists working today, plays Mozart, Strauss, Janáček and Schubert in a recital that will be a season highlight.

Violinist Joshua Bell; photo: Shervin Lainez.

Fashionistas are back, as Fashion Week returns to NYC Thursday the 8 and runs through the 14th. Events, exclusive and public, abound around the city.

New York Fashion Week.

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Cover photo: Dianne Reeves; photo: courtesy of the artist.


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