By Dale King If history had unfolded the way it does in the wacky musical Monty Python’s Spamalot, we might all be riding imaginary horses, negotiating with the knights who say “Ni,” fending off insults from surly...

Theater | Palm Beach ArtsPaper Staff

What are you doing next Wednesday, April 30? Take some time that day and lift a glass to lyricist Sheldon Harnick with a toast of “L’chaim,” for he turns 90 that day. Yesterday morning, I spent some time with Harnick...

Theater | Hap Erstein

One reason I usually come to New York this week each year is that it marks the deadline for Tony Award eligibility, and many shows open at the last opportunity, like doing homework in home room just before it is due. But the...

Theater | Hap Erstein

Mondays are even harder to find a show to see than Sunday nights. In fact, with most of the city’s museums closed, it was shaping up as a day without art. Until... After breakfast, I was walking the streets around Times...

Theater | Hap Erstein

“Does anyone still wear a hat?” asked Elaine Stritch derisively in her legendary performance in 1970’s Company. I can now categorically answer “Yes,” having spent some time on Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday, when the...

Theater | Hap Erstein


Art:
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At the Four Arts, pages of faith, pages of light

If Hollywood can bring us a Noah with special effects, monks should be able to bring us a radiantly abstract Bible. And that’s exactl...

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‘Gabrielle’ a touching coming-of-age story

I challenge you to find even one false note in director Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle, a sweet but unsentimental drama selected by Canada as its entry for Best For...

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Community theater: LW Playhouse does Python in rollicking style

By Dale King If history had unfolded the way it does in the wacky musical Monty Python’s Spamalot, we might all be riding imaginary horses, negotiating wit...

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MCB’s ‘Don Quixote’ falls a little short of satisfying

By Tara Mitton Catao Of all the full-length classical ballets, it is Don Quixote that continually delights audiences, and Miami City Ballet’s production was selected to be a crowd-pleaser as well as ...

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Les Amies trio splendid at Chamber Music Palm Beach

By Donald Waxman The setting: Mar-a-Lago, the storied, palatial Palm Beach estate of the late Marjorie Merriweather Post, extensively renovated by its current owner, Donald Trump. The occasio...

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Whit Stillman: Chronicler of the urban haute bourgeoisie

There are people like you and me in Whit Stillman’s movies, but they’re outnumbered by a different class of folks: Worlds of big money and elitism and cocktails and intellectual pedantry, where ter...

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‘Sixth Extinction’ is an urgent, chilling warning

More than 60 million years ago a 6-mile-wide asteroid crashed into Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs. Four other mass extinctions in the past 450 million years destroyed countless other animal and plant species. I...

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Weekend arts picks: April 11-13

Film: OK, it’s not a great weekend for film releases, but if you are still going through withdrawal after the football season, you can get a fictional look at the Cleveland Browns’ fro...

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Sundays: The medium is the memory hole

By Myles Ludwig I was busy searching for the plane this week. I looked in the clouds of Google and Microsoft, but they were obscured by bad weather and massive hacker att...

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