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December 17, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
A special fundraising screening of Paramount Pictures' "Jack Reacher" at Lincoln Center in New York City, with Tom Cruise in attendance, has been postponed following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. In a statement on the Film Society of Lincoln Center's website, the organization writes, "Out of respect for the families who lost loved ones in Newtown, CT, we are postponing tonight's fundraising event with Tom Cruise to benefit the 50th anniversary fund which supports K-12 education and new artist programs.
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October 1, 2013 | By David Ng
New York City Opera, the venerated institution that New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia once affectionately dubbed the "people's opera," has officially lowered the curtain for good.  The company announced on Tuesday morning that it has begun the process of shutting down and that it will enter bankruptcy protection. The move was widely expected after the company failed to raise $7 million in an emergency fundraising campaign launched last month. City Opera, which has been New York's second-largest opera company, has been experiencing financial difficulty since at least 2008, when the company slashed its operating budget, prompting Gérard Mortier to quit his future position as the company's general and artistic director.
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March 28, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
Lincoln Center's architecture, and all that jazz Just in time for spring, New York's iconic Lincoln Center has expanded its tour program. The art and architecture tour includes an in-depth examination of Lincoln Center's buildings and public spaces as well as the paintings, sculptures and prints on the property, by artists such as Marc Chagall and Jasper Johns. Foreign language tours are available in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. The Jazz at Lincoln Center tour features views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, and exploration of venues especially designed for the performance of jazz.
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September 25, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on prestige titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz. Not anymore. The Lincoln Center event has become an increasingly important spot for big fall movies, both launching pad and bellwether for the frenzied months of Oscar-contending releases that follow. The 51st edition opens Friday with the Tom Hanks hijacking thriller "Captain Phillips," part of an ambitious Hollywood slate and an indication of a new festival bent.
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June 14, 2003 | Louise Roug
Less than two weeks after the New York Philharmonic decided to leave Lincoln Center for Carnegie Hall in 2006, the chairman of Lincoln Center's redevelopment project has resigned. Peter M. Lehrer, a New York construction executive named to oversee the extensive renovation last September, is the second person to step down from the post. His predecessor, Marshall Rose, resigned in October 2001.
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April 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK--Barbra Streisand had been feted, fawned over and (slightly) ribbed for nearly two hours at Lincoln Center when she walked on to the Avery Fisher Hall stage and offered a quip. "Ever since I can remember I've been called bossy and opinionated. " Pause. "Maybe that's because I am. " It was vintage Streisand, a turn that, by plainly acknowledging the criticism, had somehow subverted it, turned it into a virtue. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The occasion was the performer's acceptance Monday of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award, a lifetime nod that, over its 40 years, has been won by the brightest of luminaries from Hitchcock to Davis to Olivier to Eastwood.
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June 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
The husband and wife duo of David Finckel and Wu Han are the new artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Finckel is the cellist with the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet. His pianist wife performs with orchestras, as a soloist and with Finckel. In addition, the couple ran the SummerFest La Jolla series in La Jolla for three seasons and started Music@Menlo in the Silicon Valley last summer. The couple will present their first programmed season in 2006-07.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The atmosphere was jubilant -- and misty -- at Lincoln Center when officials turned on its huge centerpiece fountain to mark the end of six months of emergency water restrictions. With a forecast for frost this weekend, there were no plans to turn on fountains elsewhere in the city. But at Lincoln Center, a crowd cheered as the Revson Fountain sprayed water 15 feet into the air after being filled with 10,000 gallons.
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February 6, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the last two weeks, Jazz at Lincoln Center, under the artistic direction of Wynton Marsalis, has made two major announcements confirming its role as the nation's most ambitious jazz program. The first is the disclosure of plans for the construction of a state-of-the-art performance facility for Jazz at Lincoln Center on the site of the Coliseum in Columbus Circle in New York. Mayor Rudolph W.
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July 18, 1985 | CLARKE TAYLOR
Construction is expected to begin soon on a $1.2-million, 300-seat motion picture theater at Lincoln Center. The theater, to be named the Walter Reade Theater after a prominent New York film exhibitor, is scheduled to open in 1989. "This means more to us than anything since the Film Society of Lincoln Center was formed," said Alfred R. Stern, president of the prestigious film society, in accepting a Walter Reade Foundation check from Mrs. Walter Reade Sr. at a Lincoln Center reception recently.
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September 9, 2013 | By David Ng
The chronically troubled New York City Opera is once again facing a perilous financial situation, with the company announcing over the weekend that it needed to raise at least $7 million by the end of the month, with an overall fundraising goal of $20 million by the end of the year. Without the $7 million by the end of September, the company said it would have to suspend its 2013-14 season following the U.S. premiere of "Anna Nicole," scheduled to begin Sept. 17. Leaders have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million toward that goal.
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September 9, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- The Black Sail by Nautica menswear collection hit the runway at the Lincoln Center tents at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6. Inspiration: The modern waterman. The look:  Lots of technical fabrics used in pieces that were intended to be functional on the high seas and fashionable on dry land. There were plenty of light outerwear pieces including hooded anoraks, windbreakers, chunky sweaters and hoodies as well as a range of beach-appropriate shorts.
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July 10, 2013 | By David Ng
Kenneth Branagh is back in Bard territory with a new production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that he stars in and co-directed with Rob Ashford at the Manchester International Festival in England. The production marks the first time Branagh has played the Scottish thane and is the actor's first Shakespearean stage role since he played "Richard III" in 2002. "Macbeth" is being performed in a deconsecrated church in the Manchester area. (Branagh-philes will recall that his 1995 comedy "A Midwinter's Tale" featured a production of "Hamlet"  set in an old English church .)
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June 27, 2013 | By Chris Barton
The National Endowment for the Arts has named its 2014 Jazz Masters, and as usual its picks happily include artists whose mastery was never in question. Pianist Keith Jarrett leads the organization's field of honorees, and the recognition comes during a year that's also seen the release of the live recording "Somewhere," which is another bewitching collection from his "Standards" trio of bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The trio comes to UCLA's Royce Hall this September to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
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June 14, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.” The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007's "The Coast of Utopia" -- a role that earned him a Tony nomination -- will direct. The two also worked together on the 2003-04 Broadway staging of "Henry IV. " “Macbeth,” however, has long been on Hawke's wish list. “It's a part I've always wanted to play,” he said on the PBS series “Shakespeare Uncovered.” PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage “When you think of violent murders, brutal crimes, nightmarish horrors, you might think of the big city, you might think of Manhattan.
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May 15, 2013 | By David Ng
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York has tapped a prominent producer from the world of commercial Broadway to serve as its next president. Jed Bernstein, whose credits include the successful revivals of "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Hair," is set to assume his new job in January, succeeding Reynold Levy, who will be  stepping down after 11 years. Choosing a commercial Broadway producer who has a background in marketing and advertising is a telling move for the nonprofit Lincoln Center.
REAL ESTATE
March 27, 1988
L. W. P. Inc., a metals sales firm, has signed a $1.4.-million, 10-year lease for 27,000 square feet in the Lincoln Business Center, 15517 S. Broadway. Charles Dunn Co. represented both L. W. P. and the center.
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January 4, 2002 | VERENA DOBNIK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lincoln Center, the world's largest performing arts complex, faces yet another departure: its interim executive director is leaving to become president of Philadelphia's new performing arts center, it was announced Thursday. Janice Price, 45, became interim director in October, when Gordon Davis unexpectedly resigned as president. Price was previously a vice president at Lincoln Center and has worked there for four years. Her last day is Feb. 1.
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April 25, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 21 -27, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Undercover Boss Retro Fitness CEO finds an employee who hates customers. 8 p.m. CBS Fashion Star In this new episode contestants must create a design and alter it for both men and women. 8 p.m. NBC Nikita Amanda's (Melinda Clarke) programming and Alex's (Lyndsy Fonseca)
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April 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK--Barbra Streisand had been feted, fawned over and (slightly) ribbed for nearly two hours at Lincoln Center when she walked on to the Avery Fisher Hall stage and offered a quip. "Ever since I can remember I've been called bossy and opinionated. " Pause. "Maybe that's because I am. " It was vintage Streisand, a turn that, by plainly acknowledging the criticism, had somehow subverted it, turned it into a virtue. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The occasion was the performer's acceptance Monday of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award, a lifetime nod that, over its 40 years, has been won by the brightest of luminaries from Hitchcock to Davis to Olivier to Eastwood.
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