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Veteran anti-consumerist crusader Reverend Billy takes aim at climate change

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Four centuries of Black American history are told in new Kronos Quartet performance

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Rachel Brosnahan has received raves for her performance in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but comedian Sarah Silverman says it's part of a trend of non-Jews playing emphatically Jewish characters. Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Prime Studios hide caption

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Costume designer William Ivey Long, then chairman of the American Theatre Wing, speaks at the Tony Awards nominations ceremony in 2014. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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A prominent Broadway costume designer is accused of sexual abuse

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Wayne Shorter's operatic dream comes true, brought to life with Esperanza Spalding

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Fans during 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on November 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Erika Goldring/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Soul Train made its national television premiere 50 years ago, in October 1971. Blake Cale for NPR hide caption

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Little Amal delights crowds of onlookers in Coventry, UK, on Oct. 27, 2020. Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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Puppet of a Syrian girl walks the path of refugees to offer hope for the future

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New York City's Village Halloween Parade comes back to life, saved by a serious fan

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Comedian Mort Sahl cracks a joke at a press conference in London on July 10, 1961. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Mort Sahl, a political satirist and stand-up comedy pioneer, has died at 94

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Dave Chappelle during the Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Chappelle has spoken out about the controversy over his Netflix special The Closer in a new standup video posted to Instagram. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Wellesley high schooler Andrew Song plays baritone sax in the jazz band. Craig LeMoult/GBH hide caption

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With safety in mind, schools are getting their bands back together

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The conductor Bernard Haitink leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an undated photo. Haitink died Thursday at age 92. Todd Rosenberg/Courtesy of Askonas Holt hide caption

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Billy Porter attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. "Fabulous and serious can go hand in hand. I am proof positive of that," he says. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Porter makes peace with himself: 'I set myself free, honey. No more secrets'

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Boston Modern Orchestra Project is honored for championing overlooked American music

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A new museum in Nashville centers the artistry of Black musicians

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This new Broadway play doesn't have a script — but it does have a transcript

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein illuminates a lifetime in art with a new multimedia concert

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