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The Mystic, the Monk and the Play Brought to You by Powerball

A lottery winner is producing “The Glory of the World,” a new play that explores the life of the 20th-century American Catholic thinker Thomas Merton. Source: US Feeds Link:...

New York Public Library Invites a Deep Digital Dive

The library is releasing over 180,000 photographs, maps and other public-domain items in downloadable high-resolution files for patrons to use as they wish. Source: US Feeds Link: New York...

Encounters: A Night in the Broadway Life of Russell Tovey and His Bulldog

No postshow histrionics for this 34-year-old actor after another performance of “A View From the Bridge.” Just a quick bite with Rocky, and the subway home. Source: US Feeds...

Elizabeth Swados, Creator of Socially Conscious Musicals, Is Dead at 64

The composer, writer and director worked on numerous productions, including “Runaways” and “Kasper Hauser,” that, she said, “should reflect what and how we are now.” Source: US Feeds Link:...

Eugenie Schwartz, Artist From New Orleans, Dies at 64

Ms. Schwartz, who was known as Ersy, found popularity and renown in her native New Orleans for her surreal, darkly humorous pieces. Source: US Feeds Link: Eugenie Schwartz, Artist...

Paul Bley, Adventurous Jazz Pianist, Dies at 83

Mr. Bley’s style of playing was melodic, measured, bluesy, often polytonal and seemingly effortless. Source: US Feeds Link: Paul Bley, Adventurous Jazz Pianist, Dies at 83

With Film Supply Dwindling, a Photographer Known for Huge Portraits Stares at Retirement

Elsa Dorfman turned one of the world’s most unwieldy cameras, a 20-inch-by-24-inch Polaroid, into an instrument of warmth and intimacy. Source: US Feeds Link: With Film Supply Dwindling, a...

How a Ceramic Cat Became a Prized Possession

Zackary Drucker, a Los Angeles-based artist and associate producer for the Golden Globe-nominated series “Transparent,” explains her beloved porch feline. Source: US Feeds Link: How a Ceramic Cat Became...

‘13 Hours’ Gives Benghazi Attack Cinematic Treatment

For the director Michael Bay, delving into the mystery about what really happened in the 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya represents a test. Source: US Feeds...

ArtsBeat: American Dance Institute to Move to Catskill, N.Y.

The institute is to break ground on a new four-building complex in May with help from a $500,000 Empire State Development grant. Source: US Feeds Link: ArtsBeat: American Dance...