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    Cultural Commentary

    Marcel Camus’s film ‘Black Orpheus,’ released in the U.S. 60 years ago this month, spawned a still-popular soundtrack full of bossa nova that helped spark the 1960s craze for the music.

    From rarely presented works to glaring holes in the music catalog, a list of recordings and performances our classical-music critic hopes to see in the years ahead.

    Spending $120,000 on a piece of fruit is absurd—but that’s exactly the point of Maurizio Cattelan’s controversial artwork.

    Robert Evans—who died Saturday and produced ‘Chinatown,’ ‘The Godfather’ and more—was a film titan with distinctive taste and a preference for art over profits.

    Thanks to 3-D scans of Notre Dame made before and after this year’s catastrophic fire, we have an incredible wealth of information to aid in the restoration of an architectural icon.

    The university’s new Charles Library, designed by Snøhetta, is a joyously extroverted building that embraces its neighborhood, exploits the social energy of the community and celebrates the quest for knowledge.

    Despite being one of the most prolific and famous living composers, Philip Glass’s work is rarely performed by major American orchestras.

    The lyrical jazz pianist, born 90 years ago this month, blurred the line between front man and accompanist in his intimate connections with other musicians.

    The producer-director, who died on Wednesday, defined a theatrical era with his keen hit-making sense and lavish, conceptual style.

    The Bard Music Festival turns its focus on Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the pre-eminent film composer of the 1930s and ‘40s whose art music long went overlooked.

    Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK has been smartly transformed into a hotel that honors the style and dynamism of the original structure.

    Jazz at the Philharmonic, a groundbreaking concert held 75 years ago integrated audiences, popularized live recordings, and brought jazz appreciation into the mainstream.

    The looming demolition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Booth cottage is the latest example in a long history of our culture’s disregard for its architectural past.

    The architect, who died Thursday, was able to bridge contrary tendencies in the field, creating gorgeous yet unshowy buildings around the world.

    Bad enough that the restoration is now in the hands of bureaucrats, but it should not fall victim to an artificially rushed schedule or the whims of celebrity architects.

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