Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this mostly sung-through musical chronicles life in turn-of-the-20th-century America from the perspective of three disparate groups: African-Americans, Eastern European immigrants, and well-to-do white families. The score features everything from ragtime to klezmer, parlor songs to banjo tunes. Call or visit Web Site for exact schedule and ticket...

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The most traumatic time in our nation’s history is revisited in this exhibit of historical documents and other materials related to the Civil War. Included is the constitution drafted by the Confederate States of America, the surrender agreement signed at Vicksburg, and Abraham Lincoln’s death certificate. Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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This two-pronged series features readings and lectures by top-shelf fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as screenings of movies that are often linked in some way to the visiting authors. March highlights: a lecture by 2013 Tony-winning playwright Christopher Durang (March 10 at 8 p.m.); and a March 25 reading by Walter Kirn — whose 2001 novel, Up in the Air, was made into the...

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In the visual arts, the depiction of light — emanating either from a natural or manmade source — has challenged painters, photographers, and other artists for centuries. Entitled Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial, the spring exhibit at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center shines the spotlight on 49 works spanning the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Each of...

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Thru July: Art at the Core Subtitled “The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance, and Technology,” this 10-month-long exhibit features works by two dozen contemporary artists. Using traditional materials as well as modern technological tools, the artists create narrative pieces that comment on the way they see the world. Sat.-Sun. 12-6 p.m. & by appt. Call for...

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Hudson River Museum

Apr 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Feb. 15-May 18: The Art of Video Games Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this exhibit traces the evolution of this unique narrative art form.  Eighty games are displayed using still images, video footage, and prints of in-game screen shots. In addition, five games — including favorites like Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers — are available for...

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