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    The composer Lukas Foss, photographed here in 1942, will be celebrated with a concert at Carnegie Hall.
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    Eight Ways of Looking at a Singular Composer

    Lukas Foss would have turned 100 this year. Here is a selection of key works from a long and varied (and now largely overlooked) career.

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      Svetlana Sozdateleva and Brandon Jovanovich in “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at the Metropolitan Opera.
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      Critic’s Notebook

      A Trio of Dangerous Women in a Met Opera Week to Remember

      The company started its season performing “Medea,” “Idomeneo” and “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” three of opera’s most distinctive scores, with care and passion.

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    Trevor Noah announced on Thursday that he planned to leave “The Daily Show.”
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    Watch Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Highlights

    The host announced that he will step down from “The Daily Show.” As his best moments reveal, Noah’s comic perspective set him apart from the rest of late night.

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    A protest in 2017 against President Donald J. Trump’s proposed cuts to federal arts funding. President Biden is now re-establishing the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
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    White House Restores Arts Commission Dissolved Under Trump

    The move rolls back the outcome of one of the stormier episodes in the former president’s mutually antagonistic relationship with artists and cultural figures.

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    Marilyn Nance, at right, the photographer and author of “Last Day in Lagos,” which was edited by Oluremi C. Onabanjo, below left, seen at Nance’s home in Brooklyn.
    CreditLelanie Foster for The New York Times

    A Shining Moment of Pan-African Promise in a New Book

    Marilyn Nance was 23 when she photographed FESTAC ’77, the immense gathering of Black artists in Nigeria. In ‘Last Day in Lagos,’ she shares her archive.

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    Adam Driver in “White Noise.”
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    Film Festival Season Comes to New York

    The New York region has a flurry of film festivals kicking off over the next few weeks, with several high-profile movies debuting. Here’s what to look out for.

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