The New York Times hosts its 9th Annual Celebration of the Arts LIVE at the TimesCenter commencing January 8th - 11th.
The stimulating week-end event features scintillating interviews and open dialogues with New York Times journalists and a handful of high-profile talent and thinkers from the arenas of art, film, theater, dance, music, television, literature, media and politics.
Here are a few highlights of the thought-provoking discussions slated for the exciting event.
Thursday January 8, 20096:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Glenn Close, , Rose Byrn, Tate Donovan, Todd a Kessler, Glen Kessler, and Daniel Zelman.
One of the Emmy-winning stars, a handful of actors, and the creators-writers-producers of the FX series “Damages" - the legal thriller set in New York - talk about driven characters and high-stakes battles.
Interviewer Bill Carter.
Friday January 9, 20096:00 PM – 7:15 PM
PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE
The dancers & artistic directors of the innovative dance troupe reveal a behind-the-screen look at their newest collaboration - “Darkness and Light" - and discuss steps the company has taken to become a pioneering 21st -century American arts organization.
Interviewer Robin Pogrebin.
Saturday January 10, 20092:00 PM – 3:15 PM
A Voice for Change
The broadcaster, author, advocate, philanthropist and host of the award-winning PBS late-night talk show gives his perspective on the news and issues that are shaping American life today. Interviewer Matt Bai.
Saturday January 10, 20096:00 PM – 7:15 PM
The smart indie pop group comprised of four former Columbia students discuss how they got together, the success of their debut album, and where they’re headed now.
Interviewer Ben Sisario.
Sunday January 11, 200912:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Obama's 1st 100 Days
Peter Baker, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, and Jeff Zeleny
The team of Times reporters assigned to cover the new Barack Obama administration discuss what to expect in the President-Elect’s critical early months in office.
Interviewer Richard L. Berke.
Sunday January 11, 20092:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Gal Costa & Cassandra Wilson
The subject is Tropicalismo and home-grown American jazz: two Grammy-winning vocalists, one Brazilian and one New Yorker by way of Mississippi, listen to recordings that have meant the most to them and riff on what matters in music. Interviewed by Ben Ratliff.