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  • When the film opened at the Grand Circus Theater in Detroit, it broke the record for opening-night box office receipts.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The superbly played opening-night concert by Orpheus, the renowned conductorless chamber orchestra, demonstrated that low admission prices alone will not fill a hall.

    Regional Orchestras in the Spotlight

  • Nothing depicts the borough's backbone with more personality and urgency than "Battle for Brooklyn," the opening-night selection.

    Imported and Homegrown

  • One must hope that the torrential downpours were to blame for the hundreds of empty seats at the National Symphony Orchestra's opening-night performance of Olivier Messiaen's sprawling, sybaritic masterpiece of 1948, the "Turangalila-Symphonie."

    NSO Review: 'Turangalila's' majestic sweep soars above the flaws

  • But before you garb yourself in neon finned tights, perhaps first try these sparkling mementos for a dose of opening-night glamour.

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  • Rodgers came out on top in a memorable opening-night duel with Drew Brees, and the Packers made a goal-line stand on the final play of the game to beat the Saints 42-34 on Thursday night.

    Packers Beat Saints 42-34: Aaron Rodgers Throws 3 TDs

  • Tribeca, with its high-low mix of star-studded premieres last year's opening-night film was "Shrek Forever After" and muckraking documentaries, Hong Kong action movies and earnest indie dramas, is much more difficult to characterize.

    Sharpening Its Lens, Even as It Expands

  • First up is Live From Lincoln Center (8 ET/PT, times may vary) with the New York Philharmonic opening-night gala concert, followed by a Great Performances (10 ET/PT, times may vary) trip to Vienna for an open-air concert from the Vienna Philharmonic.

    Critic's Corner Wednesday

  • Even though he was soon due in Nashville to begin an intense, two-week production in 98-degree swelter, the Ditmas Park-based writer-director made it a priority to attend the opening-night party for the BAMcinemaFest, the annual survey of the best in mostly new American independent film.

    BAM Gives a Megaphone to Cinema's Quieter Voices

  • "Lysistrata" and the fall's other new musical, "Bonnie and Clyde," received their closing notices on the heels of their opening-night reviews—which were not entirely kind.

    Stage Rookies Feel the Freeze


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