One of New York City’s great cheap-date opportunities — the Metropolitan Opera’s annual free screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza — will return on Aug. 25 with Ingmar Bergman’s film of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” followed by 10 nights of Met performances. The Met will once again set out some 3,000 folding chairs on the plaza for its annual al fresco “Summer HD Festival,” which often feels something like what you would get if you crossed a night at the opera with a drive-in movie.
But while the practice is common, contributors are often unaware of it. Angela Vanderhoof of Utica said she was surprised to learn that the $25 she contributed last year to her state senator, Raymond A. Meier, indirectly helped pay for the criminal defense of Mr. Velella. ''It concerns me and confuses me,'' said Ms. Vanderhoof, who made her donation nine days after the Meier campaign sent $7,500 to the Velella campaign.
The canal linked the Hudson River to Lake Erie, making trade faster and cheaper and propelling New York’s economic might. To celebrate the bicentennial, the small, artistically vibrant Albany Symphony commissioned new works inspired by each stop on its tour. It paired them with excerpts from a more famous aquatic work, Handel’s “Water Music,” which was first played 300 years ago this month for King George I of England on a barge trip on the Thames.
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Selecting a term
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