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classical music The Chiara Quartet has a new album out March 25 called Brahms by Heart, 2-CD set on which the group performs the String Quartets from memory. Hear the extra resonance that this technique brings when Chiara performs Music of Ravel, Bartók and Brahms at The Greene Space on Friday, March 21, 7pm. [Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco]



movie On March 20 at Maysles Cinema, a screening of the documentary The Exhibition, the compelling story about artist Pamela Masik and her large-scale paintings of missing Vancouver women, 26 of whom were eventually found buried on the killer's farm. The artist's determination to focus on the victims caused an enormous amount of controversy.



art Sometimes There Are No Rules is the name of the new show by Cuban-born artist Yolanda Sánchez at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, 529 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.366.5368, in which Ms. Sánchez uses broad strokes of ravishing color, evoking the joy of spring's first warm days.




cabaret Multi-talented singer-songwriter and theater composer Lance Horne is at Birdland on Monday, March 31, 7pm, with some tony (and Tony) performers: Alan Cumming, Rachel Dratch and Alice Ripley. Should be a good one! Hear Mr. Horne's 2011 album First Things Last, which also comes packed with fine songs and quite a supporting cast.



jazz/spirituals Ace saxophonist Tyrone Birkett has a new album with his group Emancipation called Postmodern Spirituals: The Promised Land, out March 25. There's a release event that evening at MIST Harlem—details here.



books Swamplandia! author Karen Russell has a novella coming out as a Kindle single on March 25. Sleep Donation is set in the future and is about an insomnia epidemic.

Thriller writer Olen Steinhauer is back with The Cairo Affair, which is reviewed today in the Times.

In Visible City, Tova Mirvis write about the connections—tenuous, random, meaningful—of people in an Upper West Side neighborhood. Pub date is March 18.

E. E. Cummings' poem I Carry Your Heart With Me has wonderful new illustrations by Mati Rose McDonough, making it a lovely storytime read. Out April 1






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