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Live-Stream from Lincoln Center's Out of Doors to Launch Online Video Archive, 7/24

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Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center, is launching a new video portal, accessible via Lincoln Center's home page (LincolnCenter.org) and directly through a new URL, LincolnCenter.org/watch.

This media gallery is a new destination for discovering high-quality video content showcasing artists, performances and other events across the Lincoln Center campus. At launch, the video portal will feature more than 90 videos, including short- and long-form interviews with a wide range of world-class artists spanning genres including classical music and jazz, opera, dance, theater and cinema, in addition to videos about future Lincoln Center events, Live From Lincoln Center episodes, and other performance web-streams.

The video portal will launch on Wednesday, July 24, with a live-stream from Lincoln Center's Out of Doors festival from Damrosch Park. The inaugural live-stream, taking place at 7:30pm that evening, features an all-star cast of indie music and "Afro-futurist" artists in Red Hot + FELA LIVE!, a concert honoring the legendary Nigerian firebrand Fela Anikulapo Kuti featuring his master drummer Tony Allen. Also performing in the concert are Superhuman Happiness with Baloji, Abena Koomson, Kronos Quartet, M1 (of dead prez), Sahr Ngaujah (star of Broadway's Fela!), Sinkane, and Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver (of Rubblebucket). In addition, Superhuman Happiness and Kronos Quartet will perform the concert premiere of music from the haunting electro-acoustic score of the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague. Red Hot + FELA LIVE!is produced in association with Anthony Demby and Paul Heck for the Red Hot Organization. This Lincoln Center-produced live-stream will also be viewable via AfroPop.org, BrooklynVegan.com and OkayAfrica.com. Fans can join the conversation via Twitter using hashtag #LCStream.

"This performing arts content destination is the latest addition to Lincoln Center's growing on-line and media offerings," said Elizabeth W. Scott, Chief Media and Digital Officer, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. "We are committed to using digital platforms like our new video portal to both facilitate the discovery and expand the reach of Lincoln Center's world-class performing arts offerings and its featured artists-activities core to our mission."

This new video portal will feature five channels of Lincoln Center related video content. All video content is browsable both by channel and by performing arts genre, searchable and easily shareable through social media platforms. New content will be regularly added on an ongoing basis. The five channels in the video portal are:

"Spotlight On..."

- Interviews with world-class artists are the focus of this channel. Interviewees featured range from classical music artists Joshua Bell, Iván Fischer, and David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet, to pop and theater artists Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Nile Rodgers, and Valerie Simpson, to New York City Ballet dancers Robert Fairchild, Justin Peck and Tiler Peck. First Republic Bank is the lead producing sponsor of the "Spotlight On..." channel.

"Rapid Fire"

- Lincoln Center puts artists "in the hot seat" for this series of short interviews with a quick question-answer format. At launch, artists featured in "Rapid Fire" videos include Live From Lincoln Center host Audra McDonald, Claire Chase of International Contemporary Ensemble, opera singer Stephanie Blythe, actor and singer Jason Danieley, actress and singer Kelli O'Hara, and members of the Asphalt Orchestra, among others.

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