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Alison Krauss, David Cross, et al. Set for New York Times Celebration of the Arts, 1/5-8

The New York Times will hold its 11th annual Arts & Leisure Weekend on Jan. 5 to 8, 2012. The Times's signature event is a four-day celebration of the arts featuring TimesTalks interviews between New York Times journalists and celebrated guests from film, media, music, television and theater.

This year's lineup will include the rock musician Chris Cornell; best-selling author Patricia Cornwell; Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross; Grammy Award-winning record producer Clive Davis; creative director and author Simon Doonan; composer and musician Philip Glass; from the celebrated CBS drama "The Good Wife," Emmy Award-winner Julianna Margulies with Christine Baranski, Josh Charles and the show's creators, Robert and Michelle King; Grammy Award-winning bluegrass-country artist Alison Krauss; the "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan; Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris; and Oscar-nominated film, television and stage actor Michael Shannon.

"We couldn't be happier with this year's impressive lineup of talent," said Yasmin Namini, senior vice president, marketing and circulation, and general manager, reader applications, The New York Times Media Group. "We're excited to offer our audience the opportunity to participate in conversations with our journalists and voices from all corners of the arts."

MasterCard is the presenting sponsor of The New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend. HBO and UGG Australia for Men are the lead sponsors. NY1 News is the media sponsor. Companies interested in advertising opportunities for Arts & Leisure Weekend should contact their New York Times account manager or Helen Seligman at

Arts & Leisure Weekend was originally established in 2001 to mark The Times's 150th anniversary.

All TimesTalks will take place at The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street. Tickets are $30 for each interview, plus a service fee. For additional information or to purchase advance tickets, call 1.888.NYT.1870 or visit

The full schedule of events is online at, where you can also watch the discussions streamed live in real time, E.S.T.



Alison Krauss

Don't miss the bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and musician with 26 Grammy Awards to her credit.  Interviewed by Dana Jennings.


8 – 9:15 PM

David Cross

The Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee talks about his career on stage and screens both big and small, including IFC's "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," which he stars in and created, co-wrote and produced.





See the hit TV show's Emmy-winning star, Julianna Margulies, along with Christine Baranski, Josh Charles and the show's creators, Robert and Michelle King.  Moderated by Patricia Cohen.





The best-selling author of "Red Mist," the 19th book in her crime series featuring Kay Scarpetta, talks about her work.



Philip Glass

Don't miss the celebrated composer and musician who has had an extraordinary impact on the musical and intellectual life of his times.



Michael Shannon

Hear the Oscar-nominated actor discuss his work on film, television and stage.



Chris Cornell

Don't miss the Grammy Award-winning musician, leader of the grunge movement and acclaimed singer-songwriter-lyricist.  Interviewed by Jon Pareles.




Cesar Millan

The "Dog Whisperer" discusses his philosophy of canine support and human training, at the start of his show's new season.




Don't miss the creative director, bon vivant and author of the new book "Gay Men Don't Get Fat."



Errol Morris

Hear the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker ("The Thin Blue Line," "The Fog of War") and author of the new book "Believing Is Seeing."  Interviewed by George Kalogerakis.



Clive Davis

The four-time Grammy Award-winning producer, chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member discusses his career and the music business.  Interviewed by Stephen Holden.

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