Barry Tuckwell, French Horn Virtuoso, Is Dead at 88

Barry Tuckwell, considered by many to be the finest horn player of his generation, who displayed his skill in concerts all over the world and on dozens of recordings, died on Friday in Melbourne, Australia. He was 88. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, of which Mr. Tuckwell was founding music director and conductor, posted news of his death on its website. …

How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

Old Newnan vs. New Newnan “I do not know if Newnan had looked at itself this closely before now,” said Robert Hancock, a lawyer and real estate consultant who, as president of Newnan’s Artist in Residence program, helped commission the installation. Newnan was a hospital town that treated soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. The town found its …

Christopher Tolkien, Keeper of His Father’s Legacy, Dies at 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of the writer J.R.R. Tolkien, who guarded his legacy and brought forth monumental posthumous works, like “The Silmarillion,” based on his father’s writings, died on Wednesday in Provence, France. He was 95. His death was confirmed by Daniel Klass, his brother-in-law. For nearly 50 years after his father died in 1973, Mr. Tolkien worked to keep …

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ and ‘Little America’

What’s on TV SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET 9 p.m. on AMC, BBC America, IFC and Sundance TV. This new nature documentary series is narrated by none other than the veteran broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough. Each of the seven episodes spotlights how life developed on a different continent, as well as the factors threatening its biodiversity. This premiere …

At Under the Radar, Avant-Garde Shows Leap Outside Reality

At this year’s Under the Radar Festival, which continues at the Public Theater through Sunday, the survey of what’s new in the international avant-garde has included 12 featured offerings, four cabaret acts and six pieces of developmental work under the Incoming! rubric. Here’s a final report from the front line. An electric affinity crackles between the man and the woman …

Late Night Settles in for More Impeachment-Related Entertainment

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Pics or It Didn’t Happen Revelations about the Ukraine …

Lorenza Mazzetti, Wartime Survivor and Seminal Filmmaker, Dies at 92

Lorenza Mazzetti, who as a child in Italy survived the wartime killings of her caretaker family by German soldiers and went on to help create an influential British film movement and write a prizewinning novel based on her experiences, died on Jan. 4 in Rome. She was 92. The death was confirmed by her twin sister, Paola Mazzetti. Ms. Mazzetti’s …

Feuding Families Take Center Stage

LONDON — Family life doesn’t have much going for it in “The Duchess of Malfi,” the blood bath of a play from John Webster in which corpses are piled high by a conclusion that is merciless even by 17th-century standards. Centering around an ill-fated Italian noblewoman and her two venomous brothers, this favorite of the London stage has resurfaced in …

Podcast Groups Aren’t Just About Podcasts

When news broke last week that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, would be stepping aside from royal duties, fans of the celebrity-focused podcast “Who? Weekly” thrilled to discuss it: Where would they live? (Canada? California?) Would they get jobs? What did the queen think? Their ideas — and inside jokes — played out across several of the podcast’s …

Ken Jennings Wins ‘Greatest of All Time’ Title on ‘Jeopardy!’

In spirited debates over who is the greatest athlete in the history of a sport, there is rarely the possibility for a definitive answer. You can compare the scoring totals of LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain, or the home run ledgers of Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron. But you’re never going to get all three players …