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In Five: Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Prince, “Pippin” Returns to Broadway, and More Culture News

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1. Michael Dorf, the founder of City Winery, is mounting his ninth annual show at Carnegie Hall to raise money for music education, and the performers are set to pay tribute to the songs of Prince. The Roots will anchor the show, which will also feature Talib Kweli, Blind Boys of Alabama, DeVotchKa and Living Colour. Past shows have paid tribute to the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. [Artsbeat]

2. Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic (not to be confused with the Aaaron Sorkin one) has found a distributor in Open Road films, with a plan for an April release. The unfortunately titled “jOBS,” directed by Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”), will close the Sundance Film Festival later this month and co-stars J.K. Simmons, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, and Mathew Modine. [Hollywood Reporter]

3. 1990’s television stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence are in talks to star and develop a multi-camera sitcom together. Lionsgate TV would produce, and the show is currently aiming for a ten episode first season with the potential for a ninety episode pickup, similar to what Charlie Sheen arranged with FX’s “Anger Management.” [Deadline]

4. “Pippin,” the musical that your high school probably did a production of, will return to Broadway this spring for the first time since the show’s original five-year run that ended in 1977. The production, which will begin performances on March 23 at the Music Box Theater and open on April 25th, is directed by Diane Paulus, who was nominated for Tony Awards for best direction for “Hair” and “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” Casting for the Broadway production has not been confirmed. [Artsbeat]

5. Watch the video for Ryan Hemsworth’s “Colour & Movement,” featuring a gang of young girls hanging out, smoking cigarettes, looking cool, and smoking more cigarettes, all in slow motion. Quick cuts in between the revelry hint at something dangerous, even mysterious, looming in the future. [Pitchfork]

Previously: “Carrie,” “Wicked,” HBO, J.J. Abrams, DJ Shadow

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