Music: Lincoln Center's Big Bash

Viewed from Broadway, it looked like Mount Rushmore in Manhattan. Joan Sutherland's face was almost 70 ft. high. Leonard Bernstein's baton was as big as a flagpole, and Baryshnikov finally stood as tall as his talent. The giant figures were all performing on an enormous screen that covered the facade of the Metropolitan Opera House. The innovative sound-and-light spectacle marked the 20th anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Put together by Bob Gill and Robert Rabinowitz, the pair that helped create Beatlemania, Lincoln Center's 30-minute son et lumière is an outsized history of the six-building performing arts complex, from...

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