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It was undeniably the year of Lizzo. Bill McCay/Getty Images for iHeartMedia hide caption

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Our 15 Favorite Things Of 2019

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Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who in the 1960s established herself as a fixture in films directed by Jean-Luc Godard, died on Saturday in Paris. She was 79. INA/INA via Getty Images hide caption

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Jamar Roberts, the first resident choreographer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is the creator of Ode. Andrew Eccles/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hide caption

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An 'Ode' To Victims Of Gun Violence — From Alvin Ailey Dancers

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Adrienne Warren, center, stars in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Manuel Harlan/Courtesy of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical hide caption

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'I Done Been Through Some Things': The Tina Turner Musical Is Now On Broadway

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Elizabeth Stanley plays Mary Jane Healy, a central character in Jagged Little Pill. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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The Angst Of The '90s Is Alive On Broadway

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Jenny Slate's new Netflix comedy special is Stage Fright. JoJo Whilden/Netflix hide caption

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'Sorrow Is Not The Same As Pessimism': Comedian Jenny Slate

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Inspired by E.M. Forster's Howards End, Matthew Lopez wrote The Inheritance, which explores different generations of gay men, and the legacy they pass on to one another. Pictured above are Samuel H. Levine, left, Kyle Soller and Andrew Burnap. Marc Brenner/Polk & Co. hide caption

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Ghosts Haunt 'The Inheritance,' From E.M. Forster, To The Generation Lost To AIDS

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Mary-Louise Parker stars (with Will Hochman) in the new two-person Broadway drama The Sound Inside. Jeremy Daniel/Courtesy of The Sound Inside hide caption

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'I'm A Purist': Mary-Louise Parker Returns To Broadway For A New Challenge

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The Savitsky Cats are now scampering through New York City's Lincoln Center as one of the new star attractions of the Big Apple Circus. The Gingerb3ardMen/Courtesy of Big Apple Circus hide caption

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These Circus Cats Will Jump Through Hoops — Thanks To Training (And Treats)

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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. On Ben Franklin

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David Hasselhoff performs during a concert in Berlin on Oct. 3 — Germany Unity Day. In 1989, his song "Looking for Freedom" was the anthem to many Germans' newfound freedom. Frank Hoensch/Getty Images hide caption

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David Hasselhoff Is Still Big In Germany 30 Years After His Berlin Wall Show

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John Witherspoon leaves a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman in New York in December 2009. Actor-comedian Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the Friday films, has died at age 77. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Dave Chappelle accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. PBS will air a television special of the ceremony in January. Tracey Salazar/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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'The Best Part Of The First Amendment': Dave Chappelle Accepts Mark Twain Prize

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Choreographer and director Mark Morris, pictured here at a rehearsal in 2017, will release a new memoir called Out Loud. Beowulf Sheehan/Courtesy of Mark Morris Dance Group hide caption

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'Everybody's Other Than Everybody Else': Choreographer Mark Morris

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