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MERCE TURNS 50

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The Merce Cunningham Dance Company will celebrate its 50th anniversary season with an Oct. 14 benefit show featuring live performances by Radiohead and Sigure Ros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House.

The 8 pm program will feature a world premiere of "Split Sides" and the New York premiere of "Fluid Canvas" (pictured). For more information about the benefit dinner and ticket packages, which start at $500, call the Cunningham Dance Foundation at (212) 255-8240, ext. 14.

Additional performances, with recorded music, are Oct. 16-18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20, $40 and $55. A BAMtalk, "The Merce Cunningham Legacy: Four Key Discoveries" will take place Oct. 18 at 4 pm. For more information, call (718) 636-4100 or visit the Web site at www.bam.org.

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