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This Week in Arts: Roy Hargrove, Caleb Teicher, Prototype Festival

This Week in Arts: Roy Hargrove, Caleb Teicher, Prototype Festival

Jan. 8 and 12;,

As a part of what’s been called jazz’s “neoclassical” period, the virtuoso trumpeter Roy Hargrove won acclaim as a formidable standards improvisor in the hard-bop mode. But while Hargrove, who died at age 49 late last year, remained deeply rooted in jazz, he also anticipated the contemporary landscape of blurred musical genres, through his leadership of the electroacoustic ensemble the RH Factor and collaborations with D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and Common.

Fittingly, given this dual legacy, the trumpeter’s contributions are being honored both uptown and down. On Tuesday, more than 40 artists will celebrate his life during a star-studded free concert memorial at Jazz at Lincoln Center. And on Saturday, the Roots’ James Poyser will lead a tribute at Bowery Ballroom as part of the Winter Jazzfest marathon that will also feature the vocalist Bilal, as well as members of Hargrove’s quintet. NATALIE WEINER

Like “The Fosters,” “Good Trouble” comes from Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican production company. And Jon M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”) directed the pilot. KATHRYN SHATTUCK

Through Jan. 21;

Between the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 and the 1868 Meiji Restoration, Japan was unified and at peace under the Tokugawa Shogunate. Popular arts flourished, and, though the country was officially closed for most of the period, foreign influences did trickle in.

“The Poetry of Nature: Edo Paintings from the Fishbein-Bender Collection,” which you can catch for just a few more weeks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers two ink paintings by Mori Sosen that are inflected with Western anatomical realism to mesmerizing effect. Ghostly black and white feathers in “Silkies” make seven chickens look as if they’re trembling, and the evanescent “Stag Amidst Autumn Flowers” is a delicate creature pinned in place by pointy leaves. WILL HEINRICH

Marin Ireland CreditFrederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Through Jan. 26,

Cathartic though it was, taking an ax to the principal’s car was not the wisest expression of rage. But it’s the one that Alison chose, and in the sprawling new play “Blue Ridge” — written by Abby Rosebrock (“Dido of Idaho”) and directed by Taibi Magar (“Is God Is”) — her violence has landed her in a halfway house somewhere in southern Appalachia.

Played by Marin Ireland, a masterly portrayer of tough and troubled women (“Ironbound,” “Kill Floor”), Alison is a likable mess of an English teacher trying to piece her life back together. Her destructive romance with the principal, her boss, endowed her with a sharply tuned radar for exploitative men, and she has zero tolerance when she senses a predator in the group home.

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