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■ The Boss is go­ing to Broadway — but he’s ditch­ing the E Street Band.

Bruce Spring­steen said on his web­site Wed­nes­day that he plans to make his Broadway de­but on­stage this fall at the

Wal­ter Kerr Theatre in a solo show in which he per­forms songs from his ca­reer, in­ter­spersed with read­ings of his best-sell­ing mem­oir Born to Run. Spring­steen on Broadway begins pre­views

Oct. 3 ahead of an Oct. 12 open­ing at the 960-seat venue. The show is ex­pected to run through Nov. 26. The 67-year-old singer-song­writer be­comes the lat­est artist in re­cent years to book a Broadway con­cert, a list that in­cludes Il Divo, Barry Manilow, Frankie Valli and the Four Sea­sons, and The Ras­cals. “I wanted to do some shows that were as per­sonal and as in­ti­mate as pos­si­ble,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said in a state­ment. “My show is just me, the gui­tar, the pi­ano and the words and mu­sic. Some of the show is spo­ken, some of it is sung. It loosely fol­lows the arc of my life and my work.”

■ Sci­en­tists have named a pre­his­toric croc­o­dile de­scribed as “one of the nas­ti­est sea crea­tures to have ever in­hab­ited the earth” af­ter late Mo­tor­head front­man and Bri­tish heavy-metal icon Lemmy Kilmis­ter. Lon­don’s Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum said the fos­sil of what’s now known as Lem­my­suchus ob­tusi­dens was dug up in Eng­land in the early 20th cen­tury but was in­cor­rectly cat­e­go­rized with other sea croc­o­diles found in the area. Re­searchers re­cently took an­other look at the spec­i­men and gave it a new clas­si­fi­ca­tion and a sci­en­tific name of its own. The fos­sil is housed at the mu­seum. Cu­ra­tor Lorna Steel sug­gested it be named af­ter Kilmis­ter, who died in 2015. She said in a state­ment that “we’d like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lem­my­suchus.”

■ A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan nick­named “Lit­tle Pi­casso” is us­ing his first-ever ex­hi­bi­tion to help an­other boy in need. Farhad Nouri’s draw­ings and pho­to­graphs were put on dis­play Wed­nes­day in Bel­grade, Ser­bia, in what was also a char­ity event to raise money for a Ser­bian boy re­cov­er­ing from brain tu­mor surgery. “Thank you all for com­ing here!” Farhad told dozens of vis­i­tors as he opened the ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­nized with the help of aid groups and sup­ported by Ser­bia’s gov­ern­ment. Among Farhad’s works ex­hib­ited in the gar­den of a Bel­grade cafe were his draw­ings of Pablo Pi­casso, Salvador Dali and Harry Pot­ter as well as pho­tos taken around Bel­grade. Farhad’s rel­a­tives are among sev­eral thou­sand mi­grants who have been stranded in Ser­bia af­ter flee­ing war and poverty. They have been un­able to move on to the Euro­pean Union, which has sought to curb the in­flux of mi­grants. “I am very happy and ex­cited,” he said. “This is the first time some­thing like this is hap­pen­ing to me.”




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