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Live on WNYC: Stephan Crump

Friday, June 25, 2010

Memphis-bred bassist and composer Stephan Crump is a rising star on the New York music scene and a member of the Vijay Iyer Trio and other ensembles.

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Ke$ha Concert Canceled

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rising pop star Ke$ha was slated to perform at the South Street Seaport later this summer, but the concert was canceled by Seaport property managers, General Growth Properties.

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Cities of the Future

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's about time we give our cities a makeover.

With 60% of the world's population projected to live in urban areas by the year 2030, city officials and urban planners the world over are talking about how to redesign for a more crowded future.

Changing the way we get around is the key, according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), an organization that promotes sustainable transportation solutions for the world's burgeoning cities. The ITDP is sponsoring a project called Our Cities Ourselves, which pairs ten world cities with ten leading architects. Each has come up with a redesign of a public space, hand-tailored to the challenges presented by each city. These designs will be presented at an exhibition, opening on June 24, at New York City's Center for Architecture.

Last week, WNYC reported on Michael Sorkin's plan for New York, drawing impassioned responses from commenters. The proposal calls for tearing down the FDR interchange that connects the highway to the Brooklyn Bridge, freeing the waterfront to be developed into a riverside park, and discouraging vehicle traffic downtown.

The plans presented in Our Cities Ourselves focus on designs that reduce reliance on cars while encouraging bicycle use and public transportation. Many of the designs include provisions for Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT in urban planner parlance, high-speed bus lines with dedicated lanes and train-like stations for getting on and off. BRT has been a hailed as a success in developing cities such as Bogota and Quito, where it is prohibitively expensive to build subway systems.

Below, take a look at the designs.

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Forget the Popcorn: The Fourth Annual New York Food Film Festival

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's happened before – the shot of the steaming stir fry, a close-up of a succulent meatball, bird's eye view of a juicy slice of pie.  You're at the movies and, bam, you’re starving.

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The Business of the World Cup

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The World Cup isn't just thrilling for soccer fans.  It's also good news for business.  Beer, flat-screen TVs and amped-up sound systems are flying off the shelves of local stores and bars.

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MadeHERE Asks Artists How They Survive

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's never been easy to be a working artist. Now, a web-based project called MadeHERE asks how forty New York performing artists manage to pay rent, raise families and make art.

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Pianist Envy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.

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Reaction: Parker to Lead WQXR

Monday, June 21, 2010

105.9 WQXR-FM, the New York-based classical music public radio station, and sister station to WNYC,  has announced its new leader. And the classical music community is talking about it.

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After Sexual Harassment Suit, the Publishing Industry Reacts

Monday, June 21, 2010

David Davidar's resignation from his post as Penguin Canada's CEO two weeks ago has kicked off a conversation among women in the publishing industry about their own stories about sexual harassment in the office.

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Celebrating the Solstice--New Yorkers Make and Take in Music

Monday, June 21, 2010

On the longest day of the year, there were over 1,000 performances in every borough and in every genre. From professionals to amateurs, electronic musicians to classical music aficianados, New York's latest and most cacophonous celebration, Make Music New York, filled the streets.

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Books You Shouldn't Miss

Monday, June 21, 2010

A recovering skinhead, a girl who can taste her mother's emotions, and the grammatical mistakes that drive one woman crazy.

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Graham Parker, Executive Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, to Lead WQXR

Monday, June 21, 2010

WQXR has announced the appointment of Graham Parker to the position of Vice President of Classical 105.9 WQXR. Mr. Parker is currently the Executive Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

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Warhol: The Later Years

Friday, June 18, 2010

From 1977 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol wasn't just collecting friends through the revolving door of his Factory. He was making art with them.

The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibition, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade showcases Warhol's work with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring and other artists of the period.

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Go Listen New York

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cabaret at a Queens post office, hip-hop at a barber shop in the Bronx, an aqua-opus on the banks of the East River, and ukuleles en masse at the Union Square Green Market. 

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The World Cup...of Fencing?

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Sick of soccer? The fencing world cup slashes its way to Brooklyn this weekend.

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Bloomsday Seen and Heard

Friday, June 18, 2010

James Joyces' Ulysses chronicles the wanderings of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day: Thursday, June 16, 1904. The 16th has become known as Bloomsday, and literary types and fans of Joyce celebrate the occaision with pub crawls, readings, and re-enactments.

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What You're Saying About the World Cup

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Two weeks down, three weeks of wall-to-wall World Cup madness to go! New Yorkers from all over the world are cheering on their teams, with or without a vevuzela. Our home team USA matches up against Slovenia on Friday morning.  In anticipation of that game, we've pulled together some of your thoughts on the World Cup.

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#booksthatchangedyourworld

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It only took a few hours for Susan Orlean to find out from thousands of people the books that changed their world.  And she didn't even ask. Due to the magic of twitter, she just mentioned that Ron Hansen's book, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford had changed her world and within minutes people were responding with what books had changed theirs.


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Artists Exchange Creative Services for Healthcare

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working artists in New York are twice as likely to be living without adequate health insurance as those who make their living by other means.  And after health care funding was slashed by $775 million dollars in the most recent state budget, it may be more urgent than ever for people who make a living through creative means to make their health care dollars stretch.

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WNYC's World Cup Culture Guide

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The World Cup isn’t just a soccer tournament – it’s an worldwide cultural happening. Find out about the best World Cup music, videos, art exhibitions, and books, right here.

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