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Live on Soundcheck: The Hundred In The Hands

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

You might be surprised to find that the band behind this rich sound, The Hundred In The Hands, is just a duo with a truck-load of equipment. Click here to watch the band perform its song "Commotion" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.

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Gig Alert: Scott Kettner's Forró Brass Band

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scott Kettner brings his Forró Brass Band to Barbès tonight with a Louisiana-meets-Brazil sonic mashup and many, many horn players. Download a live performance of the band's "Crown Heights Boogie" here.

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NYC Burlesque Artists on 'Burlesque'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Burlesque," which was directed by Steve Antin and stars Cher and Christina Aquilera, has grossed over $30 million since it opened over Thanksgiving weekend, even as Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 37 percent "rotten" tomato rating. We asked several mistresses of tease to weigh in on the film that's selling the glamor of their dancing on the silver screen.

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Catch This Before It Closes: The Scottsboro Boys

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A trip to the Lyceum Theater on W. 45th Street before December 12th will give you a brush with history.

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Sights and Sounds from the John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, fans gathered at the Strawberry Fields Lennon memorial in Central Park, just 100 yards from the place he was shot and killed on December 8, 1980. Listen to their words and check out a slideshow of the memorial.

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30 Years Later, New York Remembers John Lennon

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

On December 8th, 1980 at 10:50 P.M., John Lennon was murdered outside his apartment building by deranged fan Mark Chapman as Lennon returned from his recording studio. Thirty years later, New Yorkers are still commemorating the Beatle that made our city his home. Here are some ways to remember Lennon around town on Wednesday.

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NY Arts Icons Awarded Kennedy Center Honors

Monday, December 06, 2010

Two New Yorkers—"Fela!" choreographer Bill T. Jones, and "Hello, Dolly" composer Jerry Herman—take home national honors.

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Terrance McKnight Interviews Ntozake Shange and M. Nahadr about 'For Colored Girls'

Friday, November 19, 2010

Is For Colored Girls still relevant? Let us know by posting a comment here!

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Punk Rock Author Patti Smith Wins National Book Award

Thursday, November 18, 2010

On Wednesday night, November 17, Patti Smith won the 2010 National Book Award in the Non-fiction category for her memoir, "Just Kids."

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At Long Last, The Beatles Come to iTunes

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

After years of negotiations, the Beatles' music will be available for sale at the iTunes music store. WNYC and WQXR's music experts weigh in on the big news.

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WQXR's Terrance McKnight Talks to Bobby McFerrin

Friday, November 12, 2010

After all these years, Bobby McFerrin, the man behind the hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” is still spreading that same message. WQXR’s Terrance McKnight talks to the 10-time Grammy Award winner about his new album, VOCAbuLarieS.

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Gig Alert: Erland and the Carnival

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Erland and the Carnival bring its morose and magical folk-pop to our side of the pond at the Knit tonight. Download the band's "Trouble in Mind" here.

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The Midterm Elections Mashup: Smile! You're On Candid Camera

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

After scouring the Internet, WNYC's Culture Team found some of the zaniest videos about the candidates, fans and celebs involved in this year's election.

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Celebrating Hollywood Legend Doris Day

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hollywood legend Doris Day is one of the few top-ranking female box office stars who is still alive to talk about what it was like to break into Hollywood in the 1940s. Day recently spent time talking about her life and career with WNYC Music Host Jonathan Schwartz.

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Live on Studio 360: The Vaselines

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nirvana covered two of their songs and Kurt Cobain once called them his favorite songwriters in the whole world. After a 20-year hiatus, the Scottish indie pop couple, The Vaselines, reunites to make music. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee talk with Studio 360's Kurt Andersen and play songs from the band's new album, Sex with an X.

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Remembering John Lennon: Fans Share Reflections, Favorite Songs with WNYC

Friday, October 08, 2010

Pop music legend and New Yorker John Lennon would have celebrated his 70th birthday this Saturday. To commemorate his birth, WNYC has gathered these thoughts and reflections from Lennon fans, including from some of WNYC's most favorite personalities.

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From WNYC's Audio Archives: John Lennon, Beatlemania, the Press

Friday, October 08, 2010

In honor of John Lennon's 70th birthday, we dove into WNYC's audio archives and came up with these classic recordings of The Beatles talking to the press.

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Life Is Indeed a Journey: WNYC's Soterios Johnson Remembers His Favorite Beatle

Friday, October 08, 2010

I find it so hard to believe that I, today, am older than John Lennon was when he was murdered on that December night in 1980.  By the end of his 40 years, Lennon had accomplished so much; he was and continues to be an undeniable cultural force. 

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Queens Theatre in the Park Director Announces Resignation

Monday, October 04, 2010

After 21 years with Queens Theatre in the Park, founding Executive Director Jeffrey Rosenstock announced he'll be step down in June, after the company's 2011 season. Rosenstock has been with the theater since 1989 and oversaw the recent completion of a $27 million renovation.

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Saxophonist Branford Marsalis on Classical Music, the NEA Awards and Durham

Friday, October 01, 2010

Renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis will reunite with trumpeter Terence Blanchard for a special performance at the Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. WQXR music host Terrance McKnight checks in with Marsalis before his Jazz at Lincoln Center show.

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