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The Nunziata Twins and the American Songbook

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


WNYC's Richard Hake sat down with 26-year-old twin brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata and director Richard Jay Alexander to talk about the next generation of American songbook interpreters.

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Dream Interpretation: Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd Tell War Stories

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Your dreams can be part of a new song-cycle, devoted to stories about war. Contribute here.

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DJ/ rupture Predicts Next Big Music Scene

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

One hint: it's not Brooklyn or Berlin. Watch the video.

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Sound Postcards: A Groovy Kind of Love

Monday, February 08, 2010

Mat Schulz, founder of the Unsound art and music festival, discovered what it was like to be a music nut under the thumb of communism. View a slideshow of the postcards here.

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Cult Figure Gets Down and Dirty in New Book

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

"Genteel" is not a word generally associated with the artistic output of Andre Williams, a 1950s hero for the gutter-minded.

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Best Classical Music You're Not Listening To

Monday, February 01, 2010

The Music Dircetor of The American Symphony Orchestra helps us explore classical music beyond Beethoven and Bach.

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Bob Mould, Not Your Average Career Counselor

Monday, February 01, 2010

The guitar Bob Mould discusses his influence on a new generation of musicians.  And bemoans the fact that he's become a Granddaddy of Punk.  Watch the video.

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Fishko File Extra: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson’s Breakthrough

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It’s the bicentennial year of composer Frederic Chopin, who was born 200 years ago in March of 1810.  This year marks a related anniversary for pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who won the gold medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland back in 1970.

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Enter WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs Talent Competition

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Are you the next Lady Gaga? WNYC plans to host the Battle of the Boroughs, a new talent competition. Find out how to enter.

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Julian Casablancas: New Strokes Songs Ready To Go

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Strokes put New York City (and shaggy hair) back on the rock-n-roll map nearly 10 years ago. Now, frontman Julian Casablancas is striking out on his own.

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Hot Licks for a Cold Season

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fiddler extraordinaire Mark O'Connor pulled together two great jazz/blues players -- virtuoso bassist John Patitucci and baby-faced guitarist Julian Lage -- for a three-night run at the Blue Note last week. The trio made their radio debut on WNYC's Soundcheck.

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Holiday Weekend Roundup, Dec. 25-27

Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday, Dec. 25
11:30am-4pm // Upper East Side

The Jewish Museum hosts A Family Celebration, a day-long event featuring a Klezmer concert, tours and kid-friendly activities.

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The Best Stories of the Year, courtesy of Studio 360.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A studio visit with composer Marvin Hamlisch.  A retirement home for former entertainers. A debate about race in the theater. Those were some of the top stories from Kurt Andersen, and Studio 360, this year.

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The Worst of the Worst

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Year-end lists are not just about remembering the best. Where there's the good, there's always the bad. Here are some "worst of the worst" lists that remind us of what we loved to hate in 2009.

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Top 5 Last Minute Holiday Gifts for the Classical Music Fan

Monday, December 21, 2009

The holiday season is no longer around the corner, it's here. However, the perfect gift for the classical music lover may not be. Good thing there's still a time to purchase something a little more personal than an Amazon.com gift card or another recording of a Beethoven symphony.

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Julian Lennon's Revolutionary 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Julian Lennon says he wants his own Revolution. Along with digital pioneers Michael Birch and Todd Meagher, he just opened an artist-centric music company called theRevolution. One word. The group helps musicians take back control of their work from big timey labels and distribute directly to fans via the Internet.

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Real Estate Invites New York Metropolitan Area to Mom's Office Party

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The buzzy beach band Real Estate continues to make proverbial waves across the indie rock scene. The New Jersey natives just released their self-titled debut on Woodsist and plan to go on a European tour next month.

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Weekend Roundup, Dec. 18-20

Friday, December 11, 2009

A selection of events for the weekend of Dec. 18 to 20.

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Tori Amos Gives New Twist To Christmas Carols

Friday, December 11, 2009

Like David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Judas Priest before her, Tori Amos now joins the ranks of unlikely musicians to take the leap into the holiday music market. These albums can walk a fine line between festive and cheesy. But her new release, Midwinter Graces, overhauls traditional carols in a way only Tori Amos knows how. [Note that we haven't come down on the festive v. cheesy debate. That's up to you!]

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Arts & Culture Weekend Roundup, Dec. 11-13

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A selection of cultural events to populate the weekend.

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