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David Byrne

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David Byrne and Ruthie Ann Miles on "Here Lies Love"

Friday, May 31, 2013

David Byrne talks about his 1980s disco musical about the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, “Here Lies Love,” along with Ruthie Ann Miles, who plays Imelda Marcos. Set in a dance club atmosphere, the musical traces Imelda Morcos’s meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. It’s playing at the Public Theater through July 28.

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Guest Picks: David Byrne

Friday, May 31, 2013

David Byrne was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about bringing his disco musical "Here Lies Love" to the stage of the Public Theater. He also told us what music he's listening to right now!

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David Byrne and James Murphy: Podcast

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Back in March, songwriters David Byrne and James Murphy (formerly of LCD Soundsystem) met at Yale to talk about the evolving role of the artist in the digital age. John Schaefer moderated the discussion. Have a listen to a special Soundcheck podcast of the event, which includes discussion of the songwriting process, David Byrne's proposal for an unusual (and potentially deadly) installation, and James Murphy's plans to revolutionize New York City's subway turnstiles.

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The State of the Artist

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Recently, songwriters David Byrne and James Murphy (formerly of LCD Sound System) headed up to Yale to talk about the evolving role of the artist in the digital age. John Schaefer moderated the discussion, and we’ll hear excerpts that attempt to explain the songwriting process and how being a musician no longer means just being a musician. You can download our full podcast from the event here.

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David Byrne and the Birth of Talking Heads

Friday, January 20, 2012

The new DVD Talking Heads: Chronology contains film and video of Talking Heads in performance going all the way back to 1975 — before the advent of camcorders, and two years before the release of the band’s first LP. Kurt Andersen talks with David Byrne, the band’s ...

Video: Talking Heads, "Psycho Killer" Live at CBGB, 1975

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David Byrne

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Singer/songwriter and avid cyclist David Byrne didn’t want to do the usual audiobook thing when it came to his "Bicycle Diaries." Inspired by years of listening to public radio, he decided to produce each chapter like a piece of audio art. He’ll share some excerpts with us.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck with David Byrne, Angelique Kidjo, & Phil Collins

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2:00 PM

Join Soundcheck in The Greene Space for conversations with two icons of pop music: David Byrne and Phil Collins. Plus, a special unplugged performance from Angelique Kidjo. 

David Byrne on City Cycling

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Back in the 1970s biking around NYC may not have been cool, but David Byrne was doing it and hasn't stopped since. The former Talking Heads frontman proclaims his love for two-wheeled transport in his new book, Bicycle Diaries.

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Street Life

Thursday, October 22, 2009

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a look at where the NYC mayoral candidates’ stand on the creation of bike lanes and public plazas where cars used to have right of way. Andrea Bernstein talks about Grand Street and other hot spots in the debate ...

David Byrne

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pop star David Byrne’s collaboration with producer Brian Eno in the 70s and 80s generated some of the best music either man has created to date. Last year, they teamed up again for an album called "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today." Now, Byrne is touring with that repertoire in ...

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Byrne and Eno: An Encore

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Almost 30 years ago, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and producer Brian Eno made history with a groundbreaking album. Byrne joins us today to discuss their latest collaboration. Also: jazz-pop vocalist Madeleine Peyroux joins us to perform live.

Downtown Sounds

Friday, May 30, 2008

Musician David Byrne talks about his music installation, called "Playing the Building," which opens this weekend in the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan.

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This Must Be the Place

Thursday, May 17, 2007

From “Art on the Beach,” through “Tribute in Light,” to the upcoming toy robot parade through lower Manhattan, Creative Time has been putting artists in New York City public spaces for 33 years. Its president and artistic director Anne Pasternak is joined by artist/musician David Byrne to talk about the ...

David Byrne

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Chairs that look like DNA molecules made out of tinker-toys, corporate signs with hidden messages, and trees that diagram everything from the future of rock n' roll to the results of bad habits -- David Byrne has made them all. The former Talking Heads member spends most ...

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