This fall, Grammy Award winning comedian and America’s favorite curmudgeon, Lewis Black returns to Broadway. He sat down with Elliott Forrest, Peabody Award winning host of WQXR and WNYC, in a free-wheeling conversation. They discussed Lewis’ life, his comedy, the world around us that he rails about and the upcoming election.
This season, Wynton Marsalis marks 25 years at the helm of Jazz at Lincoln Center. To celebrate this milestone, Marsalis sat down with Elliott Forrest, the Peabody Award-winning radio host of WQXR and WNYC.
Elliott Forrest fills as guest host. He’ll speak with David Wessel about the federal budget as the United States approaches the so-called fiscal cliff. Photographer Lawrence Schiller tells us about his relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Charles Yu discusses new collection of short stories Sorry Please Thank You. And D. L. Hughley describes why he thinks America is in need of a wake-up call.
Elliott Forrest fills in for Leonard. He’ll speak with Michael Lemonick about climate change and the future “global weirdness” he sees coming. We’ll look at the dark side of SeaWorld, and the problems with holding killer whales in captivity. Two of the stars of “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” a new musical comedy featuring the music and lyrics of the Gershwins, talk about the show. And Lisa Miller looks at the money-empathy gap.
This week, one of the hottest shows on TV today, "Dancing with the Stars," has embraced classical music for the second year in a row. Elliott Forrest thinks it's a good thing.
Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Death of a Salesman, in a new production directed by eight-time Tony Award(r) winner Mike Nichols and starring Academy Award(r) winner Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Obie Award winner Linda Emond as Linda Loman and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The ...
A new organization is bringing chamber music to informal venues around the city, including restaurants, cafés and wine bars. Elliott Forrest reports from a former auto-repair shop.
Get an inside and behind the scenes look at the Broadway premiere of David Ives’ “Venus in Fur,” starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy.
Graham Parker, vice president of WQXR, and WQXR’s Elliott Forrest give details about the upcoming Beethoven Awareness Month, which includes a “Where’s Beethoven?” photo contest and a 12-hour marathon of Beethoven’s piano sonatas performed by some of classical music’s brightest rising stars, including Joyce Yang and Jonathan Biss in Greene Space.
Elliott Forrest fills in for Leonard Lopate. He'll speak with a Liberian woman about her activism and her efforts to broker peace in her war-torn country by mobilizing Muslim and Christian women. Then, we'll take a look at the history of fonts—from Gutenberg’s favorites to the much maligned Comic Sans. Lucia Greenhouse discusses her journey away from Christian Science. Plus, Al and Larry Ubell take your calls on home repair!
Elliott Forrest fills in for Leonard Lopate. Washington Post reporter Dana Priest discusses the ever-expanding top-secret world that the U.S. government created after 9/11. Calvin Trillin talks about his latest collection of writing. Tahmima Anam discusses her latest novel, The Good Muslim, about the rise of Islamic radicalism in Bangladesh. And Michael Moore talks about his autobiographical book, Here Comes Trouble.
Join guest host Elliott Forrest on today’s show: He’ll speak with musicians Laurie Anderson, Dar Williams, and Joan Osborne about how they wrestled with whether to leave New York City after 9/11. Also, a look at upstate farms struggling in the wake of Hurricane Irene.Then, Julie Salamon on Wendy and the Lost Boys, her revealing biography of the very private Wendy Wasserstein. Plus, Albert Brooks and director Nick Refn on their new movie "Drive"!
The early sound of the Beatles was shaped by African American musicians like Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Today, guest host Elliott Forrest looks at how The Fab Four influenced - and were influenced by - the music of black America. Plus: The piano trio Trio con Brio Copenhagen plays live in the studio.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen likes to say that two plus two equals three. That’s because the group is made up of two pairs – sisters Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyung Hong… and married couple Jens Elvekjaer and Soo-Kyung Hong. While you’re doing the math, the award-winning piano trio will play live in our studio.
Soundcheck guest host Elliott Forrest shares some of our listeners' comments and suggestions from our segments on New York's roller disco scene and the "clown of the orchestra," otherwise known as the bassoon.
Back in April, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences – the group behind the Grammys – announced the elimination of 31 of its award categories. Latin jazz happened to be one of them, and the genre’s musicians aren’t just singing the blues about it. Ben Sisario of the New York Times fills us in on the four musicians who are taking the Academy to court.