There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight in their own voices. Here, the Villalobos Brothers. They are a trio of violinists and singer-songwriters from Veracruz, Mexico, now based in Marble Hill, in Upper Manhattan.
Performance artist Marina Abramovic once sat in a museum for seven hours a day, for about three months. She lived in a gallery for twelve days, without talking or eating. Now she is staging her funeral.
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It was a year when Beyonce surprised fans with an unexpected new album. And she made history becoming the first woman to hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her five studio albums. Her husband Jay-Z and pop star Lady Gaga also had new records out. And a teenager from New Zealand, Lorde, became a hit. But John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, says it was New York that ruled the music scene in 2013, and he has a list of ten reasons why.
"We're eager to make sure that every neighborhood in New York has a great library," says NYPL President Tony Marx. "That was Andrew Carnegie's vision, originally, and we are working hard to live up to it."
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Museums usually mount exhibits featuring one artist. Or a period in history. Or an art movement. But for the first time in its history, the Museum of Modern Art is devoting an exhibition to an art dealer.
A new exhibit highlights the only monumental obelisk from ancient Egypt in the United States. And it sits right in Central Park.
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There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.