Jenny Lawton appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Some people solve their midlife crises by buying a motorcycle — Jasper Rees decided to face down his childhood enemy: the French horn. Now available in paperback, Rees' account takes us from band camp to the concert hall and back again. Rees visited Studio 360 last spring — and he brought his horn.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
It turns out that Fox’s hit musical comedy "Glee" was primetime TV’s gateway drug to a cappella.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
With yesterday’s announcement of the Golden Globe nominees, it’s officially awards season. Before you watch them work the red carpet (and, perhaps, get tipsy during the broadcast), hear how they got there in the first place. Listen to Kurt Andersen's conversations with nominees including Kathryn Bigelow, Jason Reitman, and Marvin Hamlisch.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Ads for David Mamet's new play proclaim it his "most explosive four-letter word yet." Mamet has always courted controversy on hot-button issues. "Race", now on Broadway, is about a diverse team of lawyers defending a white man accused of raping a black woman. Kurt sees the show with ...
Friday, December 04, 2009
It’s official: Studio 360 has a cold. But I'm inspired by an odd and intriguing ad campaign for HALLS cough drops. It features snifflers proudly bearing their red noses and eyes, bravely trudging through the season.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Say you’re from the future, a future in which time machines exist. Why not take a trip back to the good old 21st century? And join us here at WNYC on Tuesday, November 17, as Kurt hosts the live taping of our show all about time travel. You’ll meet some of the great scientists and fiction writers of our time as they grapple with this age-old fantasy, and hopefully you can enlighten us.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
In the 1950s, Paulus Berensohn, now 77, studied dance at Juilliard, performed on Broadway, and worked with modern dance legends like Merce Cunningham and Mary Anthony. Then, in his mid-20s, it occurred to him: what would it mean to dance, not just on the stage, but in ...
Friday, June 05, 2009
“Joe Turner's Come and Gone” is part of August Wilson's ten-play cycle about African-American life in Pittsburgh. It has returned to Broadway for the first time since the playwright's death (in 2005); the production is nominated for six Tony awards. But controversy and anger has surrounded the selection ...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Growing up, Studio 360 listener Seth Barkan got pressure from his dad to become a classical musician. Barkan dutifully studied classical piano for years, but it never quite suited him. Then he heard a recording of stride pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines and everything changed. Produced by Studio 360's ...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
We were psyched to hear that Steve Reich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his composition 'Double Sextet.' The piece is written to be played by two identical sextets of instruments, each made up of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone and piano -- or by one sextet playing against a recording of the other.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Kurt's brother David Andersen is one of the top piano technicians in Southern California -- he's also an accomplished rock n' roller (and a total ringer for The Dude from 'The Big Lebowski' ). Kurt visited him at home in Malibu and at work on the pianos of some leading lights in jazz and film composition.
Friday, February 06, 2009
The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for serving green tea. But in Japan's techno-centric society (increasingly fueled by coffee) can the tea ceremony survive? Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young.
Friday, January 30, 2009
The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for making and presenting green tea. But in Japan's fast-paced techno-centric society - one increasingly fueled by coffee - we wondered how the tea ceremony can survive. Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young, to find ...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
More great design solutions that I wish we could bring back with us to the US:
Say you're shopping in a department store with your toddler and you need to go to the bathroom... where do you stick the kid? TOTO, maker of the world's most amazing (and ...