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Jenny Lawton

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

The Return of the ArchAndroid

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Janelle Monaé may look like a petite, pompadoured doo-wopper straight out of early Motown.  But when she hits the stage, she bursts into something light years beyond that.

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Growing Pains with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last week, WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space was packed for Studio 360 Live — a night of stories and music about growing up with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz.  One of our favorite moments of the night: Josh Ritter’s beautiful, understated take on “Moon River.”

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Aha Moment: e.e. cummings

Friday, April 30, 2010

As a child Quang Bao fled Vietnam and lived in a refugee camp with his family. They eventually settled in Sugarland, Texas, and he was in high school when he discovered e. e. cummings. "i like my body when it is with your" set him on the path ...

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All Apologies ... to Erin

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A couple weeks ago, Studio 360 featured the good works of David Ellis Dickerson — former Hallmark greeting card employee gone solo.  He takes commissions at his blog, Greeting Card Emergency.  He has a real gift for making greeting cards for sticky situations. Little did we know we'd soon have one of our own.

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Next to Normal Wins a Pulitzer

Monday, April 12, 2010

A rock musical about a bipolar suburban housewife?  Admit it, you doubted the success of “Next to Normal” too.  But 11 Tony nominations (3 wins) and 400+ performances later, the show is still rocking.  And it just won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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The Large Hadron Collider Is a Smash Hit

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

After 15 years and several false starts, the Large Hadron Collider research program has finally begun.  Early this morning, 3300 feet below the Swiss-French border near Geneva, it successfully smashed two protons at record-setting energies.

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Precious

Friday, March 05, 2010

In the film, "Precious," the heroine fantasizes about escaping the horrors of her life as an abused teenager and walking down a red carpet. Now the actress who plays her, newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, gets to walk down that red carpet for real — she's up ...

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Aha Moment: John Zorn with a Schmear

Friday, January 29, 2010

Niki Russ Federman, fourth generation of the smoked fish dynasty Russ & Daughters, resisted joining the family business. She explains why she owes her career choice to hipster klezmorim and the musician-composer John Zorn. Produced by Studio 360's

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No Time For Tea

Friday, January 08, 2010

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.

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360 Staff Pick: A Devil to Play

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.

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Off With "The Sing-Off"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It turns out that Fox’s hit musical comedy "Glee" was primetime TV’s gateway drug to a cappella.

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Aha Moment: Robert Frank

Friday, December 18, 2009

As a security guard at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jason Eskenazi was used to directing visitors to the restrooms. But keeping watch at an exhibit of Robert Frank's photography project The Americans, Eskenazi turned his life around. Produced by Studio 360's

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Brush Up On Your Golden Globes

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.

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Mamet's "Race"

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 ...

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Fight on, Brave Soul

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.

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Precious

Friday, November 13, 2009

Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe has been getting a lot of attention for her performance in the title role in the new film, Precious. Studio 360's Jenny Lawton finds out what it's like for Sidibe to ride this wave of acclaim for a part ...

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You're invited

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.

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A Wild Homage

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tomorrow, the much-anticipated film, “Where the Wild Things Are” is coming to theaters. It’s based on the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak, whose fantastical illustrations have inspired innumerable artists.

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Aha Moment: A Bridge Between Cultures

Friday, October 09, 2009

Chie Sakakibara grew up in Japan but became fascinated with North American Indians after seeing them in the movie "Dances with Wolves." Her interest brought her to Alaska, as a student of cultural geography, where she continues to find connections between Inuit culture and her own. ...

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Aha Moment: Dances with Clay

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 ...

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