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Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan appears in the following:

In Every Guy, A Gary Cooper: The Men's Guide On When To Intervene

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Writer Joe Queenan says all men have a little Gary Cooper in them: They know they have to stand up to bullies. Part of being a man, he says, is knowing when not to walk away.

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Smackdown: The Banjo

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

For the last half of the 20th century, the banjo didn't wander far from folk, bluegrass and the "Dueling Banjos" scene in the film Deliverance. But today, banjos are popping up in a wide variety of genres.

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Smackdown: The Banjo

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

For the last half of the 20th century, the banjo didn't wander far from folk, bluegrass and the "Dueling Banjos" scene in the film Deliverance. But today, banjos are popping up in a wide variety of genres. Today: Stan Jay of the Staten Island-based instrument shop Mandolin Brothers explains the ...

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For Those About To Rock (With Strings)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Decemberists and Third Eye Blind are the latest rock groups to team up with orchestras. The New York Philharmonic recently performed "Time Turns Elastic," an original work by Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio. Today: why rockers seek out the classical treament. Guests include humorist Joe Queenan and Third Eye Blind ...

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The Classification of Rock

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rock musicians often wade into the world of classical music with orchestral arrangements of guitar-driven songs -- and even original compositions. Today: humorist Joe Queenan and Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins talk about rock's classical impulses. Later: the premiere of a new composition from Brooklyn-based bassist and composer Alexis ...

Life in a Philadelphia Housing Project

Monday, April 20, 2009

Humorist Joe Queenan gets serious in his memoir Closing Time, it's about his upbringing with an alcoholic father in a Philadelphia housing project in the 1960’s.

Event: Joe Queenan is speaking and signing books
Monday, April 20, at 7 pm
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
More information ...

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Soundcheck Smackdown: When Contemporary Met Classical

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Like vegetables stuck into a delicious meal, contemporary classical music is forced on concert audiences before they are allowed to enjoy their Brahms. So says humorist, critic and author Joe Queenan. Today, Queenan and John Berry, Artistic Director with English National Opera, join us for a Soundcheck Smackdown debate on ...

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Who's the Audience for Contemporary Classical?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

While some music fans love contemporary classical, others consider it musical spinach, forced on concert audiences before they can enjoy their Brahms. On today's Soundcheck Smackdown, humorist Joe Queenan joins us for a debate on the merits of new music. Also: Afro-Peruvian ensemble Grupo Afroperuano Caracumbe perform live.