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Judith Kampfner

Judith Kampfner appears in the following:

New York Actors at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Monday, September 20, 2004

New York actors at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

It's expensive to take a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It also takes guts and gumption to be part of the biggest and oldest fringe festival in the world. This year sixteen off and off- off Broadway theater companies organized ...

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Still Life Sells

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Home furnishings catalogs have evolved over the past couple of decades into glossy, sumptuous celebrations of domestic life (minus the mess). They're a far cry from the fuzzy line drawings of a Sears catalog at the turn of the last century. But Judith Kampfner says that ...

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The Theater Art of Paul Davis

Thursday, July 29, 2004



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Mentally conjure up posters for Broadway musicals and symbolic images come to mind. Little cat's eyes, a half mask, a helicopter. But the theater posters of Paul Davis begin with realistic portraits in oils. Judith Kampfner reports ...

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Coney Island Art Invasion

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Since the construction of KeySpan Park for the Brooklyn Cyclones, there have been several plans to draw more visitors to Coney Island. But many of the small family businesses have not had the funds to refresh or upgrade their properties - until a public art scheme this summer. Judith Kampfner ...

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Governor's Island Open to Public

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

After years of being off-limits, Governor's Island is now open to the public. However, the city and state have not decided what to do with the island that sits a half mile from Manhattan and Brooklyn at the entrance to New York Harbor.
WNYC's Judith Kampfner took a look at ...

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Korean Sharing House

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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Cecilia Heejong Kim: I found myself interested in this issue – probably the most important issue that happened in Korean women’s history.

Kampfner: An instrumental elegy recently had its world premiere in the main concert hall in Seoul. ...

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Gilbert & George

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Britain’s most enigmatic artistic duo met at art school in 1967 and have been together ever since. They live and work in London's East End, named their house "Art for All," and declared themselves "living sculptures." In their large colorful multi-panel pictures they either wear spotless business suits or they ...

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Clock Watching Artists

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Many writers, musicians, and artists got their start in the office — the British novelist Anthony Trollope worked for the postal service and composer Charles Ives was a full-time insurance agent. Judith Kampfner looked into the workaday lives of some of these artists and how it fuels their creativity ...

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Artist Couples

Friday, February 13, 2004

Lovers who live and work together - that is common in New York City where many people meet through work. Such relationships have unique bonds as well as conflicts. With artists who live and work in the same space and who create side by side on the same projects, the ...

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George Balanchine Centennial

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Choreographer George Balanchine was born 100 years ago today. Judith Kampfner looks at the working methods of one of the great artists of twentieth century America.

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Kampfner: He had worked with Diaghilev, Chagall, Satie, Kurt Weill. He had already attracted attention with ballets which fused his Russian classical background with ...

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Still Life Sells

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Home furnishings catalogs have evolved over the past couple of decades into glossy, sumptuous celebrations of domestic life (minus the mess). They're a far cry from the fuzzy line drawings of a Sears catalog at the turn of the last century. But Judith Kampfner says that ...

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Films about Indigenous People Grab Spotlight

Friday, January 16, 2004

Feature films about indigenous people have been winning awards at film festivals over the last five years and are starting to become box office successes. The most recent of these was Whale Rider from New Zealand and Rabbit Proof Fence from Australia. Now there's a new movie The Tracker which ...

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Mermaid

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Surrealist painter Paul Delvaux painted his own beach fantasy in 1942. It's called the Village of the Mermaids. The foreground tells one story, and in the distance there's a surprise. Judith Kampfner went into the vaults of the Art Institute of Chicago to see Delvaux's painting with curator Stephanie D'Alessandro.

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Dusting Off The Menorah

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Preparing for the holidays means opening up cupboards, unearthing boxes from the basement and dusting off once a year decorations and family heirlooms. The menorah is one of these seasonal decorative objects. Judith Kampfner reports.

Kampfner: Oded Halahmy, an Iraqi Jewish sculptor likes to put an outline of his hand on ...

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Dutch Still Life

Thursday, November 20, 2003



Visit Old Amsterdam/New Amsterdam at WNYC

The Dutch word for still life is "stilleven" which means arrested life - as if captured in a photograph. And in fact, modern food photography owes a great deal to the techniques pioneered by the Dutch oil painters of the seventeenth century. Those towering ...

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Poetry's Rock Star: Dylan Thomas

Friday, November 07, 2003



Listen to Dylan Thomas reading "On The Marriage of a Virgin"

He had an appetite for women and drink but he said his chief love affair was with language. Described as the most musical poet of the twentieth century, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas came to America at the invitation ...

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Russia Engages the World

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

The New York Public Library has one of the largest collections of Russian books, prints, maps and journals outside of Russia. Recently it opened a display of 230 written works they are complimented by paintings and artifacts. Judith Kampfner reports on the impact of an exhibit called Russia Engages the ...

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Tony Kushner's "Caroline, or Change" Coming Soon

Monday, October 06, 2003

Lead: A new musical with story and book by Tony Kushner called "Caroline, or Change" opens later in the month. It's the first time that Kushner has worked with director George C Wolfe since "Angels in America." WNYC's Judith Kampfner snuck along to the Public Theater to watch a rehearsal.

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Afrobeat Music Gains New Audience

Friday, September 19, 2003

Nigerian Afrobeat music from the 1970's is gaining a brand new audience in New York. There are now a dozen young Afrobeat bands around town. Its creator Fela Kuti died in 1997. Judith Kampfner reports on the evolution of a new cultural icon.

Kampfner: Vivien Goldman a music writer traveled the ...

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Cricket: The (Caribbean) American Pastime

Monday, September 01, 2003

John Adams once said that if president was a good enough title for the head of a cricket club, it was good enough for the leader of a country.


Cricket has been around in America since the Founding Fathers. The USA - Canada annual cricket match is in fact the oldest ...

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