Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Queens Mom-and-Pop Company Makes Halloween Costumes for the World

Friday, October 29, 2010

But Rubie's Costume Company isn't what you expect. Check out WNYC's audio slideshow here.

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New Films On The Cheap

Friday, October 29, 2010

Low-budget movies are hot in Hollywood right now and the young filmmakers behind them owe a lot to the Internet. Technology and social media are changing the way films are being made — and it's a much shorter path from YouTube to the big screen than you might think. Produced ...

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Gig Alert: Kenny Werner and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, October 28, 2010

American arranger and jazz piano great Kenny Werner teams up with one of Europe's top big bands for a six-day stint at Dizzy's. Catch him tonight and download Werner's "Kadinsky" here.

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Gig Alert: Chino Maurice

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chino Maurice brings back the sound and style of yesteryear's soul-funk-rock masters: P-Funk, Prince, and Jimi Hedrix. Catch him at Joe's Pub tonight and download "Luna" here.

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Gig Alert: Michael Formanek

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bassist Michael Formanek has released his first CD as a bandleader since 1998, and he's backed by some of today's hottest talents. Catch him at the Jazz Standard tonight and download ...

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Gig Alert: Chico Mann

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chico Mann, the alias of former Antibalas guitarist Marcos Garcia, is a project that mashes up the disparate (and funky) genres of Afrobeat, Electro, and Freestyle into a synth-driven...

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Gig Alert: Kagero

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kagero brings its Japanese Gypsy Rock to Local 269 tonight. Download the band's rolicking "2 + 1 is Almost 5" here.

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Gig Alert: Dan Tepfer Trio

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dan Tepfer is one of the pioneering, young jazz pianists reinventing "jazz as we know it." Catch his trio's CD release party at The Jazz Standard tonight, and download his "All I Heard Was Nothing" here.

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Gig Alert: Spectral Scriabin

Monday, October 25, 2010

In 1915, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin wrote a part for a clavier à lumières, a “color organ” that projected colors onto the stage. Download this Scriabin track, from a previous...

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Gig Alert: Jake Shimabukuru

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuru manages to play melodies, harmonies and bass parts on his tiny instrument all at once. Download "143 (Kelly’s Song)" and watch his uke-version of Geo...

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Gig Alert: Freddie Gibbs

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rejecting hook-heavy club rap, Freddie Gibbs is single-handedly bearing the standard for Midwestern rap with impressive lyrical dexterity. Download an edited version of his "National Anthem" here.

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Gig Alert: Calibro 35

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calibro 35, the instrumental funk band dedicated to reimagining swaggering soundtracks from '70s-era Italian gangster films, plays a Nublu CMJ showcase tonight. Download the band's "C...

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Art Deaccessioning: Right or Wrong?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This week, sanctions were lifted from the National Academy Museum, which got in trouble two years ago for selling off artworks from its collection to pay bills. Learn how the expert...

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Gig Alert: Dark, Dark, Dark

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Accordion (and banjo) wielding Dark Dark Dark, based in Minneapolis, brings its "chamber-folk" to the CMJ Music Marathon tonight. Download the band's earnestly executed, lovelorn "Daydreaming" here.

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Gig Alert: Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, masters of rock-musical songwriting, present a song-cycle all about Brooklyn. Download the duo's "Love Like That," from Stew and Heidi's first hit musical Passing Strange.

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Gig Alert: Francis and the Lights

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On the opening night of the CMJ Music Marathon, buzzier-than-thou Francis and the Lights brings its synth-laden disco-funk to Webster Hall. Download the band's terminally chill "For Days."

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Gig Alert: Dominique Young Unique

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dominique Young Unique, the 18-year-old rap sensation from Tampa, plays a CMJ opening night party at Webster Hall this evening. Download her "Hot Girl," chock full of rapid-fire raps and high-flying synths.

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Gig Alert: Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Penelope,” feat. Shara Worden

Monday, October 18, 2010

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has serves up a dreamy song cycle for the indie rock generation with "Penelope." Download "This is What You're Like" here.

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Gig Alert: Avishai Cohen

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bassist and bandleader Avishai Cohen plays his world music-inflected contemporary jazz at the Winter Garden tonight. Download his "Alon Basela" here.

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Gig Alerts: Stile Antico

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stile Antico is a young early music choral group from Britain that sings spellbinding motets and madrigals from the Tudor era. Download the group's rendition of Byrd's "Ecce Virgo Con...

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