Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."


NY Supreme Court Allows Vendors to Sell Work in City Parks

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It looks like the city's art vendors aren't going anywhere, for now. On Monday, a justice from the New York State Supreme Court upheld a ruling that temporarily stops the city from li...


Gig Alert: John Forté

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."


Gig Alert: ELEW

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."


American Folk Museum Mired in Debt

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The American Folk Art Museam is struggling to pay a $32 million dollar bond. They're not the only museum flailing in the downturn. Find out what's going on with NYC museum finances.

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CT Native American Tribe Gets a Piece of Broadway

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A casino resort owned by the Eastern Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot tribe bought a stake in one of Broadway's biggest theaters this week.


No Instruments Required: The Body Music Festival Returns

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Body Music Festival showcases the capabilities of the human instrument. Take Keith Terry's crash course in body music.

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Musical Saw All-Stars

Thursday, August 05, 2010

There are dozens of music festivals every summer in New York City, but not too many of them could double as a carpentry convention.

This Saturday, musicians from around the world will convene at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria for the annual New York City Musical Saw Festival with the unusual combination of carpenter’s saws and violin bows in tow.

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Cape Verdean Idol

Friday, July 30, 2010

Noah Andrade is a rising star in the Cape Verdean music scene. He's also 11 years old and lives in Rhode Island. We sent Marlon Bishop to Providence to find out why Andrade is considered the new hope of Cape Verdean culture in America.

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King of the Courts: Street Handball in NYC

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Every year, New York's top street handball players converge at a tournament in Queens to determine who takes the crown as King of the Courts. Watch the video here.

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Larry Rivers: Right or Wrong?

Friday, July 23, 2010

NYU faced controversy last week after purchasing, along with the archives of artist Larry Rivers, topless videos of his teenage daughter that she claims were taken without her consent...

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Indie Theater Groups Bring Life to NYC Parks

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Independent theater companies are working to stengthen New York City's parks. Find out where to catch free theater in the parks this summer.


Latin Alternative Music Conference Hits NY

Thursday, July 08, 2010

This week, New York City hosts the Latin Alternative Music Conference, the annual festival of Spanish-language rock, hip-hop, and electronic music that connects artists and managers to likeminded members of the music industry and future fans.


Kickin' It in Queens as Spain Advances to World Cup Final

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

This afternoon, Spain made history by defeating Germany 1-0 and reaching the World Cup Final for the first time.


Latin Alternative Music Conference Hits New York

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

This week, New York City hosts the Latin Alternative Music Conference, the annual festival of Spanish-language rock, hip-hop, and electronic music that connects artists and managers to likeminded members of the music industry and future fans. Venues from Bowery Ballroom and Le Poisson Rouge to Central Park Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn will be presenting LAMC concerts.


Studio 360 Examines Post-Apartheid Art in South Africa

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

With the World Cup heading into its final two weeks, all eyes are set on host nation South Africa. Sixteen years after the election of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid, it's an opportunity for South Africa to show the world the vibrant, multi-racial democracy it has become.

But for South African artists both white and black, the traumas of apartheid are never far away. From the Afrikaner novelist to the young black photographer, learning to cope with that past continues to shape the way they make art.

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Cities of the Future

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's about time we give our cities a makeover.

With 60% of the world's population projected to live in urban areas by the year 2030, city officials and urban planners the world over are talking about how to redesign for a more crowded future.

Changing the way we get around is the key, according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), an organization that promotes sustainable transportation solutions for the world's burgeoning cities. The ITDP is sponsoring a project called Our Cities Ourselves, which pairs ten world cities with ten leading architects. Each has come up with a redesign of a public space, hand-tailored to the challenges presented by each city. These designs will be presented at an exhibition, opening on June 24, at New York City's Center for Architecture.

Last week, WNYC reported on Michael Sorkin's plan for New York, drawing impassioned responses from commenters. The proposal calls for tearing down the FDR interchange that connects the highway to the Brooklyn Bridge, freeing the waterfront to be developed into a riverside park, and discouraging vehicle traffic downtown.

The plans presented in Our Cities Ourselves focus on designs that reduce reliance on cars while encouraging bicycle use and public transportation. Many of the designs include provisions for Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT in urban planner parlance, high-speed bus lines with dedicated lanes and train-like stations for getting on and off. BRT has been a hailed as a success in developing cities such as Bogota and Quito, where it is prohibitively expensive to build subway systems.

Below, take a look at the designs.

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Reaction: Parker to Lead WQXR

Monday, June 21, 2010

105.9 WQXR-FM, the New York-based classical music public radio station, and sister station to WNYC,  has announced its new leader. And the classical music community is talking about it.

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WNYC's World Cup Culture Guide

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The World Cup isn’t just a soccer tournament – it’s an worldwide cultural happening. Find out about the best World Cup music, videos, art exhibitions, and books, right here.


Five Must-See World Cup Matches

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Unless you've taken the month off of work, you probably won't be able to catch all the games of this year's World Cup. There are 48 games in the first round alone. If you can only manage to see five of them, here are which ones to watch:

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