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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Bilal

Friday, September 16, 2011

Neo-soul prince Bilal plays B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill Friday night in Midtown. Download his "Think It Over," from 2010's Airtight's Revenge here.

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Gig Alert: Matthew Stevens

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jazz guitarist Matthew Stevens plays the Jazz Gallery Thursday night. Download his a previously unreleased 12-minute version of "Iris" here.

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Giant Bronze Elephant Stands Upside Down in Union Square

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Tuesday through next May, Gran Elefandret by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló will be on display in Union Square. The 5-ton, 26-foot tall bronze sculpture depicts an elephant standing whimsically on its trunk, seemingly defying physics.

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Landmark Commission Votes to Approve Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District

Monday, September 12, 2011

On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to vote to approve the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which would give landmark status to 21 downtown Brooklyn buildings.

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Gig Alert: Butch Morris

Monday, September 12, 2011

Butch Morris is the father of a innovative musical system called "conduction" that merges improvised jazz with composed classical music. Watch him direct the Nublu Orchestra at Lucky Cheng's on Monday, and download his "Nowhere Everafter" here.

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Gig Alert: Miami Horror

Friday, September 09, 2011

Miami Horror is a band from down under with a dance-oriented sound culled from classic house and disco. Catch the guys playing Saturday night at Brooklyn Bowl and download their single "Holidays" here.

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Gig Alert: Broken Social Scene

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Toronto indie band Broken Social Scene brings its cinematic sound to the Williamsburg Waterfront on Thursday alongside TV on the Radio. Download "World Sick" for free here.

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Musicians Angered by Violence at West Indian-American Day Parade

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A day after high levels of gun violence rocked the West Indian-American Day parade, musicians who march every year expressed frustration and anger.

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Gig Alert: Aceyalone

Monday, September 05, 2011

Underground rap forefather Aceyalone plays the Mercury Lounge Monday night. Download "We Are" from his Freestyle Fellowship here.

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Monster Island Moves Out of Williamsburg Art Space

Monday, September 05, 2011

Call it the end of an era. At the end of the month, tenants at one of Williamsburg's last communal art spaces will be leaving because their property manager has not offered to re-new their lease.

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In Brooklyn, Steel Drum Orchestras Gear Up for Carnival Competition

Friday, September 02, 2011

Brooklyn is home to the best steel drum orchestras outside of Trinidad. As the West Indian-American Day Carnival approaches, they're getting ready for the annual Panorama competition.

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Gig Alert: RJD2

Friday, September 02, 2011

DJ and producer RJD2 makes some of the best instrumental hip-hop on the planet, and he's playing Webster Hall Friday. Download his "Going and Going. And Going" from his new side-project Icebird.

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Gig Alert: Ron Carter Big Band

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Bass legend Ron Carter hits the stage for the first time ever with the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard Thursday night through Sunday. Download "Loose Change," which has not yet been released commercially, here.

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Irene Wreaks Big Box Office Losses on Broadway

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

All 23 Broadway shows canceled their lucrative Saturday and Sunday performances this past weekend due to the transit shutdown mandated by Mayor Bloomberg in anticipation of Tropical Storm Irene, resulting in massive losses at the box office.

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City Works to Clear Streets, Parks of Fallen Trees

Monday, August 29, 2011

City agencies fanned out over the city to clear trees from streets on Monday. Using data from 311 calls, parks officials estimate that around 1500 trees have fallen in the streets, with many more toppled in city parks.

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Gig Alert: Bryant K

Monday, August 29, 2011

"Downtown Swinger" Bryant K brings his lo-fi soul sound to Nublu on Monday night. Download "Daisies Grow" here.

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Gig Alert: Cat Power

Friday, August 26, 2011

Indie touchstone Cat Power brings her slow-tempo songcraft to Webster Hall Friday night. Download "Metal Heart," her new cover of her own song originally recorded in 1998, here.

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Gig Alert: Miracles of Modern Science

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Miracles of Modern Science brings its orchestral dance-rock to the Rock Shop Thursday night. Download their "Eating Me Alive" here.

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Jewish Museum Announces New Director

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On Wednesday, the Jewish Museum announced Claudia Gould, who currently runs Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, will take over leadership of the museum. Gould will replace Joan Rosenbaum, who has been at the museum's helm for 30 years, this fall.

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Major Acts Headline Brooklyn's Underground Afro-Punk Festival

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The seventh annual Afro-Punk Festival takes place this weekend in Brooklyn. The event was started in 2005 to spotlight the underground African-American punk rock and hardcore music scene in New York. Now the festival boasts performances from artists at the top of the music industry.

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