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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Metropolitan Museum Returns Antiquities Found in King Tut's Tomb to Egypt

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Last November, the Met agreed to give back the artifacts after an internal museum investigation determined it had no right to the antiquities — mostly non-museum quality pieces, ranging from small fragments to a tiny bronze dog — in the first place. On Tuesday, the museum said it had shipped the objects to Egypt.

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Gig Alert: Typhoon

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Portland underground band Typhoon plays the Mercury Lounge Tuesday night. Download the group's epic "The Honest Truth" here.

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I Want My MTV: Music Television Turns 30

Monday, August 01, 2011

MTV was born 30 years ago on August 1, 1981 as a scrappy underground music channel, kicking off the age of the music video with “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. WNYC asked music, television, and pop-culture critics to weigh in on MTV and its role in shaping the American cultural landscape.

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Brighton Beach Leaders Want Lifetime to Pull the Plug on 'Russian Dolls'

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Leaders from New York's Russian-speaking community are calling on Lifetime to pull the plug on its new reality television series “Russian Dolls,” due to what they think is a stereotypical portrayal of life in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach community.

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Gig Alert: Taj Mahal

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blues legend Taj Mahal opens the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival with his globally-tinged electric sound. Download "Scratch My Back" here.

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Gig Alert: Ximena Sariñana

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Mexican indie-pop star Ximena Sariñana takes the stage with Sia and Oh Land at Webster Hall Wednesday night. Download her new single, "Different," here.

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Celebrating Judy Garland, 75 Years After Her Screen Debut

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In New York, Lincoln Center and the Paley Center for Media are honoring the legendary star with film and television retrospectives. To shed some light on the performer and her legacy, WNYC spoke with Garland historian John Fricke.

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Gig Alert: Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Although you may not know it, actor Tim Robbins is an accomplished folk songwriter. He brings his Rogues Gallery Band to Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday evening. Download "Book of Josie" here.

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Rudy Giuliani Hosts AMC's 'Mob Week' Movie Marathon

Monday, July 25, 2011

During the series, which starts next week on AMC, the former Italian-American mayor famed for being tough on crime will introduce classics like "The Godfather," "Carlito’s Way," and "Scarface."

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Gig Alerts: Balkan Beat Box

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The world mash-up artists of Balkan Beat Box bring their dance-oriented global stylings to Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night. Download "Dancing With the Moon" here.

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Brooklyn Theater Group St. Ann's Warehouse Says It's Leaving Dumbo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

St. Ann's Warehouse, the multi-disciplinary theater group and performance space, affirmed this week that it would be leaving Dumbo after recent court rulings made it crystal clear that the theater would not be permitted to construct a new home in the ruins of a mid-19th century tobacco warehouse near Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Gig Alert: Thomas Mapfumo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Zimbabwean music legend Thomas Mapfumo makes a rare appearance at Southpaw on Wednesday night to play his mbira-inspired Afro-pop. Download his "Ndangariro" here.

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Queens College Acquires Online Islamic Art

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Queens college recently announced it would take ownership of an online Islamic art online museum, thanks to donations from the London-based shopping mall magnate Nasser Khalili and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

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New One-Woman Play Uses Humor to Tackle Issues Facing Muslim Americans

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Aizzah Fatima’s "Dirty Paki Lingerie" is now running at the Midtown International Theater Festival.

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Gig Alert: Bombino

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Tuareg trance rocker Bombino brings deep desert grooves to Le Poisson Rouge on Friday night. Download his "Tar Hani" here.

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Gig Alert: Kermit Ruffins

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kermit Ruffins, trumpeter and modern-day New Orleans music legend, brings his BBQ Swingers to Hiro Ballroom on Thursday evening. Download his bouncy, good-time "Panama" here.

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Gig Alert: Kermit Ruffins

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kermit Ruffins, trumpeter and modern-day New Orleans music legend, brings his BBQ Swingers to Hiro Ballroom on Thursday evening. Download his bouncy, good-time "Panama" here.

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New York Live Arts Announces Inaugural Season

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Over the course of its 2011-2012 season, the group will present an ambitious mix of programming ranging from brand new productions by young talent to classic choreographies that helped launch the career of the company's executive artistic director Bill T. Jones.

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Gig Alert: Marques Toliver

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Violinist Marques Toliver went from L Train busker to Adele's "favorite new artist." On Wednesday night, he takes the stage at LPR. Download his "Deep in My Heart" here.

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Art Dealer Sued over Sale of Fake Robert Motherwell Painting

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Dedalus Foundation is suing the New York City art dealer Julian Weissman for selling a forgery of the Robert Motherwell work 'Spanish Elegy.'

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