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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Battery Park Rejects Donated Otterness Sculptures

Monday, July 11, 2011

A family of bronze lions won't be showing up at a downtown library anytime soon. The Battery Park City Authority has decided not to accept the anonymous donation of eight Tom Otterness statues to the Battery Park branch of the New York Public Library.

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Gig Alert: Rita Indiana

Friday, July 08, 2011

The hotly anticipated Rita Indiana and her electro merengue revolution hits Summerstage and SOBs on Saturday. Download her hit single "El Blue de Ping Pong" here.

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Gig Alert: The Snow

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Clarinet-toting chamber poppers The Snow play Littlefield Thursday night in Gowanus. Download "Handle Your Weapon" here.

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Female Stars Rise Up at Latin Alternative Music Festival

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Now in its twelfth year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference kicks off on Wednesday in New York City. At this year's conferene, it's all about the mujeres. Check out videos of new female voices represented at the conference — ranging from the queer superstar novelist Rita Indiana to the Mexican indie goddess Lo Blondo here.

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Gig Alert: Novalima

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The innovative Afro-Peruvian collective Novalima joins Ely Guerra and Jarabe de Palo at Summerstage on Wednesday. Download Novalima's "Se Me Van" here.

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City Arts Groups Relieved After Restoration of Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Department of Cultural Affairs had faced $43 million cuts in the mayor’s original proposed budget, which would have reduced operating funds to major museums, theaters and zoos by 50 percent and caused some 1,000 employees in the cultural sector to be laid off.

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Gig Alert: Rickie Lee Jones

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

American music legend Rickie Lee Jones kicks off a three-night stint at City Winery Tuesday. Download a live acoustic version of her "Must Be Love" here.

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Gig Alert: Leonid Federov

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Leonid Federov, one of the great names in Russian rock and roll, makes a rare New York appearance at Joe's Pub on Thursday. Download his "Portuguese" here.

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Pop-Up Piano Goes Missing in the Bronx

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One of the 88 "Pop-Up Pianos" that have materialized in city parks in the past month has gone missing, according to a spokesperson at Sing For Hope.

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Gig Alert: The Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Django Reinhardt Festival is in town again, and this time young-blood guitar whiz Samson Schmitt is leading the pack, billed as the "Yong Lions of Gypsy Jazz." Download "Honeysuckle Rose" here.

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New Historic District Approved in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On Tuesday, the city's Landmark Preservation Commission approved the creation of a new historic district in Brooklyn's predominantly West Indian-American and Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of Crown Heights: the Crown Heights North II Historic District.

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Gig Alert: Mariachi El Bronx

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mariachi El Bronx sounds like the kind of musical project that might have started as a comedy sketch: hard-edged Los Angeles punks surprise fans by being true to their hearts and releasing a traditional mariachi album.

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Oldest Synagogue in Queens Gets a Much-Needed Restoration

Monday, June 27, 2011

The oldest surviving synagogue in Queens is about to get a major facelift. Work has begun on the restoration of the 100-year-old Tifereth Israel temple in Corona thanks to a major grant from the city and the efforts of preservation groups around the city.

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Gig Alert: Shusmo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shusmo — drawing its name from the Arabic word for “whatchamacallit” — is a band that strives to be hard to describe. Download “Longa Nakreez,” which pairs gritty production quality with stellar musicianship here.

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Toasted: H&H Bagels

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It could be the end of a New York City staple. At the famed H&H Bagels on 80th Street and Broadway on Wednesday, Upper West Siders flocked to the city’s most famous bagelry to stock up on what could be their last supply of sesames and poppies as rumors spread of the store’s closing.

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Gig Alert: Roy Ayers

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Roy Ayers, the man who invented the modern-day slow jam, plays Highline on Wednesday night as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. Download his "Everybody's Groovin'" here.

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Flash Mob Performs iPhone 'Symphony' on Wall Street

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Passersby walking down Wall Street on Tuesday afternoon came across some unusual sights and sounds. Around forty iPhone owners came together in a circle outside the New York Stock Exchange to perform an experimental 8-minute music piece called “GROUP,” as part of the Make Music New York Festival happening around the city.

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Broadway Theaters Get Served with Health Department Violations

Monday, June 20, 2011

Even though they're not cooking any food, Broadway theaters are getting letter grades from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Broadway venues, along with Off-Broadway and movie theaters, are included in the city's restaurant grading program because they operate concession stands. Many of the stands aren't performing very well.

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Gig Alert: Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

Friday, June 17, 2011

This weekend at Herbert Von King Park in Bed-Stuy, the post-everything improvisers known as Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber pay tribute to the Godfather of Soul. Download “There Was a Rock Me (Remix)” here.

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Gig Alert: Eric Mingus and Hal Willner’s Freedom Rides Project

Thursday, June 16, 2011

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Freedom Rides, music producer Hal Willner assembled a cast of politically minded musicians to play Celebrate Brooklyn on Thursday night. Download "Rain Fall" by Eric Mingus, the son of the legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus.

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