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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Laetitia Sadier

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Laetitia Sadier, of Sterolab fame, hits the Rock Shop stage Wednesday night. Download her Tropicalia infused "One Million Year Trip" here.

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Gig Alert: Elysian Fields

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The New York fixture Elysian Fields brings its eclectica to Le Poisson Rouge Tuesday night for its first new album release party in a decade. Download "Change" here.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Apollo Inducts Stevie Wonder into the Hall of Fame

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday night, the Apollo inducts one of America's most beloved keyboard players into its Hall of Fame. WNYC talked to several local musicians about Stevie Wonder and his work.

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Gig Alert: Warren Wolf Jr.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Vibraphone prodigy Warren Wolf Jr. brings two mallets and his fiery solo style to the Jazz Standard Thursday night. Download his "Re-Examination" here.

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Gig Alert: Elisapie

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Elisapie, purveyor of polar pop and arctic electric, brings her Inuit language indie music to The Living Room on Wednesday night. Download her "Turning My Back" here.

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Soho Residents Convene to Discuss Artist Zoning Laws

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

On Tuesday evening, Soho residents will meet for a forum on decades-old zoning laws that require tenants to have a certificate from the city proving they are working artists. Until recently, those laws have not been enforced. Now, prospective buyers are getting denied by the Department of Buildings.

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Gig Alert: Dustin O'Halloran

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Dustin O'Halloran brings his contemplative post-classical piano works to Littlefield on Tuesday. Download "We Move Lightly" here.

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Pulled Pork and Musical Saws: Food and Music Festival Takes Over Times Square

Monday, June 06, 2011

Thirty-five area restaurants are setting up shop on Monday on the pedestrian malls as part of the "Taste Of Times Square Food and Music Festival." The festival features recognizable buskers with bite-sized street eats, priced between $1 and $5.

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Gig Alert: Amanda Shires

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Texas fiddler and peddler of heartbreak Amanda Shires brings her warbling voice and wistful songwriting to the Living Room tonight. Download "When You Need a Train it Never Comes" here.

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MTA Announces Next Class of Subway Buskers

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Coming soon to a subway station near you: a Japanese mandolin player playing Italian classics, Baroque harp music, and a full blown Afro-jazz group. They're just some of the 19 individuals and groups chosen by the MTA's Music Under New York program to join the roster of musicians officially sanctioned to perform underground. Here's a list of the winners.

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GIg Alert: Turkuaz

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Turkuaz brings its post-Tower of Power funk to Southpaw Wednesday night. Download "Coast to Coast" here.

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Technology Helps Deaf and Blind Experience Broadway Theater

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On June 8, you won't necessarily need vision or hearing to experience the musical “Catch Me If You Can” on Broadway. The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts is spending $240,000 to outfit four Broadway theaters with two pieces of technology called I-Caption and D-Scriptive that will expand theater-going options for the deaf and the blind.

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Gig Alerts: Man Man

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Philadelphia carnival barkers of Man Man bring zany instrumentation and clever arrangements to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday. Download the group's brand new "Knuckle Down" for free here.

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Street Performers Upset Over New Central Park 'Quiet Zones'

Monday, May 30, 2011

Street performer John Boyd has been coming to the Bethesda Fountain and to Strawberry Fields in Central Park every weekend for the last four years to sing opera and jazz classics. But if park officials have their way, Boyd and others will no longer be performing there. Last week, the Central Parks Conservancy posted new "Quiet Zone" signs at the Bethesda Fountain and in Strawberry Fields that explicitly forbid the use of musical instruments and amplification there.

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Gig Alert: Big Freedia

Friday, May 27, 2011

Big Freedia, the preeminent personality of the NoLA hip-hop sissy bounce scene, plays Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. Download her "Excuse" here.

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Gig Alert: Deviant Septet

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Deviant Septet brings an unorthodox instrumentation invented by Stravinsky back to life on Thursday at the Greenwich House Music School. Download a movement of its recording of Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat" here.

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Outdoor Sol LeWitt Exhibit Unveiled at City Hall Park

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On Tuesday afternoon, a new exhibit from the Public Art Fund will be unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in City Hall Park. The exhibit features 27 works from the American minimalist sculptor Sol LeWitt.

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Gig Alert: Stanley Clarke

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke brings his groove heavy jazz-fusion sound to The Blue Note for a week of concerts celebrating his 60th Birthday. Download his bass solo "Bass Folk Song No. 10" here for free.

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Markowitz Not Pleased About New Home for Seaside Concerts

Monday, May 23, 2011

Looks like Marty Markowitz’s epic battle against two Coney Island synagogues is over -- for now.

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City Council Debates Mayor Bloomberg's Proposed Arts Cuts

Monday, May 23, 2011

On Monday, City Council committees held hearings on the mayor’s proposed $43 million cuts to the Department of Cultural Affairs.

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