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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: The Joy of Sax

Thursday, May 19, 2011

On Thursday at noon, Jeffery Ernstoff gives a performance and lecture about the history of the saxophone. Download his "Sax 5th Avenue" here.

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Gig Alert: Todd Sickafoose

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The septet used on Todd Sickafoose's acclaimed indie-jazz album Tiny Resistors hits Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday night, presented by Undead Jazz. Download "Bye Bye Bees" here.

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Buskers Audition to Play Music Underground

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The sounds of accordions and harps rang out in Grand Central Station on Tuesday morning during the annual tryouts for "Music Under New York."

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Gig Alert: Grimes

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The artist opening for Lykke Li at Webster Hall on Tuesday night, Grimes, sounds like she took a few pointers from the Scandinavian electro-indie queen. Dowload “Vanessa” here, which pairs pretty choral harmonies with a driving four-on-the-floor dance beat.

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Union Fights 'Priscilla' Producers Over Live Music

Monday, May 16, 2011

A new dispute has risen up between Local 802, the union that represents Broadway musicians, and the show’s producers over the number of live musicians included in the production

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At Mexican Sonidero Parties, It's About the Music and the Message

Friday, May 13, 2011

Recent census data reveals that the Mexican population in New York City has increased by 71 percent in the last decade. That means a lot more cumbia sonidero parties will be happening in community centers and banquet halls across the city's boroughs.

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Gig Alert: Melvin Van Peebles with Laxative

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Musician, filmmaker and counter-cultural legend Melvin Van Peebles brings his new band to Zebulon's stage at the tender age of 78. Download "Play It As It Lays," which has never been released, here.

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Gig Alert: Melvin Van Peebles with Laxative

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Musician, filmmaker and counter-cultural legend Melvin Van Peebles brings his new band to Zebulon's stage at the tender age of 78. Download "Play It As It Lays," which has never been released, here.

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Folk Art Museum to Sell Building to MoMA

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The American Folk Art Museum has announced that it will be selling its 30,000 square-foot building to the Museum of Modern Art. The museum will be moving to a much smaller space it rents across from Lincoln Center.

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Gig Alert: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Detroit indie pop band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. dons its NASCAR jumpsuits and hits the stage at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday night. Download "Morning Thought" off its upcoming album here.

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Cuban Dance Group Makes US Debut

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More than fifty years since its founding, Cuba's premier modern dance troupe hits U-S soil for the first time. On Tuesday evening, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba begins a twelve-night stint at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea as part of the Si Cuba! festival.

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Gig Alert: Helado Negro

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Roberto Carlos Lange, a.k.a. Helado Negro, brings his Spanish-language art-pop to Glasslands on Tuesday. Download his "Regresa" here.

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Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Breathes New Life into Historic Harlem Clubs

Monday, May 09, 2011

On Monday night, a new festival hopes to draw attention to old-school venues like Minton’s Playhouse and the Lennox Lounge by bringing modern-day luminaries to Harlem for a week of concerts. The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival will feature performances by Jason Moran, Wycliffe Gordon, Geri Allen, and Meshell Ndegeocello, among others.

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Gig Alert: Blitz the Ambassador

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador brings his killer horn-fronted band and a new album to SOBs Wednesday night. Download the single, "Best I Can" here.

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Gig Alert: Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Verbose indie-pop band Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin brings a taste of Springfield, Missouri to Brooklyn Tuesday night at the Rock Shop. Download their "Sink/Let it Sway" here.

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Gig Alert: Watcha Clan

Friday, April 29, 2011

Watcha Clan, the electro-meets-worldbeat pioneers from Marseilles, brings its futuristic folk music to LPR tonight. Download "Im Nin Alu" here.

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Gig Alert: Rómulo Larrea Tango Ensemble

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Rómulo Larrea Tango Ensemble guides audiences through the work of Argentina's master tango composers in "Tangos From Gardel to Piazolla" at Town Hall on Friday. Download its recording of the Gardel classic "Mi Buenos Aires Querido" here.

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Gig Alert: Cypress String Quartet

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Cypress String Quartet presents a tribute to American composer Benjamin Lees at Christ and St. Stephen's Church on Thursday. Download the fourth movement from Lees' String Quartet #5 here.

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Gig Alert: Matthew Shipp & Darius Jones

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Matthew Shipp and Darius Jones bring their free-jazz song cycles to the Jazz Standard Wednesday night. Download "Zillo Valla" here.

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Counterfeit Tickets Discovered At 'The Book of Mormon'

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tickets for "The Book of Mormon" on Broadway are selling like hotcakes, but some of them are fake.

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