Listen to El Mariachi Infante perform!
Last night in the Greene Space, Leonard spoke with award-winning journalist Jon Alpert and four young filmmakers from Downtown Community Television Center, who also screened excerpts from documentaries they made in the DCTV's youth media training program. And El Mariachi Infante, a mariachi band featured in one of the films, performed.
Requiem for Steam is photographer David Plowden's love letter to the steam engine, full of moving portraits of the machinery, the rails, and the people he's met on a lifetime of journeys.
Artist Joe Petruccio has given sports fans and comic book nerds something to talk about.
The World Series starts tonight. And if you’ve watched any Major League Baseball this year, you've probably noticed the twisted metal chains many of the players wear. If not, take a closer look at the necks of Texas Rangers' shortstop Elvis Andrus or San Francisco Giants' outfielder Andres Torres. The necklaces, which are often coordinated with team colors, are all over the league – they caught my eye mainly because they look really uncomfortable to wear.
The Roots are busy: they play every night as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, drummer Questlove has over one million followers on Twitter, and last month the band released Wake Up!, a collaboration with John Legend. It was their 10th studio album in twenty years and the second released this year. Clearly, The Roots do not press the snooze button.
The latest mash-up album from New York producer Max Tannone is both relaxing and inspirational. Tannone combines reggae beats from artists like Michael Prophet and King Jammy with lyrics by “conscious rapper” Talib Kweli. The juxtaposition of smooth reggae melodies and Kweli’s edgy social commentary works surprisingly well, and pays tribute to the Jamaican artists who influenced the birth of rap itself.