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Friday, September 17, 2010
Lionel Rogosin's restored "On the Bowery" (1957) begins a week-long run at Film Forum today.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Since the 1920s, composers of all kinds have been trying to write music that combines jazz and symphonic elements.
Friday, August 20, 2010
In a confluence of culture, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament is overlapping with a Festival of Films by actress-director Ida Lupino. As a result, WNYC’s Sara Fishko can’t stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of the Fishko Files...
Friday, August 06, 2010
For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum.
Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye. And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, July 30, 2010
British film director Ken Russell is in New York for a series of screenings and appearances at Lincoln Center. For this edition of the Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to Russell about his movie- run through music history...
Friday, July 23, 2010
In honor of the season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region with a new, improved approach. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Friday, July 02, 2010
On this 4th of July weekend coming up, thoughts, as usual, will turn to picnics and patriotism. With Americana in the air, one particular patriotic song caught the interest of WNYC’s Sara Fishko as it has wended its way through history. In this edition of The Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The current epic film Robin Hood is one of this summer’s hits, another telling of that famous tale of outlaws and arrows. In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery....
Friday, June 18, 2010
George Gershwin’s opera "Porgy and Bess" opened in New York 75 years ago, with an overture and then its first song, "Summertime." As the first day of summer approaches, Sara Fishko considers the song...in this edition of The Fishko Files.
Friday, June 11, 2010
It’s the 75th anniversary of a celebrated recording by Jascha Heifetz of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. That has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering the power of the recording and the music ... in this edition of the Fishko Files.
Friday, June 04, 2010
This weekend, a run of shows devoted to the music and lyrics of Hoagy Carmichael will recall the distinctive style of that composer and performer. We have more on Carmichael from WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this edition of The Fishko Files…
Friday, May 28, 2010
If you happen to see a parade this Memorial Day Weekend, you might be spending some time watching large numbers of people, walking in step. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.
Here is the next Fishko Files....
Friday, May 21, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
A hundred years after the start of the revolution in Mexico, people are finally paying attention to a Mexican composer who mixed his music with his political convictions. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, the results were dramatic.
Silvestre Revueltas was a ...
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This May will mark 100 years since the birth of Artie Shaw, the bandleader and clarinet player. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, Shaw is worth remembering for more than just his music.
Swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s often played one signature ...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Film Editor Dede Allen, who worked on classic films like "The Hustler," "Serpico," and "Little Big Man," has died at the age of 86 after suffering from a stroke. Starting as a messenger for Columbia Pictures as a young woman, Allen went on to become renowned for her work, and was the first editor to receive sole credit for a film: 1967's Bonnie and Clyde. WNYC's culture producer Sara Fishko, who was once a film editor herself, tells us more.
Friday, April 09, 2010
The cancellation of the long-running TV series "At the Movies" has stimulated speculation about the future of film criticism. Sara Fishko weighs in on this edition of the Fishko Files.
- Listen to a clip from critic Andrew Sarris and Sara Fishko’s (now-defunct) WNYC film discussion series, Talking Pictures, below.
- Sara and ...
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
In a year filled with interesting centennial and bicentennial occasions, Sara Fishko still can’t shake the memory of one pianist who would have been 95 this week, Sviatoslav Richter. She offers an appreciation on this edition of The Fishko Files.
Sviatoslav Richter was one of the 20th century’s most dynamic, memorable ...
Friday, March 19, 2010
This month, the world is celebrating the bicentennial of Frederic Chopin. Locally, we’re celebrating what we hope is the end of a long, long winter. As Sara Fishko tells us, "Chopin" and "winter" came together in 1838 to create a popular musical favorite.
Chopin’s Opus 28, Number 15 is one of ...