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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The jazz piano great Art Tatum was born 100 years ago today. WNYC's Sara Fishko has this remembrance.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The great jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk would have turned 92 this year. A new biography is challenging some assumptions about the jazz icon. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more.
Monday, September 21, 2009
It’s been 50 years since the publication of Robert Frank’s landmark book: "The Americans".
The book chronicled in pictures the impressions of the Swiss-born photographer, as he crisscrossed America. WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked with Frank in his downtown Manhattan studio earlier this year about his working life, just after World War ...
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
The energy of New York City has always provided musicians with fuel for performance. But one thing the city doesn't have a lot of is space. As part of WNYC’s continuing Jazz Loft Project, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at how players 50 years ago worked within the limits of New ...
Friday, April 17, 2009
WNYC's Sara Fishko tells a story rarely heard about the musical's legendary creators Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim. And she explores how Cold War tensions simmered under the surface of the show's ethnic gang battles.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Actor Charles Boyer had a continental flavor that went over big here in the US. Ten of his most engaging films will be screened in New York this month.
Sara Fishko asks why, in this edition of the Fishko Files.
OUTRO: Charles Boyer and the Art of Seduction," a 5-day film festival, ...
Friday, April 04, 2008
Fifty years ago, a pianist from Texas named Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. It was the height of the Cold War and when he returned to the States, he was honored with a ticker tape parade down Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes.” Produced by WNYC’s
Friday, February 22, 2008
Even a couple of weeks after the New York Giants' parade, remnants of paper and confetti still linger in lower Manhattan.
It has WNYC's Sara Fishko thinking about the triumph of a musician here and abroad, a half century ago. Here is the next Fishko Files...
OUTRO: The official 50th anniversary celebration ...
Friday, January 25, 2008
In the music world, being labeled a virtuoso is the highest compliment or is it? WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the question, in this edition of the Fishko Files.
OUTRO: For information on Marc-André Hamelin's upcoming performances and more, visit our Web site.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
The great Jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson died on Sunday outside of Toronto where he lived. He was 82. His career spanned seven decades and garnered international acclaim for his exceptional speed and technique. WNYC's Sara Fishko interviewed him on the eve of his 75th birthday in 2000.
Friday, December 21, 2007
That notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of "Hi-De-Ho" fame. This year it's his centennial, which has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering his vibrant legacy. Here's the next Fishko Files...
OUTRO: This New Year's Eve at the Apollo Theater - the Cab Calloway Orchestra ...
Friday, September 21, 2007
Friday, December 08, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character - the Tramp.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer led a team of thousands to create the first nuclear weapon. He was immediately hailed as an American hero, but after speaking out against the use of the bomb he was condemned as a traitor and maligned as a Communist spy. Sara Fishko ...