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Shots You Snapped

Monday, May 17, 2010

Last week, you caught up with The Black Keys at one of their three shows around the city, and Terminal 5 was busy hosting Massive Attack one night and double-bill Metric with Bear In Heaven a few nights later.

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Theatre For One

Friday, May 14, 2010

No more tickets at TKTS?  Not to fear.  Visitors heading to Times Square to see a show can now be a part of one.

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Shots You Snapped

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last week, MIA performed with Sleigh Bells at Coco 66, Minus the Bear played a secret show at Bowery Electric, and Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt had a cake & ice cream album release in Queens amid a downpour of silly-string.

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Art That Can Do Some Damage

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Walk the Walk," a public art performance piece created by 34-year-old Kate Gilmore, features a group of women in high-heeled beige shoes, bright yellow dresses, and, on chilly days, bright red sweaters, walking, stomping, and shuffling around each other on an eight-foot-high platform by Bryant Park.

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Art You Can Actually Afford

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Affordable Art Fair opens in New York today, giving wannabe art-collectors a chance to take part in the action without dropping as much cash. Read more.

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Live From WNYC: OK Go

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

OK Go made music and internet history with the video for their song "Here It Goes Again." It won them a Grammy for Best Short-Form Music Video in 2007.

This year, a scuffle over embedding rights for their latest eye-catching video, "This Too Shall Pass," led the band to leave EMI and form their own label. They performed songs from their album, The Blue Colour of the Sky, in the Soundcheck studio.

Stream the entire Soundcheck interview here

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Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Natalie Merchant, Hey Champ and Bad Buka just played shows in New York. WNYC music lovers were in the audience to capture all the action. See the slideshow.

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A Pakistani Legend Lives On

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed to a sold out house at the Colden Center in Flushing, in mid-April. Khan is the nephew of the late great qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

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Live from WNYC: The Clientele

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For more than a decade the British quartet, The Clientele have built upon the pop sound of the Beach Boys and the Byrds, adding French surrealism and British poetry along the way.

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Shepard Fairey's Houston Street Mural

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WNYC caught up with Shepard Fairey while he was painting a new mural on the legendary corner of Bowery and Houston.

Check out the video below.

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The Queens Museum Voices Project

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Joseph Blanco has never seen his father's home country of Guatemala. The 25-year-old knows of his Garifuna heritage, but the Bronx native never learned the language, which is a blend of Spanish, Indian, and African influences.

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The Nunziata Twins and the American Songbook

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


WNYC's Richard Hake sat down with 26-year-old twin brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata and director Richard Jay Alexander to talk about the next generation of American songbook interpreters.

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Brooklyn Caught in the Act

Friday, April 16, 2010

It isn't often that the words "award-winning" are used when talking about community access TV. But this year, Brooklyn Independent Television was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for an episode of its show, "Caught In the Act: Art In Brooklyn" which profiles Brooklyn professionals in the arts. BIT was founded four years ago. Its mission: to provide more top-quality Brooklyn-focused programming.

Check out a few segments from the show.

 

 

 

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Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Friday, April 16, 2010

This week’s picks bring us opera’s dark side and… death. 

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Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Thursday, April 08, 2010

This week’s picks bring us an alt-rock guitarist showing his eclectic side, an Uruguayan hero and a new sound from a veteran English band. 

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Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Last week, The xx performed with jj at Webster Hall, Wilco flexed both their acoustic and electric musical muscles in their two-night run at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J. and She & Him played two sold out shows at the Bowery Ballroom.

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Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This week’s picks bring us a beatboxing classical flutist, an indie rock take on the civil war, and saxophones from Switzerland.

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Shots You Snapped

Monday, March 29, 2010

Last week in NYC live music: Spoon, YelaWolf, The Clogs, Surf City and much more. Here are the Shots You Snapped.

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Whitney Biennial Twitter Tour #Recap

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In case you missed it yesterday, WNYC and the Whitney Museum — along with nine plugged-in social-media addicts — presented a first-ever live Twitter tour of the Biennial. And as we say on Twitter: #success!

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Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This week’s picks include some orchestral jazz, sounds from a film thriller and music about a different Jesus.

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