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Bea Wain

Thursday, July 18, 2013

75 years ago, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, America’s number one popular song was “My Reverie,” performed by the singer Bea Wain, who is the subject of this edition of Fishko Files.

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Leonard Rosenman

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Film composer Leonard Rosenman died five years ago, at age 83. He won Oscars for his adaptations of existing music for movies such as Barry Lyndon and Bound for Glory, but it was Rosenman’s original scores, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, that are remembered for their arresting modernism. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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Unison

Thursday, July 04, 2013

If you happen to see a parade this Independence 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.

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Guthrie Archive

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The new “Woody Guthrie Center” in Tulsa, Oklahoma opened this spring. It’s roots, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, were in a family archive run by Woody’s daughter, Nora, who welcomed us in for a journey through Guthrie history. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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West Side Story

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The 1950's was a time of great tension, both around the world and on the streets of New York. On Broadway, a new musical attempted to capture that tension on stage. WNYC's Sara Fishko reports on how the emotion and politics of the times infected the cast, and the show's creators. Here's the next Fishko files... (produced in 2001)

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Jazz Photography

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In this Fishko Files episode, insights into photographing jazz musicians from two late, great jazz photographers, Herman Leonard and Roy DeCarava, both interviewed by WNYC’s Sara Fishko toward the end of their lives.

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The Rosenbergs

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Next week it will be 60 years since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and put to death. This piece from WNYC's Sara Fishko first aired 10 years ago as new information and attitudes about the notorious case were emerging.

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Summertime

Thursday, May 30, 2013

With temperatures in New York soaring to 90 degrees today, we figure it is a good time for a re-hearing of a favorite Fishko Files - “Summertime.” WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the masterful Gershwin tune, and the many ways its interpreters say “summer.”

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The Rite of Spring

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WNYC’s Sara Fishko has been sifting through endless recordings and recollections of Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring. As we work our way up to its celebrated centenary on May 29th, some recommendations for listening…in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Liberace's Very Extreme Makeover

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Think: grand piano, candelabra and sequined suit. As a new Liberace film premieres, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reminds us of his beginnings in this episode of Fishko Files…

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Rostropovich (1927-2007)

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This Saturday, a special concert celebrates the late Mstislav Rostropovich. Music Director Rostropovich made his reputation in America and the world as a cellist, and WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to cello-players for this edition of Fishko Files…

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Hazel Scott as Herself

Thursday, May 02, 2013

WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the life and work of the pianist and singer Hazel Scott in this Fishko Files from 2009.

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Films of '59

Thursday, April 25, 2013

WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to the films of 1959. From romantic comedies to sword-and-sandal spectacles, the films of that year spoke volumes about what was happening off screen (produced in 2009).

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Shirley Clarke

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tomorrow in New York, another of the off-beat films of Shirley Clarke sees the light of day. WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the trail-blazing filmmaker, in this Fishko Files report.

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Jazz Companion

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April has been officially named "Jazz Appreciation Month." So in this edition, we offer Sara Fishko's exploration of "The Oxford Companion to Jazz" (from 2005).

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Piels Campaign

Thursday, April 04, 2013

As the new Mad Men season begins, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to some “soft sell” advertising of the 1950s. Here is a new! Improved! Fishko Files…

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50 Years After the Newspaper Strike

Sunday, March 31, 2013

If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, a tablet, or some other powered-by-electricity, hooked-up to the internet, technological device. Just 50 years ago, in 1963, the internet didn’t yet exist, and broadcast news was nowhere near the 24-hour coverage of today. People largely received their news through newspapers. And, 50 years ago, New York City was just emerging from a 114 day newspaper blackout.

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The Way We Watch

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A new film has WNYC's Sara Fishko thinking about so-called "movie-going."  Here's a Fishko Files report.

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The Heart and Mind of Jazz Vocalist Jon Hendricks

Thursday, March 21, 2013

In jazz, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, one thing leads to another.  For vocalist Jon Hendricks, who will perform in our area next week, it was some great instrumental jazz solos that led him to make an unforgettable leap into song. Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Sinking Into Success: Playwright Clifford Odets

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Clifford Odets play is coming to New York more than 60 years after its first run on Broadway.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this Fishko Files report…

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