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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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Ohlsson on Chopin

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson has had a life-long connection with Chopin’s music. Ohlsson talks Chopin with WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Real Live Jazz

Thursday, February 28, 2013

WNYC’s Sara Fishko has been listening to some new, old recordings--which have just been unearthed.  She has this Fishko Files report.

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Kingdom of Oscar

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I’m rooting for one of my favorite films of last year, “Moonrise Kingdom,” to get the best screenplay Oscar. Amazingly, that is its only nomination, despite its many outstanding attributes (a gorgeous score among them). What a shame that a deft, charming, thoroughly original, totally absorbing film is not going to be more celebrated at the big party Sunday night.

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Edith Head

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Motion Picture Academy has recently created an official “Costume Designer’s Branch” of the organization, for the first time.  That seems a good reason to hear more about legendary Costume Designer Edith Head, whom WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us is still the most Oscar-nominated, Academy Award-winning woman in Oscar history. Here is this Fishko Files...

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All About Encores

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Classical concerts have their own rhythm and their own rituals. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, one of them is the encore.

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Armory Show 100

Thursday, February 14, 2013

An abstract painting got WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking as she visited the Montclair Art Museum...

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The First New York Fashion Week

Thursday, February 07, 2013

New York Fashion Week begins today, as designers and retailers look ahead to the coming season. But, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Fashion Week has a past, too. Here’s the next Fishko Files…

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Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky would have been 90 this week.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the multiple-Oscar-winning Chayefsky fought to the death for every fierce and furious word he wrote.  Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Critics

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at the past and present of film criticism, and its variable impact over a couple of generations. To hear some current film critics, visit the 92nd Street Y tonight for the “Pre-Oscar Film Critics Roundtable,” featuring film critics discussing their craft on stage.

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Three Jazz Works

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music.  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together.  Here’s the next Fishko Files…

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The Idea of Motion

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A new novel by Robert Seidman has me thinking about Edward Muybridge, the Apioneering 19th century photographer obsessed with capturing movement on film

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Sibelius and Heifetz

Thursday, January 10, 2013

In 1935, Jascha Heifetz made the first recording, ever, of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the power of the recording –and the music.

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Ida Lupino

Thursday, January 03, 2013

In the late 1940s Ida Lupino, the British born, actress-director, was a “hyphenate” before the term was even invented. WNYC’S Sara Fishko looks at the work of this Hollywood dynamo in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Culture Shock 1913 - PODCAST - Ethan Iverson

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ethan Iverson and his band The Bad Plus re-interpreted Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring nearly 100 years after its premiere.  We talked to Iverson about the piece for our special program "Culture Shock 1913," and our conversation turned into its own podcast!

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