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Chris Rock and Herb Alpert

Monday, November 25, 2013

Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock to hear what it was like for him to be in his first play. Alec also chats with Herb Alpert, legendary trumpeter and music producer. 

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Fred Armisen and Paula Pell

Monday, May 05, 2014

Hear from two veterans of SNL— a writer and an actor. Paula Pell was singing at a Florida theme park when she got the call from SNL and Fred Armison was drumming in a punk rock band.

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Danny Bennett

Monday, September 02, 2013

Danny Bennett has spent the past thirty years managing the career of his dad, Tony Bennett. As Danny says, “I don’t just handle a career, I manage a legacy.” 

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Alex and Jamie Bernstein

Monday, December 24, 2012

Jamie and Alex Bernstein speak to Alec about their maestro father, Leonard Bernstein. They knew him in the tux and tails, but they also knew him as the dad who loved games.

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Zarin Mehta

Monday, August 27, 2012

Zarin Mehta, former president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic, grew up in 1940’s Bombay before it became the booming city of Mumbai.

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Billy Joel

Monday, July 30, 2012

Alec sits down with fellow Long Islander Billy Joel—at the piano—for a conversation about life and the musical choices he’s made.

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Peter Frampton

Monday, July 16, 2012

Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton says, “Sound is very inspirational to me." And it always has been—Frampton started playing guitar before he was 8 years old.

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Renée Fleming

Monday, May 21, 2012

Renée Fleming talks about the challenges of singing opera and the pleasure of being in the audience where she has "literally been sobbing at the end."

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Herb Alpert

Monday, March 26, 2012

When legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert started playing with his band Tijuana Brass, Woody Allen and George Carlin were the opening acts.  

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