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Friday, April 24, 2009

Lynn Sherr is in for Leonard today. Coming up on the show: Playwright Tina Howe on her new play, "Chasing Manet", which stars Jane Alexander. Then, Jim Parsons on his starring role in the CBS comedy, “The Big Bang Theory.” And, a new documentary that follows Béla Fleck on his trip through Africa as he discovers the roots of the banjo! Plus, this week’s Please Explain is all about the many ways to measure climate change.

Chasing Manet

In playwright Tina Howe's latest play “Chasing Manet” Tony award winning actress Jane Alexander plays a rebellious painter plotting to escape her nursing home on board the QE2. The play runs through May 2nd at 59E59 theaters. Ticket info here.

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Jim Parsons

Actor Jim Parsons on his starring role in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".

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"Throw Down Your Heart"

Sascha Paladino's documentary "Throw Down Your Heart" follows banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck's journey into Africa in search of the origins of the American banjo and record an album. "Throw Down Your Heart" opens Friday, April 24, at the IFC Center.

Event: Sascha Paladino and Bela Fleck will do a ...

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Please Explain: Measuring Climate Change

There’s substantial evidence that the earth is undergoing major adjustments as a result of human-made carbon emissions in the atmosphere, but what does climate change really mean? NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt and photographer Joshua Wolfe, editors of Climate Change: Picturing the Science, explain how scientists gather evidence ...

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