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Monday, November 09, 2009

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and we’ll speak with two of the foremost experts on Soviet and Eastern European affairs: Stephen Kotkin and Stephen Cohen. Then, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese's longtime editor and Michael Powell’s widow, discusses the restoration of Powell's 1948 classic "The Red Shoes." Also, baritone Thomas Hampson talks about being named the New York Philharmonic's first artist-in-residence. Plus, The Kinks lead singer Ray Davies tells us about his solo career.

Come see Andre Agassi on the Leonard Lopate Show live in the Greene Space on November 11! Get tickets here!

When the Wall Came Down

The Berlin Wall came down 20 years ago today. We’ll discuss the events that led to that historic event and how the former Soviet Bloc has changed since the Iron Curtain was lifted. We’re joined by Stephen Kotkin, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and of International Affairs at Princeton ...

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The Restored Red Shoes

Thelma Schoonmaker, the widow of Michael Powell, and Martin Scorsese’s longtime editor, discusses Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 masterpiece "The Red Shoes." For the film, they created an original ballet from scratch and cast an actual ballerina in the lead. A new 35mm print of "The Red Shoes" is ...

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Thomas Hampson

Baritone Thomas Hampson is an artist, educator, communicator, and music advocate. He discusses being the New York Philharmonic's first Artist-in-Residence, and the Hampsong Foundation, which is devoted to using the art of the song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.

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Ray Davies

Ray Davies, of The Kinks, talks about his solo career and his album "The Kinks Choral Collection." He will be performing at Town Hall November 19 and 20 with the Dessoff Chamber Choir. More information and tickets here.

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