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Theater Excellence Tony Award Winners Announced

Monday, March 12, 2012

The creator of kids' versions of Broadway works, a production supervisor who has overseen more than 200 Broadway shows and a mentoring program that pairs up theater professionals with New York City public high school students are among this year's recipients of the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.

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The Winners of the Grammy Awards

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Adele swept the Grammy Awards Sunday night, winning 6 awards. She's matched Beyoncé for the most Grammys won in a night by a female act. Other big winners included Foo Fighters and Kanye West.

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Join Our Live Chat of the Grammy Awards

Friday, February 10, 2012

On Sunday, WNYC will host a live chat during the CMS telecast of the Grammy Awards. Join the conversation at 8 P.M. to get an awards play-by-play and nuggets of obscure Grammys trivia from Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Time Out New York Music Writer Sophie Harris and an assortment of other New York Public Radio culture vultures.

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'Modern Family' and 'Downton Abbey' Win Big at the Emmys

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The 63rd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch (of Glee fame), aired on Sunday night. The big winners were the ABC comedy "Modern Family," which won five awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and the PBS show "Downton Abbey," which got four Emmys. "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," "Mildred Pierce" and "Friday Night Lights" each won two Emmys.

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And the Tony Award Goes to...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The 65th annual Tony Awards were presented at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday night. See a list of the winners and a slideshow from the red carpet here.

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'The Book of Mormon' Sweeps Tony Awards

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"The Book of Mormon," a new musical from the creators of South Park and "Avenue Q," got nine Tonys on Sunday night. The play "War Horse" was next in line with five Tonys and one award for the Handspring Puppet Company, which created the puppets for the play. "The Normal Heart" and "Anything Goes" both got three Tony awards.

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Aluminum Goat Sculptures Land in Fort Greene Park

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

If you walk by two inanimate goats and a deer at the entrance plaza of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Wednesday, don’t be alarmed. “Ancient,” “Goatie Boy” and “Goat as Wolf” are sculptures by Ruth McKerrell made of reclaimed Styrofoam cast in aluminum.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Honorary Degrees and Controversy

Monday, May 09, 2011

Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, talk about controversy surrounding City University of New York board of trustee's decision not to award an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner.

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NY Writer Wins PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A New York writer has won this year's PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Deborah Eisenberg's collection of short stories, "The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg," published by Picador in 2010, beat out more than three hundred books to win.

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New Yorkers Receive Presidential Arts and Humanities Medals

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

President Barack Obama presented 20 individuals with national arts and humanities awards on Wednesday afternoon in the East Room of the White House.

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The Takeaway

Golden Globes Preview: From Red Carpet to Acceptance Speech

Friday, January 14, 2011

This Sunday, awards season officially kicks off with The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. eastern time on NBC. Also known as the happiest awards show in Hollywood, the Globes is an event where alcohol is served throughout the night, TV stars and movie stars mingle, and comedies and dramas are given equal recognition. But in addition to the misbehaving, winning, and losing, what else should we be keeping our eyes on at this year’s ceremony?

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The Takeaway

How to Predict the Golden Globes Awards

Friday, January 14, 2011

When it comes to the Golden Globes, there are certain bets you can place that you're more or less guaranteed to win.

For example, want to bet that at least one person will stumble onto the stage with a drink in hand? Sure, especially if there's money on it. Want to wager that the camera will pan over to Jennifer Aniston whenever Brad Pitt is on stage? Well, that's a gimme.

But what about wagers that are less obvious — about winners and losers and predictors for the Oscars? I have some tips that might help you out.

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WQXR Features

Louis Andriessen Wins Grawemeyer Award

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has won the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for La Commedia, his 2008 opera based on Dante’s The Divine Comedy. The work received its U.S. premiere in concert last April in Carnegie Hall.

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WQXR and Q2 Programs Win ASCAP Deems Taylor Award

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Two WQXR and Q2 programs, Q2 with Terrance McKnight and Nadia Sirota on Q2, have won the prestigious 2010 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award.

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Hans-Peter Feldmann Wins 2010 Hugo Boss Prize

Friday, November 05, 2010

The German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann has won this year's Hugo Boss prize. Feldmann, who has been creating conceptual art for four decades, will receive $100,000 along with the award.

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The Takeaway

Medal of Honor Rarely Given in Iraq, Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

On Wednesday, President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to the parents of Staff Sergeant Robbie Miller, killed in action in Afghanistan at the age of 24. Miller is credited with saving the lives of seven American soldiers and fifteen Afghan troops as he charged toward an enemy position, drawing fire away from his comrades. 

Miller is only the third person to receive the Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan, and many wonder why that number is so low. 

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NY and NJ Musicians Represent at the MTV VMA Awards

Monday, September 13, 2010

Musicians from New York and New Jersey represented their home states at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in Los Angeles on Sunday night. One of the highlights of the awards ceremony was the outfit on the Upper West Side's Lady Gaga, which was made entirely of meat. Gaga became the first female solo artist to receive two nominations for Video of the Year when both "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" were nominated. She also made history by getting 13 VMA nominations in the past year, more than any other artist.

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'The Pacific,' 'Glee' Lead Emmy Nominees

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The 2010 Emmy nominees have been announced -- and the leading nominees tackle very different subjects.

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces Lifetime Achievement Honorees

Friday, June 25, 2010

The National Endowment for the Arts has named eighteen artists, including composer Philip Glass and the Marsalis Family, as lifetime achievement honorees.

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