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BAM Turns to Orchestra World for Next President

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The arts center on Thursday said that Katy Clark, the executive director of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, will become its next president, effective June 30.
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WNYC News

Offering Salvation in a Bar: The Iceman Cometh

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Nathan Lane has something to sell, and you don’t want it, in Eugene O’Neill’s great American tragedy.

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WNYC News

Give me Three, Four, Five Hours… and I Will Give You One Play

Friday, February 06, 2015

Two new productions that run for over four hours promise to test an audience's patience —  while some are already complaining about the standard 2.5 hours for a Broadway show. 

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WNYC News

'Angels in America,' the Spare, Dutch Version

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Theater director Ivo van Hove presents Tony Kushner's masterwork on an empty stage.

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Studio 360

Andrew Bird: Live from Brooklyn

Friday, July 11, 2014

Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory play live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and he talks with bandmate Tift Merritt about how to overcome the fears that go along with being a performer.

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Studio 360

Facing Fear with Andrew Bird, Jennifer Egan, and Hari Kondabolu

Friday, June 20, 2014

Live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a show devoted to the theme of fear —  the kind that that can motivate us, and the kind that can stop us in our tracks. Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory join us for a song about escape; comedian Hari Kondabolu ...

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Studio 360

Bonus Track: Death, Be Not Now

Friday, June 20, 2014

Andrew Bird, Tift Merritt, Hari Kondabolu, and Jennifer Egan join Kurt Andersen in this radio play about confronting the fear of death — and getting on with the business of living.

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Studio 360

The Double Life of Jennifer Egan

Friday, June 20, 2014

In a recent story, Jennifer Egan imagined a rookie spy — a woman dropped into a compromising situation with recording devices embedded in her body, but no idea what was going on.

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Studio 360

Hari Kondabolu: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Demographics

Friday, June 20, 2014

Comedian Hari Kondabolu thinks the coming of a majority minority America is a good thing. With fewer than 50% of the population “white,” will pot roast become an ethnic food?

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Studio 360

Kurt Andersen Faces His Fears

Friday, June 20, 2014

What do the nagging voices in Kurt Andersen’s head say when he’s onstage in front of an audience of 1,000? Turns out they’re mostly concerned with pronunciation and the fit of his pants.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Bike Park Marries the Mind of David Byrne to the Art of KAWS

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Biking to BAM? Lock up your wheels on the newest invention in the David Byrne Alphabet. The musician/writer teamed up with a local artist to create a bike parking area unveiled Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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WQXR Blog

Using Bike Share to Get to the Concert on Time

Monday, May 27, 2013

With the introduction of the nation’s largest bike-sharing program on Monday, New Yorkers now have another way to attempt making the concert on time.

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Talk to Me

Time and Space and Philip Glass: The Iconic Artist Talks at BAM

Friday, September 14, 2012

In 1976, the New York premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” captivated audiences, polarized critics and put both artists on the map of contemporary performance art. In four-and-a half hours, its famously reductive score, enigmatic text and limpid, tensile choreography (by Lucinda Childs) teases out the meaning of the time/space continuum.

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Operavore

The Real Opera World: Brooklyn

Friday, February 17, 2012

With City Opera at BAM during the house's 150th anniversary, Olivia Giovetti takes a look at the Academy's longstanding relationship with opera, and notes that BAM often beat its Lincoln Center counterparts to the punch.

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Features

The Muppets, The Gremlins and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Take Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

For two weekends in November, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen 54 new and old films starring live puppets. The festival's 19 features and 35 shorts will be shown from Nov. 12 through 14 and from Nov. 18 through 20 as part of "Puppets on Film."

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The New Canon

Dance to the Music

Monday, October 10, 2011

This week on The New Canon, we tango with composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) and director D.J. Mendel and discuss the combination of music and dance. If you've ever seen violinist DBR in performance, you know that he plays with a fluidity of movement entirely his own and utterly captivating. In this week's chat, we go further into that interplay to ask what happens when music and movement collide? And, in that partnership, who leads?

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Q2 Music

Over Land and Time with Kronos Quartet

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

To say that Kronos Quartet has earned a reputation as a tireless champion of new works with diverse collaborators doesn't come close to doing the ensemble justice. With a 30+ year career, over 750 commissioned works and arrangements, over 45 recordings, countless awards, including a newly minted Polar Music Prize and Avery Fisher Prize, and cemented relationships with iconic composers such as Terry Riley, Henryck Gorecki, Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Osvaldo Golijov, Kronos has an unmatched run of razor-sharp, new-music credentials.

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Operavore

Just How Good is Les Arts Florissants's 'Atys'?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti would happily pay $460 to see each of the four subsequent performances of Atys at BAM. Read her review to find out why.

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The New Canon

Balancing Acts

Monday, September 19, 2011

This week on the New Canon, Kronos cellist Jeffrey Zeigler goes three-for-three in the chat room alongside his wife, the luminous composer Paola Prestini, both talking about their upcoming work at BAM and the communicative power of music over words. Our chat starts on Monday at 4pm.

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Features

Marilyn Monroe Turns from Young Starlet to Film Icon on Brooklyn's Silver Screen

Friday, July 01, 2011

July is a good month for film fans partial to a platinum coif and a breathy voice. Marilyn Monroe will spend two weeks on the silver screen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a 14-film retrospective brimming with blond perkiness right down to its name: Marilyn! The festival runs from July 1 through 17.

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