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Harvey at BAM

Friday, October 14, 2011

A hundred and fifty years ago, a theater then known as The Academy of Music began presenting cultural events in downtown Brooklyn.  Now it is America’s oldest performing arts center: The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM. In its early days, Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt and Isadora Duncan graced its stages.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more on the history of a great institution—in this episode of Fishko Files. 

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Andy Warhol in New York

Friday, August 05, 2011

With a silvery statue of Andy Warhol now standing in Union Square until October, and soaring sales of Warhol’s work this past spring, the artist is still a presence. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has news of a new book that charts Andy Warhol’s life in New York, literally every step of the way, in this edition of Fishko Files…

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The First New York Fashion Week

Friday, February 12, 2010

Looking back at the first Fashion Week

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World's Fair 1939

Friday, March 27, 2009

On the 1939 World's Fair in New York

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City on Screen

Friday, May 25, 2007

With the classic New York movie, Midnight Cowboy (1969), screening at Lincoln Center this weekend, WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the films of that era and what they say about the city.

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Sleepwalkers

Friday, January 19, 2007

A genuine New York spectacle called 'Sleepwalkers' opened this week at the Museum of Modern Art. The multi-screen, outdoor movie can be seen from various spots in midtown Manhattan -- and it has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering the role of 'accident' in our appreciation of artworks. Here is the next ...

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Diamond Dances

Friday, April 28, 2006

In the last few weeks, New York has been filled with great choreographers from all over the world. They’ve been rehearsing their dances for the New York City Ballet’s ‘Diamond Project.’ For this edition of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko caught them thinking and talking about their work.

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WTC Memorial Debate

Friday, September 09, 2005

Sunday is the 4th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks, and what will ultimately be at the site of the former World Trade Center is still at issue. Sara Fishko asked some questions about the memorial process – for this edition of the Fishko Files.

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New York Shakespeare

Friday, June 24, 2005

Tomorrow night, the 50th season of free Shakespeare in Central Park begins with "As You Like It." Nowadays, we take for granted that—come summer—great actors will appear at the Delacorte theater and enthrall us with their performances under the stars. But as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, it wasn’t always ...

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Family of Man

Friday, December 17, 2004

In the 1950’s, Edward Steichen of the Museum of Modern Art wanted to say something about the world. He said it, as Sara Fishko tells us, with a photo exhibit that made history. In this edition of the Fishko Files, a look back, 50 years later, at "Family of Man"...

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Candide

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

This week conductor Marin Alsop and director Lonny Price bring a new, semi-staged production of "Candide" to Lincoln Center. The original version of the musical opened on Broadway in the 1950's. As Sara Fishko tells us, the project came with certain challenges attached. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Orchestra

Friday, April 23, 2004

Music has its mysteries: when you go to hear an 80-plus piece orchestra play a big symphonic work, it is a great sound, but it is not always apparent what is inside the sound. For this edition of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko went inside the New York Philharmonic...to find ...

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WTC Memorial

Friday, December 12, 2003

A decision on the Nine-Eleven Memorial Competition is due this month and debate continues on the merit of the designs. As Sara Fishko tells us, questions outnumber the answers. Here is the next Fishko Files. View the designs

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Carlos' Elegy

Friday, March 08, 2002

At Hunter High School in New York, music is never very far away...and lately as Sara Fishko tells us, music has mixed with memories of the harrowing events of six months ago. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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The Chelsea Hotel

Friday, August 17, 2001

Where do the famous artists, actors, writers, musicians and poets stay when they're in New York? Nearly 120 years old, The Chelsea Hotel has housed and nurtured countless creative individuals, as Sara Fishko reports in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Penn Station

Friday, May 04, 2001

In New York City, buildings come and go...but, as Sara Fishko tells us, there's one lost building still missed, decades later, even as plans to rebuild it are in the works. Here's the next Fishko files...

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Cradle Will Rock

Friday, December 10, 1999

New Film Recalls Political Turbulence of 30's New York. In the 1930's, art and politics were connected as never before or since. Now, 6 decades later, as Sara Fishko tells us, a new film has resurrected a great old story from those fervent years in this episode of the Fishko ...

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New York Documentary

Thursday, November 11, 1999

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Percussionists

Friday, October 15, 1999

Percussionists are getting together tomorrow night for a performance which, as WNYC's Sara Fishko reports, promises to be...well...smashing. Here's this week's edition of the Fishko Files.

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