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Manny Azenberg

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Producer Manny Azenberg has spent a lifetime in the theater business. Hence his prize on Tony Awards night, this Sunday. WNYC’s Sara Fishko sat down with the prolific producer to talk about hits, flops, Neil Simon and movie stars, for this edition of Fishko Files…

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Busoni

Thursday, May 03, 2012

This coming Wednesday, a rare performance of the Busoni Piano Concerto will be heard at Carnegie Hall. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Busoni was a musician with a fantastic combination of gifts, musical styles and inspiring thoughts about music’s future. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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Scott Joplin

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Every day in Bryant Park, next week, you can hear pianist Roy Eaton perform rags by Scott Joplin.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more on Joplin, the man who brought ragtime into the light.

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Marshall McLuhan

Friday, July 15, 2011

Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru. In honor of the McLuhan centenary next week, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to McLuhan’s futuristic thoughts…in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Garson Kanin

Friday, April 22, 2011

This Sunday, a revival of the classic comedy “Born Yesterday” opens on Broadway.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, its author, Garson Kanin, was responsible for a generous slice of American culture.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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James M. Cain

Friday, March 25, 2011

Premiering this weekend is a new TV adaptation of “Mildred Pierce,” one of James M. Cain’s Depression-era, tough-guy novels. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, those books provided 1940s Hollywood with plenty of material for its dark dramas. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Anton Arensky

Friday, March 11, 2011

As we follow the saga of a certain wild-partying entertainer, WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the case of Anton Arensky. The somewhat disreputable Russian composer wrote music, lived hard – and died young.   Here is the next Fishko Files.

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Edith Head

Friday, February 25, 2011

With Hollywood’s big night coming up this Sunday, a question: Who has the most Academy Award nominations and Statues of any woman in history? It’s Edith Head, once Costume Designer to the stars. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more, in this edition of Fishko Files...

 

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Hazel Scott as Herself

Friday, February 04, 2011

Pianist and singer Hazel Scott is perhaps best remembered for her glamour.  Glamorous she was, but in this edition of Fishko Files (from January ’09), WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores a new book and an old CD that can help us go beneath the surface to Scott’s life and work.

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Montgomery Clift

Friday, December 31, 2010

On the final day of 2010, we consider the art of actor Montgomery Clift.  Clift would have been 90 this year, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he was one of the founders of modern screen acting. Here is the next Fishko Files...

 

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Mario Lanza

Friday, November 19, 2010

Every November, fans honor the romantic tenor Mario Lanza, who made his mark in a career that lasted only around 12 years.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he hit notes both high and low.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Ida Lupino: Hollywood Indie

Friday, August 20, 2010

In a confluence of culture, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament is overlapping with a Festival of Films by actress-director Ida Lupino. As a result, WNYC’s Sara Fishko can’t stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Andy Warhol

Friday, August 06, 2010

For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.  And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Ken Russell

Friday, July 30, 2010

British film director Ken Russell is in New York for a series of screenings and appearances at Lincoln Center.  For this edition of the Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to Russell about his movie- run through music history...

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Hoagy Carmichael: His Own Voice

Friday, June 04, 2010

This weekend, a run of shows devoted to the music and lyrics of Hoagy Carmichael will recall the distinctive style of that composer and performer.  We have more on Carmichael from WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this edition of The Fishko Files…

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Artie Shaw

Friday, April 30, 2010

This May will mark 100 years since the birth of Artie Shaw, the bandleader and clarinet player. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, Shaw is worth remembering for more than just his music...

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Hazel Scott as Herself

Friday, January 16, 2009


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Bella

Friday, September 19, 2008

In the course of this long election season, the political speeches, debates and discussions have included more women’s voices than ever before. It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking about a dynamo who was there at the beginning. Here is the next Fishko Files...

Check out Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary ...

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Leonard Rosenman

Friday, August 15, 2008

Film composer Leonard Rosenman died this past spring at age 83. He won Oscars for his adaptations of existing music for movies such as Barry Lyndon and Bound for Glory, but it was Rosenman’s original scores, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, that are remembered for their arresting modernism. Here is the ...

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Lalo Schifrin

Friday, June 27, 2008

A new book by composer Lalo Schifrin is called "Mission Impossible" – after Schifrin's famous TV theme. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Schifrin's musical life has been rich with possibilities.

Schifrin's book will be available on Scarecrow Press.

Explore Lalo Schifrin's discography at dougpayne.com.

Watch the iconic ...

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