Sunday, April 27, 2014
Songwriter, singer, poet, memoirist, artist, icon Patti Smith performs in WNYC's The Greene Space. In a program of songs and poetry coordinated by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith, Patti Smith performs with Tree Laboratory (Jesse Paris Smith and Eric Hoegemeyer) and her long-time collaborator guitarist Lenny Kaye. David Garland presents these highlights from the April 23rd performance.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
By Manoush Zomorodi : New Tech City host
We used to classify ourselves as either artsy or analytical. Not only has the myth of left or right-brain dominance been debunked, limiting yourself to one or the other won't further a career these days.
Friday, September 20, 2013
WNYC's The Greene Space is in the midst of presenting all ten plays that form August Wilson's American Century Cycle. Artistic director Ruben Santiago Hudson, actor and associate artistic director Stephen McKinley Henderson, and the project’s audio theater producer Arthur Yorinks talk about the playwright and his work, its depiction of African American history, and the process of converting stage productions to radio drama.
→Check ticket availability for the remaining performances at The Greene Space.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
In a companion to his weekly series "The Romantic Piano," piano authority David Dubal comes to The Greene Space at WQXR to discuss the milestones of the Romantic piano literature.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Watch the archived webcast of the Imani Winds in concert and conversation as they join pianists Roy Eaton and Donal Fox, and bass-baritone Joe Damon Chappel in The Greene Space.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Old Yellow Moon is the brand new album from country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell -- but it's hardly their first collaboration. Harris and Crowell talk about their long-lasting musical friendship -- and perform a special session recorded in The Greene Space.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Americans' "Sweet and Low" is part of a second installment of a compilation of Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys called Son of Rogues Gallery.
Dreamt up by the Pirates of the Caribbean team of Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinsk and produced by Hal Willner, the original 2006 collection included starring turns from Nick Cave, Richard Thompson, Bryan Ferry, Bono, Sting, and many more.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Singer-songwriter Cody ChesnuTT released his debut album, The Headphone Masterpiece, in 2002 -- a bedroom-produced outpouring that earned him critical accolades and a nomination for the Shortlist Music Prize. A song from that album, "The Seed," even ended up being re-recorded on The Roots’ album Phrenology.
It took ten years, but in 2012 ChesnuTT returned with his long-awaited follow-up full-length, Landing On A Hundred. ChesnuTT joins Soundcheck in The Greene Space to play some of his latest material, accompanying himself on piano and guitar.
He also talked with us us about how much of his new music is autobiographical, particularly the confessional song "Everybody's Brother" which includes lyrics like "I used to smoke crack back in the day" and "I used to walk out on my family."
"It's a good mashup of my own personal stories and stories that I've experienced through family members and community," he said. "But doggin' the nice ladies, or shifting the blame, or rejecting accountability -- I'm guilty of those things."
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
When chef, author and hip hop head Eddie Huang joined us last week in The Greene Space, he regaled us with stories from his childhood growing up as a first-generation American in Orlando -- and told us how he fell in love with hip hop. "I didn't really relate to a lot of dominant culture," says Huang. "Hip hop was my thing. It was the one thing that I saw in the matrix that I could get down with."
In addition to discussing his enduring love of hip hop -- from Fresh Prince to Jin to newcomers like Yung Jake -- Huang is joined by former Das Racist rapper Heems (aka Himanshu Suri) for a discussion about soft power, cultural authenticity and model minority stereotypes. And, of course, we hear the story of how the two met; as Eddie explains, "I met Heems at Bonnaroo. We were smoking weed looking at his Jeremy Scott panda shoes."
Plus, Heems performs a live set, backed up by another former Das Racist member, Dapwell (aka Ashok Kondabolu). Watch a video of the entire show in The Greene Space below.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
José James bridges jazz and R&B in a live session from the Greene Space at WNYC. The singer talks about his new album, No Beginning No End, explains how he came to jazz through hip-hop, and reveals what's happening underneath his Yankees cap.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
By Kate Hinds
Listener-submitted photos are the foundation of the exhibit. But we also rounded up discarded bike parts and recycled bikes -- generously donated from both Recycle-A-Bicycle and the New York City Department of Sanitation.
We're putting the finishing touches on the show now, and hope you'll be able to experience it in person. In the meantime, check out some pictures of how -- and where -- we got the bikes, a trip which took us from the muraled walls of a Long Island City nonprofit to a city garage with a majestic view on the Hudson River.
For more on the exhibit, visit the Greene Space website. For more on our abandoned bikes project, check out this page.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
New Yorkers gathered at WNYC's Greene Space on Tuesday night to watch the President's State of the Union address. Every year we get this glimpse into the President's reflections on the previous year and his thoughts on the future. Some of you were excited about the speech, some were worried, some were just curious to hear what he had to say.
We wanted it to feel like you were really there so we captured it on camera with our own version of President Obama.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Final preparations are underway for tonight’s live show in WNYC’s Greene Space: the science magician loads in his equipment in a couple hours, then Reggie Watts will soundcheck, and doors will open at 7pm. And then… black holes will play drums! We’ll bend space and time! And we may just come up with the Theory of Everything. (At the very least, we'll come up with a Theory of A Lot of Things.)