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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Edwin Fancher: Change and Continuity in Greenwich Village

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
Homosexuality. Mixed-race couples. Narcotics on MacDougal Street. This archived conversation from a WNYC broadcast gives an incredible sense of what's changed--and what hasn't.
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Spinning on Air

Poetry & Jazz

Sunday, April 13, 2014

There was a particular renaissance back in the 1950s and '60s, bringing together poetry and jazz. Some of those vintage experiments surely laid the groundwork for the poetry slams and rap of today. David Garland presents some classic poetry and jazz recordings, including the voices of Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes, along with music by Charles Mingus, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Allyn Ferguson, and others.

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A Paradigm Shift For the Beat Generation

Friday, August 10, 2012

WNYC

Jack Kerouac famously suggested the Beat Generation is "a swinging group…of new American men intent on joy." Scholars and writers join Kerouac in this 1959 discussion at the Brandeis University Club of New York for a rollicking, witty debate.

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Features

Comedy, Poems and Puppets at the Lower East Side Arts Festival

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Lower East Side returns to its swinging 1960's roots on Friday by hosting its 16th annual festival of music, poetry, puppets and dance. More than 100 artists will show work at the festival from Friday through Sunday. Check out images of festivals past here.

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Studio 360

On the Road With the Friedlanders

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In the 1960s and 70s, the photographer Lee Friedlander took his family on summer road trips.  Along the way, he took pictures that established him as one of the most acute, celebrated, modern chroniclers of America.  Friedlander’s young son Erik (now a noted cellist) was sitting in the back seat.

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Studio 360

Jan Kerouac

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Writer Jack Kerouac was best known for his 1957 book On the Road, and the free spirited Beat was nobody’s family man. Jan Kerouac only met her father twice, and as an adult she struggled to understand him. In 1989 Jan heard an archival recording of ...

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Studio 360

Cash, Kerouac, Reggae

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Kurt Andersen and singer Rosanne Cash talk about being an artist in the shadow of a famous and talented parent. Rosanne performs for us in the studio and shares what it was like to grow up with Johnny Cash (who died on September 12 of last year). We’ll hear Jan ...

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