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Spark: More Stories About Getting to Work

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Isabel Allende, Chuck Close, and Tony Kushner.

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Spark: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Art

Friday, February 11, 2011

This month we're celebrating 360's first decade on the air with the publication of the book Spark: How Creativity Works, by long-time Studio 360 executive producer Julie Burstein. In the book, scores of America's greatest filmmakers, writers, musicians and artists give readers an inside look at their creative processes and inspiration.

This week, Kurt and Julie discuss three different artists who confronted unique challenges and turned them into art: photographer Joel Meyerowitz, poet Donald Hall, and playwright Lynn Nottage.

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Material Mashup

Friday, February 11, 2011

Last week, in honor of the publication of Studio 360's book Spark: How Creativity Works, we asked listeners to show us how they made something creative from an unexpected combination of materials. Kurt talks to a few about their submissions, which include an icicle forest, a version of Hamlet staged on a Spokane off-ramp, and a painting made of coffee grounds.

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Spark: More Stories About Art in Hard Times

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Donald Hall, Joel Meyerowitz, and Lynn Nottage.

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Spark: Kurt & Julie Talk Materials

Friday, February 04, 2011

We're celebrating 360's first decade on the air with the publication of the book Spark: How Creativity Works, by long-time Studio 360 executive producer Julie Burstein. This week, Julie and Kurt talk about falling in love with the stuff you work with. Featuring stories from Elizabeth Streb, Stanley Kunitz and Ben Burtt.

(To hear our original full-length interviews with those artists go here.)

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Spark: More Stories About Stuff

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Ben Burtt, Stanley Kunitz, and Elizabeth Streb.

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Baitz's "Other Desert Cities"

Friday, January 28, 2011

In Jon Robin Baitz's new play, Other Desert Cities, a novelist returns home to her prominent California Republican parents with the manuscript of a new book — a memoir filled with very dirty laundry. Kurt talks to Baitz about how this combination of tension, comedy, and politics has become the playwright's specialty.

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Talkin' Media Bias Blues

Friday, January 28, 2011

We all complain about the 24-7 news cycle, but nobody actually does anything about it. Except maybe Studio 360’s resident folksinger, Scott Blaszak.

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Belarus Free Theatre

Friday, January 21, 2011

Belarus, Europe’s last totalitarian regime, has been in the news since December’s controversial presidential election. In the protests that followed, members of the Belarus Free Theatre were detained by the Belarusian KGB. With their lives threatened, the company escaped, and recently presented a show in New York called “Being Harold Pinter.” BFT co-founder Natalia Kaliada tells Kurt what it was like to be imprisoned in Minsk, and about her new status as an exile.

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Shara Worden

Friday, January 21, 2011

There’s a generation of younger musicians who grew up with rock, pop, and punk, but studied classical composition and love the diversity of sounds it offers. Kurt talks with one of this new movement's brightest upcoming stars, Shara Worden, about her influences, her training as an opera singer, and how she bridges the musical gaps between pop songs and chamber music.

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Erik Friedlander

Friday, January 21, 2011

In the 1960s and 70s, Lee Friedlander took his family on long road trips across America. The pictures Lee took during these trips established him as one of America’s most celebrated photographers. His son Erik is now an innovative cellist and composer, and his solo record Block Ice and Propane recalls those family trips long ago.

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Aha Moment: Antony Hegarty

Friday, January 14, 2011

The frontman for Antony and the Johnsons says everything changed for him when he discovered the Japanese modern dance, butoh. Hegarty talks about the butoh master, Kazuo Ohno, and describes his growing fascination with the minimalist and sometimes grotesque art form.

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Green Assassin

Friday, January 07, 2011

"Green" is still the buzzword for new industry in America, and Studio 360's Scott Blaszak wants in. He’s a green entrepreneur in an unusual field — contract killing.

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Regina Spektor

Friday, December 24, 2010

Regina Spektor has emerged as one of the great songwriters in indie music. Her new album and concert film is called Live in London. Last year, when her studio album Far was released, Spektor visited Studio 360 and performed for us.

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Free Theatre Belarus Leaders In Hiding

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Belarus is called the last dictatorship in Europe.  The government censors the arts, so performance troupe Free Theatre Belarus performs secretly, in converted houses, to avoid arrest.  Today The New York Times is reporting that the leaders of the Belarus Free Theatre have been forced into hiding following an incident at a protest rally.

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Jill Sonke

Friday, December 10, 2010

Can the arts actually improve health care? Kurt gets some answers from Jill Sonke, director of the Center for the Arts in Healthcare at the University of Florida. She explains how the arts have been carving out a place in the healing process.

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John Guare's A Free Man of Color

Friday, December 03, 2010

John Guare's new play A Free Man of Color is set in New Orleans on the eve of the Louisiana Purchase. In the play, a wealthy freed slave is the toast of the town, enjoying life to the fullest — until history turns against him. Guare ...

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Simone Dinnerstein

Friday, December 03, 2010

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein tells Kurt about breaking into the classical musical world, topping the classical charts, and what it takes to make an iconic piece of music her own. She plays a selection from Bach's “Goldberg Variations” in studio. Dinnerstein’s next album, out in January, ...

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Bonus Track: "Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik"

Friday, December 03, 2010

Simone Dinnerstein performs the piece by George Crumb live in Studio 360.

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More from A Free Man of Color

Friday, December 03, 2010

The reeducation of a New Orleans libertine: in this scene from the play, Dr. Toubib (Joseph Marcell) and Murmur (Mos) explain the societal repercussions of excessive foppery to Jacque Cornet (Jeffrey Wright).

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