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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: “The Foundation”

Friday, October 29, 2010

MC Hi-Caliber performs his new song.

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Pee-wee Herman Returns

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Pee-wee's Playhouse" was a surreal, campy Saturday morning kids TV show starring an enthusiastically nerdy man-boy with an infectious chuckle. Twenty years later, Pee-wee Herman is back with his gang from the Playhouse, this time on Broadway. Kurt asks

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Bonus Track: “City on a Hill”

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chris Cassone performs live for Studio 360.

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Bonus Track: "Such a Fool"

Friday, October 15, 2010

From The Vaselines’ new album, Sex with an X.

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The Vaselines

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nirvana covered two of their songs and Kurt Cobain once called them his favorite songwriters in the whole world. After a 20 year hiatus, the Scottish indie pop couple, The Vaselines, reunites to make music. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee talk with ...

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Comic Chameleon: Reggie Watts

Friday, October 01, 2010

The comedian Reggie Watts doesn't tell jokes: he's a pianist who can mimic any musical genre and a multilingual savant who's a genius with accents. Watts performs live in our studio and shows Kurt how he uses improvisation to make every show unique. 

Reggie Watts performs live in ...

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Free is Not Enough

Friday, September 17, 2010

The music industry is ailing, but an ambitious guitarist has hatched a genius new revenue model for struggling musicians. It's not enough to give your songs away for free on the internet: you have to pay the listeners. A satire by Scott Blaszak, featuring Pace Rommel. With voiceover ...

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Nortec Collective

Friday, September 17, 2010

Under the stage names Bostich and Fussible, Ramon Amezcua and Pepe Mogt make fantastic dance music that mixes Mexican dance bands with electronica. Based in Tijuana, they tell Kurt how living on the border feeds their music.

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Chocolate Genius

Friday, September 10, 2010

Marc Anthony Thompson, the musician known as Chocolate Genius, wrote intimate songs about his family for his new album Swansongs. He performs live for us in studio, and tells Kurt about the origin of his stage name and his love-hate relationship with Randy Newman.

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Saving Camden

Friday, September 10, 2010

According to crime statistics from 2009, Camden, New Jersey ranks as America's most dangerous city. Some residents are looking to the arts to try to turn the city around. With a new theater opening this month, we wondered if an arts district can really save Camden. Produced by ...

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Bonus Track: "Honeybee"

Friday, September 03, 2010

Zee Avi performs the track from her debut album, Zee Avi, live in Studio 360.

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Sunset Boulevard 2.0

Friday, August 27, 2010

This month marks the 60th anniversary of "Sunset Boulevard," the definitive movie about the intoxicating, deadly allure of fame. That got us thinking — what would this story look like if it took place in 2010, the age of Facebook, Twitter, and reality TV? Lucky for us, we ...

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Visitor from the Future

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kurt's invitation to the people of the future to attend the show is answered by monologist Mike Daisey. He reports that time is a lot more fluid than we think.

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They Might Be Giants: Watch What You Say

Friday, August 06, 2010

The members of They Might Be Giants have started keeping a list of meaningless phrases that prevent real communication. "It is what it is" — what does that mean, anyway?

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"Older"

Friday, August 06, 2010

They Might Be Giants reminds us that we're not getting any younger.

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"Why Does The Sun Really Shine?"

Friday, August 06, 2010

The original lyrics came from the encyclopedia, but facts change. They Might Be Giants stay current on their astrophysics.

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"Spiraling Shape"

Friday, August 06, 2010

"Nobody knows what it's really like, but everyone says it's great": a cautionary tale from They Might Be Giants. Don't believe the hype.

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Road Music: Thao Nguyen

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer is touring season for musicians, and Studio 360 is asking what they like to listen to on the road. Thao Nguyen, of the band Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, relies on the Zombies song "This Will Be Our Year." It's a tune about ...

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Bonus Track: "High And Dry"

Friday, July 30, 2010

Amanda Palmer performs a piano-and-vocal version of the track from her new album, Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele, live in Studio 360.

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