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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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Dean & Britta

Friday, July 23, 2010

When guitarist Dean Wareham needed a new bassist for his band Luna, he placed an ad in the classifieds. Britta Phillips answered, and the two have been making rainy day indie-rock ever since. Back in 2007, Dean & Britta performed songs from their album Back Numbers ...

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Belly Dancers in Detroit

Friday, July 16, 2010

While the economy decays, there's no shortage of work for belly dancers in Detroit. The city has one of the largest Arab populations outside of the Middle East and a vast network of dancers. Martina Guzman explores the belly dance scene and the conflicts the community ...

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Bonus Track: "Cross"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Matmos and So Percussion perform the track from their new album, Treasure State, live in Studio 360.

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Matmos & So Percussion

Friday, July 16, 2010

A bucket of water, a piece of sheet metal, and a cactus. Just the average instrument checklist for Treasure State, a new collaboration between the bands Matmos and So Percussion. Performing live in the studio, they show Kurt how they use ordinary objects to make not-so-ordinary ...

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Bonus Track: "Hey Elevator"

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Apples in stereo perform the track from their new album, Travellers in Space and Time, live in Studio 360.

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The Apples in Stereo

Friday, July 09, 2010

Psychedelic pop band The Apples in stereo are known for channeling the fuzzed-out sounds of the 1960s. But on their new concept album Travellers in Space and Time, the band takes an unlikely turn toward the future, where synthesizers and vocoders abound. Front-man Robert Schneider tells ...

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Bonus Track: from "Delusions"

Friday, July 02, 2010

Laurie Anderson performs a piece from her new show, "Delusions," live in Studio 360.

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Bonus Track: "Blue Blocks"

Friday, July 02, 2010

Jason Moran performs the track from his album, Ten, live in Studio 360.

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Prima Ballerina

Friday, June 25, 2010

Darci Kistler was only 15 years old when she started dancing at the School of American Ballet, and she was the last protégé of the legendary George Balanchine. That was almost 30 years ago, and this weekend marks Kistler's final performance with the New ...

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Homo-Thespian

Friday, June 18, 2010

A new play, "Hominid," reenacts a violent incident that took place in a chimpanzee colony. Primate expert Frans de Waal and the play's actors describe what it took to stage a chimpanzee drama with a very human story. Produced by Philip Graitcer, with

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2010 Tony Nominees

Friday, June 04, 2010

It's time to brush up your Broadway. Hear Kurt's conversations with nominees of the 2010 Tony Awards, including Alfred Molina, Bill T. Jones, Twyla Tharp, and Sarah Ruhl. Plus, guest host Alec Baldwin's interview with Laura Linney. Listen to them all HERE.

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Starting Over at Sing Sing

Friday, June 04, 2010

A new play opened recently that had a very exclusive audience: patrons had to go to Sing Sing Correctional Facility to see it. It's called "Starting Over," and prisoners wrote and performed it. Produced by Jordan Sayle and Studio 360's Pejk Malinovski.

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Alfred Molina

Friday, May 28, 2010

In the Broadway production of "Red," Alfred Molina transforms himself into the abstract painter Mark Rothko. Molina told Kurt, "Someone said to me the other day, 'Your Rothko is so unlikeable.' And I remember thinking, well, great. That means I'm not pandering."

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Bonus Track:
"Order of the Golden Dawn"

Friday, May 21, 2010

From Daedelus's album, Righteous Fists of Harmony.

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Lost Without Lost?

Friday, May 21, 2010

ABC's "Lost" ends its phenomenally successful six-year run this week. Studio 360's Scott Blaszak isn't happy about it. He wrote a ballad to help express his pain.
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: The Ballad of Lost

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Fly Her to the Moon

Friday, May 21, 2010

Twyla Tharp created and choreographed the new Broadway show, "Come Fly Away," set entirely to the music of Frank Sinatra. She tells Kurt how she dismissed conventional dialogue, instead creating a narrative driven exclusively by the dancers' movement.

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I Realized I Was a Grownup When...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Craving a KitchenAid; answering to "ma'am;" getting turned down for space camp - Martha Plimpton reads epiphanies on growing up from members of our live audience.

Weigh in: When did you realize you were a grown up?

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Martha Plimpton

Friday, May 14, 2010

Martha Plimpton may be the hardest working woman in show business, appearing in two television series after finishing a run on Broadway and selling out a cabaret show at Lincoln Center a few months ago. She's been on stage since she was eight years ...

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I Got The Real Thing

Friday, May 14, 2010

Kurt Andersen talks about seeing the premiere of Tom Stoppard's play, "The Real Thing," as a young man in his 20s, and seeing it again two decades later. Had the play changed, or was it Kurt?

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