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Zee Avi

Friday, January 22, 2010

Malaysian singer-songwriter Zee Avi just released her debut album. Perhaps the only Borneo-born ukulele player to get a major record deal through YouTube, Zee Avi talks with Kurt about her album and performs live in the studio.

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Forever Jung

Friday, January 22, 2010

Carl Jung's secret Red Book was recently displayed to the public for the first time. Now in New York, celebrities like filmmaker Charlie Kaufman and comedian Sarah Silverman are using the book to explore their psyches on stage in the "Red Book Dialogues." Produced ...

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Web 2.0 Blues

Friday, January 22, 2010

These days, the internet is the best hope for a new artist to break into the music business. But what's an old-school folkie to do? Scott Blaszak performs his original song, "Talkin' Web 2.0 Blues."

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Video: Scott Blaszak's Ode to Hulu Ads

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Bonus Track: "Interview Raincheck"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Owen Pallett performs a cover of Simon Bookish's song live in Studio 360.

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Bonus Track: "Keep The Dog Quiet"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Owen Pallett performs the song from his new album Heartland live in Studio 360.

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No Time For Tea

Friday, January 08, 2010

The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for serving green tea. But in Japan's techno-centric society (increasingly fueled by coffee) can the tea ceremony survive? Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young.

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Visitor from the Future

Friday, January 01, 2010

Kurt's invitation to the people of the future to attend the show is answered by monologist Mike Daisey. He reports, time is a lot more fluid than we think - and the TV show "Lost" is even more complicated. 

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Traveling in Real Time

Friday, January 01, 2010

Kurt Andersen thinks time travel is the ultimate fantasy. He's made peace with the fact that he probably won't be climbing into a time machine any time soon – because, he explains, he already has. The past isn't nearly as dead as we thought.

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Bonus Track: Rumble

Friday, December 25, 2009

Another pick was a guitar instrumental that altered the course of rock music. The story of Link Wray and "Rumble," from 1958, is told by guitarist Steven Van Zandt, bassist James Hutchinson, and writer Brian Wright-McLeod.

The Sounds of American Culture, ...

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Patti Smith

Friday, December 25, 2009

The "godmother of punk" started out in 1970s New York. But in "Dream of Life," a new POV documentary airing on PBS, Patti Smith shows sides of herself that the public rarely gets to see. Smith tells Kurt that it's also an account of ...

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Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet

Friday, December 25, 2009

Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie "Sherlock Holmes," is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' persona is an even divide between enigma and accessibility. WNYC's Sarah Montague traces the character's evolution and ...

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Carmen Miranda: O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This samba was recorded by the Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939. Dori Caymmi, the son of the songwriter, and biographer Martha Gil-Montero explain how the song brought Brazilian music to the global marketplace — with unforeseen consequences for Miranda.

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The 2,000 Year-Old Man

Friday, December 18, 2009

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One of this year's selections is the famous 1961 comedy routine by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner about a man so old, ...

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Bonus Track:
"The Moon Is Made Of Gold"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rickie Lee Jones performs the track from her album Balm In Gilead live in Studio 360.

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Rickie Lee Jones

Friday, December 11, 2009

Three decades after her debut, Rickie Lee Jones says her new album, Balm in Gilead, saved her life by helping her get over a tough breakup. It's also helping her audiences. She told Kurt, "When the tour started, people were weeping, but by the end of ...

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"In The Next Room:
or the vibrator play"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl turned a strange episode of medical history – the use, by doctors, of electric vibrators to treat women for emotional problems - into a play, now on Broadway. Ruhl was interested in "anything to do with the 19th century that you ...

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Carmen Miranda

Friday, December 11, 2009

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One song chosen this year is "O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem," a samba recorded by Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939.

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Mamet's "Race"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ads for David Mamet's new play proclaim it his "most explosive four-letter word yet." Mamet has always courted controversy on hot-button issues. "Race", now on Broadway, is about a diverse team of lawyers defending a white man accused of raping a black woman. Kurt sees the show with ...

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Bonus Track: "The Rain"

Friday, December 04, 2009

The Swell Season performs the track from their album Strict Joy live in Studio 360.

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Homo-Thespian

Friday, November 20, 2009

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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