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"Careful What You Pack"

Friday, July 17, 2009

There’s trouble around every corner, in this song by They Might Be Giants.

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"Older"

Friday, July 17, 2009

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

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"We Live in a Dump"

Friday, July 17, 2009

They Might Be Giants recalls the pre-crash mentality. "Why be realistic? Don't wake up from the dream."

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Bonus Track: "Soch Ka"

Friday, July 10, 2009

Kiran Ahluwalia's "Soch Ka" from her latest album Wanderlust.

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Regina Spektor

Friday, June 26, 2009

On Regina Spektor's new record, "Far," she gets seriously existential - mentioning God 33 times in the first single, "Laughing With." She performs that song live in the studio and talks with Kurt about life, the universe, and everything.

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Bonus Track: "Gay Bash"

Friday, June 26, 2009

"Gay Bash" from Mélange Lavonne's album The Movement.

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Bonus Track: "I'm a Rapper"

Friday, June 26, 2009

"I'm a Rapper" by Shorty Roc. Warning: explicit content.

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Judging the Rosenbergs

Friday, June 19, 2009

Federal judge Denny Chin and his team of New York lawyers and judges re-create historic trials. Their most recent effort is a one-hour version of the trial of atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. With terrorist trials likely around the corner, Chin says he's learned something ...

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Ms. Chutney's Neighborhood

Friday, June 12, 2009

British émigré Fiona Chutney landed in Los Angeles and, overwhelmed by the sprawl, goes in search for a cozy immigrant community she could call home. Chutney is the alter-ego of actor-playwright Iris Bahr.

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Lincoln Center Responds

Friday, June 12, 2009

In last week's show, we reported on the controversy over Lincoln Center Theater's decision to hire a white director to stage August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." We also mentioned that Lincoln Center hadn't hired a black theater director in 18 years. André Bishop, artistic ...

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Geoffrey Rush

Friday, June 05, 2009

He broke into Hollywood at age 45 with his Oscar-winning performance in 1996's "Shine." Since then, the Australian has starred in period pieces like "Elizabeth" and "Quills" and the summer blockbuster franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean." Now he's up for a Tony for his role in Eugène Ionesco's "Exit the ...

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Gang Side Story

Friday, June 05, 2009

A revival of “West Side Story” is up for four Tonys. With choreography, and score, and songs that are all regarded as classics, we sometimes forget the show is all about gang violence. The writer Bruce George is a former member of the Bronx gang ...

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August Wilson's Come and Gone

Friday, June 05, 2009

Joe Turner's Come and Gone” is part of August Wilson's ten-play cycle about African-American life in Pittsburgh. It has returned to Broadway for the first time since the playwright's death (in 2005); the production is nominated for six Tony awards. But controversy and anger has surrounded the selection ...

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Bonus Track: "Swimming Pools"

Friday, May 29, 2009

"Swimming Pools" from Thao Nguyen's album We Brave Bee Stings and All.

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Bonus Track: “Nothing to Prove”

Friday, May 22, 2009

Jill Sobule plays another song from her new album live in the studio.

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Bonus Track: “Where is Bobbie Gentry?”

Friday, May 22, 2009

Jill Sobule performs a song from her new album California Years live.

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Bonus Track: "Ruined"

Friday, May 15, 2009

Music from the production at Manhattan Theater Club. Performed by Condola Rashad, Dominic Kanza and Simon Shabantu Kashama. (Music by Dominic Kanza, lyrics by Lynn Nottage.)

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Lynn Nottage

Friday, May 15, 2009

"How does love continue to flourish in the face of such ugliness and brutality?" That's the question that drove playwright Lynn Nottage to write "Ruined" which just won the Pulitzer Prize. It's set at a bar/brothel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the middle of ...

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Bell Orchestre

Friday, May 08, 2009

A couple of years ago, a group of Canadian indie-rockers (some play in Arcade Fire) decided to write and play their own chamber music. Their new album As Seen Through Windows has the epic sweep of a film score. Kurt talks with violinist

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Nortec Collective

Friday, May 01, 2009

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

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