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WEB EXCLUSIVE: "Rushmore"

Friday, October 17, 2008

Erik Friedlander performs in Studio 360.

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Horseplay

Friday, October 10, 2008

The play "Equus" is about a teenager whose obsession with horses turned violent. Daniel Radcliffe, of “Harry Potter” fame, plays the young man on Broadway. His horse, Nugget, is played by Lorenzo Pisoni. Pisoni grew up in a family of circus performers, but this role is challenging ...

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Klezmer in Krakow

Friday, October 10, 2008

Klezmer in Krakow

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[title of show]

Friday, September 26, 2008

It’s a musical about a couple of unemployed theater geeks who write a musical about writing a musical. They wrangle help from friends and eventually make it to Broadway. Kurt talks with the cast members, who are also the show’s creators, and they perform a few numbers.

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Little Tiny Stories

Friday, September 26, 2008

Humorist Jack Handey reads several of his original tales. With the longest maxing out at four sentences, you’ll wish he wrote sequels.

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Bonus Track: "Die Vampire, Die!"

Friday, September 26, 2008

The [title of show] cast performs in Studio 360.

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Disco Inferno

Friday, September 12, 2008

Every year at summer’s end, a ragtag community of free spirits gathers in the Nevada desert for Burning Man.

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John Malkovich

Friday, September 12, 2008

From costume dramas to postmodern classics, the actor doesn’t worry too much about being typecast. John Malkovich tells Kurt about the delight of finally playing a character more pretentious than himself in the Coen Brothers' new comedy “Burn After Reading.”

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Listener Challenge: Name that Sound

Friday, September 05, 2008

We reveal Bernie Krause's mystery nature sound. Kudos to listener Dustin O'Neill of New York City.

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Bonus Track: "Lodi"

Friday, August 29, 2008

Ghassan al Mosuli sings the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic (from the band's 1969 album Green River).

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Listener Challenge: Name that Sound

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bernie Krause made a recording of this mystery creature: what is it?

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Patti LuPone

Friday, August 29, 2008

She won a Tony this year for her performance as Mama Rose, in "Gypsy." The musical tells the story of legendary vaudeville performer Gypsy Rose Lee and her overbearing stagemom. Kurt talks with Patti LuPone about playing Mama Rose –- a role that some consider the King Lear ...

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Daisey Does MacDowell

Friday, August 22, 2008

Just over a century ago in New Hampshire, Edward and Marian MacDowell opened the doors of America’s first official artists colony. Aaron Copland wrote "Billy the Kid" there. Willa Cather worked on Death Comes for the Archbishop. And Mike Daisey went to work on a monologue. He spent ...

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"Little House" the Musical

Friday, August 15, 2008

In the 1930s Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote books about her childhood on the American frontier in the late 1800s. In the 1970s Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert starred in a hugely successful TV show based on the stories. A zillion ...

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Poetry from the People

Friday, August 08, 2008

A few weeks ago, after featuring actor Bill Murray’s passion for poetry, we asked you to send us your favorite poems. Kurt calls up a few listeners -– including a surprise celebrity listener -- to tell us theirs.

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Kongfu Monk

Friday, August 01, 2008

The Buddhist monks of Shaolin Temple may perform at the Olympic opening ceremonies. But they face two deadly foes –- copyright infringement and tourists. Jocelyn Ford took a road trip to the temple with one monk, who turned out not to be quite what he seemed.

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Ask a Harvard Psychologist

Friday, July 18, 2008

Howard Gardner, who developed the theory of multiple intelligences, joins Kurt and Sarah Jones on stage for a session of free advice. He analyzes audience members’ big life-changing moments, and gets Sarah to fess up about how her impersonation skills came in ...

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Nereida Comes to America

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sarah Jones channels a young Dominican immigrant living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. "Nereida" tells her story about her family’s first miracle in America.

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Willing to be Lucky

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kurt remembers the essay that brought him to New York, and the blind date that changed his life.

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Keeping Up With the Sarah Joneses

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Tony Award-winning writer and performer (“Bridge & Tunnel”), briefs Kurt on her experiences at the Aspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of big thinkers to tackle big problems. Sarah Jones transforms from a self-deprecating Brit to a Jewish grandmother, to a young male rapper.

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