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Bonus Track: "Keys / It's Alright"

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Keys/It's Alright" from the Broadway production of Mark Stewart's "Passing Strange."

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Betrayed

Friday, March 21, 2008

A year ago, New Yorker writer George Packer wrote an article called "Betrayed," which profiled the local interpreters who worked for the U.S. government in Iraq. Although their employment made them marked men and women in their neighborhoods, Packer found the U.S. did very little ...

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Passing Strange

Friday, March 21, 2008

This ground-breaking rock musical is about a black teen who leaves LA to find himself in Berlin. Its creator Mark Stewart, known as Stew, talks with Kurt about the autobiographical show; it uses great humor, smart lyrics, and rock n’ roll to take on race, ...

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Web Bonus: Minghella on Mentoring

Friday, March 21, 2008

Anthony Minghella talks to Kurt at Bridging Cultures, Generations and Market Forces, a panel at the Rolex Arts Weekend, 2007.

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Bonus Track: "Personal"

Friday, March 14, 2008

Stars performs "Personal" in Studio 360.

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From Lieutenant to Lola

Friday, March 07, 2008

To see S. Epatha Merkerson be tough, just turn on a TV and look for "Law and Order"'s Lt. Anita Van Buren. But to see her smile, you’ll have to catch her in the Broadway revival of "Come Back, Little Sheba."

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Thao Nguyen

Friday, February 22, 2008

At 23, Thao Nguyen is poised for her breakout. Her new record, We Brave Bee Stings and All, is getting national attention, but Thao's heart stays close to home in the Northern Virginia. That's where she taught herself guitar while working at the coin laundry ...

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Bonus Track: "Swimming Pools"

Friday, February 22, 2008

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

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On Being

Krista Tippett — Remembering Forward [remix]

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Before a live audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, Krista reads from her book, "Speaking of Faith." She traces the intersection of human experience and religious ideas in her own life, just as she asks her guests to do.

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On Being

[Unedited] Krista Tippett — Remembering Forward

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Before a live audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, Krista reads from her book, "Speaking of Faith." She traces the intersection of human experience and religious ideas in her own life, just as she asks her guests to do.

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Bonus Track: "Edith and the Kingpin"

Friday, January 18, 2008

An excerpt from "Edith and the Kingpin" with Tina Turner, from Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.

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Herbie Hancock

Friday, January 18, 2008

Over his nearly 50-year career Herbie Hancock has experimented with all kinds of genres, including classical, jazz, funk, and hip-hop. Hancock can now add folk to the list. His latest record is River: The Joni Letters, and on it he finds a kindred spirit in ...

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Me'Shell Ndegeocello

Friday, December 28, 2007

A singer, songwriter, bass virtuoso, and bandleader, Meshell Ndegeocello is unique in contemporary pop. Her 2005 album Dance of the Infidel features jazz heavyweights like Don Byron and Cassandra Wilson. Ngedeocello doesn’t care for interviews, but after years of trying, Ave Carrillo ...

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Boat of Car

Friday, December 28, 2007

They Might Be Giants perform another tune from Studio 360’s day at the beach.

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Daisey Does MacDowell

Friday, December 14, 2007

A hundred years 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 earlier this year, Mike Daisey went to work on a ...

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Birthmark

Friday, December 14, 2007

Miranda July has had critical and commercial success as a screenwriter, director, actor, and performance artist. This year, she published a powerful collection of short stories called No One Belongs Here More Than You. She came to Studio 360 to read her story “Birthmark.” Produced ...

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Fiona on Strike

Friday, December 07, 2007

Intrepid cultural correspondent Fiona Chutney was on the scene during a Writers Guild of America strike rally in New York. Digital rights are important, but Fiona wonders if the strike can also help writers’ social lives. “Fiona” is a creation of writer-actress Iris Bahr -- ...

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Carlos

Friday, November 30, 2007

Imagine if you could project a persona that made you massively influential. A conceptual artist named Jose Alvarez did just that. He created an alter-ego – a spiritual channeler named Carlos who drew millions of followers all over the world. Ave Carrillo searched for the truth of ...

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To Be or Not To Be Burton

Friday, November 23, 2007

For 10 years, the actor Scott Shepherd dreamed of playing Hamlet. He got his chance in a highly experimental “duet,” reciting Richard Burton’s lines, and moving Burton’s moves, while the 1964 film plays behind him. But he doesn’t like his co-star.

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Extreme Makeover: Skeleton Edition

Friday, October 26, 2007

Writer Jack Handey worries that he’ll leave behind just another ho-hum skeleton. He offers a few tips to keep your skeleton good and scary. Produced by Amy O’Leary.

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