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Patty Griffin

Friday, July 13, 2007

Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin performs from her new album, "Children Running Through." And she tells Kurt why she decided to disguise a war protest tune as a love song.

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Svetlana Explains it All

Friday, July 06, 2007

Playwright and performer Iris Bahr is a shape-shifter. Her recent one-woman show "Dai (Enough)" cast her as everyone from a Palestinian mother to a retired Israeli soldier, all sitting in a Tel Aviv café where tragedy is about to strike. She takes the stage at the Getty ...

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Quetzal

Friday, July 06, 2007

East L.A. fusion rockers Quetzal show how they're pushing the boundaries of Chicano music to a new level of cool. Bandleader Quetzal Flores and his wife, vocalist Martha Gonzalez, tell Kurt why politics is something they can't help but sing about. They perform two ...

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Sir Ben Kingsley

Friday, June 22, 2007

When the movie Gandhi swept the Oscars 25 years ago, Ben Kingsley went from an unknown theater actor to an international movie star. Since then he's played everyone from Moses to an Iranian Army colonel, to Lenin, even the Devil. Now, in the new film You Kill ...

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Grey Gardens

Friday, June 01, 2007

Click here to view a sideshow The musical Grey Gardens, which is up for several Tony awards next week, is adapted from a cult-favorite documentary about two socialites – mother and daughter -- who refuse to leave their decrepit, filthy ...

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Tori Amos

Friday, May 04, 2007

Tori Amos talks to Kurt Andersen about how she continues to make music on her own terms.

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Sitting through Tristan

Friday, April 27, 2007

German composer Richard Wagner turned the love story of Tristan and Isolde into an epic opera. Epic as in, nearly 5 hours long, with almost no plot. Sometimes even the stars of the show nod off. But Amy O’Leary also talked with one woman who was aroused ...

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Bill Viola

Friday, April 27, 2007

Video art pioneer Bill Viola is known for his mesmerizing scenes of figures moving in super-slow motion. His work is the backdrop for a landmark production of Tristan and Isolde that ran in Paris and Los Angeles and opens next week in New York. Bill tells Kurt ...

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Spring Awakening

Friday, April 27, 2007

There’s a new musical on Broadway that’s got all the buzz of a blockbuster hit and a score straight out of an indie-rock club. But even though it’s based on a 19th century German play, its themes of teen sex have some audience members squirming in their seats.

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Evangelical Broadway

Friday, April 20, 2007

Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, there’s a small town with a theater with shows that rival the glittery productions you'd find on Broadway. Last year, more than 800,000 people came through town to see them. We sent producer Peter Crimmins to find out what’s ...

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Sarah Thyre

Friday, April 13, 2007

A tough childhood in Louisiana taught Sarah Thyre how to tease out the humor in otherwise dark situations. Now the precocious child is all grown up – well, sorta. She's an actress and comedian with a fondness for the scatological. Kurt talks to Thyre about her new ...

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The Color of Shakespeare

Friday, March 30, 2007

It wasn't long ago that minstrel shows featuring white actors in blackface were all the rage in America. They were hokey, slapdash, and completely offensive -- but some of them were based on the greatest plays in the English language. Richard Paul examines how Shakespeare's ...

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One-Man Band

Friday, March 23, 2007

Lots of us wonder if the distractions of the modern world compromise our creativity. Songwriter Andrew Bird put that theory to the test, holing up in a barn in western Illinois near the Mississippi River. In his isolation, Bird marveled at the innovation that flowed into his ...

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Thom Pain

Friday, March 23, 2007

In the acclaimed monologue “Thom Pain (based on nothing),” playwright Will Eno explores some of the darker and lonelier corners of the soul. Actor James Urbaniak performs scenes from the play.

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Iris Bahr performs

Friday, March 09, 2007

Hear the characters Shuli and Alma from Dai (Enough)

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Iris Bahr

Friday, March 09, 2007

Iris Bahr took New York by storm this winter with her one-woman show Dai (Enough). Bahr performs characters from the play, about a cross-section of Israelis at a Tel Aviv café – moments before it’s hit by a suicide bomber. And she talks with Kurt about her ...

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Edward Scissorhands On Stage

Friday, March 02, 2007

With his new ballet, English choreographer Matthew Bourne brings Tim Burton’s 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands to the stage. For him, it’s a classic story about the American suburbs. Produced by Eric Molinsky.

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Joan Didion

Friday, March 02, 2007

In a moment of deep personal tragedy following her husband’s death and the illness of her daughter, Joan Didion’s impulse was to write. The result was the award-winning memoir The Year of Magical Thinking. Now her book has been taken to the Broadway stage as a monologue ...

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Company

Friday, February 23, 2007

The story is simple: a thirty-something guy is single in New York – all of his friends are married. When Stephen Sondheim's Company debuted in 1970, no Broadway musical had portrayed sex, dating and marriage in contemporary America so frankly on stage. But now, at the ripe age of thirty-seven, ...

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E-Cyrano

Friday, February 09, 2007

Millions turn to online dating sites for the perfect match. But with so many people looking for love online, some people want extra help to give their profiles an edge. Enter screenwriter Evan Katz. He turned his talent for writing plausible, lovable fictional characters into a for-profit ...

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