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Solomon Burke

Friday, September 22, 2006

This week the great R+B singer Solomon Burke releases a new record called "Nashville" -- a collection of tunes that he recorded in the country music capital. Kurt asks Burke about why he wanted to take a break from deeply moving soul music to sing a duet ...

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praCh

Thursday, September 14, 2006

In southern California a Cambodian-American who goes by "praCH" surprised everyone, including his parents, when his Khmer-language hip hop tunes became hits in Cambodia. Produced by Ben Adair.

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Tori Amos

Thursday, September 14, 2006

She speaks in delicious metaphors. She's funny, self-aware and she doesn't hold back her opinions. But has singer-songwriter Tori Amos really been around long enough for a career—retrospective box set? She tells Kurt why women need to learn about mythological archetypes, and how becoming a mother has ...

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Vashti Bunyan

Friday, September 01, 2006

In 1970, Vashti Bunyan thought she was on the verge of becoming a star. She hit the pop charts a few years back with a song penned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. She poured her heart and soul into a debut album of folk music -- ...

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Playscripts

Friday, September 01, 2006

It used to be that if you were a playwright and you wanted to publish the script of your play, you had to go with one of two very old firms -- Samuel French or Dramatists Play Service. But now all of that's changed, thanks to a new company called ...

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Shakespeare in the Park

Friday, August 25, 2006

New Yorkers can see Meryl Streep in Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children at the Shakespeare in the Park festival ...

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Lisa Germano

Friday, July 28, 2006

She's not your typical female singer-songwriter. Sure, Lisa Germano's voice is breathy, and a lot of her songs are confessional and melancholy -- but there's something slightly scary and weird about her work. Kurt Andersen chats with Germano in between songs from her new album, In the ...

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Ideas for Paintings

Friday, July 28, 2006

Many a painter has stared at a blank canvas and pondered what to paint. Not any more!

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Orson's Shadow

Friday, June 23, 2006

Austin Pendleton is a well-known character actor who became a playwright. He’s written a play about Orson Welles, whose amazing early triumph with Citizen Kane (Welles was 26) turned into a career of embarrassing failures and unfinished projects. In Orson’s Shadow, based on real events, a theater ...

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Gael Garcia Bernal

Friday, June 02, 2006

Studio 360's Leital Molad finds Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal irresistibly charming, no matter what kind of taboos his characters are breaking. She talked with Bernal about his breakthrough performance in Y Tu Mama Tambien and his new film The King.

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Style It Takes

Friday, June 02, 2006

Back in 1990, John Cale and Lou Reed, his bandmate from the Velvet Underground, wrote a song cycle about Andy Warhol, called Songs for Drella. John performs one for us in the studio.

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Friday, May 26, 2006

Kurt Andersen talks with theater director Wilson Milam about the challenges of staging a Broadway play with the kind of violence normally reserved for Quentin Tarantino movies. The actors wielding guns and knives on stage don't have the luxury of second takes, and the ...

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My Speech To The Martians

Friday, May 05, 2006

We asked humorist Jack Handey—the creator of Saturday Night Live's "Deep Thoughts"—why people are so driven to violence. He thinks it's because we're human.

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Elvis Costello

Friday, May 05, 2006

Elvis Costello has kept his fans on their toes by zig-zagging musically over the last twenty-five years. For his latest recording, My Flame Burns Blue, Costello teams up with a Dutch big band called Metropole Orkest. They play new songs and reinterpret old hits ...

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Why Are You Laughing?

Friday, May 05, 2006

When Curly gouges Larry in the eye, we laugh—or at least some of us do. Richard Paul has been writing and performing comedy for 25 years, and he applied himself to one of the great mysteries of the universe: are The Three Stooges funny?

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Hula

Friday, April 14, 2006

Hula teacher Roselle Keli'ihonipua Bailey explains why the hula isn't just a tourist cliche. For native Hawaiians, the dance speaks for itself. Produced by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens for Outer Voices.

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The Color of Shakespeare

Thursday, April 06, 2006

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

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Grey Gardens

Friday, March 24, 2006

If there were a competition to create a Broadway musical based on the least likely source material, Grey Gardens might be the winner. The show is adapted from the 1975 documentary that followed the reclusive aunt and cousin of Jackie O. Christine Ebersole, the star of Grey ...

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Ibsen Forever

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Once again this winter, followers of the "the father of modern drama" Henrik Ibsen flock to the rural town of Lanesboro, Minnesota, for the annual Ibsen festival. Sarah Lemanczyk wanted to know why the gloomy Norwegian playwright inspires such devotion.

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Army Theater

Friday, March 10, 2006

The days of USO shows with Bob Hope and chorus girls are long gone -- but the armed forces are still hard at work entertaining the troops. Sometimes, they even get the troops to entertain each other. Adam Allington caught up with an Army unit that performs ...

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