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Special Guest: William Bolcom

Saturday, February 12, 2005

William Bolcom is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of song cycles, chamber pieces, rags, symphonies, and operas — including A Wedding and McTeague in which he collaborated with director Robert Altman. Bolcom dedicated most of his career to setting to music all the poems in William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and ...

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Special Guest: Wendy Wasserstein

Saturday, February 05, 2005

In 1989 playwright Wendy Wasserstein won the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Heidi Chronicles, a play which traces the coming of age of an art historian and a generation that thought it had the corner market on youth. Her other plays include The Sisters Rosensweig and An ...

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Under and Off-Broadway

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Under and Off-Broadway

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In Bed with the Collector

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Most people outside the art world had never heard of performance artist Andrea Fraser until she installed a video piece called “Untitled” in a New York gallery. In the video, Fraser has sex in a hotel with an art collector she had never met, and who paid her dealer ...

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Special Guest: Paula Vogel

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Paula Vogel is an award-winning playwright and drama professor who crafts her plays around difficult subjects like AIDS, incest, and prostitution. In 1998 she received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for How I Learned to Drive. Her other plays include The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Baltimore Waltz,

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Fallen Woman

Saturday, January 22, 2005

When Verdi’s opera La Traviata, or The Fallen Woman, premiered in 1853, audiences cried over the story of Violetta, the original hooker with a heart of gold. But as Eric Molinsky reports, in some ways it’s harder and harder for modern audiences to connect with the choices La Traviata’s heroine ...

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Albee & Me

Saturday, January 15, 2005

When Edward Albee added a whole new act to his classic play the Zoo Story, he horrified one of his diehard fans. Sarah Lemanczyk tracked down the playwright to ask him how he could make such a drastic change to her favorite play, which he wrote 44 ...

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Ken Butler

Saturday, January 08, 2005

We'd tell you what instruments musician Ken Butler plays, except you've never heard of them before. Because Ken Butler builds everything he plays from materials such as shovels, cowboy boots and a chessboard. Produced by Mallory Kasdan.

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Send in the Clowns

Saturday, January 01, 2005

No period was shakier for airports than the weeks following September 11th. At Baltimore’s BWI airport things got really out of control. Washington National was shut down, and lines stretched through the Baltimore’s terminal with hundreds of stressed out, anxious, re-routed passengers. So the Baltimore airport administrators tried an experiment: ...

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Saturday, December 25, 2004

This fall a new opera called Haroun premiered, based on the book Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. In 1989, Rushdie was forced into hiding after the Ayatollah Khomeini and declared that his novel The Satanic Verses was heresy against Islam ...

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Listen to the story of Rumpelstiltskin, read by Tonya Pinkins

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Once upon a time there was a miller’s daughter who was ordered to spin straw into gold. Tonya Pinkins, star of the musical Caroline, Or Change, reads the classic tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

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Aha Moment: Inspiration Strikes

Saturday, December 25, 2004

You've probably had a moment in your life where something about your destiny suddenly became clear, when you could almost see the cartoon light bulb appear over your own head. Playwright David Ives remembers the scene that sentenced him to the theater for life.

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Nutcracker Nation

Saturday, December 25, 2004

There are many predictable signs of Christmas other than snow: holiday music pumps through pharmacy loud-speakers, colorful lights adorn your neighbor's house and ballet companies mount their annual production of the Nutcracker. But how did a classical ballet from Tzarist Russia become an American Christmas tradition? Dance scholar Jennifer ...

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A Number

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Kids are prone to asking questions, like “where did I come from?” These become harder to answer when you’ve cloned your son, but no one’s really sure how many of them were made. In Caryl Churchill’s new play, A Number, there are no white coats or labs, ...

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Gospel Go-Go

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Gospel Go-Go

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The Danielson Famile

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The Danielson Famile regularly plays trendy rock clubs, like New York's Knitting Factory, but they're not your average rock band. They've built quite a following among Christians and non-Christians and they say that they want their shows to express faith, and create spectacle. Produced by Michael Raphael.

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Special Guest: Edward Herrmann

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Edward Herrmann is our voice of Ishmael. Herrmann boasts an impressive career that spans more than 30 years in theater, film and television.

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Bonus Feature: Rinde Eckert

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Composer Rinde Eckert’s opera And God Created Great Whales is a meditation on creativity, memory, madness, and Moby-Dick. Produced by Jeff Lunden.

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Call Me Ishmael

Saturday, December 04, 2004

The composer and performer Laurie Anderson was so taken with Moby-Dick, she composed a strange, cool, modern opera called Songs and Stories from Moby-Dick. Anderson tells us how Melville hooked her in the first few pages. Thanks to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Moby-Dude

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Studio 360 presents the world premiere of Moby-Dude from David Ives, the master of the short play. Mark Price plays a contemporary teenager who summarizes the great American novel for his English teacher ... in two minutes flat. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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