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Studio 360

Teatro Campesino

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Luis Valdez has written and directed such films as La Bamba and Zoot Suit for Hollywood. But in the late 1960's he didn't even have a theater, just a flatbed truck, a few costume moustaches, and the drive to bring theater to Mexican-American laborers. Valdez founded Teatro Campesino — the ...

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Introducing Vakoka

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Engineer Sean Whittaker took a job in Madagascar, thinking he would spend the next few years building and operating windmills. One day, Sean overheard the melody of a healing ceremony and it sparked an interest in music he didn’t realize he had. Now Sean produces albums; his latest was a ...

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Our Town

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Compton, California carries a reputation for gangs, gangsta rap and violence, but a few years ago, a high school there staged a production of Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s play set in a New England village in 1904. It’s a drama-class chestnut that people tend to think of as sweet old-fashioned ...

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Robyn Hitchcock

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Musical cult figure Robyn Hitchock stopped by our studio to talk about his collaboration with American folk artists Gillian Welch and David Rawlings on the new album Spooked. Hitchcock explains how a Bob Dylan record he heard at the age of 13 set him on a new course in life. ...

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Robyn performing “Creeped Out” live in Studio 360

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Audio coming soon

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How Art Works: Computer Animation

Saturday, November 06, 2004

How Art Works: Computer Animation

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Rimbaud Live

Friday, October 29, 2004

Born in 1854, poet Arthur Rimbaud was every inch a modern punk star. There was the same love of drugs, cigarettes, long hair, perfectly grungy clothing and contempt for the bourgeoisie. But most of all, there was the poetry — reams of it, which began appearing when Rimbaud was fourteen: ...

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Beethoven's Fifth

Saturday, October 23, 2004

When Portland artist damali ayo turned on the radio recently, she was so blown away she had the sudden desire to play air cello. What piece of music could be so powerful? A new version of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic and conducted by Simon ...

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Special Guest: Greg Sandow

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Kurt Andersen and Greg Sandow find what's right and wrong with the symphony orchestra in America, and consider what orchestras need to do to survive. 

Greg Sandow is a widely published critic and educator. He is the classical music writer for The Wall Street Journal and a frequent contributor to ...

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Johnny Loves Joni

Saturday, October 16, 2004

For nearly 20 years, John Kelly has been performing as Joni Mitchell. In heels and a blond wig, the 6-foot-tall Kelly takes to the stage and sings for an adoring audience — an audience that occasionally includes Mitchell herself. Mitchell tells Sharon Lerner what it’s like to watch ...

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Cakewalk

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Some parodies are so clever that those being mocked don’t even realize. The cakewalk dance was created by African American slaves to poke fun of their masters. The masters watched with delight, and years later, vaudeville performers — white men in blackface — started performing the cakewalk in their shows. ...

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Commentary: Eat the Taste

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Greg Kotis' play Eat the Taste is a great piece of political art: the play is an over-the-top farce where the playwright — playing himself — is kidnapped and interrogated by federal agents. It's 2008 and they're after one thing: getting Kotis to write a new music about and starring John ...

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Steve Earle

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Musician Steve Earle is a self described “lefty redneck.” Earle started his musical career as a teenager singing against the Vietnam War. A decade ago, he fought off a heroin habit that landed him in prison. Since then, he has been active on behalf of prison reform and against the ...

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The Gamester

Saturday, October 02, 2004

A play about a dissolute gambler by a 17th century writer, Jean-Francois Regnard, is currently making the rounds at regional theaters. It was adapted by playwright Freyda Thomas who is not a gambler herself, but who knows first hand the ruin it can bring. Jonathan Mitchell spoke with her ...

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Kiki & Herb

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Kiki & Herb might be the most unlikely act to play Carnegie Hall: they perform twisted covers of songs from Leonard Cohen to Eminem as a duo of a lady-of-a-certain-age and her accompanist. Their upcoming show will mark their retirement. 

 

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Forty Shades of Green

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Rosanne Cash Performs her father’s song "Forty Shades of Green" in Studio 360, from his 1963 album Ring of Fire.

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September When It Comes

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Rosanne Cash performs "September When It Comes" in Studio 360, from her 2003 album Rules of Travel.

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Margot Fonteyn in America

Saturday, August 14, 2004

In 1949, the British ballerina Margot Fonteyn gave her first performance in America. She enchanted her New York audience, including a young man named Robert Gottlieb. Gottlieb grew up to be a prestigious book and magazine editor (he recently edited Bill Clinton's memoir) but he has continued to be captivated ...

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