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Now Playing: Candide

Saturday, May 01, 2004

In 1956 Leonard Bernstein and Lillian Hellman staged a musical out of Voltaire’s Candide — the satiric French novel from 1759 that made a laughingstock of optimism. The Bernstein/Hellman musical was one of the most esteemed failures in American theatre. Over the years, Candide has been revived many times. The ...

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Diamanda Galas

Saturday, April 17, 2004

We asked the avant-garde composer and vocalist Diamanda Galas what she looks for in a critic of her music. Galas is Greek and sings many languages, so she immediately went to the etymology of the matter. Produced by Trey Kay.

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Adams VS. Derogatis

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Ryan Adams played in Chicago last December, and the Sun-Times' music critic, Jim DeRogatis, panned him. Adams left a heartfelt, enraged message on the writer's voicemail, which DeRogatis then broadcast to all of Chicago when he did his weekly radio show. Mayhem ensues. Produced by Steve Nelson.

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Ziegfeld Girl

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Doris Eaton is over 100 years old and she's about to have her Broadway comeback. Eaton will perform in New York next week for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on the same stage where she made her debut 80-odd years ago as a Ziegfeld Follies dancer. Sara Fishko talked to ...

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Miya Masaoka

Saturday, April 03, 2004

When Musician Miya Masaoka tours she often sits in her hotel room for hours, watching her musical collaborators interact. Her collaborators are Madagascar hissing cockroaches. She has another composition that she performs with a chorus of bees. Produced by Michael Raphael.

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Bronx Charter School for the Arts

Saturday, March 27, 2004

A few months ago, we introduced you to the Bronx Charter School for the Arts — a new public elementary school in an economically struggling section of New York City. Alicia Zuckerman caught up with the students and teachers backstage before their first public performance.

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Special Guest: Bill T. Jones

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Kurt Andersen and choreographer Bill T. Jones talk about how artists, dancers, filmmakers, and photographers use nakedness in beautiful and shocking ways.

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Commentary: Power to the Puppets

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Puppets are popping up everywhere, from TV to Broadway. Kurt wonders what's behind this unexpected trend.

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Now Playing

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Ben Katchor is best known for his comic strips about eccentric characters, like Julius Knipel, Real Estate Photographer. Katchor has now transformed one of his strips into a stage musical. It's called The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island or the Friends of Dr. Rushower. It's a romance and ...

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Presidential Performances

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Stunts are becoming standard strategy this campaign season: John Kerry arrived on the stage of the Tonight Show on a motorcycle. Few have forgotten George W. Bush landing last May on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Andy Lanset looks at past Presidents and presidential hopefuls, who really knew how ...

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The Danielson Family

Saturday, March 06, 2004

The Danielson Family 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 both 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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The Exonerated

Saturday, February 28, 2004

The former Attorney General Janet Reno said that The Exonerated will do more to promote justice than any literary effort she knows. It's a play that features the real life stories of people who were arrested, tried, and committed to death row for years — before having their sentence overturned. ...

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Ken Butler

Saturday, February 21, 2004

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. Produced by Mallory Kasdan.

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Now Playing: Balanchine Centennial

Saturday, January 24, 2004

This week marks what would have been the 100th birthday of the master choreographer George Balanchine, who co-founded the New York City Ballet. He died in 1983, at 79. Balanchines dances revitalized ballet in the 20th century, giving it a new energy and strength. The dancer Darci Kistler, a principal ...

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Idlewild

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Written and performed by They Might Be Giants.

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Metal Detector

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Written and performed by They Might Be Giants

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Caroline, No

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Written by Brian Wilson, performed by They Might Be Giants

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Boat of Car

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Written and performed by They Might Be Giants

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Descent

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Many performances have been created for unusual locations, and choreographer Noemie LaFrance has found one of the least likely. She created her dance "Descent" to take place in the dingy, faded grandeur of a city court building in Lower Manhattan. While the dancers wrap and sway around a 250 foot ...

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Drama King

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Ask director Robert Altman who his greatest influence is, and the answer may surprise you. Altman tells Studio 360 that he wouldn't be making pictures if it wasn't for the legendary radio dramatist Norman Corwin, whose poetic plays and documentaries transfixed listeners. Working for CBS Radio, ...

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