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Now Playing: Bronx Charter School for the Arts

Saturday, December 20, 2003

An innovative primary school in one of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods just opened this fall. Its students learn the basics — math, reading, history, and science — but all through the prism of art, music, literature, and performance. Studio 360 asked Alicia Zuckerman to pay regular visits to the ...

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Gospel Go-Go

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Go-Go music is Washington DC's homegrown hip-hop that began thirty years ago. In the 90's, some DC bands started mixing Christian messages into their Go-Go songs. Produced by Jacquie Gales Webb.

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Cellist

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Some say that orchestras are the canaries in the coal mines for arts funding. Nick Dargahi was playing cello for the San Jose Symphony when it went bankrupt last year. Produced by Trey Kay.

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Channeling President Clinton

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright and professor. She also plays the national security advisor on the NBC's The West Wing. In 1996 she interviewed Bill Clinton, George Bush the elder, and others who were shaping the election; and then she performed selections of those interviews verbatim, exactly as she ...

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Love Song

Saturday, November 01, 2003

In a show about love, there are millions of love songs to choose from. Studio 360 asked two musicians to give us one more. Guitarist Ben Monder and singer Theo Bleckmann are young jazz masters. They picked an ancient text from Rumi, the 13th century Persian mystic ...

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Fountains of Wayne

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Kurt's musical guests sing about love and relationships, but also about backyard pools, traffic jams and salesmen getting sloshed. From their latest album, Welcome Interstate Managers, Fountains of Wayne performs "Hackensack."

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Fountains of Wayne: "Utopia Parkway"

Saturday, October 25, 2003

The band performs "Utopia Parkway," the title track off their second album. And Kurt asks them how they came to write songs about the suburbs.

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Fountains of Wayne: "Sick Day"

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Fountains of Wayne perform "Sick Day" off their self-titled album.

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Lanford Wilson

Saturday, October 18, 2003

The great director Federico Fellini once said that a dark theatre is like a womb — safe, self-contained and life nourishing. The playwright Lanford Wilson toys with that safe feeling. His plays expose what's in the dark, both good and bad. Caitlin Shetterly spoke to Lanford Wilson ...

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Now Playing: MacHomer

Saturday, September 27, 2003

A one-man show by Rick Miller combines two of our favorite things: The Simpsons and William Shakespeare. Produced by KUOW's Sara Lerner.

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Special Guest: Cheech Marin

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Actor and director Cheech Marin is best known as half of the comedy duo, Cheech and Chong. His collection of Chicano art is touring the country for the next 5 years and it is on view now in El Paso, Texas.

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Sylvia Miles

Saturday, September 13, 2003

An actress who got her start in Warhol's Factory has acquired the artifacts of her life the way other people acquire fiesta ware or first editions. Produced by Sara Montague.

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Special Guest: David Ives

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Kurt Andersen and playwright David Ives talk about how very tiny things capture the imagination.

David Ives is a playwright who's been called "the maestro of the short form" by The New York Times. He's probably best known for his one-act comedies including All in the Timing and Mere Mortals. ...

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Toy Theater

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Before television and radio, many families used to gather around a 14-inch box set up on a table in their living room. They’d watch melodramas and action epics without electricity in the house. The box was a toy theater, made of cardboard, and it was an immensely popular item ...

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Lenny Bruce

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Forty years ago Lenny Bruce crossed a line and became comedy's greatest free speech martyr. Ronald Collins and David Skover — the authors of The Trials of Lenny Bruce — describe how the comedian fought the law and the law won. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Special Guest: Bill T. Jones

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Kurt Andersen and choreographer Bill T. Jones talk about how artists use the nude and its mix of beauty and shock.

Bill T. Jones is a choreographer and performer in the forefront of contemporary dance. He co-founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Now in it's twentieth ...

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The Great White Way

Saturday, August 02, 2003

William Pope L is a performance artist and critically acclaimed painter. In one performance, he ate the entire Wall Street Journal. We join him for part of his ongoing work, "The Great White Way."

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Documenting Dance

Saturday, August 02, 2003

You may remember a part of a dance you’ve seen, a beautiful movement or a striking arrangement of bodies. But you probably couldn’t recreate those things, and you'd have a tough time trying to convey someone else how to do the dance. As David Krasnow discovered, dancers themselves are ...

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Decasia

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Technology continues to develop sophisticated recording equipment that allows us to capture and save pictures and sound, perhaps to immortalize them. That sense of immortality is betrayed in a new multimedia performance called Decasia. Its creators use de-tuned instruments and deteriorating celluloid to orchestrate the aesthetics of ...

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Special Guest: Gregory Mosher

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Kurt Andersen and the theater director Gregory Mosher talk about how art unites and divides communities.

Gregory Mosher is a Tony award-winning director and producer of nearly two hundred theater productions, including Six Degrees of Separation and Sarafina! He also works in film and television. Mosher's current projects include a ...

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