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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

A Sizzler promo from another galaxy and a Vanessa Carlton/Lil Jon mash-up win the internet this week.
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 2015

An iPhone's odyssey, Funny or Die trolling everyone, and puppets that would scare the children win the internet this week.
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Studio 360

Robin Williams Knew How To Get To Sesame Street

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams wore a lot of hats (and one time, for a few hours, a clown nose). One Robin you may not have known was the gentle educator. It was a side of him we only glimpsed during his many visits to Sesame Street

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Puppets on Film Festival at BAM

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cheryl Henson, president of the Jim Henson Foundation, and co-curator of BAM's third annual Puppets on Film Festival, discusses the series, along with Rick Moranis. He’ll be appearing  at the opening night sing-along of Frank Oz’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” Puppets on Film is playing October 25-27 at BAM.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Cheryl Henson

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson's daughter, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with Rick Moranis, to preview the 3rd Annual Puppets on Film Festival. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently. 

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Operavore

Dutch Marionette Artist has the Opera World on a String

Friday, February 15, 2013

Puppets and dolls have, since antiquity, served as surrogates for humans in religious and secular celebrations. Fred Plotkin considers the work of Hendrik Bonneur, who uses puppets in opera.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cause and Effect

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hear how gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale could change the energy calculus for the nation. Plus: the latest on tax and spending negotiations in Washington; City Councilman Brad Lander a bill banning employers from doing credit checks on job applicants; a new constitution for Egypt and what it means for the region; how telecommunication companies are regulated and why it matters after a natural disaster; and the founder of the Bread and Puppet show on a 50th anniversary performance.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Puppets on Film

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter; puppeteer Basil Twist; and Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash talk about “Puppets on Film.” Presented by BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation, “Puppets on Film” is the most comprehensive survey of live puppetry in cinema ever compiled for both children and adults. It includes the Muppet movies, documentaries, 1980s cult classics, fantasy films, and shorts by contemporary artists. In anticipation of the November 23 release of The Muppets, a selection of films produced, directed, or godfathered by Muppets creator Jim Henson.

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Features

The Muppets, The Gremlins and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Take Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

For two weekends in November, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen 54 new and old films starring live puppets. The festival's 19 features and 35 shorts will be shown from Nov. 12 through 14 and from Nov. 18 through 20 as part of "Puppets on Film."

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Features

The Secret Language of Puppets: 'War Horse' Comes to Lincoln Center

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Handspring Puppet Company’s production of "War Horse" opened at Lincoln Center on Thursday night. The powerful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel challenges notions of puppetry while teaching us about love and war.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"War Horse"

Friday, April 08, 2011

Puppeteers from Handspring, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, discuss the National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of “War Horse.” Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, “War Horse” is set at the outbreak of World War I, and tells the story of a boy and his beloved horse, which is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. The boy, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a mission to find his horse and bring him home. “Warhorse” opens April 14 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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WNYC News

In the Trenches with 'War Horse'

Friday, September 03, 2010

One of the hottest tickets in London, the stage show "War Horse" is making its long-awaited American premiere at Lincoln Center in March 2011, and Steven Spielberg is set to release a film version in August of 2011. Go behind the scenes with a puppeteer from this astonishing production.

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Studio 360

Basil Twist and Billy Collins

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Even though puppeteers usually control every little movement of their creations, puppeteer Basil Twist says water does what it wants. Twist created a puppet show called Symphonie Fantastique, swirling around in a 500-gallon water tank, and set to Hector Berlioz’s composition of the same name. Produced by Benjamin ...

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Studio 360

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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Studio 360

Commentary: Power to the Puppets

Saturday, December 13, 2003

With MP3s and DVDs we depend on high-tech entertainment, but Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen has noticed lately, a very Lo-Fi art form is making a comeback.

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Studio 360

Commentary: The Rumor Mill

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Kurt reflects on some rumors — about puppets.

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