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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting

Sunday, July 06, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded in 2012, listen to some distinctly oddball works by Jason Treuting (of So Percussion) and Nick Zammuto (ex The Books) on this program.  There’s a multi-media work based around an instructional video for autoharp, a work involving a spelling bee, and a bucolic piece revolving around a slideshow of rude gestures.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Life of a Spelling Bee Champion

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tonight, 281 champion spellers from around the country will gather at a convention center just outside Washington, D.C. for the start of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee. One former champion and current judge explains what it's like to be a Spelling Bee champion.

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting

Monday, June 24, 2013

From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded in 2012, listen to some distinctly oddball works by Jason Treuting (of So Percussion) and Nick Zammuto (ex The Books) on this program.  There’s a multi-media work based around an instructional video for autoharp, a work involving a spelling bee, and a bucolic piece revolving around a slideshow of rude gestures.

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WNYC News

Knaidel, Kneydl: New Yorkers Dish on Dumpling Spellings

Friday, May 31, 2013

A conversation about spelling - and translation

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The First Annual Brian Lehrer Show Knaidel Invitational

Friday, May 31, 2013

Last night, 13-year-old Queens native Arvind Mahankali took first place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Today we're conducting our own spelling bee with some of the weirder words from the competition, so call us up at 212-433-9692 to play!

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The Takeaway

Spelling Champ on This Year's Bee

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee begin today. And who better to talk through it all than 1999 champion Nupur Lala? Nupur won the bee with the word “logorrhea,” which means “the excessive use of words.” Her journey to the top was documented in the Oscar-nominated film “Spellbound.” 

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded last month, listen to some distinctly oddball works by Jason Treuting (of So Percussion) and Nick Zammuto (ex The Books) on this program.  There’s a multi-media work based around an instructional video for autoharp, a work involving a spelling bee, and a bucolic piece revolving around a slideshow of rude gestures. 

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Features

Adults Show Off Orthographic Skills at the Williamsburg Spelling Bee Finals

Monday, June 06, 2011

Churrigueresque, Kierkegaardian and götterdämmerung. Those are some of the words David Henry Haan had to spell correctly to earn a spot in the adult Williamsburg Spelling Bee final, which takes place Monday night at Pete’s Candy Store.

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