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Classical Music in 2014 Super Bowl Ads

Sunday, February 02, 2014

In keeping with an annual tradition, here are the 2014 Super Bowl commercials that featured classical music.

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Soundcheck

When Athletes Sing: The 'Super Bowl Shuffle' And Other Greatest Hits

Friday, January 31, 2014

We hear the story behind the Super Bowl Shuffle -- and a brand new all-star remake. Plus, a look at other famous examples of athletes who've decided to make a go at a musical career. 

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Transportation Nation

One Map To Rule Them All

Friday, January 31, 2014

Navigating the New York-New Jersey region this weekend for the 'first mass transit Super Bowl?' New York's MTA put together a map that combines the area's transit infrastructure in one Vignelli-inspired package.

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WNYC News

How Did the Super Bowl End up in a City Like East Rutherford?

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Recently Super Bowls tend to go to cities that build new stadiums. Owners lobby ferociously to host the game. 

That was the case with 1.6 billion dollar Met Life Stadium opened in 2010

 

Recently Super Bowls tend to go to cities that build new stadiums. Owners lobby ferociously to host the gam

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Last Chance Foods

Hot Sauce: Feel-Good Flavor or Just a Punch in the Face?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Are you a hot sauce aficionado or do you think it's just a tongue-burning torture device? Dan Pashman, the host of The Sporkful podcast, talks about balancing flavor with fire and how to use hot sauce to improve your Super Bowl snacks. Also, try an award-winning recipe for buffalo wings from the director of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Be the Coolest at Your Super Bowl Party with Census Stats on Denver and Seattle

Friday, January 31, 2014

From population to median household size, the Brian Lehrer Show compares Denver and Seattle census data -- and takes calls about the food, music, weather and more in each city.

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WNYC News

PHOTOS: How to Spot a Fake Super Bowl Ticket

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thermochromic ink, embossing and holographs: the NFL is keeping its Super Bowl tickets real.

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The Takeaway

Is the NFL Ignoring the Super Bowl City?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Where is Super Bowl 48 being held this Sunday? If you said New York, you're wrong. The game is actually being played in the town of East Rutherford, NJ. This fact, which is seemingly ignored by the nation, is frustrating James Cassella, the mayor of East Rutherford. Mayor Cassella says the NFL has ignored his city, confounded his local traffic patterns, and stole whatever thunder this longtime New York Giants fan hoped to generate this week. In fact, up until the other day, the mayor couldn't even get tickets to the game.

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Operavore

Renée Fleming Says She Won't Lip-Sync National Anthem

Friday, January 31, 2014

Renée Fleming said in an interview she won't sing to a pre-recorded track and that she "wouldn't know how to lip-sync if you paid me."

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WNYC News

Guts! Glory! Fakery! Why Football Loves The Pre-Game Speech

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Football coaches have long used their oratorical powers to goad their teams to glory, but even men like Ronald Reagan have used the pre-game speech to motivate their subordinates. 

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On The Media

The 10th Anniversary of the "Wardrobe Malfunction"

Friday, January 31, 2014

10 years ago, the 90 million people who were watching the 38th Super Bowl's half time show bore witness to the first so-called "wardrobe malfunction" when Justin Timberlake accidentally exposed Janet Jackson's breast. That nine-sixteenths of a second had profound and far reaching effects on our culture, writes Marin Cogan for ESPN Magazine. Brooke talks with Cogan about her article, "In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple," that explores how history changed in the wake of "Nipplegate."

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Money Talking

Stock Market Wobbles Despite Economy Growing

Friday, January 31, 2014

This week on Money Talking, what's up with the recent slide in the stock market? And is hosting a Super Bowl a good financial bet for the host city?

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WNYC News

Super Bowl Ticket Prices as Variable as the Weather

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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The New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee says the game will generate between $500 and $600 million of projected economic activity for the region. But hotel prices are falling and tickets to the game have taken a dip--kind of like the temperature in the Northeast in recent days.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is the Super Bowl Helping Your Business?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A call-in segment for local business owners: Is Super Bowl week the windfall you expected? And what do you have planned for this weekend? Call in to report on how the influx of NFL fans is affecting your bottom line. And then, plug away -- if you've got a Super Bowl event planned, or have some other sort of Super Bowl related special going on, let us know. We'll compile a database for fellow WNYC fans.

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The Takeaway

Soup or Bowl Recipe Contest Countdown

Thursday, January 30, 2014

As the calendar moves closer to Super Bowl Sunday, The Takeaway is counting down to declare a winner in our Soup or Bowl game day recipe contest. We received so may recipes in our quest for the perfect cold weather half-time meal. Yesterday our friend Dan Pashman, founder and host of The Sporkful podcast and our Soup or Bowl judge, rolled out two of the final four. Today he walks us through a tasting of our last two finalists.

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Conducting Business

Classical Commercials: Can Gounod Sell Shampoo? Actually, Yes.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sunday’s Super Bowl will feature 55 commercials and chances are, some of them will feature a symphony or an opera aria embedded in the soundtrack. Here's a look at how the process works.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Political Power List; Tech in Education; Super Bowl Profits

Thursday, January 30, 2014

City & State will release a new Power 100 list, listing the most powerful figures on the New York City political scene. Editor-in-Chief Morgan Pehme will explain the rankings. Then: Congressman Michael Grimm got into a heated exchange when a reporter asked a question about the investigation into his campaign finances. We’ll provide context for his reaction. Plus: a new book argues that technology will save education; and we ask local business owners to tell us if Super Bowl week has been an economic boon…or a bust. 

Operavore

Top Five Similarities Between Opera and Football

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As the NFL takes over the tri-state area in anticipation of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, the grandiosity of this annual event seemed could be called operatic.

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Transportation Nation

Super Bowl Boulevard: An Explainer

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The big game is in New Jersey, but the pre-game activities are happening on thirteen blocks of Broadway in midtown Manhattan. Here's what you need to know about Super Bowl Boulevard.

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