The 1980S


Year to Remember: 1986

Monday, April 09, 2012

Reagan isn’t president, Top Gun isn’t the biggest movie of the year, and mullets have somehow lost their appeal. But after releasing new albums last week, ‘80s icons Madonna and Lionel Richie have managed to reclaim spots at the top of the Billboard charts. It’s a feat that’s inspired us to look back at the last time the now-aging pop stars had a Top 5 album at the same time – a quarter of a century ago, in 1986. Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield joins us to look back at an “underrated” year in music.

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Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik: In Studio

Monday, April 09, 2012

The 1980s play a special role in the careers of songwriters (and friends) Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik. Vega scored a breakout hit in 1987 with “Luka.” Last year, Sheik paid tribute to music of that era with an album called “Covers 80s.” As they head out on a spring tour together, Vega and Sheik join us to play live in our studio.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Do You Know Where You Are?

Sunday, November 06, 2011

“Man walks into a bar,” is the start of many tales and seemed a good premise for a live evening of SELECTED SHORTS at Symphony Space.