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Listen: Clarke Peters and Ebony Jo-Ann in August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The third installment in our 10-play series is set in 1927. As blues singer Ma Rainey and her band record an album in a Chicago studio, questions of race, art and exploitation emerge.

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WNYC Digital

Before there was 'Empire', there was August Wilson: Listen to Taraji P. Henson in Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The second installment in our 10-play series of dramatic readings tells the story of migrants who pass through a Pittsburgh boardinghouse during the Great Migration of the 1910s.

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The Greene Space

1910: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone | Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a Pittsburgh, the story of Seth and Bertha Holly and the migrants who pass through their boardinghouse during the Great Migration of the 1910s. Audio available now.  

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1920: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in Chicago in 1927, the play explores issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. Available now.

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1930: The Piano Lesson | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in 1936 Pittsburgh, the story of a brother and sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano they own - keep or sell it. Audio release date: Sun, May 10. 

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1940: Seven Guitars | Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a blues singer just released from prison and ready to right the past year's wrongs. Audio release date: Sun, May 17.

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1950: Fences | Directed by Kenny Leon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the story of Troy Maxson, a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete struggling to provide for his family. Audio release date: Sun, May 24.

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1960: Two Trains Running | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of a local diner owner who fights to stay open as a municipal project encroaches on his establishment. Audio release date: Sun, May 31.

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1970: Jitney | Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys — unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs. Audio release date: Sun, June 7.

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1980: King Hedley II | Directed by Michele Shay

Friday, April 24, 2015

The story of an ex-convict trying to rebuild his life by selling stolen refrigerators so that he can save enough money to buy a video store. Audio release date: Sun, June 14.

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Studio 360

Mike Doughty's "Revelation: A Rock Opera"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Listen to and watch the world premier of Mike Doughty's rock opera, and the culmination of his creative resolution for 2014.
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Soundcheck

Father John Misty, Live In The Greene Space

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The expansive, melodic songwriter known as Father John Misty visits WNYC's Greene Space to play songs from his new record, I Love You, Honeybear.

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Video: See How A Prairie Home Companion's Fred Newman Makes His Sound Effects

Friday, December 05, 2014

Ask Fred Newman what it is that he does and he says, "I honk for a living."

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: The Gloaming in The Greene Space (Part 2)

Friday, July 11, 2014

From the New Sounds Live Concerts, listen to the Irish-American "Supergroup" The Gloaming, recorded at our own Jerome L. Greene Space a few weeks ago. The ensemble is made up of extraordinary musicians: gifted Irish fiddler Martin Hayes, Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, hardanger innovator Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Irish master singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). Hear more of the band's spine-tingling performance from that night, including material that is not part of their self-titled release. (Part 2 of 2)

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Piotr Anderszewski's Beethoven Brunch

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs the music of Beethoven and Janacek in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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New York Now

Watch Live: Pianist Vijay Iyer and Brentano Quartet

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tonight at 7 pm ET, watch composer-pianist Vijay Iyer and the Brentano Quartet for an evening of conversation and music for piano, string and electronics from The Greene Space.

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Chiara String Quartet Plays From Memory

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Watch the archived video webcast of the Chiara String Quartet playing works by Ravel, Bartok and Brahms, recorded March 21 in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: An Inside Look at 'Bullets Over Broadway'

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Greene Space's Inside Look: Broadway series kicked off on January 28, 2014 as we sat down with cast members of the new musical adaptation of Woody Allen's crime-comedy caper, "Bullets Over Broadway."

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On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii gave a rare and exclusive performance in The Greene Space on January 14. 

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New Tech City

Submit Your Story: Your Worst Tech Fails

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

We've all seen people abuse, overuse and get confused by technology, from embarrassing auto-corrects to tweets that missed their mark. Bring us your best (or worst!) story, or confess your own, and we'll tell you how to turn it around when New Tech City hosts a live conversation about balancing the technology in your life on January 23 in The Greene Space.  

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