Abbie Fentress Swanson

Abbie Fentress Swanson appears in the following:

50 Years of Decorating the White House

Friday, February 10, 2012

In 1961, when John F. Kennedy became president, his wife Jacqueline redecorated the White House and made it a museum. Her dramatic makeover moved us to ask William G. Allman, the ch...


WATCH | Michelle Obama Beats Jimmy Fallon in White House Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Besides "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Mrs. Obama has also appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Rachael Ray" to celebrate the second anni...

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Super Bowl Half-Time Show Debrief: MIA Flipping the Bird, Madonna's Moves, Cee Lo in Sequins

Monday, February 06, 2012

Madonna was cast as the star of Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show. But who really stole the limelight? Nicki Minaj? Cee Lo Green? M.I.A.? Take our survey.

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Transportation Department Unveils Urban Art Under the Queensboro Bridge

Friday, February 03, 2012

On Friday, the New York City Department of Transportation unveiled a new temporary outdoor exhibit on a 50-foot corrugated fence under the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge at the junction ...

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WATCH | Our Favorite Super Bowl 2012 Commercials

Friday, February 03, 2012

Dogs, Ferris Bueller and "poop-free" babies figure prominently in some of this year's Super Bowl XLVI commercials. Watch some of our favorite Super Bowl Sunday ads. Then vote for y...

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Restaurant Workers' Group Releases Ethical Eating Guide

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United wants consumers to consider how the people making their food are being treated with a new manual called ROC National 2012 Diners' Guide: A Co...

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Signature Theatre to Open Permanent New Home on West Side

Monday, January 30, 2012

The non-profit, off Broadway Signature Theatre Company is set to open its new permanent 70,000-square-foot home on Manhattan's West Side Tuesday.


Brooklyn Mainstay Southpaw to Close Next Month

Friday, January 27, 2012

Scenesters, make room for the strollers. One of Brooklyn's best known music venues, Southpaw, is shutting down at the end of February. A branch of NY Kids Club, which offers classes ...

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Executive Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Resigns

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation's executive director, Sharon Gersten Luckman, has announced she's leaving the company at the end of next year to pursue other endeavors, including ...


Seaport Museum Prepares to Re-Open Its Doors

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Contemporary art alongside items in the Seaport Museum's permanent collection make up the offerings in the new South Street Seaport Museum.


City Transplants Re-Create Music Scene in New Jersey

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Most people’s conception of the New Jersey suburbs doesn’t include an underground music scene a la the East Village in the 1970s. But many New York City transplants who now call New J...

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Friendship Inspires Art Project About Daily Life in Iraq

Thursday, January 05, 2012

This fall, WNYC asked listeners for their stories about active service men and women returning home from Iraq. David Pierce wrote in with his story about an art project documenting th...

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'Spider-Man' Sets New Weekly Sales Record on Broadway

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" raked in nearly $3 million last week — the highest weekly sales figure in the history of the Great White Way. "Wicked" held the previous weekly sales...


WNYC's Guide on Where to Ring in the New Year

Friday, December 30, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new! There's no shortage of places to celebrate the early hours of 2012 in New York City. Here are some of them that caught our eye.

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2011 Year in Review: The Year in Arts and Culture

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Alexander McQueen show at the Met, "Spider-Man" and "The Book of Mormon" opening on Broadway, the kerfuffle around Tony Kushner's honorary degree at CUNY and an exhibit mapping ...

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2011 Year in Review: The Year's Best Gig Alerts

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Each weekday in 2011, as part of our Gig Alerts series, WNYC's Culture Desk offered up free MP3s from artists playing in the NYC area. Here are our favorite Gig Alerts of the yea...

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Gig Alert: The Suzan

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Suzan plays with Field Mouse, Speedy Ortiz and Me & Mars at Big Snow Buffalo Lounge on Thursday night. Download the all-girl group's catchy, danceable number "Come Come" here.

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Gig Alert: Rachael Yamagata

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rachael Yamagata performs with Mike Viola at City Winery Wednesday and Thursday nights. Download "Even If I Don't" from her third album Chesapeake here.

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Rapper Common Pays Visit to South Bronx School

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chicago rapper Common stopped by Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx on Monday morning to talk to the school's 500-plus students about how they could achieve their dream...


Chocolate Toffee Cookies Win First Place in Radio Cookie Slam

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A batch of Chocolate Toffee Cookies have won New York Public Radio's inaugural cookie slam. The cookies' baker, Abby Lovinger, said the secret winning ingredient was salt.

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