Allison Lichter

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The Ailey Marks 50 Years

Monday, March 31, 2008

It was 50 years ago yesterday that a group of dancers who eventually became the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took the stage for the first time.

Yesterday morning, Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church honored the anniversary. The choir sang as dancers from the congregation performed a ...


Asian Art Week in Full Swing

Friday, March 14, 2008

Jonathan Stone works with Asian art at Christie's, where viewing has opened for a series of important sales. He says the collection several exceptional pieces.

STONE: There's a really spectacular 12th century Buddha - a Japanese Buddha - from the Kamakura period. A wooden piece, which ...


Philharmonic Ready for North Korea Visit

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Officials in North Korea are tearing down the anti-American posters that normally line the streets of the capital Pyongyang in preparation for the New York Philharmonic's unprecedented visit.

REPORTER: At a press conference Sunday, music director Lorin Maazel announced the possibility that the Philharmonic's concert in ...


"Be Kind Rewind" Opens Today

Friday, February 22, 2008

REPORTER: The director, Frenchman Michel Gondry is a master of low-tech movies - often building his sets from cardboard and trash.

That do-it-yourself ethos drives the plot of "Be Kind Rewind."

When all the VHS tapes at an independent video store are erased, the two clerks decide ...


Actors Rally to Save Performance Space

Friday, January 18, 2008

The struggle to save artists' studios at Carnegie Hall took a star turn today. The actor John Turturro appeared with other performers at a City Hall rally.

REPORTER: They're urging Mayor Bloomberg to intervene, and stop the eviction of long-time residents who live in apartments above ...


Under The Radar

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Under the Radar Festival is underway at the Public Theater, offering 17 new shows in 11 days. It brings in works from around the U.S. and the world that spotlight emerging talents as well as masters in the field.

Under the ...


Apollo Theatre Looks for Help in Restoration Fund

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Apollo Theater is looking to reach even deeper pockets. The legendary theatre announced the public phase of a major capital campaign aimed at courting new donors, to help raise ninety-six-million dollars.

REPORTER: The legendary Harlem establishment has been engaged in an extensive restoration project since ...


Coney Island Photo Exhibit Opens at Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Earlier this month, the city unveiled a proposal for restoring old-time glory and glitz back to Coney Island. The city's zoning plan comes in the wake of another proposal by a shopping-center developer, who has purchased key land in Coney Island's amusement district-- prompting some ...


Union and Theatre Owners Agree to Another Round of Talks

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's day 17 of the stagehands strike. After a 20 hour marathon negotiating session yesterday, the Local One, the stagehands union and the League of American Theaters and producers are sitting down again this evening for another round of talks.

The strike has shut down 26 ...


John Rockwell on "Fuerza Bruta"

Monday, November 19, 2007

Broadway's shut down by the ongoing strike, but there's no shortage of offerings outside of the Great White Way. John Rockwell is a long time cultural critic. He stopped by a new acrobatic circus show called "Fuerza Bruta" -- that's Spanish for "Brute Force". Rockwell ...


Theatre District Feels Effects of Strike

Monday, November 19, 2007

The stagahands union, Local One, is still on strike after negotiators failed to reach an agreement in the 9 day old labor dispute. Broadway businesses continue to feel the affects of the strike.

REPORTER: Craig Coresee is the manager at Theater Circle, a gift shop on ...


Negotations Resume in Stagehands' Strike

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Stagehands' Union and the League of American Theaters and Producers are set to resume negotiations this weekend.

REPORTER: Over two dozen Broadway theaters have been dark for the past week following a walkout by the union, Local One. At the center of the dispute is ...


Author Norman Mailer Dead at 84

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Norman Mailer, the Pulitzer Prize Winning novelist and journalist died today. He was 84 years old.

REPORTER: Mailer was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn. He became a national celebrity in his 20s for his novel "The Naked and the ...


Richard Prince: Spiritual America

Friday, September 28, 2007

Rugged Marlboro Men. Biker chicks straddling their motorcycles. Muscle cars and luxury goods. Richard Prince is a photographer, painter and filmmaker who’s made those images the subject of his work for over 30 years. Prince’s work is often cited as inspiration for the postmodern movement ...


New Work in an Old Building

Saturday, September 08, 2007

New Yorkers have gotten used to seeing new construction pop up on unused lots, and old buildings being renovated for new uses. Building D of the Essex Street Market on Delancey Street has stood empty for over a decade. Now, it’s being made into a ...


Mostly Mozart's Latin Twist

Friday, August 03, 2007

When the Mostly Mozart festival gets underway tonight, Avery Fisher Hall will shake with the sounds of latin percussion. That’s because for the first time in it’s over forty year history, the festival has chosen a composer in residence – the Argentine-American compoer Osvaldo Golijov. ...


The Forest As Stage

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lede: All this month, WNYC has been featuring stories on climate change in our "Feeling the Heat" series. While we've shown how scientists and policy makers are scrambling to find answers to environmental threats, WNYC's Allison Lichter introduces us to one artist -- a dancer ...