Carl Hancock Rux

Carl Hancock Rux appears in the following:

Lincoln Center's Juneteenth Celebration

Friday, June 18, 2021

Carl Hancock Rux and Helga Davis join us to discuss 'I Dream a Dream That Dreams Back at Me: A Juneteenth Celebration' at Lincoln Center.

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American Icons: Native Son

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think "Native Son" exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth.

American Icons: Native Son

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think "Native Son" exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. 

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For a Black Writer, Sci-Fi Offers a Reboot of Society

Friday, July 18, 2014

African-American writers have been contributing to the development of science fiction from the beginning. Artist and writer Carl Hancock Rux says they’ve used the genre to think their...

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Video: August Wilson Talk Series - Reminiscences

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

August Wilson's loved ones share personal memories of him, on and off stage. Featuring Constanza Romero, Wilson's widow; Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Stephen McKinley Henderson and more.

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American Icons: Native Son

Friday, September 06, 2013

The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think Native Son exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. We trace the line from...

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Music Therapy for Preemies; Carl Hancock Rux Plays Live; When Sound Hurts

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In this episode: A new study from Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City shows that premature infants can benefit medically from music therapy. We talk with Dr. Joanne Loewy, leader of that study, about the type of music therapy that was used, and how this could change the type of care that premature infants receive.

Plus: Novelist, poet, and recording artist Carl Hancock Rux joins us for a live performance. 

And: As we gear up for our Sunday webstream with Iggy Pop and The Stooges, we ask a few musicians and critics to share their stories of the punk icon.

Plus: We talk with writer Joyce Cohen about life with hyperacusis, a condition characterized by an extreme over sensitivity to sound.

The Greene Space

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Tea Cake’s Legacy

Monday, September 17, 2012

7:00 PM

Award-winning poet and actor Carl Hancock Rux revisits Zora Neale Hurston’s celebrated novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" from the point of view of Janie’s love interest, Tea Cake, with an original performance art piece commissioned by The Greene Space. This work will explore Hurston’s narrative through a male lens. Following the ...

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A Music and Literary Salon

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

6:00 PM

Carl Hancock Rux. Singers Toshi Reagon, Nona Hendryx, Martha Redbone, Marcelle Lashley and KimberlyNichole will perform. Full Series Information and Videos.  

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I, Too, Sing America: Langston and Zora's Un-Sung Collaboration

Friday, February 24, 2012

7:00 PM

Like countless creative collaborations, the one between Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes was fruitful but ultimately ended in acrimony. 

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A City Reimagined: Voices of 9/11 in Poetry and Performance

Thursday, September 8, 2011

7:00 PM

Poet and performer Carl Hancock Rux is joined by actors Joan Allen, Rocco Sisto, Peter Strauss, Rachel Ticotin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Ty Jones for stories and remembrances, with live music from cellist Dana Leong and an art installation by Cey Adams.

Songs Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The landmark speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. have inspired countless musical tributes, including songs that capture the rhythm of his speech. Hear some examples today, when we revisit a conversation with poet and musician Carl Hancock Rux that first aired in 2005.

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The Preacher's Cadence

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King's charismatic cadence prompted John Coltrane to write the song "Alabama," a piece based on the legendary leader's voice. The jazz icon isn't the only musician to be inspired by Dr. King. Today on the show, we look at how Martin Luther King's speeches inspired musical tributes by ...