Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Recent Class of American Nobel Laureates Honored on City Monument

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Tuesday evening, city park officials unveiled new inscriptions on the city’s Nobel Monument, honoring the three American laureates of 2010: chemist Richard Heck, economist Dale Mor...


As Brooklyn Museum Closes Indian Art Show, Met Opens 'Master Painters of India'

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's a big season for Indian art at New York City museums. As the Brooklyn Museum wraps up its "Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior" exhibit this weekend, the Metropolitan Museum o...


GIg Alert: Zee Avi

Monday, September 26, 2011

Zee Avi, the 25-year old Malaysian singer-songwriter, plays her lovely ukulele songs at the Highline Ballroom on Monday. Download her new "Swell Window" here.

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Gig Alert: Tarana

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tarana, the jazz-world-electronica project of drummer Ravish Momin, performs at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on Friday. Download the as yet unreleased "Night Song" here.


Gig Alert: Beirut

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Combining indie rock cool with world music eclectica, Beirut presents its third album The Rip Tide at Terminal 5 on Thursday. Download the band's brand-new "East Harlem" here.


Gig Alert: tUnE-yArDs

Monday, September 19, 2011

Indie favorite tUnE-yArDs hits Le Poisson Rouge on Monday. Download a free track from her new album w h o k i l l here.


Gig Alert: Bilal

Friday, September 16, 2011

Neo-soul prince Bilal plays B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill Friday night in Midtown. Download his "Think It Over," from 2010's Airtight's Revenge here.


Gig Alert: Matthew Stevens

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jazz guitarist Matthew Stevens plays the Jazz Gallery Thursday night. Download his a previously unreleased 12-minute version of "Iris" here.

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Giant Bronze Elephant Stands Upside Down in Union Square

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Tuesday through next May, Gran Elefandret by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló will be on display in Union Square. The 5-ton, 26-foot tall bronze sculpture depicts an elephant standi...

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Landmark Commission Votes to Approve Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District

Monday, September 12, 2011

On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to vote to approve the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which would give landmark status to 21 downtown Brooklyn buildings.


Gig Alert: Butch Morris

Monday, September 12, 2011

Butch Morris is the father of a innovative musical system called "conduction" that merges improvised jazz with composed classical music. Watch him direct the Nublu Orchestra at Lucky ...


Gig Alert: Miami Horror

Friday, September 09, 2011

Miami Horror is a band from down under with a dance-oriented sound culled from classic house and disco. Catch the guys playing Saturday night at Brooklyn Bowl and download their single "Holidays" here.


Gig Alert: Broken Social Scene

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Toronto indie band Broken Social Scene brings its cinematic sound to the Williamsburg Waterfront on Thursday alongside TV on the Radio. Download "World Sick" for free here.


Musicians Angered by Violence at West Indian-American Day Parade

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A day after high levels of gun violence rocked the West Indian-American Day parade, musicians who march every year expressed frustration and anger.

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Monster Island Moves Out of Williamsburg Art Space

Monday, September 05, 2011

Call it the end of an era. At the end of the month, tenants at one of Williamsburg's last communal art spaces will be leaving because their property manager has not offered to re-new their lease.

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Gig Alert: Aceyalone

Monday, September 05, 2011

Underground rap forefather Aceyalone plays the Mercury Lounge Monday night. Download "We Are" from his Freestyle Fellowship here.


In Brooklyn, Steel Drum Orchestras Gear Up for Carnival Competition

Friday, September 02, 2011

Brooklyn is home to the best steel drum orchestras outside of Trinidad. As the West Indian-American Day Carnival approaches, they're getting ready for the annual Panorama competition.

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Gig Alert: RJD2

Friday, September 02, 2011

DJ and producer RJD2 makes some of the best instrumental hip-hop on the planet, and he's playing Webster Hall Friday. Download his "Going and Going. And Going" from his new side-project Icebird.


Gig Alert: Ron Carter Big Band

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Bass legend Ron Carter hits the stage for the first time ever with the Ron Carter Big Band at the Jazz Standard Thursday night through Sunday. Download "Loose Change," which has not y...


Irene Wreaks Big Box Office Losses on Broadway

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

All 23 Broadway shows canceled their lucrative Saturday and Sunday performances this past weekend due to the transit shutdown mandated by Mayor Bloomberg in anticipation of Tropical S...