Sara Fishko

Sara Fishko appears in the following:

Kitchen Sink Realism

Friday, January 27, 2012

Next week, a 1950s English play opens off-Broadway that was more than just a play, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko. It was a cultural landmark that shook English class consciousness to its foundations.  A trip to post World War II Britain –in this episode of Fishko Files.



John Levy, Jazz Master

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We got word today that renowned jazz musician-turned-manager, John Levy, has died– just three months shy of his 100th birthday. Levy made a profound impact on the jazz world. As a bassist he jammed, played and recorded with Ben Webster, George Shearing, Billie Holiday, Art Tatum and many other greats. But later, Levy took his love of jazz and applied it to the business side of music: He became the first African-American Jazz artist’s manager. His management roster featured Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Ramsey Lewis, and Shirley Horn, to name a few.


Modern Times

Friday, January 20, 2012

With the much praised film The Artist gathering steam this awards season, here’s a related “Fishko Files”:  WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores Charlie Chaplin and the power of silence and sound in film (Originally produced in December 2003).


Three Jazz Works

Friday, January 13, 2012

Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music.  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together.  Here’s the next Fishko Files…

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Preservation Hall

Friday, January 06, 2012

This Saturday the Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a performance at, of all places, Carnegie Hall.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this archival edition of Fishko Files (recorded in pre-Katrina New Orleans), Preservation Hall is about as far from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a concert space can get. 



Friday, December 30, 2011

Actress Michelle Williams has received multiple nods this awards season for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn.” For WNYC’s Sara Fishko, it’s another in the chain of actresses trying to capture the essence of the iconic blond star of stars. Here’s “Marilyn,” a holiday highlight of this year’s Fishko Files…

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I Can See Clearly Now

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sometimes, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, you have to be far away to see something clearly.  In this year-end edition of Fishko Files, thoughts on distance


Brothers and Sisters

Friday, December 16, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: The tradition of siblings singing together is as old as song. WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at brothers, sisters and sibling harmony, in this edition of the Fishko Files...


Tunisian Collaborative Painting

Friday, December 09, 2011

Cultures the world over have long recognized the power of individuality in the creation of art.. But when the individual artist is threatened, can there can be creative power in groups?  WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the world of  “Tunisian Collaborative Painting” –in this edition of Fishko Files

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A Cappella

Friday, December 02, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: Tis the season to make music. And, as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, music is sometimes best made with what you have available -- your voice. (Produced in 2001)


Regarding Russell: The Obit as History

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ken Russell, who died Sunday at age 84, was a British movie director whose name was a household word a few decades ago.  No more, I guess.  But people are writing about his life in interesting ways, noting that he was a “provocateur,” that he pioneered male frontal nudity in the movies (Women in Love), and that he popularized a passionate and boldly specific approach to telling the story of musical lives on film (Song of Summer, the best ever film about a creative person).  Among other things.


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the contradictory career of the Russian composer-pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in this episode from 2001. 


Beethoven Sonatas

Friday, November 18, 2011

This Sunday at the Greene Space, as part of what is being called “Beethoven Awareness Month,” a lineup of pianists will perform a marathon concert of the 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, these pieces provide a particular window into the soul of one of our greatest composers. Here is the next Fishko Files…


Chick Corea

Friday, November 11, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: Chick Corea, pianist, composer, improvisor, bandleader, is coming to town this month. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, he’s had a career filled with variety, and he’s managed to do it without all that much forward planning involved. 

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Jean Vigo

Friday, October 28, 2011

For the first time, the complete films from the 1930s, by the French director Jean Vigo, are available in a DVD set.  The restless and adventurous young filmmaker was not always so celebrated, WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us --in this quick look. 


Think Big

Friday, October 28, 2011

You can carry the world in the palm of your hand. You can put the universe in your pocket.  You can look at a movie on a screen the size of a watch face.  So it’s a perfect moment...
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Tomorrow marks the 200th birth anniversary of Franz Liszt, composer and virtuoso pianist. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Liszt used his adventurous thinking, as well, to change public performance forever. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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Harvey at BAM

Friday, October 14, 2011

A hundred and fifty years ago, a theater then known as The Academy of Music began presenting cultural events in downtown Brooklyn.  Now it is America’s oldest performing arts center: The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM. In its early days, Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt and Isadora Duncan graced its stages.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more on the history of a great institution—in this episode of Fishko Files. 


Cultural Glue

Friday, October 07, 2011

Ten years after 9-11, our thoughts turn back to the time right after the attacks when we were searching for some kind of cultural glue to hold us together.  In this archival edition of Fishko Files (produced in October, 2001), WNYC's Sara Fishko looks back to London...


That Girl

Friday, September 30, 2011

The newest Census figures reveal: the highest number of never-married women in the country live in New York.  But the so-called “single girl” has long been associated with the Big City, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko.  Especially on TV.  In this edition of Fishko Files, a look at the single-girl show that broke the mold, 45 years ago. 

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