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Thursday, June 9, 2022

How the arts can help children think about gun violence by Jon Kalish

The former Sesame Street writer is working with the NYPD to create a small pilot program on gun violence at an elementary school in East Harlem.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:24PM
Monday, May 2, 2022

Mazel Tov Cocktail Party: Take an ounce of hip hop, dash of polka, then square dance by Jon Kalish

Finding a thriving dance culture in the Adirondacks Mountains inspired the band to take its sound in an unexpected direction.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:12PM
Friday, November 26, 2021

Veteran anti-consumerist crusader Reverend Billy takes aim at climate change by Jon Kalish

Reverend Billy, the flamboyant "altar-ego" of New York performance artist William Talen, celebrates 20 years of crusading with his Stop Shopping Choir.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:42AM
Saturday, October 30, 2021

New York City's Village Halloween Parade comes back to life, saved by a serious fan by Jon Kalish

Canceled last year for only the second time ever because of the pandemic, New York City's storied Village Halloween Parade returns, partly due to one very generous fan.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:42AM
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Neil Simon, Preeminent And Prolific Playwright And Screenwriter, Has Died At 91 by Jon Kalish

The writer behind hits like The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park, known for his zany characters and comic dialogue, won over two dozen nominations for Tonys, Emmys and Oscars.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:06PM
Friday, April 13, 2018

Life Above A Library Was Like Living In Neverland by Jon Kalish

Sharon Washington grew up in an apartment above a branch of the New York Public Library — her father was its custodian. After hours, she had the run of the place. She tells that story in a…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:20PM
Sunday, March 22, 2015

William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays by Jon Kalish

William Electric Black, the first African American writer for Sesame Street and winner of several Emmys, has a new project: a five-play cycle on gun violence.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:59AM
Friday, December 30, 2011

Beloved Yiddish Singer Adrienne Cooper Mourned by Colleagues by Jon Kalish

On Sunday, December 25, 2011, the Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper passed away in a Manhattan hospital after battling cancer. She was 65. Cooper played a pivotal role in the revival of klezm…