Saturday, February 4, 2023

Billy Porter by NPR

Billy Porter is an absolute legend. With a career that started in his teens, he's now 3/4ths of the way to an EGOT. He's also a style icon, who's always the most fashionable person in any ro…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Friday, February 3, 2023

60 dancers who fled the war now take the stage — as The United Ukrainian Ballet by Elizabeth Blair

The company, based in The Hague, is currently in Washington, D.C., performing Giselle at The Kennedy Center. The Ukrainian Ambassador says the ballet corps is like a secret weapon.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:03AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Matt Butler has played concerts in more than 50 prisons and jails by Phil Harrell

"Reckless Son" is a one-man show by singer/songwriter Matt Butler inspired by the convicts he's met while touring American prisons and jails.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:42AM
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Natasha Lyonne by NPR

Natasha Lyonne is an actor, writer, and director with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. She stars in the new series Poker Face, so we ask her three questions about getting bo…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Friday, January 27, 2023

Ballet dancers from across Ukraine bring 'Giselle' to the Kennedy Center by Elizabeth Blair

The United Ukrainian Ballet Company is made up of dancers taking refuge in the Netherlands. The company travels to Washington, D.C., to perform Giselle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:32AM
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Encore: Look out, Nets rivals! Octogenarian Mr. Whammy is coming for you by Jeff Lunden

For every sports team, there are fans and there are super fans. For the Brooklyn Nets, that's 86-year-old Mr. Whammy — who tries to hex the opposing basketball team into missing their foul…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:02PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Everyone & Mistaken Identity by NPR

Guest hosts Karen Chee and Josh Gondelman dive head first into alternate universes. Plus we get to the bottom of the Masters tournament mistaken identity kerfuffle.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:47PM
Sunday, January 22, 2023

San Francisco Chinatown seniors welcome in the Lunar New Year with rap by Chloe Veltman

The Grant Avenue Follies are steeped in tap dance and the songs of the 1950s and '60s. But they are no strangers to hip-hop, as the track "That Lunar Cheer" shows.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:54AM
Saturday, January 21, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken by NPR

Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes some time out from his busy schedule to tell panelists Dulcé Sloan, Eugene Cordaro, and Tom Bodett about his musical alter ego, ABlinken, and to ans…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:07PM

Opera singer Tenor Limmie Pulliam reflects on his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 47 by Scott Simon

Tenor Limmie Pulliam just made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 47. He tells NPR's Scott Simon what pushed him away from singing and what twist of fate brought him back to the stage.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:24AM

Look out, Nets rivals! Octogenarian Mr. Whammy is coming for you by Jeff Lunden

Super fan Bruce Reznick, 86, has been a fixture at Nets games since before the team moved to Brooklyn.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:02AM
Saturday, January 14, 2023

George Saunders by NPR

Celebrated short story author George Saunders joins us to answer three questions about court stories. With panelists Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz and Emmy Blotnick.Sign up for Wait Wait... …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:50AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

A play about censorship is censored — and free speech groups are fighting back by Elizabeth Blair

PEN America and two other free speech groups are calling for school officials in Florida to reinstate a high school production of Paula Vogel's Indecent, a play that is itself about censorsh…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:36PM
Sunday, January 8, 2023

Who says opera needs a grand stage? This festival is all about intimate productions by Jeff Lunden

The PROTOTYPE festival, now in its 10th year, presents new operas and music-theater works in smaller settings. "We were trying to create a black box opera movement," says co-founder Beth Mor…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:42AM
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Mariska Hargitay by NPR

Mariska Hargitay, star of Law and Order, SVU, answers three questions about Sweet Valley High, the location depicted in the teen book series. We also revisit our moments with Sean Hayes, Myl…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:59AM

STOMP closes after 29-year New York run by Chloe Veltman

The internationally-renowned show exploring the percussive possibilities of the human body and everyday objects ends Jan. 8.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:12AM
Thursday, January 5, 2023

This man's recordings spent years under a recliner — they've now found a new home by Jennifer Vanasco

More than a century ago, a Met librarian made some of the first live music recordings. Now, (with an assist from NPR) 16 of the Mapleson Cylinders are joining the New York Public Library col…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:32AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The Man Bill-hind the Voice! by NPR

Peter sits down with our very own judge and scorekeeper, Bill Kurtis, to learn about the legendary anchorman's life and career.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:23AM
Monday, January 2, 2023

Here are nine NYC shows we can't wait to see this spring by Jeff Lunden

You never know what'll hit or miss — but you can look at who wrote the script and score, and who's directing and starring. Here's what Jeff Lunden is keeping his eye on, both on and off-Br…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:06AM
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Best of Not My Job December 2022 by NPR

In this episode, we revisit our times with Ralph Macchio, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the hosts of the podcast "Ear Hustle" Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor, and Matt Walsh.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM

What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, listening and reading by Glen Weldon

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Menu, dancer Kim Hale, "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet, Drink Masters and more.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:48AM
Saturday, December 24, 2022

2022 was a big year for dance books: Here are 5 to check out by Sophie Bress

These books shed light on some of dance's most iconic figures and provide a glimpse into the state of ballet culture today — and the direction it's heading next year and for years to come.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:42PM

Sarah Polley by NPR

Actor and director Sarah Polley plays our game called "Sarah Polley, wanna cracker?" Three questions about parrots. Joining her are panelists Roxanne Roberts, Adam Burke, and Shane O'Neill.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Everyone & Improv Nerds by NPR

Emma and Vice columnist Alzo Slade try to solve the improv coolness crisis with the help of comedy icon Colin Mochrie. Plus: Emma tries her best to annoy Peter Sagal.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:40PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Encore: Show tunes give people traveling for the holidays something to sing about by Bob Mondello

At this time of year, people travel to be with their families. And Broadway and Hollywood have been giving them something to sing about: Traveling-song show tunes.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:12PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

More than 500 musicians demand accountability after Juilliard misconduct allegations by Anastasia Tsioulcas

After VAN magazine published accusations against Robert Beaser, a former head of The Juilliard School's composition department, hundreds of composers, educators and presenters are demanding …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:42PM
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Andrew Bird by NPR

Singer-songwriter and world class whistler Andrew Bird plays our game called, "Put Your Lips Together and Blow" Three questions about referees. Joining him are panelists Adam Burke, Tom Papa…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:59AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Former music students accuse two Juilliard teachers of sexual misconduct by Anastasia Tsioulcas

Three people have accused two teachers at the world-renowned music school — composers Robert Beaser and the late Christopher Rouse — of sexual misconduct dating back to the 1990s and 200…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:32PM

Adam Sandler wins the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by Elizabeth Blair

The Kennedy Center has announced Adam Sandler as the winner of this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Sandler's credits include SNL, Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups, The Wedding Singer an…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:18PM
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Gayle King by NPR

Host of CBS Mornings, Gayle King plays our game called, "Gayle King, meet the real Gale Kings" three questions about meteorologists. She is joined by panelists Negin Farsad, Peter Grosz, and…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:03PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

How the Fantastic Four took Double Dutch to new heights by Allyson McCabe

The ties between Double Dutch and hip-hop can be traced to Nelly's "Country Grammar," Missy Elliott's "Gossip Folks" and "Throw It Back," and the Cartoon Network animated series Craig of the…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:12PM

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