Saturday, May 21, 2022

Spoken word and sonic rituals: East LA exhibit features Latinx artists using sound by Mandalit Del Barco

The exhibition spans decades and includes spoken word performances, sound rituals and installations by Chicano and Puerto Rican artists.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:03AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Everyone & Skeletons by NPR

Comedian Adam Burke and Emma meet a knight in shining armor, get the latest gossip about the Medieval era and uncover a skeleton in the closet.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:00AM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

This Ukrainian circus was on tour in Italy when the war started by Adam Raney

One of Ukraine's top circus troupes was on the road in Italy when Russia invaded. Performers faced the dilemma of whether to rush back home or keep the show going.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:36PM

The late Norm Macdonald left fans a surprise stand-up special by Dustin Jones

The Saturday Night Live star, who died last year after a battle with cancer, shot a one-hour special from his living room. Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special will stream on Netflix starting May…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:36PM

Anthony Roth Costanzo nearly lost his voice to cancer. Now he's back as 'Akhnaten' by Terry Gross

A decade ago, Costanzo had surgery that threatened to destroy his singing voice. Now he stars as a gender-fluid Egyptian pharaoh in the Met Opera's production. Originally broadcast Oct. 7, 2…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:36PM

Hannah Einbinder by NPR

Comedian and star of HBO's Hacks, Hannah Einbinder plays our game about life hacks. She is joined by panelists Peter Grosz, Faith Salie and Laci Mosley.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Friday, May 13, 2022

Iranian-American playwright is set on breaking expectations by Jeff Lunden

Sanaz Toossi is having a moment – her first production ever, English, just won a Lucille Lortel award for outstanding new off-Broadway play, and Wish You Were Here opened last week.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:33PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Everyone & Pay Phones by NPR

Tom Bodett celebrates a heroic payphone and gets advice from author Samin Nosrat.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:31AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

List of the 2022 Tony Nominations by Jennifer Vanasco

The American Theatre Wing announced nominations today for the 75th annual awards.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:54AM

2022 Pulitzer Prizes in arts and letters go to 'Fat Ham' and 'The Netenyahus' by Neda Ulaby

The 2022 Pulitzer Prizes in fiction, poetry, drama and other categories in arts and letters were announced in New York along with awards for journalism.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:54AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

'A Strange Loop' garners 11 Tony nominations, including Best Musical by Jeff Lunden

These nominations are for Broadway's first season after the 2020 COVID shutdown.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:12PM
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Photos: The Golden Age of Broadway is celebrated in a new online exhibit by Jeff Lunden

A new virtual art exhibition celebrates theater, movies and television with original sketches by Broadway set and costume designers.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:18PM

Adam Scott by NPR

Adam Scott, star of Apple TV+'s Severance, plays our game about weddings and marriage proposals. He is joined by panelists Maz Jobrani, Emmy Blotnick and Paula Poundstone.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:01PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

At a high school, the song 'No One is Alone' becomes about a teacher lost to COVID by Elena Burnett

English teacher Bobby Texel remembers his coworker Dennis DeCarlo, a woodshop teacher at Pompton Lakes High School in New Jersey. Dennis and Bobby worked together for years on the school's m…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:37PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Dave Chappelle attacker charged with assault with a deadly weapon by Mandalit Del Barco

23-year-old Isaiah Lee has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:54PM

Everyone & Corpse Flowers by NPR

Comedian Negin Farsad joins Emma to meet a corpse flower and find love at a stinky speed dating event.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:00AM

85-year-old bassist Ron Carter has no plans on slowing down by Tom Vitale

The roster of musicians Carter has worked with ranges from Ornette Coleman to Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack and A Tribe Called Quest.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:42AM
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
Sunday, May 1, 2022

A Ukrainian dance troupe in the U.S. fights disinformation, one high kick at a time by Laura Benshoff

The Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, which turns 50 this year, hopes to counter Russian aggression by teaching U.S. audiences about Ukrainian history and culture.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:54PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Myles Stubblefield by NPR

Myles Stubblefield, the man behind Buffalo Worm Works, plays our game about ear worms. Joining him are panelists Alzo Slade, Maeve Higgins and Amy Dickinson.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Everyone & Mice by NPR

Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka and Emma get overrun by mice, meet a fancy cat and finally untangle the mystery of the Rat King. With guests Dr. Bobby Corrigan, Cameron Jay, and Lynzie Rogers.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:41PM

Broadway's 'POTUS': Should these women save the president? by Jeff Lunden

Seven comic actresses star in a new play by a 28-year-old up-and-coming playwright.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:24AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Encore: New musical 'Bhangin' It' centers a competitive college bhangra dancer by Hafsa Fathima

A new musical at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse celebrates bhangra, one of India's traditional styles of dancing.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:54PM

'A Strange Loop,' finally, comes to Broadway by Ari Shapiro

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael R. Jackson, a composer, playwright and lyricist who won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for his musical A Strange Loop. The musical is opening on Broadway Tuesd…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:54PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Stephen Merchant by NPR

Stephen Merchant, co-creator of The Office and star of The Outlaws, plays our game about thieving merchants. He is joined by panelists Ashley Ray, Maz Jobrani and Faith Salie.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:56AM

Obituary: Broadway star Robert Morse dies at age 90

Actor Robert Morse, who leaped to Broadway stardom in "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" and retained his impish charm through six decades of showbiz, died this week at age 9…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:36AM
Friday, April 22, 2022

Coachella's music fan fave Do LaB is back! by Mandalit Del Barco

Coachella is back after being shuttered by the pandemic. We take a look at the Do LaB stage, created by three brothers, as a renegade event.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:12AM

From Fanny to Barbra to Beanie: 'Funny Girl' comes back to Broadway by Jeff Lunden

In 1964, the musical made a star out of 21-year-old Barbra Streisand. Now a new version features Beanie Feldstein.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:42AM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

How the late jazz great Charles Mingus is being remembered 100 years later by Tom Vitale

Regarded as one of the most important figures in jazz, tributes are planned across the world to honor the legacy of bassist, bandleader and pioneer Charles Mingus.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:03PM

Tony award winner and 'Mad Men' star Robert Morse dies at 90 by Miranda Mazariegos

Robert Morse, who starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a young actor and, decades later, returned to the corporate world with TV's Mad Men, has died at 90.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:03PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Everyone & Secret Messages by NPR

Comedian Emmy Blotnick and Emma find a message in a bottle, learn what not to do with cheese, and Domee Shi, director of Pixar's "Turning Red" talks about her Harry Potter fan fiction.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:00AM