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In this week's podcast , we meet Mary Zimmerman. Zimmerman is an acclaimed director known throughout the theater world for her visually arresting and innovative work. With her lyrical storytelling and dazzling staging in works such as The Odyssey , The Arabian Nights , Secrets in the Wings ,...
This week's podcast introduces Jennie C. Jones, winner of the 2012 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, an award given by the Studio Museum in Harlem and established by NEA Jazz Master George Wein . Jones casts her artistic net into wide and brilliant waters. Working from a minimalist aesthetic,...
This week's podcast is part two of our conversation with Hollywood writer, producer, and executive Frank Price. Last time , we concentrated on Price's career in television. This week, we focus on his films. In 1978, Price left Universal Television and moved to Columbia Pictures, first as...
William Joyce and co-director, Brandon Oldenburg, at the 84th Academy Awards. Photo courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ever wonder what it's like to win an Oscar? Well, here's author, illustrator, and director, William Joyce (of Moonbot Studios), the driving force...
This week , in the first of a two-part interview, we meet Hollywood writer, producer, and executive Frank Price. A current member of the National Council on the Arts, Price has had enormous impact on media culture in the second half of the 20th century, and on into the 21st. As president of...
In this week's podcast , we meet Chicago-based artist Nick Cave. Cave, whose background is in fabric arts, fashion design, and dance, is known is for his colorful elaborate sculpture/costumes he calls "Sound Suits." Sound Suits are difficult to describe; they've reminded people of...
In this week's podcast , we meet 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Michael Tilson Thomas, who has long been a transformative figure in American classical music. Music director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1995, he helped develop that organization into one of the world’s leading...
This week's podcast introduces a little-known story about the arts and disaster recovery. Last autumn, Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeastern region of the United States, with New York City and surrounding areas hit particularly hard. Thousands of people were evacuated as their homes were...
In this week's podcast, we mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by looking at his extraordinary legacy through the work of author Taylor Branch. Branch is best-known for his landmark trilogy on the Civil Rights era, America in the King Years, which won numerous awards including the...
In this week's podcast, we meet pianist, composer, bandleader, and great raconteur, 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri . Palmieri, one of the finest Latin jazz pianists of the past 50 years, is a bandleader of both salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. He grew up during the golden age of Latin...

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