Belting is all the rage on Broadway and in pop music, but inexperienced belters could be doing more harm than good. Caroline Ballard explores how nodes puts singers that belt at risk.
Lara McCaffrey talks to Johan von Sydow, a reporter who worked with Malik Bendjelloul at Kobra, a culture show on Swedish TV station SVT. Mr. Bendjelloul worked at Kobra for years before creating the Oscar-winning film “Searching for Sugarman.”
In the early 1990’s, east coast hip-hop artists Nas, Biggie Smalls and the Wu Tang Clan brought a new rugged sound that would define the era. The Wu Tang Clan were the first “super empowered artist- entrepreneurs” of hip-hop. Today, they find innovative ways challenge conventions of the music industry and bring back the sound of the 90’s.
A look into the tough world of dance in NYC – How most dancers manage to make ends meet and deal with constant injuries in a profession that has little money and support to offer. Most dancers in NYC between 21 and 35 need to work an average of 5 jobs. Only 3,6 percent of part time dancers have insurance. And even among the ones considered full-time dancers, the rate of professionals with insurance is only 56 percent. I’m delving into what has changed in the past decades concerning their rights and medical assistance; and to what extent dance medicine has evolved as well.
HOST INTRO: The world has lost a literary giant. Gabriel García Márquez, a Colombian novelist and journalist, died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Márquez is widely credited with pioneering the literary genre known as magical realism, which brings the fantastical and real together. Edith Grossman translated Marquez’s novel, “Love […]
INTRO: City council has given Queens its first arts district. Part of Astoria, it will be the city’s third. Lara McCaffrey reports on what it might mean. ______________ NARRATION: The centerpiece of the arts district is the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The Marx Brothers made movies there in the 1920s. Today, Sesame Street and Orange is the New Black […]
HOST INTRO: After nearly 30 years in business, Rizzoli Bookstore is closing its doors at its Midtown location. This bookstore’s demise isn’t due to market share lost to Amazon, but because of real estate development. Pierre Bienaimé has more. — AMBI: Demonstration outside This morning, a couple dozen people gathered under the scaffolding in front of Rizzoli Bookstore. […]