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Listen In: Battle of the Boroughs Brooklyn

Friday, February 01, 2013

LISTEN IN! 
Battle of the Boroughs - it's all about the sound. 

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Battle of the Boroughs 2013: Brooklyn

Friday, February 01, 2013

Be a part of making someone's dream come true tonight! Fourteen bands will compete, but only one can go on to represent Brooklyn in the Ultimate Battle on June 21. 

Finalists & Winner!
See which five musical acts made it to the finals and who won the Brooklyn title

WATCH! On-demand video here:

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Shara Worden and Brooklyn Youth Chorus open the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival®, presented by Q2 Music

Friday, January 25, 2013

On Friday, January 25, Q2 Music presented the opening night of the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival in a sold-out evening of performances by Detroit-based songstress Shara Worden and the award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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DIGITAL BOOT CAMP

Friday, January 25, 2013

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Emmy winner Holland Taylor on playing Ann Richards, studying with Stella Adler and working with Charlie Sheen.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Actress Holland Taylor remembers when she'd heard the news that the legendary late governor of Texas, Ann Richards, died in 2006. "I was swept up...with a really consuming mourning that was completely illogical, given that I didn't know her," she told WQXR's Elliott Forrest when the two sat down to discuss her new play about Richards. "It was very personal. I was inconsolable."

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Laurie Metcalf, Daniel Stern and Playwright Sharr White take us behind the curtain of the Broadway thriller, 'The Other Place.'

Thursday, January 17, 2013

WQXR's Elliott Forrest took us behind the curtain of the new Broadway play "The Other Place," sitting down with the stars of the Manhattan Theatre Club production on January 17.

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And the 2013 Battle of the Boroughs Contestants Are...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We put out the call and NYC's best emerging artists answered. See the 64 acts selected across five boroughs to represent at this year's fourth annual Battle of the Boroughs.

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Soundcheck: José James previews his new album, 'No Beginning No End,' live in The Greene Space

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

José James is a singer and songwriter best known for the way he blends jazz with hip-hop, R&B and electronica. His debut on Blue Note Records, called "No Beginning No End," is out later this month — and showcases all his diverse influences. Soundcheck got a preview January 15 when José James and his band performed in a live video webcast from The Greene Space.

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The Relatives give Soundcheck a preview of their first recording in over 30 years, live in The Greene Space

Friday, January 11, 2013

In the early 1970's, veteran Dallas gospel singer Rev. Gean West and his brother Tommie formed The Relatives, a band that pulled together traditional gospel and soul with psychedelia and funk and earned a reputation for its fiery live shows. While the band toured nationally, it only recorded three singles, apparently pressing small batches of 45s that never seemed to get any traction outside of North Texas. And unfortunately after recording its final session with legendary engineer Phil York in 1975, the band disbanded in 1980. 

Still, miraculously, The Relatives' music lives on, and those singles — along with that previously unreleased session — was recently compiled on the 2009 anthology, "Don’t Let Me Fall." That release helped bring The Relatives back together and led to its upcoming new album. Recorded and produced by Spoon's Jim Eno, The Electric Word is The Relatives' first recording in over 30 years. On January 11, they performed live on Soundcheck from The Greene Space. 

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EMANCIPATION 150: A Timeline

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Since its launch in April 2009, The Greene Space has presented events and conversations that highlight the cultural richness of New York City, and the world. With EMANCIPATION 150, we take a look at one of the most important documents in American history, examine its legacy and reflect on the state of emancipation for African Americans today. 

We begin to tell that story with this timeline of milestones in the African American experience - from major historical moments to the diversity of voices and ideas that have emerged over the last 150 years. Scroll through the timeline below to watch a fascinating discussion with the family and friends of Malcom X, and see stirring performances by the Morehouse College Glee Club and Esperanza Spalding, and more. Join the conversation here in the comments below, and tell us what moments and voices you'd add to this timeline.

 

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EMANCIPATION 150: Note From Executive Producer

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

In 1863, during the deadliest conflict on American soil, the first Southern reading of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation took place under the shade of an old oak tree in Hampton, Virginia, not far from the shores where the first captive Africans arrived in 1619. The proclamation marked the first ...

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EMANCIPATION 150

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Catch up on our multi-platform series exploring the state of emancipation for African Americans today. Watch on-demand video of our shows with Dr. Cornel West, Isabel Wilkerson, Misty...

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A Look Back: 2012 in The Greene Space

Friday, December 21, 2012

Take a look back at a year of music, performance and conversation in The Greene Space. From a tribute to Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston to WQXR's Beethoven String Quartets Marathon to WNYC's Women Box — it's a big world in here.

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In 2013, August Wilson's 'American Century Cycle'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space makes history as the Wilson Estate grants — for the first time ever — the rights to record all 10 of his plays.

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"And weighing in at 160 pounds... ." Leonard Lopate welcomes Tony Shalhoub and others from Broadway's 'Golden Boy'

Friday, December 14, 2012

WNYC host Leonard Lopate and stars of Lincoln Center Theater's "Golden Boy" gave us an Inside Look at the Broadway revival that's being hailed a "knock-out."

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Actor Brian Cox Stars as Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama' with WNYC and WQXR Hosts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gather 'round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama."

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"Radio is a huge treat for us. You can bring actors, directors, writers and musicians together...and it's all in your imagination."

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Get a behind-the-scenes look at "American Song," a new dramatic audio series by The Flea Theater. As part of our ongoing Inside Look series, WQXR's Elliott Forrest sat down with several actors in the ensemble, including Oscar- and Tony-award nominee Sigourney Weaver, and Reg E. Cathey, Paul Juhn, and Max Gordon Moore. Also joining ...

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Studio 360 & The Story Collider: Memory

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and The Story Collider partner up for a special night of true, personal stories about science.

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WQXR's Obeythoven Festival: Experience all of Beethoven’s String Quartets up-close-and-personal

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Orion Quartet, the Afiara Quartet, the Amphion Quartet, the Attacca Quartet, the Jasper Quartet and other notable Beethoven interpreters performed.  Last year’s piano sonata marathon was one of the highlights of Beethoven Awareness Month, and you won’t want to miss the 2012 epochal journey.  

Hosted by Midge Woolsey ...

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UE 92/12: 20th Anniversary, explores the lives of people born into one culture, but living in another

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Greene Space has partnered with TCG to present TCG Playwrights in Conversation, a series of events featuring TCG authors and featured artists. The evenings will be part of The Greene Space initiative "A New Theater of Sound.”

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