new york city http://wamc.org en NYU's Skirball Center For The Performing Arts http://wamc.org/post/nyus-skirball-center-performing-arts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nyuskirball.org/">New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts</a> is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. Since opening in 2003, the 860-seat Skirball Center has been an educational and community building resource, providing NYU's first large-scale, professional performance space on campus. Through university events, presentations, and partnerships, the Skirball Center offers a unique multi-arts performance program in its intimate proscenium theater located on the south of Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village.</p><p>Michael Harrington is the Executive Director of the Skirball Center and he joins us to talk about the goals of the venue, past presentations, and their annual <a href="http://www.nyuskirball.org/china">Visions + Voices Global Performance Series</a>.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85573 at http://wamc.org NYU's Skirball Center For The Performing Arts Ideas Matter: Anne Northup, Slavery, and the Birth of American Cuisine http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-anne-northup-slavery-and-birth-american-cuisine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning in our </span><a href="http://wamc.org/term/ideas-matter" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ideas Matter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> segment, we spotlight New York Humanities and discuss Anne </span>Northup<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Slavery, and the Birth of American Cuisine.</span></p><p><em>12 Years a Slave</em>, which just won the Oscar for Best Picture, tells the story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped from upstate New York and sold into slavery. Told from his point of view, the movie doesn't tell what happened to his family while he was gone. This week we'll learn about his wife Anne, who worked as a cook at the Morris-Jumel House in New York City.</p><p>Our guests are: Carol Ward, Executive Director of <a href="http://www.morrisjumel.org/">Morris-Jumel House</a> and Emilie Gruchow, Archivist at Morris-Jumel House.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85329 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: Anne Northup, Slavery, and the Birth of American Cuisine STOMP Celebrates 20 Years In NYC http://wamc.org/post/stomp-celebrates-20-years-nyc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at <a href="http://www.stomponline.com/">STOMP</a>, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.</p><p>The Olivier, Obie, and Drama Desk award winning rhythmic phenomenon celebrates 20 years at New York’s Orpheum Theatre on February 27 &nbsp;and it will be &nbsp;honored that day when the Empire State Building lights up <a href="https://twitter.com/EmpireLights">red and white</a> to commemorate this monumental achievement.</p><p>STOMP <a href="http://www.stomponline.com/performers.html">performers</a>, Jason Mills and Penelope Wendtlandt join us to tell us about their STOMP experiences.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 84662 at http://wamc.org STOMP Celebrates 20 Years In NYC La Soirée Spins, Sings, Smiles And More At The Union Square Theatre In New York City http://wamc.org/post/la-soir-e-spins-sings-smiles-and-more-union-square-theatre-new-york-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.lasoireeus.com/">La Soirée</a> is a theatrical phenomenon currently running at the Union Square Theatre on East 17th Street in New York City. Part cabaret, part circus, part cirque and part side-show - part vaudeville, part burlesque - all astounding.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">La </span>Siorée’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> international acts include balancing duos, high-flying feats, song - and so much more. </span><a href="http://www.marawatheamazing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Marawa the Amazing</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.mooky.eu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mooky</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> join us to tell us more.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 84579 at http://wamc.org La Soirée Spins, Sings, Smiles And More At The Union Square Theatre In New York City Rare Documents From Vast NY Collection Up For Sale http://wamc.org/post/rare-documents-vast-ny-collection-sale <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:22:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 82752 at http://wamc.org Rare Documents From Vast NY Collection Up For Sale The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1332-kevin-baker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Based on one of the great unsolved murders in mob history, and the rise-and-fall of a real-life hero, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Crowd</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells the sweeping story of Charlie </span>O’Kane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He is the American dream come to life, a poor Irish immigrant who worked his way up from beat cop to mayor of New York at the city’s dazzling, post-war zenith. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82115 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker De Blasio Swears In Bratton; Reform Promised http://wamc.org/post/de-blasio-swears-bratton-reform-promised <p>William Bratton has taken over the nation's largest police force and is pledging reforms to how New York City police officers work with the community.</p><p>The 66-year-old was sworn in Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a ceremony at police headquarters.</p><p>Bratton says he will work to improve the relationship between cops and New Yorkers who feel over-policed by the department's stop-and-frisk policy. He also says he will continue the department's massive counterterrorism efforts.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:48:43 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81125 at http://wamc.org De Blasio Swears In Bratton; Reform Promised Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC. http://wamc.org/post/bill-de-blasio-sworn-109th-mayor-nyc <p>Bill de Blasio has been sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City.</p><p>He is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.</p><p>He took the oath of office in a small ceremony in his Brooklyn home Wednesday, minutes after midnight.</p><p>The 52-year-old de Blasio was joined by his wife and their two teenage children. The oath was delivered by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:06:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80995 at http://wamc.org Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC. The Book Show #1327 - Pete Hamill http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1327-pete-hamill <p>Pete Hamill is a veteran New York journalist and novelist. He's the author of numerous books, including <em>Downtown: My Manhattan</em> and his memoir,&nbsp;<em>A Drinking Life</em>. His nine novels include <em>Snow in August</em>, <em>Forever</em> and <em>Tabloid City</em>. His new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316232734/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0316232734&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories</a></em>, a collection of Brooklyn-based stories spanning thirty years.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53935 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1327 - Pete Hamill NYC Mayor Regrets Not Changing City Elections http://wamc.org/post/nyc-mayor-regrets-not-changing-city-elections <p></p><p></p><p>The mayor said on his local WOR-AM radio show Friday that the election issue may be his biggest regret as he reflects on his 12-year tenure. He leaves office Dec. 31.</p><p>The Republican-turned-independent mayor says an unaffiliated voter "doesn't get a real, practical chance" to participate. He says in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, "it's only the primary that matters."</p><p>With that said, no Democrat had won the mayor's office in a generation before Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:42:47 +0000 Dave Lucas 80364 at http://wamc.org NYC Mayor Regrets Not Changing City Elections