Arts & Culture

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Eric Peterson, Natalie Wilder, and Paul Falzone about Oldcastle's impressive history, uncertain future (recent loss of venue), and their current production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with playwright, comedian, actor, Lewis Black, about his play, One Slight Hitch.

Poughkeepsie, NY – Sarah speaks with Tony Award winning actor, Michael Cerveris, about his career and his work in the new Stephen Sater/Duncan Sheik musical, The Nightingale, staged readings of which will take place this weekend as part of New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powehouse Theater season.

Albany, NY – The National Broadway Tour of Mamma Mia is at Proctors in Schenectady this week - Chloe Tucker plays Sophie Sheridan.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Tommy Tune who is performing at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount, NY on July 9 and at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA on August 11.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Tim Dugan, Lary Opitz, and Hillary Parker from Saratoga Shakespeare's production of The Merchant of Venice.

Albany, NY – Amy Lane pops back in to Studio A with this week's Book Picks!

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Donna McKechnie about "My Musical Comedy Life" at The Mahaiwe and Ten Cents a Dance at Williamstown Theatre Festival .

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Randy Harrison and James Barry about their work in BTF's production of TOMMY.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with NYC Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins, about this summer's ballet season at SPAC in Saratoga.

Albany, NY – In this week's "Classical Music According to Yehuda" segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion about the relationship between madness and artistic genius.

Williamstown, MA – Joe speaks with Maura Tierney (News Radio, ER) about her work in Three Hotels at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Poughkeepsie, NY – Mario Cantone plays Canadian Female-Impersonator, Craig Russell, in a new play, Margaret and Craig. The play, written by David Solomon and directed by Sheryl Kaller, is running (as a staged reading) at New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater this weekend.

Williamstown, MA – Joe speaks with Jon Robin Baitz (playwright) and Steven Weber (actor) about Williamstown Theatre Festival's Mainstage season opener, Three Hotels.

Albany, NY – Tempered by Memory is a large scale sculpture created from World Trade Center steal, set to be unveiled in Saratoga Springs on 9/11/11. Sarah speaks with Elizabeth Dubben, Director of Exhibitions at The Arts Center in Saratoga Springs; Noah Savett, one of the sculptors and Pete Mienaltowski, one of the ironworkers who is donating his time in full to help build the sculpture.

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Patricia Wettig and Ken Olin about Wettig's play, F2m, which can be seen on the Main Stage at Powerhouse June 29-July10.

Albany, NY – This week's Book Picks from Woodstock's The Golden Notebook!

Albany, NY – In this week's "Classical Music According to Yehuda" segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the intersection of traditional Chinese music and classical music from Europe.

Albany, NY – Rehabilitation Through The Arts is a volunteer organization which was founded in Sing Sing in 1996. It now operate in five medium, maximum, men's and women's New York State prisons. RTA focuses on theatre, dance, creative writing, voice, music, and visual arts as powerful tools for social and cognitive change that keeps prisoners from coming back after they're released.

Albany, NY – Opera Saratoga is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will pay homage to its history by producing Die Fledermaus, Cosi Fan Tutte and a 50th Anniversary Concert. Joe speaks with Curtis Tucker, Opera Saratoga's Artistic Director and conductor of this season's production of Die Fledermaus, and John Easterlin singing the role of Alfred in Die Fledermaus.

Williamstown, MA – Sarah LaDuke speaks with Streetcar co-stars, Jessica Hecht (Blanche) and Sam Rockwell (Stanley) about their work in this production, how they choose their roles, and dancing.

Albany, NY – We get this week's Book Picks from Joan Grenier and Diana Gurske of Odyssey Books!

Albany, NY – Joe speaks with Evelyn Trebilcock, curator at Olana, about their latest exhibition.

Albany, NY – Guys and Dolls runs on Barrington Stage's Mainstage through July 16th. Sarah is joined at The Linda by the principal cast (Leslie Kritzer, Michael Thomas Holmes, Morgan James, Matthew Risch), Director (Tony Award Winner, John Rando) and Musical Director (Jared Cohen).

Albany, NY – Ella Baff joins Sarah in Studio A to talk about what's coming up a The Pillow this season, and about the experience of receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Obama this past March.

Albany, NY – Sarah speaks with Steve Lurie (Music Without Borders) about this weekend's Clearwater Festival.

Music included in segment:
Jackson Browne - "These Days"
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion - "Never Far From My Heart"
Billy Bragg - "Wishing the Days Away"
Josh Ritter - "You Don't Make it Easy, Babe"

Albany, NY – In this week's "Classical Music According to Yehuda" segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss the intersection of traditional Chinese music and classical music from Europe.

Albany, NY – In this week's "Classical Music According to Yehuda" segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss tonight's Latin American program at Close Encounters With Music's concert at Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

Albany, NY – Sarah LaDuke speaks with Cindy Meehl, the filmmaker behind the documentary, Buck.

Albany, NY – My So-Called Enemy will screen three times in the region, presented by the Hudson Valley Programmers Group.

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