Arts & Culture

David Bazemore

  Ira Glass, host of public radio's This American Life, will be joined by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass in a lively production that combines two unique art forms--dance and radio. They present a mix of movement and storytelling that is authentic, funny, and emotional.

Here we speak with Glass about Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, The Pillow, storytelling, Serial, and more.

In the early decades of the last century, Ivan Mosjoukine was a top star first of the Russian cinema and then of the French cinema. He was a fine actor who exuded a special charisma, and Flicker Alley has recently released to DVD a ten-episode six-plus-hour-long Mosjoukine serial, the English title of which is THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY, that was produced in France between 1921 and 1923.

Any Questions #197

Jun 5, 2015

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are entering marshall law.

Rogovoy Report for June 5, 2015

Jun 5, 2015

The cultural highlights in the greater region this weekend include an electro-folk supergroup, a performance by Miss Americana, a sculptural tribute to jazz visionary Sun Ra, a concert by AfroBeat royalty, and an exhibition by perhaps the world’s most famous and certainly most beloved cartoonist and graphic memoirist.

Rob Edelman: A “Boy” Meets A “Girl”

Jun 1, 2015

BOY MEETS GIRL sounds as if it is the title of a vintage Hollywood love story about, well, a boy and a girl who meet and deal with whatever issues that separate them while in the process of falling in love. Back in the 1930s, this film might have been produced by Warner Bros., and would have paired Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. Or it might have been made by RKO, and been the name of a Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical. Or it could have been an MGM musical starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

Any Questions #196

May 29, 2015

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are marking a milestone birthday.

Anton Chekhov often complained that the comedies he wrote were often turned into serious dramas by actors and directors. 

  The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. The film debuted at Sundance this year.

The film will screen at The Berkshire International Film Festival on Saturday at 3pm at The Mahaiwe.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a CEO, filmmaker, and advocate. She wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation and then launched The Representation Project, a non-profit organization established to awaken people’s consciousness, inspire individual and community action and ultimately, transform culture.

Albany Pro Musica’s sixth annual “Pops! Goes the Chorus” cabaret once again fills the historic Shaker Meeting House in Colonie with show tunes, old standards and other popular songs on Friday and Saturday nights, June 5th and 6th.

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is nominated for 6 Tony Awards including Best New Play. It’s been called “the most inventive new show on Broadway.” The acclaimed National Theatre production of the show won 7 Olivier Awards. It opened in New York in October and a national tour was recently announced.

Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott directs an adaptation by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, the drama follows Christopher — a 15-year-old mathematics savant with an often crippling antisocial disorder — as he pieces together clues to solve a neighborhood mystery and comes to a greater understanding of his own family.