This edition: May 2014Tweet
Original tape date: May 5, 2014.
First aired: May 9, 2014.
Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month's Arts in the City from the New York Botanical Garden.
Get your popcorn ready! Pat Collins guides us through some of the summer blockbusters coming soon to a theater near you.
We visited the Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ, where a group of talented young musicians are training for a big band jazz competition sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson heads to Jimmy’s Corner, legendary boxing bar in the Theater District, to speak with Andy Karl, who plays the titular character in Rocky the Musical.
Donna Hanover takes us to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to see how Motown shaped - and was shaped by – the culture of its time. See how its legacy runs from 1960s Detroit all the way to 2014 Broadway.
Mike Gilliam rounds up the best places to be and things to see outdoors in the city this summer.
Summer Fun Websites:
Bryant Park - www.bryantpark.org
The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park - www.shakespeareinthepark.org
River to River Festival - www.rivertorivernyc.com
Celebrate Brooklyn - bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/celebrate-brooklyn
Socrates Sculpture Park - socratessculpturepark.org
Warm Up 2014, MoMA PS1 - momaps1.org/warmup
Make Music New York 2014 - www.makemusicny.org
Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & The Women Who Designed Them, The New York Botanical Garden - www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2014/groundbreakers
Dan Graham’s Rooftop Installation, The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/dan-graham
Charl Brown Actor, Motown the Musical
Krystal Joy Brown Actress, Motown the Musical
Coleman Hughes Trombonist, Jazz House Kids
Andy Karl Actor, Rocky the Musical
Alex Laurenzi Saxophonist, Jazz House Kids
Christian McBride Artistic Chair, Jazz House Kids
Christopher Moore Curator, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Ted Nash Saxophonist, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Rahsaan Pickett Guitarist, Jazz House Kids
Julius Tolentino Big Band Director, Jazz House Kids
Melissa Walker President & Founder, Jazz House Kids