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This edition: July 2016

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 1, 2016.

First aired: July 8, 2016.

Donna Hanover hosts July's "Arts in the City" at the New York Botanical Garden, celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Mike Gilliam takes us on a tour of the NYBG's newest exhibition on American Impressionism.

Carol Anne Riddell tells us what's special about the new Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling in Harlem.

Much had been made about Misty Copeland's rise to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Ernabel Demillio reports about the rise of Stella Abrera, another ballerina who is adding diversity to the top ranks of the company.

Donna Hanover interviews the actor Robert Creighton who transforms himself into actor James Cagney in Cagney -- one of the top musicals this season.

Barry Mitchell introduces us to a young vocalist who may challenge your idea of what an opera singer is suppose to look like.

Get a preview of the "Broadway for Orlando" video, sung by an all-star roster of theatre artists to raise money for the LGBT community in Central Florida.

Also learn about some other great summer arts events: Summer of Hamilton at New-York Historical Society, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Summer Outdoor Movies.

Guest List

Stella Abrera Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre

Bill Castellino Director, Cagney The Musical

Robert Creighton Lead Actor, Lyricist, Cagney The Musical

Jennifer Ifil-Ryan Associate Director for Education and Community Engagement, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

Lauren Kelley Associate Director of Curatorial Programs, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

Samantha Marguiles Opera Singer ‘Samantha Echo’, MTA Music Under New York

Claudia Mora Bilingual Interpretive Specialist, New York Botanical Garden