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January 23, 2015 Comment

On Stage: Broadway Shows From Vampires To Vegas

New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley says this season is a “surprisingly good one,” and shares his picks.

November 14, 2014 Comment

On Stage: An Inner City Talent Show

For this week’s “On Stage” we take a look at a local talent show in Harlem that tries to give inner city kids a voice.

October 30, 2014 Comment

On Stage: A 1920s Halloween With Flapper Dresses And Tap Dancing

M.A.D.D Rhythms, a tap dancing group based in Chicago, will perform as a part of the 1920s-inspired show, “Harlem Nights.”

October 24, 2014 Comment

On Stage: Texas Renaissance Festival

The festival bills itself as the largest renaissance festival in the country, and is celebrating its 40 years.

October 10, 2014 Comment

On Stage: Festival Seeks To Pass The Torch In Tango

The art of the tango is being celebrated and showcased at a festival in New York City.

September 26, 2014 Comment

On Stage: High School Band Festival In Luverne, MN

Nearly two dozen high school marching bands will converge for the 64th annual TriState Band Festival in Luverne, Minn.

September 19, 2014 3 Comments

On Stage: Hoopcamp Goes Beyond Hula Hoops

In our “On Stage” series today, we go to Hoopcamp, which bills itself as the “largest yearly gathering of the hoop dance community.”

August 8, 2014 2 Comments

On Stage: Christian Rap At Rap Fest

In our weekly look at performances around the country, we visit a Christian rap festival in the Bronx, now in its 21st year.

August 1, 2014 5 Comments

All-Women New York Poetry Slam Team Heads to the Nationals

Mahogany Browne, Amy Leon and Katherine George are three members of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe team.

July 11, 2014 Comment

On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival

Perry Ayers, who co-founded the festival 28 years ago, talks about what’s on tap for this weekend, including jazz, gospel and more.

July 4, 2014 2 Comments

On Stage: Orlando Story Club

In this community group, co-founded by a former Hollywood producer, anyone can share their story in front of an audience and judges.

June 27, 2014 2 Comments

On Stage: The Del Close Marathon

In a new series, we focus on what’s happening on stages across the country. Today, we take a look at an improv comedy showcase.

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Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.