Archive for December, 2022

Planning a New Year’s brunch in a pinch

NPR's Elissa Nadworny talks with chef Sohla El-Waylly, a judge on the new show The Big Brunch, about useful tips to plan a no-hassle New Year's brunch.

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Dennis Robinson, Jr. talks about the importance of community in the arts

Dennis Robinson, Jr., Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Seattle Opera, talks about the power of connecting with community.... | Read More

‘Wait Wait’ for Dec. 31, 2022: Happy Holidays Edition!

Santa's delivering some late gifts this week, including some of our favorite interviews from 2022! Enjoy a stocking full of Ralph Macchio, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Matt Walsh, and more!

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‘Button Up’ for 2023

'Boughs wet with tears / remind the air / of sleep. / Clouds above the lake / scud on.'... | Read More

Contemporary Dance Gurus Bring Another World Premiere to Houston — ISHIDA Is Back at MATCH

Renowned contemporary dance company ISHIDA is returning to the Houston stage in January with a new world premiere. “Stirs up still things” will be performed at Midtown Arts and Theater Center (MATCH) from Thursday, January 5 through Sunday, January 8.  The special premiere was announced at a cocktail reception hosted by ISHIDA at the home of Leslie … Continued

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Ian Tyson, half of the folk duo Ian & Sylvia, has died at age 89

The Canadian folk singer wrote the modern standard "Four Strong Winds" as one half of Ian & Sylvia and helped influence such future superstars as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.

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Why Irish Art Galleries Need Help

It irks Kevin Kavanagh that the role played by private art galleries is not valued by the Arts Council, from which they get no assistance, though both private theatre groups and private publishers do. “I am doing something they are meant to be doing – promoting art in Ireland.” – Irish Times... | Read More

Inside The Long-running HarperCollins Publishing Strike

“For almost a year now, it’s been clear that the HarperCollins People Team and the lawyers from our parent company, News Corp, hope that our bargaining committee can be scolded into thinking we are asking for too much—that we can be discouraged into bargaining against ourselves.” – N+1... | Read More

Kennedy Center Honors Score Big TV Ratings

The two-hour special averaged about 5.1 million total viewers, which was up 18% compared to last year’s audience of about 4.3M. It was the No. 1 show of the night in terms of total viewership. – Deadline... | Read More

What’s making us happy: A guide to your weekend viewing, listening and reading

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Menu, dancer Kim Hale, "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet, Drink Masters and more.

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