Photo by Michael G. Stewart
In Translation: Verónica Castillo expands a traditional Mexican art form, the Tree of Life, to express the need for social justice in the 21st century.
Photo © Gene Tomko
Louisiana Swamp blues singer, composer and pianist Carol Fran looks back at her 60-year career.
Photo courtesy of RADiUS-TWC
Meet some of the greatest back-up singers! It may be only Twenty Feet from Stardom but director Morgan Neville shows us just how long that walk can be.
Photo courtesy of Brian Kisida
"Art Makes You Smart" and Brian Kisida co-published a study that proves it! [27:05]
Photo by Michael Wilson
It's a music-filled podcast with New Orleans composer, producer, and pianist Allen Toussaint who combines elegance with funk. [29:29]
Photo by Donald Maclellan
Pratibha Parmar discusses making the recent documentary about an iconic American writer, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, which can be seen on the American Masters’ website. [27:59]
Photo by Don Ipock, courtesy of Arena Stage
Daniel Beaty's play and bravura performance in The Tallest Tree in the Forest shines a light on the artistry and activism of Paul Robeson. [31:48]
Photo by David Fleming
Tope Folarin becomes the first writer born outside of Africa to win the Caine Prize with his short story set in Texas in an evangelical Nigerian church. [28:24]
Photo courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Jen Masengarb explains Chicago's rich architectural legacy and CAF’s role in bringing it public awareness. [24:52]
Jeff Orlowski. Photo courtesy of Chasing Ice
Jeff Orlowski goes to the Arctic to film James Balog’s documentation of the rapidly disappearing glaciers. We hear all about it. [30:20]
Photo by Mark Hill/TBS
Here’s a peak at the Screen Actors’ Guild or SAG Award--the show where actors honor actors. [27:58]
Photo by Rose Anne Colavito
Pianist Keith Jarrett - letting the music happen. [34:27]
Photo by Carolyn Wachnicki
Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions [40:50]
Photo by Ken Halfmann
Bassist Richard Davis talks about his musical life outside of jazz -- working with folks like Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky. [30:08]
One of the great bassists Richard Davis remembers a few of jazz musicians he's played with -- like Sun Ra, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones, and Eric Dolphy.