Episode #823

Blonde, Axl, Utermohlen

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Studio 360 Episode 823, Blonde, Axl, Utermohlen Orfeh and Laura Bell Bundy in “Legally Blonde – the Musical” (Paul Kolnik)

Like OMG, you guys... it’s the husband-and-wife songwriting team behind the Tony-nominated songs of Legally Blonde: The Musical. They’ll show Kurt Andersen how almost any blockbuster movie can be turned into a Broadway hit. We’ll peek at a new album from Guns N’ Roses, which rock fans have been eagerly expecting for more than a decade. And film director Eric Steele talks about a year in the life of the Golden Gate Bridge: its postcard good looks are shrouded in tragedy.

The Brains Behind Legally Blonde

It was the sleeper hit of the summer of 2001, and now Legally Blonde is a hit on Broadway. Kurt talks with Nell Benjamin and Lawrence O’Keefe, the husband-and-wife team behind the songs. They’ve been nominated for a Tony, and their life is a ...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: "Omigod You Guys" from Legally Blonde: The Musical

From the original Broadway cast album (to be released on July 17, on Ghostlight Records)

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Guns N' Roses Forever

Axl Rose, the songwriter and singer behind Guns N’ Roses, has been working on a new album for longer than many bands have existed. He’s still trying to top his biggest hit, 1989’s Sweet Child O’ Mine. How do great expectations turn into no expectations?

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William Utermohlen

Painter William Utermohlen was old-fashioned - and completely unknown for most of his career. But the self-portraits he made while he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease made him a star. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky traces the history of an artist who was always a little out of ...

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Buddha Machine

It plays MP3 files like an iPod - but the Buddha Machine only holds nine songs, each an endless, mesmerizing loop. Its creator, Christian Virant (of the band FM3), got the idea while he was a tourist in China. Produced by Chris Roose.

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The Bridge

Eric Steel filmed the Golden Gate Bridge every single day of 2004. They captured gorgeous time lapse images of the picture-postcard landmark. But Steel’s film The Bridge, now out on DVD, also captures the very last moments of many people who ended their lives there.

 

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Design for the Real World: Vespa

The Italian icon of mid-century transport is back in the States, zipping around in irresistible candy colors. Paola Antonelli, design curator at the Museum of Modern Art, has her own soft spot for the scooter. Produced by Angela Frucci.

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