Episode #842

Yo-Yo Ma, Boston, The 99

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Studio 360 Episode 842, Yo-Yo Man, Boston, The 99 Yo-Yo Ma (Stephen Danelian)

Studio 360 gets physical and Boston’s got class. A college professor transforms the way he taught physics after attending ballet class. World-class cellist Yo-Yo Ma gives Kurt a lesson in world music. The subtleties of class in South Boston surface on the silver screen, again, in Gone Baby Gone. And Muslim teenagers turn into superheroes in the new comic book The 99.

Yo-Yo Ma

The virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma has gotten a lot of attention in the last decade for forming and leading The Silk Road Ensemble –- a group that draws its members and music from countries all across Asia. Whether on the road or at home in ...

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Bonus Track: Ma plays Bach

Yo-Yo Ma performs J.S. Bach's "Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major: V. Menuett" in Studio 360.

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Southie Stories

Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, opens this week. It’s set in a rough-and-tumble Irish neighborhood in Boston -– the same setting as Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky looks into why his hometown of ...

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Tendues and Torque

Ken Laws was in his early 40s when he decided he wanted to study ballet. Laws taught college physics, and when he had to shift his center of gravity to perform a simple pose at the barre, he immediately connected the dots between physical principles and

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The 99

The 99 are Muslim kids with superpowers trying to protect the world (a critic calls them "X-Men in Middle Eastern drag"). They're the stars of a comic book that arrives in America this month. Brooke Darrah Shuman talked to creator Naif Al-Mutawa.

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Hey, Let's Put on a Show!

The Extraordinaires are a punk band from Philadelphia. Last summer they got an idea in their heads to do a musical. They didn’t have a budget, or any experience in musical theater... and they had only 8 weeks to learn. Jesse Dukes found out if they ...

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Bonus Track: "Seeds of Jealousy"

"Seeds of Jealousy" from The Extraordinaires' Ribbons of War.

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