Episode #939

Spike Lee, Bernstein, Handey

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 939, Spike Lee, Bernstein, Handey Spike Lee (David Lee)

Meet some true believers. Director Spike Lee cannot imagine a loss for Barack Obama. Unemployed theater geeks miraculously get their musical to Broadway. Collectors embrace computer art, glitches and bugs and all. Plus, little tiny stories from Jack Handey.

Spike Lee

The director tells Kurt about "Miracle at St. Anna", his new movie about a unit of black American soldiers sent to Italy during World War II. Spike Lee also reflects on the election season, why he loves Obama, and his own impact as a filmmaker after 23 movies.

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[title of show]

It’s a musical about a couple of unemployed theater geeks who write a musical about writing a musical. They wrangle help from friends and eventually make it to Broadway. Kurt talks with the cast members, who are also the show’s creators, and they perform a few numbers.

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Bonus Track: "Die Vampire, Die!"

The [title of show] cast performs in Studio 360.

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Remembering Bernstein

This fall New York is celebrating what would’ve been Leonard Bernstein’s 90th birthday. As conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he changed the way audiences understood classical music. Five musicians from the Philharmonic remember playing under Bernstein’s baton. Produced by WNYC’s Sara Fishko.

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Little Tiny Stories

Humorist Jack Handey reads several of his original tales. With the longest maxing out at four sentences, you’ll wish he wrote sequels.

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Computer Art

The visual arts world has been slow to embrace computers. Some forward-thinking collectors hope to change that. Rebecca Cascade talked to one connoisseur who loves the technical challenges that come with owning computer-based art.

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Pamela from California

@Spike Lee, would you consider doing a film on, "Percy Julian, The Forgotten Genius".

Apr. 06 2011 04:32 PM

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