Episode #1040

Yoko Ono, Arctic, Hamlisch

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Studio 360 Episode 1040, Yoko Ono, Arctic, Hamlisch Yoko Ono (Charlotte Muhl & Sean Lennon (C) YOKO ONO 2009)

Studio 360 reaches the ends of the earth. Yoko Ono is one of the few artists who can stay experimental while hitting number one on the dance charts. Her musical polar opposite is Marvin Hamlisch the composer of "A Chorus Line" and "The Sting." He recalls creating some of Broadway's and Hollywood's best known scores. And then it's off to the North Pole. Really. Hear how artists prepare for a journey to the Arctic Circle where frostbite is the greatest barrier to creativity.

Yoko Ono

Her signature howl made her brand of avant-garde music famous. But in recent years, Ono found mainstream success with five number one dance singles. Now, forty years after she founded the original Plastic Ono Band with her late husband, John Lennon, she's ...

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Bonus Track: "The Sun is Down"

From the Plastic Ono Band's new album Between My Head and the Sky (Chimera Music).

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Arctic Inspiration

Would you seek creative inspiration while seasick in one of the coldest places imaginable? This fall a group of 14 artists sets sail for a two week journey to the Arctic Circle. They'll start from an archipelago halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Reporter Matt ...

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Marvin Hamlisch

For his visit to Studio 360, Hamlisch sat behind the piano and conjured up the melodies from his long list of musical credits. He's the composer behind the musical "A Chorus Line" and the movie "The Sting" and his latest effort is the soundtrack ...

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Bonus Track: "Trust Me"

Marvin Hamlisch plays the closing theme from the movie "The Informant!" live in Studio 360.

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Noise Welcome At This Library

In the 1970's there was some surprisingly good material produced for music libraries. Turns out, future superstars were paying their dues by laying down these all-purpose tracks. Produced by Lawrence Lanahan.

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Renovating The Classics

A "restored edition" of Hemingway's A Movable Feast was made by his grandson, Sean. The writer Henry Alford asked some fellow writers to share their own revisionist editing fantasies.

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