A proud native of the Second City, producer Jenny Lawton joined Studio 360 in 2007. Since then, she's produced the show's American Icons specials on the Disney parks and I Love Lucy, lots of stories in the Aha Moments series, and a portrait of the Japanese tea ceremony from Kyoto. She also serves as the managing editor of studio360.org and coordinates the show's internship program. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ as well as NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World, among other programs. Jenny was awarded a USC-Annenberg/NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, and lectures about radio and sound design at NYU and her alma mater, Kenyon College.
Off With "The Sing-Off"
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 09:30 AM
It turns out that Fox’s hit musical comedy "Glee" was primetime TV’s gateway drug to a cappella.
NBC's "The Sing-Off" ended last night. Kudos to the winners aside (congrats to Nota), if there’s one thing that I’ve learned from a week of this show, it’s that matching fluorescent outfits and coordinated dance moves do no favors to a cappella music. Distracting, disturbing, and just plain da-da-da-dumb.
I get my a cappella fix from the fantastic Sonos — six singers out of LA who soup up their sound with the sly use of electronic effect pedals.
Hear their killer cover of Björk’s “Joga” live in Studio 360 earlier this year: