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Jersey Arts: The Podcast

Jersey Arts: The Podcast presents in-depth, one-on-one conversations with the liveliest and most intriguing personalities in New Jersey's arts scene. From the casts of hit shows to critically aclaimed film producers; from world renouned poets to classically trained musicans; from groundbreaking dance visionaires to cutting edge fine artists, our podcast connects you to what's happening in your local arts community.

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Podcast Archive  |  January to June 2010
Springsteen's American Vision
Daniel Beaty - Through the Night | 01/15/10
Sia Nyorkor talks with writer/performer, Daniel Beaty, about his newest production, Through the Night, at Crossroads Theatre Company. The play takes us through the minds of six males as they deal with the different stereotypes of being black in America. Beaty shares his creative process and what brought him to this place.
Rossen Milanov - Princeton Symphony | 02/12/10
Rossen Milanov has been appointed the new Music Director of the Princeton Symphony. Producer Eric Schultz chatted with him at a rehearsal before his debut. Milanov explains how he juggles a whirlwind career as Associate Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Music Director of the Symphony in C, Principal Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, and as a guest conductor around the world.
Poetry Out Loud | 03/12/10
New Jersey is holding its fifth annual Poetry Out Loud! recitation contest at Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton, on Thursday, March 18. The winner of the State Finals goes on to represent the Garden State at the national competition in Washington, DC. Producer Christopher Benincasa speaks with Poetry Out Loud's MC Alysia Souder about the impact this program is having on the lives of high school students -- some of whom are discovering poetry for the first time because of it.
Marvin Rosen
Marvin Rosen from WPRB | 04/02/10
Volunteer DJ Marvin Rosen, host of two shows on Princeton's university station WPRB, joins interviewer Susan Wallner for a podcast about the reinvention of new, accessible music from classically inspired traditions. His show "Classical Discoveries" aims to show people "the beauty of contemporary music" and to "illustrate that music brings us close." The show runs on Wednesdays.

Take Flight at the McCarter
Take Flight at the McCarter| 04/27/10
Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and the Wright Brothers are the characters in a new musical, "Take Flight," opening at the McCarter Theatre on April 30th. Producer Susan Wallner talks to the writers, a musical theatre dream team of Academy & Tony award winners, composer David Shire ("Saturday Night Fever"), lyricist Richard Maltby ("Ain't Misbehavin'"), and librettist John Weidman ("Assassins").

NJ Film Festival
New Jersey Film Festival | 06/02/10
The 2010 New Jersey International Film Festivalís 15th anniversary season takes place on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus June 4-20. Producer Eric Schultz spoke with the creators of three featured films: "The Hand of Fatima," Augusta Palmer's documentary about her father, rock critic Robert Palmer; "Sneakers & Soul," a romantic feature set in NJ, and "Muskrat John: Urban Trapper," a documentary about a Meadow Lands hunter from the '30s.
Passage Play Lab
Passage Theatre's Play Lab| 06/15/10
Fortune smiles as the Passage Play Lab returns with another collection of original one-act plays by Trenton area writers (June 25-27). This year, five writers cracked open fortune cookies in search of inspiration. Producer Susan Wallner spoke with playwright and associate artistic director David White about this popular annual production. White also discusses Passage Theatre's increasing use of area talent, and its surprising increase in ticket sales.

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