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Rose Kennedy Greenway's Soaring Public Art and John Stevens' New Album, "Mr. Nice Guy"

Rose Kennedy Greenway's Soaring Public Art and John Stevens' New Album, "Mr. Nice Guy"

Open Studio With Jared Bowen

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is once again a boulevard of blossoms. Also springing up there is a fresh vision for public art. That includes a soaring sculpture by Janet Echelman that, for the moment, is redefining the Boston skyline. Next, John Stevens is old school. On his new album, "Mr. Nice Guy," he’s a savior of the standards with his take on jazz, big band and swing. Then we head to the Berkshires—to the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Situated on a seven acre campus that borders poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay’s former house and gardens, the colony gives artists the time and space to create. And finally we meet Sheri “Sparkle” Williams, who continues to dance after 40 years on stage. Her star career has led to countless awards and accolades but praise isn’t what drives her. 

"Samurai!" And Photographer Bill Brett's New Book, "Boston Irish"

"Samurai!" And Photographer Bill Brett's New Book, "Boston Irish"

Open Studio With Jared Bowen

First, the Worcester Art Museum's "Samurai!" exhibition is a contemporary take on the way of the warrior. Next, Bill Brett has spent a lifetime photographing the people and moments that matter, and his new book, "Boston Irish," documents the city’s modern-day founding fathers and mothers. Then we look back at the career of Louisiana painter George Rodrigue with his son as our guide. Finally, Milwaukee’s Present Music ensemble finished its 32nd with a multimedia concert titled "Home Place," musical and artistic works that define the concepts of home and shelter.

"The Grand Parade" and "Don Giovanni" Lead Duncan Rock

"The Grand Parade" and "Don Giovanni" Lead Duncan Rock

Open Studio With Jared Bowen

Jared attends Double Edge Theatre’s performance of The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) at ArtsEmerson, playing through May 3. Then, he sits down for a conversation with Duncan Rock, who is starring in the title role of Boston Lyric Opera’s Don Giovanni, playing through May 10. 

Then we head to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ramon Jose Lopez is an artist steeped in tradition, even using his grandfather’s tools to create works that he says safeguard his heritage. His work is widely exhibited from the Southwest to the Smithsonian. 

Finally, a legend in the music business, Henry Stone co-founded indie giant TK Records in South Florida in 1973, introducing the world to disco. Stone’s open-door policy for musicians of all backgrounds laid the groundwork for the Miami sound. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a new documentary about Stone, called The Record Man.

"The Art of Baseball" and Women in Comedy Festival

"The Art of Baseball" and Women in Comedy Festival

Open Studio With Jared Bowen

With memorabilia, folk art and honorary curator Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Concord Museum is hoping for a home run with its spring exhibiton, "The Art of Baseball." Next, 30 shows, almost 200 performers—that’s a lotta funny ladies in town for this year’s Women in Comedy Festival. We invited a couple of them here for a stand-up conversation. Plus the makings of an American painter, and photography from the drone zone. 

Edward M. Kennedy Institute and Countertenor David Hansen

Edward M. Kennedy Institute and Countertenor David Hansen

Open Studio With Jared Bowen

Jared visits the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, which is dedicated to educating the public about our government, invigorating public discourse and encouraging participatory democracy. Plus, a conversation with countertenor David Hansen, who is performing in Boston Baroque’s production of Handel’s opera,Agrippina, on stage April 24 and April 25.

Museum of World War II and "In the Wake"

Museum of World War II and "In the Wake"

Open Studio With Jared Bowen

Jared visits Natick’s Museum of World War II. Then, he’s joined by curator Anne Havinga for a discussion on the photography exhibit, In The Wake, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through July 12.

Schedule

Sunday
5/24/15 11:30 AM
WGBX 44
Sunday
5/24/15 5:30 PM
WGBX 44
Friday
5/29/15 8:30 PM
WGBH 2
Friday
5/29/15 8:30 PM
WGBH 2
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Jared visits the Concord Museum for a look at the ojbects like this drum used to call the milition in the exhibit The Shot Heard Round The World. He also talks with the director of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra about the summer of concerts.

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