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Articulate with Jim Cotter

Articulate with Jim Cotter

ARTICULATE WITH JIM COTTER is an arts magazine series, hosted by award-winning journalist Jim Cotter, that explores the variety, quality and heritage of creativity, while also showing how art speaks to us in our everyday lives. The fresh and unique stories featured in the 12-part series include: the history of tap dancing as a cross-cultural art form; the work of multimedia artist Sam Durant; the role of improvisation in dance with choreographer Matthew Neenan; and the on-stage work and off-stage educational efforts of French pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay.

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3007697389/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is proof of classical music’s resonance in Cuba. Shire is an alumnus of the Italian avant-garde movement, The Memphis School. In the Victorian era, the language of flowers was boundless. Elizabeth Turk's sculptures test the limits of her medium's fragility. /episodes/get/59282 /episode/59282 Cuban Orchestra, Peter Shire, Floriography, Elizabeth Turk /episode-player/59282

On a recent tour, The Havana Lyceum Orchestra showed America that Cuba has a classical music culture to rival that of any wealthy western country. The Staying Power of Peter Shire - An alumnus of the Italian avant-garde movement, The Memphis School, Peter Shire is today thriving in Los Angeles. Floriography: Saying It With Flowers - These days, flowers mostly say "I love you" or "I'm sorry." In the Victorian era, their language was boundless.

Air date:
Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3007518802/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The characters in Michelle Cuevas’s children’s books leap off the page. Mason Bates challenges existing notions of what belongs in the concert hall. Antonio Martorell has been at the forefront of Puerto Rican art for over half a century. The anthropological perspective of singer-songwriter Joan... /episodes/get/59127 /episode/59127 Michelle Cuevas/Mason Bates/Antonio Martorell/Joan Shelley /episode-player/59127

The characters in Michelle Cuevas's children's books leap off the page. They are as dynamic and vibrant as their creator. Mason Bates: Classical Disrupter - Mason Bates has successfully brought music and instruments into the concert hall that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. Antonio Martorell - Antonio Martorell is a national treasure in Puerto Rico. This painter and sculptor has been at the forefront of the island's artistic conversations for more than half a century.

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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3007274512/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Kenny Scharf’s exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy. Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention. Artists find unconventional ways to express patriotism. /episodes/get/58935 /episode/58935 Kenny Scharf, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Last Refuge? /episode-player/58935

Whether on a gallery wall or the side of a car, Kenny Scharf's exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy. Buffy Sainte-Marie's Indefatigable Spirit - Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention. Fifty years on, she wouldn't change a thing. The Last Refuge...? - Unconditional love of country can be blinding. But artists find ways to express patriotism with eyes wide open.

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Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3007076812/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Allora & Calzadilla are one of the art world’s most dynamic power couples. Doug Balliett has created a career as diverse as his own musical talents. Veruschka Stevens uses polymer clay to create joyful statement jewelry. Levitin’s lifelong love of music has served him in recordings and on the... /episodes/get/58655 /episode/58655 Allora & Calzadilla, Balliett, Stevens, Levitin /episode-player/58655

Conceptual artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are one of the art world's most dynamic power couples. Doug Balliet: Free Agent - Composer and bassist Doug Balliet has created a career as diverse as his own great musical talents. The Vibrant Veruschka Stevens - Veruschka Stevens uses brightly colored polymer clay to create joyful statement jewelry. Daniel Levitin's Musical Mind - Producer and writer Daniel Levitin's lifelong love of music has served him both in recordings and on the page.

Air date:
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3006898146/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is leading the charge into jazz's next chapter. Tommy Pico designed his epic poetry for a thoroughly modern medium. Ron Nagle’s hit songs and ceramics are born of dedication to harmony and craft. Sidney Hutter’s plate glass creations have pushed the boundaries of... /episodes/get/58534 /episode/58534 Christian Scott Adjuah, Tommy Pico, Ron Nagle, Sidney Hutter /episode-player/58534

Growing up in New Orleans, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was steeped in jazz. Now, he's leading the charge into his genre's next chapter. Tommy Pico: Epic Poet - The world was introduced to Tommy Pico's epic poetry in a thoroughly modern medium. Saya Woolfalk's Empathic World - Visual artist Saya Woolfalk's imaginary world is populated by a race of mutants and governed by utopian values. Ron Nagle: Compositions and Clay - Both Ron Nagle's hit songs and ceramics are born of a dedication to harmony and craft.

Air date:
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3006689298/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The works of choreographer Kyle Abraham feel like a memoir. Nelson is one of her generation’s most celebrated writers and critical thinkers. Nelson is one of her generation’s most celebrated writers and critical thinkers. Woolfalk’s imaginary world is populated by mutants, governed by utopian... /episodes/get/58336 /episode/58336 Kyle Abraham, Maggie Nelson, Ruth Slenczynska, Saya Woofalk /episode-player/58336

The works of choreographer Kyle Abraham feel like a memoir. They reflect his own personal experiences and the social changes he's lived through. Maggie Nelson: Transcending the Divide - Writer Maggie Nelson is one of the most celebrated critical thinkers of her generation. But all of her work feels starkly personal. Ruth Slenczynska: The Last of the Great Romantics - Ruth Slenczynska studied under Rachmaninoff when she was a child. At age 92, all she learned can still be heard in her music.

Air date:
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:00
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