Performing Arts

Dr. Ralph Stanley: "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Gotham Books)

October 14, 2009

Grammy-award-winning banjo player and singer Ralph Stanley on the history and future of the remarkable music he brought from his home in the mountains of southwest Virginia to the world.

Readers Review: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

September 30, 2009

This month's Readers Review takes up one of the most beloved children's books of all time. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the story of a naughty boy named Max, who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests...

Robert Brustein: "Letters to a Young Actor" (Basic Books) (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2006

One of the nation's leading acting teachers explains his approach to helping aspiring actors develop their craft and their careers.

Beth Nielsen Chapman: "Look" (Compass Records)

June 6, 2005

Nashville-based recording artist Beth Nielsen Chapman talks about her career. Once known primarily as a songwriter for popular artists like Faith Hill and Willie Nelson, and after the difficult experiences of her husband's death, single...

Robert Brustein: "Letters to a Young Actor" (Basic Books)

February 17, 2005

One of the nation's leading acting teachers explains his approach to helping aspiring actors develop their craft and their careers.

Renée Fleming: "The Inner Voice" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

January 20, 2005

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming describes how she developed her voice into what has become known as the gold standard of the soprano sound, and used it to become one of the world's most sought-after musical artists.

Music heard...

Violinist Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2004

Diane talks with America's greatest classical violinist, who was in Washington this fall to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. His latest CD is titled "Romance of the Violin."

Don Saliers & Emily Saliers: "A Song to Sing, A Life to Live" (Jossey-Bass) (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2004

Emily Saliers of the popular group "Indigo Girls" and her father, a professor of theology, talk about how the language of music connects us all.

Don Saliers & Emily Saliers: "A Song to Sing, A Life to Live" (Jossey-Bass)

December 9, 2004

Emily Saliers of the popular group "Indigo Girls" and her father, a professor of theology, talk about how the language of music connects us all.

Renée Fleming: "The Inner Voice" (Viking)

December 7, 2004

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming describes how she developed her voice into what has become known as the gold standard of the soprano sound, and used it to become one of the world's most sought-after musical artists.

Music heard...

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