Performing Arts

Eugene Robinson: "Last Dance in Havana" (Free Press)

July 15, 2004

The editor of the Washington Post Style section talks about how the struggles and the spirit of Cuban life are reflected in the island's diverse musical culture.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Between Here and Gone" (Sony) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2004

Grammy-winning singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her career and her latest CD - "Between Here and Gone."

Marvin Hamlisch

June 15, 2004

Acclaimed composer and pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch joins Diane to talk about his career, which has spanned nearly every area of show business. His best-known compositions include the Broadway shows "A Chorus Line" and "Sweet...

Carole King (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2004

Carole King joins Diane to talk about her many achievements in recording, songwriting, and activism -- including her latest album, her 2004 Grammy Trustees Award, and her work on behalf of environmental causes and political candidates.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Between Here and Gone" (Sony)

May 7, 2004

Grammy-winning singer songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her career and her latest CD - "Between Here and Gone."

Carole King

March 10, 2004

Carole King joins Diane to talk about her many achievements in recording, songwriting, and activism -- including her latest album, her 2004 Grammy Trustees Award, and her work on behalf of environmental causes and political candidates.

Naomi Judd: "Naomi's Breakthrough Guide" (Simon & Schuster)

February 16, 2004

Over her lifetime, Naomi Judd has experienced single motherhood, country music stardom, a devastating illness and the joys of family and friends. In a new "self-help" book she shares the lessons she's learned through all these ups...

Martin Goldsmith: "The Beatles Come To America" (Wiley)

February 13, 2004

In February 1964, American pop culture was forever changed. For two weeks, the Beatles invaded the U.S., playing three concerts and appearing twice on the Ed Sullivan Show. Martin Goldsmith recreates the excitement of the Beatle's first...

Arlo Guthrie (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2003

The eldest son of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie launched his own recording career in 1967 with his cult classic, talking-blues epic about draft dodging, "Alice's Restaurant." Nearly four decades later, his...

Leon Fleisher (Rebroadcast)

August 29, 2003

Diane talks with renowned pianist, conductor, and teacher Leon Fleisher about the diagnosis and treatment of focal dystonia, a debilitating ailment affecting his right hand. They discuss how the setback deepened his connection with music...

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