Around the Nation

BY Lauren Knapp and Molly Finnegan  January 20, 2011 at 1:39 PM EST

Here are some of this week’s arts and culture stories from public broadcasters around the nation.

Carrie Brownstein in 'Portlandia' from IFC
Did you read the “Think Out Loud” post about the new IFC comedy Portlandia? Co-star Carrie Brownstein drops by Oregon Public Radio for a chat about the show that both loves and lampoons that fair city.
[Oregon Public Radio]

- A Boston string quartet wants to elevate the Baroque composer Zalenka to (in their view) his rightful position among giants like Handel and Bach. Three members of the Boston Zelenka Project explain their mission.
[WBUR]

- On tour after debuting at the Brooklyn Museum, “Who Shot Rock & Roll,” a photography exhibit that documents the “bipartite” revolution of American popular music, comes to Akron to make some noise. [Western Public Media] reports:

 

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WBEZ’s Onstage/Backstage blogger asks how a city budget reshuffle will affect public arts and performance programs in Chicago.
[WBEZ]

– On Intersections, musicologist Joe Gennaro talks about the significance of year 1990 in the history of contemporary, commercial country music, a year when Garth Brooks and Clint Black emerged as stars of the genre.
[WMFE]

- Nevermind Baz Luhrman’s forthcoming (possibly 3D) film spectacle; Aspen Public Radio serializes The Great Gatsby with local performers.
[Aspen Public Radio]

- Spark talks to artist Kathy Aoki, who challenges traditional symbols and stereotypes foisted on modern girlhood with satirical linocuts and sculptures.
[KQED]