The symphony is not where you expect to see the guitarist of the world’s leading jam band. Jeffrey Brown talks to Phish’s Trey Anastasio about his 30-year career sneaking "harmonic elegance into rock & roll," being addicted to practicing, having a tight community of fans and his recent performances for classical music audiences. Continue reading
In his 2011 role as the prince in Sleeping Beauty, David Hallberg became the first American principal dancer at the Bolshoi, the world’s largest ballet company and Russian cultural epicenter since its founding in 1776. NEW YORK — David Hallberg … Continue reading
Ballet star David Hallberg was the first American principal dancer to join the historically insular Bolshoi Theater in 2011. Jeffrey Brown talks to the dancer about his return to the Russian stage for the first time since an acid attack left Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin badly burned and nearly blind last January. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This post will be updated with new videos leading up to the July 2 Trey Anastasio interview on the PBS NewsHour. All right Phish fans, get ready: the PBS NewsHour’s profile of Trey Anastasio will air Tuesday, July … Continue reading
Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald has just released her first solo album in seven years. Jeffrey Brown sits down with McDonald to discuss her career, her upbringing and her aptly named record, "Go Back Home." Continue reading
Frederick Douglass traveling through Ireland in 1845 to stir up support for his abolitionist cause. The first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919. Sen. George Mitchell in 1998 trying to forge a peace treaty in Northern Ireland. Those actual people and events are at the heart of a fictional story in the new novel “TransAtlantic” by author Colum McCann.
Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold set out to document Afghan life through the prism of oral folk poems shared mostly among Pashtun women. Seamus Murphy, the London-based photographer and filmmaker who worked with Griswold on the landay project, has been covering events in Afghanistan for 20 years. He narrates a slideshow of some of his favorite images.