Site-specific theater, a growing art form that immerses audiences into productions, has become a tool for some producers to save money by defraying pricey traditional staging. NewsHour Weekend’s Zachary Green reports on a show playing from a particularly unconventional site in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading
Clintondale High School outside Detroit was one of the lowest performing schools in Michigan when they decided to ‘flip’ their classrooms. Now, teachers record their lessons online for students to watch outside of school and class time is used to work through problems. Jeffrey Brown reports on Clintondale’s success so far. Continue reading
North Carolina mandates that all elementary school students have equal access to art instruction, but enforcement of the law appears inconsistent across the state. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on two elementary schools’ different approaches to arts education and the effects on student performance. Continue reading
All-star baseball player Alex Rodriguez got hit with one of the harshest penalties the MLB has ever handed out, but he’s not the only one in implicated in the latest doping scandal: 12 other players received 50-game suspensions. Ray Suarez makes sense of the penalties with sports columnists Christine Brennan and William Rhoden. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with Richard Blanco, the poet chosen to read at President Obama’s second swearing-in, about what it means to be a part of the festivities. Blanco, a Spanish born Cuban-American, is the first Latino, openly gay, as well as the youngest poet to ever at a presidential inauguration. Continue reading
The 2012 Summer Olympics have officially begun. And the open ceremonies pay tribute to Britain’s rich history. Independent Television News’ Paraic O’Brien reports the excitement and anticipation as the torch neared Olympic Stadium in London. Continue reading
On Saturday, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., will bestow its Kennedy Center Honors on five of the nation’s leading artists. One is legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, who is still performing at age 81. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Rollins to discuss his life’s work. Continue reading
A successful multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird recently joined instrument and acoustic engineer Ian Schneller to create a novel live music experience, something they’re calling the “Sonic Arboretum,” at the Guggenheim Museum.