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Black Thought – Tariq Trotter, the world-renowned emcee who co-founded the groundbreaking hip hop band The Roots in 1987, will be honored in the 2019 National Sawdust Gala.
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Ahead of two National Sawdust concerts with students from the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts program that she'll leave behind in June, Dawn Upshaw talks about what she achieved and what comes next.
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In advance of a portrait concert at National Sawdust on April 7, composer Jeremy Gill talks to Christian Carey about the challenges of setting Whitman and Pascal, the art of variations, and more.
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Ahead of a performance and panel discussion about Shirley Graham Du Bois and her opera 'Tom-Tom' at National Sawdust April 4, Brin Solomon speaks with scholar Lucy M. Caplan about the composer and work.
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JG Thirlwell, famed for his groundbreaking industrial-rock work as well as his scores for animated TV hits, talks to Steve Dollar about the chamber project he presents at National Sawdust Feb 28-March 1.
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Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, who performs nightly in the Stone series at the New School Feb. 19-23, talks with Olivia Giovetti about improvisation as conversation, and choosing to focus on meaningful work.
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For musicians of older generations, to watch Face the Music handle improvisation-based works by black female composers at National Sawdust on Feb. 11 was to attempt to mute one's envy, critic and musician Jennifer Gersten asserts.
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PUBLIQuartet cellist Amanda Gookin chats with Amanda Angel about "Freedom and Faith," the group’s second album, which it will showcase on Feb. 10 as part of a season-long residency at National Sawdust.
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Composer-performer Angélica Negrón talks to Olivia Giovetti about 'Chimera,' her new opera for drag-queen performers, portions of which will premiere during the FERUS Festival at National Sawdust.
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Log editor Steve Smith kicks off his annual survey of the year's most memorable events and recordings with a clutch of personal highlights from a busy year at National Sawdust.