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by Tim Slade and Joanna Buggy
In four corners of the globe on four different days throughout the year, four violinists and a small ensemble of their musician friends come together to perform one of the most well loved pieces of music in the world; Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Gordon Quinn, Bob Hercules, Joanna Rudnick, and Keith Walker
Bill T. Jones: A Good Man follows the Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones as he conceives and executes a dance production based on the life of Abraham Lincoln. The New York Times claimed that Jones's "portrayal of Lincoln is likely to scandalize as many people as it delights."
by Robert Levi
The composer of "Take the A-Train" and other Duke Ellington hits, Billy Strayhorn struggled with obscurity and prejudice as a successful gay man in the tumultuous middle of the 20th century.
by Robert A. Clift
As hip-hop music and culture continue to redefine American life, its influence exposes the high stakes of the struggle to cross or maintain the cultural divide.
by Reuben Atlas
The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Not-always-willing participants in an unorthodox upbringing, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom on the horizon, they must test their father's ideals against their own brotherly vision.
by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell
Compañeras profiles America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, founded in 1994.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod
Can you own a sound? Copyright Criminals examines the history and influence of musical sampling, provoking debates about copyright, compensation, and creativity in the age of intellectual property.
by Jim Granato
Refusing to let a failing kidney deter him, indie rock drummer Pat Spurgeon goes on tour with his band while searching for a donor and administering his own dialysis.
by Ramona S. Diaz
In a real-life fairy tale, a Filipino singer is plucked from YouTube to front the iconic American band Journey, and must deal with the pressures of replacing a legend while leading the band on their longest world tour in ages.
by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia
End of the Century follows punk progenitors The Ramones through more than two decades of touring, recording, and bickering.