ROCKY's Andy Karl, MOTOWN's Krystal Joy Brown & More Set for CUNY TV's 'Arts in the City', 5/9
The May edition of ARTS IN THE CITY celebrates the coming of summer and the latest cultural touchstones in the New York area. Hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson reporting from The New York Botanical Garden, the newest ARTS IN THE CITY debuts Friday, May 9 (2014) on CUNY TV* at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm; is repeated Sunday 5/11 at noon; and returns Friday 5/23 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm and on Sunday 5/25 at noon on CUNY TV. Beginning May 9, the program may be viewed anytime on www.cuny.tv.
The stories this month: • Summer Arts Round-up with Mike Gilliam previews top events including artist Dan Graham's interactive installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden; pop innovator Janelle Monáe kicking off the 36th season of Celebrate Brooklyn's season in Prospect Park on June 4th; MoMA PS1's Warm-Up music series in the museum's courtyard in Long Island City; Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & The Women Who Designed Them at The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx; Make Music New York on the summer solstice, June 21st, with over 1,000 free concerts throughout the five boroughs; summer arts events at Bryant Park; The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park; the River to River Festival; and interactive art at Socrates Sculpture Garden in Long Island City.
• Motown: The Truth is A Hit, an exhibition at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, shows how Motown shaped - and was shaped by - the culture of its time; curator Christopher Moore provides context regarding Motown founder Berry Gordy and his remarkable family. Donna Hanover talks with Charl Brown ("Smokey Robinson") and Krystal Joy Brown ("Diana Ross") from Motown: The Musical about their characters' parts in music and civil rights history.