ROCKY's Andy Karl, MOTOWN's Krystal Joy Brown & More Set for CUNY TV's 'Arts in the City' Today
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 today, 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.