WOLF HALL, Bjork at MoMA and More Set for May Edition of CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY
The May 2015 edition of CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, hosted by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson from Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park, begins Friday, May 8 (2015) at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm on CUNY TV*. The show is repeated Sunday 5/10 at noon and returns Friday 5/22 at 10am, 3pm and 8:30pm and on Sunday 5/24 at noon on CUNY TV. On and after May 8, the program may be viewed anytime on www.cuny.tv.
Best-selling author Andrew Morton tells Donna Hanover about the long-hidden Windsor Files, detailing the pro-Nazi sympathies of Britain's King Edward VIII, who abdicated his throne in 1936 "for the woman I love," divorcee Wallis Simpson. In Morton's new book, 17 Carnations (left), he details the meaning of the book's title - an affair between Simpson and Nazi Germany's Ambassador to London Joachim von Ribbentrop - and sheds light on the Windsors' life during and after World War II.
Tony Guida walks with photographer Will Ellis (right), author of the book Abandoned NYC, to examine the ghostly beauty of little-known sites on Staten Island, under Riverside Park, and on the Brooklyn shoreline, finding beauty in decay and a reminder of the transience of history.
The stories of the Incredible Hulk, G.I. Joe and Wonder Woman have something in common - they're all currently written by Asian American comic-book writers. Minnie Roh meets with Greg Pak and Amy Chu (left), whose voices and visions are changing the industry and creating more diverse characters in the comics industry.
Pat Collins talks with cast members of Wolf Hall, Broadway's two-part theatrical spectacle from London, as well as Dame Hilary Mantel - whose two novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, chronicle the rise of 15th-century blacksmith's son Thomas Cromwell (right) to chief advisor to England's King Henry VIII, and provide the basis for the acclaimed stage dramatization.
Iceland's multi-talented recording artist Bjork is the subject - and contributor - to an ambitious retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Andrew Falzon shows how modern art and music now go hand-in-hand in this superstar's amazing career.
And dinner theatre takes on a new twist with A Taste of Magic, a magic show that plays directly to diners at local restaurants. Barry Mitchell talks with the show's creator and its magicians who ply their wares to delighted audiences.
*CUNY TV is broadcast over-the-air in the tri-state area on Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner and Optimum), Ch. 77 (RCN) and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).
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