Urban Nutcracker: Anatomy Of A Ballet goes behind-the-scenes of Anthony Williams' daring adaptation of the holiday classic, in which a diverse group of dancers - a rough-edged tap star, a black cavalier and a Latina teen - put their twist on traditional Nutcracker roles.
With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Michael McDonald remains an enduring presence in popular music. He has enjoyed tremendous commercial and creative achievement, winning an impressive five Grammys while earning innumerable chart successes, including the platinum selling release Motown.
Hear musicians from around the world in NPR's performance studio as they share special holiday moments. Join host Lisa Simeone for ancient harmonies from Trio Medieval, traditional carols from the Riga Dom Boys Choir, and a rarely heard Christmas song by Sibelius, straight from Finland's YL Choir.
One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program.
Korva Coleman hosts.
Albert and Rudy Fernandez
Brothers Albert and Rudy Fernandez of Tampa remember a year of adventures - and misadventures - when they spent time as grade school students in Spain. They share their recollections of that time - and for the first time ever, they publicly reveal their secret superhero identities.
Bask in the splendor of nature with two of history’s greatest composers: Beethoven and Stravinsky. In Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (No. 6), the master evokes the sounds heard on his journey into the countryside. Stravinsky’s sounds of nature are very different as he depicts ancient Russian legend and folk song in a cataclysmic evocation of life’s reawakening in his Rite of Spring.
Come experience the genius of Rodgers and Hammerstein, winners of 15 Academy Awards and 34 Tony Awards. Legendary film moments from Oklahoma!, Carousel, State Fair, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music will be projected in HD onto the big screen. In perfect synchronization with the clips, the Orchestra performs these “show-stopping” masterpieces of American musical theatre.