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This edition: April 2014

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 7, 2014.

First aired: April 11, 2014.

AITC looks at the new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties” which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

No one knows popular music like the New York Pops -- sharing the universal language of music with one and all since 1983! Tinabeth Pina visits this amazing group.

Donna Hanover goes backstage at “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” to speak with the show’s star, Bryce Pinkham, about his other passion, Zara Aina, an organization that provides underprivileged students in Madagascar with school supplies and instills self-confidence through the art of theater.

Classical violinists, Cajun cellists, jazz ensembles, bluesmen, Latin guitarists, opera and folk singers are just a few of the MUNY performers in the subway and train stations contributing to the music culture of New York City.

Andrew Falzon takes a peek inside the Steinway & Sons Piano factory in Long Island City, Queens and finds that just like the Steinway pianos, many of the artisans who handcraft the pianos can also trace their roots back to Queens.

Guest List

Neil Balm Principal Trumpet, New York Pops

Wally Boot Final Tone Inspector, Steinway & Sons

Lydia Bradshaw Manager, MTA Arts for Transit & Music Under New York

Teresa A. Carbone Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum

Cenovia Cummins Concertmaster, New York Pops

Charles Harris Subway Rider

David Heiss Principal Cellist, New York Pops

Meshach Loera Subway Rider

Kadiatou Patterson Subway Rider

Chief Edgar Paucar Performer, Raices

Bryce Pinkham Executive Director; Actor, Zara Aina; “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder”

Henrique Prince Performer, Ebony Hillbillies

Steven Reineke Music Director, New York Pops

Bill Youse Director of Special Services & Special Projects, Steinway & Sons