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This edition: June 2014

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 4, 2014.

First aired: June 13, 2014.

Tinabeth Pina hosts this month's Arts in the City from the historic Alice Austen House in Staten Island.

We spent a weekend following the Jazz House Kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center while they took part in Wynton Marsalis’ favorite event of the year, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.

Ernabel Demillo meets one young Chinese dancer who sacrificed everything to live the American dream of dancing for the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Wing-Man is a laugh-out-loud hilarious and surprisingly poignant “one-clown show” that explores our obsession with social media. In the tradition of Buster Keaton & Charlie Chaplin, award-winning performer Mark Gindick wordlessly battles a series of unexpected 21st century obstacles. Tinabeth Piña reports…

Barry Mitchell visits The Puppet Kitchen in the East Village, where professional puppeteers design and build all kinds of puppets and marionettes for theater, TV, movies and advertising. They also hold puppet-making workshops for children and adults.

Guest List

Anne Bartholomew Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble Union Square

Emily DeCola Co-Founder, Puppet Kitchen

Janet Eilber Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company

Mark Gindick Creator & Star, “Wing-Man”

Coleman Hughes Trombonist, Jazz House Kids

Alex Laurenzi Saxophonist, Jazz House Kids

Wynton Marsalis Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Michael Shupbach Co-Founder, Puppet Kitchen

Dorthy Thielsen Intern/Puppet Fabricator, Puppet Kitchen

Julius Tolentino Big Band Director, Jazz House Kids

Xiaochuan Xie Soloist Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company