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This edition: December 2014

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 2, 2014.

First aired: December 12, 2014.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month’s edition of Arts in the City from El Museo del Barrio on Museum Mile in Manhattan.

Stories in this episode include Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson’s interview with the new Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio about the first exhibition under his tenure, a retrospective on the career of pop artist Marisol; Barry Mitchell sits down with Lipa Schmeltzer, a Hasidic Jewish pop musician; Carol Anne Riddell’s behind the scenes look at George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker; Tinabeth Pina finds out how instruments’ strings are made at the D’Addario factory in Farmingdale, Long Island; a profile on a collection of holiday cards made by famous 20th century artists at The Morgan Library & Museum; and Pat Collins’ picks for what to see on Broadway this holiday season.

Guest List

Dena Abergel Children’s Ballet Master, New York City Ballet

Emerson Alexander Student, School of American Ballet

John D'Addario III President, D'Addario & Company, Inc.

Natalie Glassie Student, School of American Ballet

Shelby Mann Student, School of American Ballet

Elmer Martinez Rubio Machine Operator, D'Addario & Company, Inc.

Christine Nelson Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts, The Morgan Library & Museum

Jose Rodriguez Production Supervisor, D'Addario & Company, Inc.

Lipa Schmeltzer Singer/Songwriter

Jorge Daniel Veneciano Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio

Ian Zelbo Student, School of American Ballet

Web Extras

John D'Addario Talks Acquisitions

D'Addario & Company President, John D'Addario III talks about some of the other companies D'Addario has acquired over the years.

Lipa's Shul

Hasidic pop musician Lipa Schmeltzer tells about his shul, a Yiddish word for a synagogue or temple, in Airmont, NY.