This Week on SundayArts: Hair, Alvin Ailey Street Party and More

Classic Arts Features   This Week on SundayArts: Hair, Alvin Ailey Street Party and More
August 3 marks the return of SundayArts, the weekly arts showcase on New York's public television station Thirteen (WNET).

Airing Sunday, August 3 at 12 noon, SundayArts News leads off by highlighting the current Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair. Coverage will go on to include the American Museum of Natural History's exhibit of Saturn and the Cooper-Hewitt's Children's Wallpaper, exploring the relationship between wallpapers and books created for children.

Other news segments will include:

* Dance: Alvin Ailey Street Party and Free Classes celebrating its 50th anniversary with New York City Center

* Music: Lincoln Center Presents: Mostly Mozart

* Art: P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center- "Public Farm" - Part of the winning Young Architects Program, "Public Farm" is an urban farm concept that evokes the look of a flying carpet landing in the P.S.1 courtyard.

* New York Public Library- To celebrate the 100th anniversary of baseball theme songs, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" - a tribute to the sport and the musicians who love it, organized around the lyrics and beginning with a history of the song and its creators.

The SundayArts Profile features Thirteen President and CEO Neal Shapiro conducting an exclusive interview with Philip Schwalb, CEO of the SportsMuseum. Located in Manhattan, the SportsMuseum is the nation's first and only all-sports experience. Finally SundayArts "Choice" will find Curator Elizabeth Melliker taking the viewer through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Greek and Roman Galleries: Cubiculum Nocturnum.

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SundayArts is Thirteen/WNET's on-air/online series through which arts enthusiasts everywhere can access the Big Apple's cultural best. New York's public television station has long partnered with the city's most celebrated cultural institutions, capturing and broadcasting their work on PBS.

Every Sunday at noon on Thirteen, SundayArts wraps insightful interviews, on-location features, profiles, and introductions around a showcased presentation. SundayArts News segments cover current cultural highlights while Curator's Choice briefs offer first-hand, insider reviews of highlights from shows and events around town. Profiles of cultural figures reflect the eclectic New York arts scene.

For those outside of Thirteen's tri-state viewing area, makes New York's cultural bounty accessible anytime, from anywhere. The video-rich new site features the latest arts news, interviews, and previews of SundayArts broadcasts. Contributing bloggers Elizabeth Vincentelli (Time Out New York), Adam Wasserman (Opera News) and cultural journalist Jennifer Melick add knowledgeable, lively dialogue to the site. Users are encouraged to email questions and comments to the host, artists and organizations.

Funding for SundayArts has been provided by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Additional funding has been provided by The Lemberg Foundation.


Thirteen/WNET New York is one of the key program providers for public television, bringing such acclaimed series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Wide Angle, Secrets of the Dead, NOW With David Brancaccio, Expos_, Bill Moyers Journal, and Cyberchase to audiences nationwide. As the flagship public broadcaster in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro area, Thirteen reaches millions of viewers each week, airing the best of American public television along with its own local productions such as New York Voices, Reel 13 and SundayArts.

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