Sara Fishko

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Frank Stella's Blues

Frank Stella has had a long and varied career. He made his name in the 1950s with a series of all-black paintings; moved on to boldly colored striped canvasses, and in more recent decades, he's used aluminum to make colorful,sci-fi-looking sculptures.

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West Side Story, 1957

WNYC's Sara Fishko tells a story rarely heard about the musical's legendary creators Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim. And she explores how Cold War tensions simmered under the surface of the show's ethnic gang battles.

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Remembering Rosenman

Composer Leonard Rosenman passed away earlier this year but his scores for films like "East of Eden," "Fantastic Voyage," and "Rebel Without a Cause" live on. Produced by Sara Fishko.

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Remembering Bernstein

This fall New York is celebrating what would've been Leonard Bernstein's 90th birthday. As conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he changed the way audiences understood classical music. Five musicians from the Philharmonic remember playing under Bernstein's baton. Produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko.

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Van in the USSR

Fifty years ago, a pianist from Texas named Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. It was the height of the Cold War and when he returned to the States, he was honored with a ticker tape parade down Broadway's ?Canyon of Heroes.? Produced by WNYC's Sara Fishko.