Schoolhouse Rock, the 1970s and 80s animated shorts that taught a generation of school kids about how a bill becomes a law and just what function a conjunction has, inspired Alex Timbers to blend history and music in his musicals. The young director is out with his latest mashup, Here Lies Love, looking at Imelda Marcos.
Dirty Projectors manage to be both avant-garde and accessible – the band plays experimental rock you can still dance to. They've collaborated with BjÃ¶rk and David Byrne, and been covered by Solange Knowles (sister of Beyoncé).
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