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Gizmos for Music and Beyond

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Friday, November 06, 2009

If you have a bright idea for a musical gadget, you’re not alone. Today: New York Times technology columnist David Pogue fields your ideas for gizmos that haven’t been invented yet. And, he shares ideas from his readers... like a waterproof smartphone. Also: Choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses two new works inspired by Abraham Lincoln and the Broadway arrival of his musical about African musician Fela Kuti.

Join Soundcheck at the Greene Space: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of the film "Once" and violinist Joshua Bell, live on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. More info here.

Guests:

David Pogue

Gadgets That Haven't Been Invented (Yet)

With the holiday shopping season on the horizon, tech companies are rolling out new MP3 players, iPod accessories, mobile apps and more. New York Times technology columnist David Pogue recently asked his Twitter followers for ideas for gadgets that don't exist. He joins us to share some of the results ...

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Bill T. Jones

The 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth inspired the choreographer Bill T. Jones to explore the sixteenth president’s life in two major works: Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do We Pray and Serenade/The Proposition. The often-provocative Jones joins us to talk about the meaning of Lincoln from a contemporary ...

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