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Comedian Bo Burnham’s Musical Poetry; Jenny Hval Plays Live; City Opera

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Jenny Hval performs in the Soundcheck studio. Jenny Hval performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episide: Bo Burnham is a comedian, songwriter and actor who rose to fame via YouTube. His work has since been featured on Comedy Central and MTV. He joins us with a new book of funny, musical poetry called Egghead.

Plus: Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval joins us to play songs from her album Innocence Is Kinky.

And:New York City Opera announced this week that it is filing for bankruptcy and effectively closing its doors. We get a reflection from Fred Plotkin of WQXR’s Operavore blog.

Bo Burnham: What's Funny In Musical Comedy

Comedian, songwriter and actor Bo Burnham talks about his new book of musical and funny poetry, and shares a Pick Three of his favorite songs.

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City Opera's Swan Song?

Writer Fred Plotkin joins us to reflect on the demise of New York City Opera, the subject of his recent column for WQXR's Operavore.

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Jenny Hval: Ethereal And Provocative Art Pop

Watch the provocative and experimental Norwegian pop musician Jenny Hval perform songs from her latest album Innocence Is Kinky in the Soundcheck studio.

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Download This: Of Verona

The indie electro band of Verona plays at Arlene's Grocery Thursday. Download "Dark In My Imagination."

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