RADIO // Radio ProfilesJames Burke, SummerStage
Originally aired 5/14/10
The Clocktower Radio's Jeannie Hopper speaks with James Burke, Director of the Arts and Cultural Programs for City Parks Foundation, which produces Central Park SummerStage, among other cultural events throughout the city's five boroughs. Burke offers highlights from the history of the event series on its 25th anniversary, harking back, to those who can even fathom it, to that now-foreign period in the 1980s when the Park seemed a positively frightful place. SummerStage played no small role in recreating the social and artistic role that Central Park plays in the city's culture, having hosted some of the most successful and innovative musicians and public events of the past quarter century. SummerStage celebrated its semiquinquagenary by lending its name to all of the park-bound cultural programs organized by the City Parks Foundation; Burke discusses some of the events he's most excited about and some of the city's most overlooked parks (34 minutes).
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