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Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Alright everybody, now this here is the minor blues; this is one of my favorite. When we get to the late section I will show why because there is a couple things that you can do with this one because it is so mild and so dark sound, okay. Now, the chords that we are going to be using are (guitar playing sample of following chords) A minor, D minor, E7 and that is it. There is still going to be A and E but there are going to be minor chords and a 7th chords (guitar playing). Now, the first thing that I want to talk you about that concerning this minor blues progression is what is called staccato strumming. Now normally when we strum a chord, it is just like (guitar playing). But, when we do this staccato thing to give it the effect, what we are going be doing is releasing the pressure of our hand not taking it off the strings but just enough to stop the strings from ringing out, for example like this (guitar playing). See how my hand, I want to do it real slow (guitar playing) just release the pressure and it will stop that from ringing. Now, staccato meaning short; legato meaning long. So, we are going do a legato strum and a staccato strum, we are going to do them both together and I will show how it all works together, okay. First the A minor (guitar playing), 3 , 4 and then B minor (guitar playing), back to the A minor (guitar playing), next chord we have the D7, and then we have D minor, and finally A minor, we will resolve on the E7, okay. Now, there is a couple of different ways we can do this, let us say we mixed-up that legato strum with the staccato strum and then in our page 8 chord, so we could give it a totally different vibe, check this out (guitar playing) you see what I mean. Or, you could do it the exact opposite way if you wanted to. You can start with an arpeggio (guitar playing) then a legato and staccato strum. Either way, mix it up and see what you come with. The best way is the way you like best that is the way to do it, okay. So, I am going to this once again with a band and you will be able to practice with this and you will be able to hear what it sounds like with a group. So, minor blues let us wind it up (band playing with samples of chords and techniques being played all together) here I am going to use a little arpeggio, D minor, E7. (lyrics: Give me if you want to our paging in the whole thing. Another great year right.)