This Week on Livestream | January 30, 2017

Explore the minds of the world’s greatest authors, enjoy jazz and classical performances, and tune into a MIT programming battle. Watch live events on Livestream this week!


Emmett Till: True Stories of An American Tragedy | NYPL
Monday, January 30
6:30 PM ET
“In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago named Emmett Till was murdered by white men who believed that Till had harassed one of their wives. The atrocity rattled a nation and helped fuel the modern civil rights movement. Historian Timothy Tyson and PEN Award–winning author John Edgar Wideman will speak about their new books, The Blood of Emmett Till and Writing to Save a Life, with historian Nell Irvin Painter.”

When Pop Stars Go Broadway | The Greene Space
Monday, January 30
7 PM ET
“How do songwriters from the worlds of rock, folk, and country adjust to writing for the theater? And why has the Broadway establishment been so resistant to their idiosyncratic and often fascinating shows? Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel hosts a conversation with Rob Berman, musical supervisor for Bright Star, and Carmel Dean, musical supervisor on Green Day’s American Idiot.”

Freedom in the World 2017 | Freedom House
Tuesday, January 31
9 AM ET
“Join Freedom House for the launch of Freedom in the World 2017, the latest edition of Freedom House’s annual assessment of the state of freedom around the world.”

Michael Eric Dyson | Author Events
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Possessed of ‘intellectual heft, critical thinking depth and finesse with words and messages’ (Essence), Michael Eric Dyson is the author of 19 books, a frequent New York Times opinion writer, and University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown. Tears We Cannot Stop is a no-holds-barred call for white America to face difficult truths about how it has ignored or dismissed African-American grievances.”

Javon Jackson Band | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Saxophonist Javon Jackson is a former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers who has since played with major artists like Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones, in addition to leading his own groups. Jackson has a knack for putting together stellar rhythm sections, capable of supporting his commanding sound before taking their own turns in the spotlight.”

How I Got Over: A Conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck | The Greene Space
Thursday, February 3
7 PM ET
“James Baldwin’s final and unfinished project Remember This House was an effort to capture the lives of three of his closest friends, all assassinated: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts an unconventional conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck about the prescience of Baldwin’s work and his indictment of American racism as its own moral monster.”

#MozartFest: “Nachtmusik” | Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 4
10:45 AM ET
“MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner
MOZART Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
MOZART Symphony No. 36, Linz”

Lighting & Rendering in Unreal Engine: An Evening with Epic Games | Gnomon
Friday, February 4
9 PM ET
“Join Gnomon on Friday, February 3rd for an evening with Epic Games’ Director of Education and Learning Resources, Luis Cataldi. In the two-hour presentation, Luis will assemble a complete interior scene from scratch while sharing many useful tips and tricks to improve production workflow. Once assembled, the scene will be illuminated, while reviewing many of the key need-to-know features of the Unreal Engine 4 lighting and rendering systems.”

Battlecode 2017 Live Broadcast | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saturday, February 5
7 PM ET
“Now in its 17th year, Battlecode is MIT’s longest running programming competition. It features a unique challenge that combines battle strategy, software engineering and artificial intelligence. In short, the objective is to write the best AI player program for the strategy game Battlecode. Anyone can participate, as long as you know how to program.”

Immersive Storytelling Symposium | The New School
Sunday, February 6
8:30 AM ET
“Join Parsons School of Design at The New School for a one-day symposium about the explosion of affordable virtual and augmented reality technologies. The event will take a critical look at the impact of new mass media technologies such as the Gear VR/Oculus Rift, Google Daydream/Cardboard, HTC Vive, MS Hololens and their ‘immersive’ effects on theater, games, news, and entertainment.”

This Week on Livestream | January 8, 2018

Watch live as CNET streams from CES 2018, Lena Waithe visits 92nd Street Y, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers the Keynote at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Congress.


National YoungArts Week 2018 | Voice Performance | National YoungArts Foundation
Monday, January 8
8 PM ET
“The National YoungArts Foundation welcomes YoungArts Finalists to Miami for National YoungArts Week, its signature program held annually that aims to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and community.”

The Chi: Lena Waithe in Conversation with Charlamagne Tha God | 92nd Street Y
Tuesday, January 9
8:30 PM ET
“Lena Waithe is the Creator and Executive Producer of her own series, The Chi, a timely coming-of-age story set in Chicago’s South Side. Hear from Waithe about how she is making strides as both a writer and an actress.”

CES 2018 Day 2: Technology 24/7 | CNET
Wednesday, January 10
12 PM ET
” Samsung’s VP Alanna Cotton will show Samsung’s latest in mobile computing, and CNET’s Lexy Savvides and Vanessa Hand Orellana will torture-test iPhone cases to find out which is the toughest. Then, at 2 PM PT, Rich Brown will host a panel on Shopping and the Smart Home, and at 3 PM PT, Roadshow’s Tim Stevens will host the panel, Autonomous Cars: Getting from Here to There . ”

Jazz Congress Day 1, Session 2: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Keynote; Learning from Large Jazz Organizations | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Thursday, January 11
12:15 PM ET
“Bringing together artists, media, and industry leaders in the global jazz community. Watch the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Keynote at Jazz Congress 2018.”

Theater of War Productions: Theater of War | The Greene Space
Thursday, January 11
7 PM ET
“Join The Greene Space as they explore the visible and invisible wounds of war through Theater of War, a dramatic theatrical reading of Sophocles’ Philoctetes featuring David Strathairn, Amy Ryan and Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams.”

Benny Goodman: King of Swing with the JLCO | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Saturday, January 13
8 PM ET
“The JLCO celebrates a single landmark performance: Benny Goodman’s legendary 1938 debut at Carnegie Hall. In the country’s most hallowed classical concert hall, the moment was about much more than Benny Goodman; it was, in many ways, a debut of jazz itself, an unprecedented presentation of authentic jazz and racial integration on a stage of unparalleled prestige.”