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Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down, Krys Lee, Allegro at 70, Windsor racecourse's resident artist

Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down, Krys Lee's novel How I Became A North Korean, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro 70 years on, and the artist in residence at Royal Windsor racecourse.

Kevin Legendre reviews Baz Luhrmann's first TV project, The Get Down, a high-octane slice of life chronicling the birth of hip hop in 1970's New York.

Kirsty speaks to writer Krys Lee whose debut novel, How I Became A North Korean, is set in one of the most complex and threatening environments in the world - the border between China and the 'hermit nation'.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical Allegro was their third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel. It opened on Broadway in 1947. With a new production in London, director Thom Southerland and critic Matt Wolf discuss its revival 70 years on.

Front Row meets equine painter Elizabeth Armstrong, the artist in residence at Royal Windsor Racecourse.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jack Soper.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down

    Duration: 05:51

  • Krys Lee

    Duration: 08:28

  • Allegro at 70

    Duration: 09:01

  • Windsor Racecourse's resident artist

    Duration: 04:34

Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down

Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down

The Get Down series starts on 12 August 2016 on Netflix.

 

Images:  Main image above, and image to the left - Some of The Get Down cast, including Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr, Justice Smith and Shameik Moore.

Images credit: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix

Krys Lee

Krys Lee

Krys Lee's book, How I became a North Korean is out now.

Image: Author Krys Lee

Image credit: Matt Douma

Allegro at 70

Allegro at 70

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical Allegro is at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 10 September 2016.

Image: Gary Tunshaw as Joseph Taylor Jr in Allegro

Image credit: Annabel Vere

 

Windsor Racecourse's resident artist

Windsor Racecourse's resident artist

Equine artist Elizabeth Armstrong is Windsor Racecourse's resident artist.

Image: Elizabeth Armstrong in front of some of her work

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Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jack Soper
Interviewed Guest Kevin LeGendre
Interviewed Guest Krys Lee
Interviewed Guest Thom Southerland
Interviewed Guest Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest Elizabeth Armstrong

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