Night Shift and Newport Treats
"Night Shift" by Deborah Brown
In this weekly WFUV feature, our staffers pick a trio of their current personal faves that we think you might want to check out too. FUV's Sarah Wardrop, our production director and Sunday evening host, 6-8 p.m., has three worthy obsessions, stretching from New York to Newport.
Deborah Brown’s “Night Shift”
The end of this month brings the end of City Winery at its Varick Street location, and so with no more FUV Live shows there, I realized that I'll probably be seeing one of my favorite pieces of subway art much less. "Night Shift" is one panel in a series of glass mosaics in the MTA's 1 train station at Houston Street, and over on the uptown side, I always try to go see this little floating dude when I'm there.
Del's Frozen Lemonade
There's a lot I love about Newport (including the off-season), but at the Newport Folk Festival time of year I get a distinct craving for a Del's. Whether it was back in my college days after getting to Fort Adams State Park in the early morning hours with friends to snag a prime spot, or more recently after long live broadcast days with FUV, I would definitely seek out this frosty lemon treat. And now I see it can be ordered online. Hmm....
What is Anaïs, plural?
It's no secret how good Hadestown is, but with the full Original Broadway Cast Recording due out on Friday, I'm going to "raise a cup" to it and Anaïs Mitchell (and the swinging lights) again here. Life inspiring art inspiring life inspiring art: That cycle is as much the onstage story as the one behind the musical itself, and now there's more art ahead from Anaïs in Bonny Light Horseman. She formed the band with Josh Kaufman and Eric D. Johnson, and they promise “some mystical semi-trad folk jams” and an album to come. (Another Newport Folk Fest tip: they’re part of the Sunday line-up).