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World Cafe
9:45 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Over The Rhine On World Cafe

Over the Rhine.
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Music
12:05 am
Fri December 26, 2014

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-01-01

On the next Galactic travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Neuronium begins.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Etykagnostyka" on Neuronium Records.

The previous show's playlist (show #925) is available for your inspection.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri December 26, 2014

The Special Focus for January, 2015.

The Special Focus for January, 2015.
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for January is Neuronium.  Formed as a group in 1976, Neuronium has been the solo project of Michel Huygen since 1982 with the occasional collaboration.  "Quasar 2C361,"  the first Neuronium album, was issued in 1978 on EMI-Harvest.  There are now over forty albums.

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Music News
5:25 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Committed's 'Home For Christmas' Has Fun Songs And Some Classics

Originally published on Thu December 25, 2014 7:00 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

As always, we have a lot of news to cover today. But on this holiday, we thought it was worth devoting a good bit of time to some Christmas music.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS")

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NPR Story
4:52 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Barry Manilow: I Jump At The Chance To Do A Christmas Album

Originally published on Thu December 25, 2014 7:00 am

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Music Interviews
5:09 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Director John Carpenter On The Sound Of A Terrifying Film

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

All this week, we're hearing about the music behind the movies.

(SOUNDBITE OF VARIOUS MOVIE THEME SONGS)

SIEGEL: We've been hearing from composers across the genres. And today, we add screams.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "HALLOWEEN")

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Favorite Sessions
4:43 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

KCRW Presents: TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio perform live for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Ethan Shvartzman KCRW

TV On The Radio waited a few years between album releases, and with their last record, Seeds, it's clear that the group has returned energized and inspired. At an intimate show in Santa Monica, Calif. for KCRW's Apogee Sessions, the Brooklyn-based band rolled through new songs with influences from punk to dance, all with precise harmonies and intricately layered production. Check out the album's first single, "Happy Idiot," live from KCRW.

SET LIST

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Around the Nation
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

'Crabs For Christmas': A Tuneful Baltimore Tradition (Really!)

Every year, David DeBoy and The Hons (Wendy Savelle, center, and Karen Fitze) perform a live — and often sold-out — show in the upstairs cabaret of a Baltimore restaurant.
Courtesy of David DeBoy

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:09 pm

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The Thistle & Shamrock
2:53 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

The Thistle & Shamrock: Nollaig

Eileen Ivers.
Courtesy of the artist

Enter the spirit of a traditional Scottish, Irish and Welsh Yuletide this week with Fiona Ritchie and special guest Cerys Matthews. The Welsh singer-songwriter and broadcaster has recorded "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas to mark the poet's centenary year. Matthews tells Fiona about the project, set to music she co-wrote with Mason Neely, and narrates excerpts from this timeless holiday classic. You'll also hear a set of reels played by fiddler Eileen Ivers, including "Christmas Eve."

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
1:52 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Michel Petrucciani On Piano Jazz

Michel Petrucciani.
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Born with the genetic disease osteogenesis imperfecta, he only stood at three feet. But with hands unaffected by his disease and an extraordinary talent, Michel Petrucciani is one of the greatest French jazz pianists of all time.

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