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12:09 am
Fri March 29, 2013

On the Next Galactic Travels 2013-04-04

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

On the next Galactic Travels, a month-long Special Focus on Ken Elkinson begins.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be Music for Commuting Volumes 1 - 2.

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Music
11:51 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

The Special Focus for April, 2013.

Ken Elkinson is the Special Focus on Galactic Travels for April, 2013.
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

The Special Focus for April is Ken Elkinson, a New Jersey native whose debut CD has its roots at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Ken is a prolific artist who has international distribution of his recordings.

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All Songs Considered
4:25 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

10 Great Album Art Fake-Outs

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 12:54 pm

This week, the Strokes put out the new album Comedown Machine, the band's fifth collection of wiry, tightly-produced throwback rock.

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Deceptive Cadence
3:45 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Marches Madness: Spielberg's Symphonist

Wendy Maeda Boston Globe via Getty Images

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All Songs Considered
3:28 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

VHÖL Runs Off The Rails, 'Insane With Faith'

VHÖL is (left to right) Sigrid Sheie, John Cobbett, Mike Scheidt and Aesop Dekker.
Sarah Brady Courtesy of the artist

Let's get this out of the way: VHÖL includes members of bands that have put out some of my favorite metal albums of the last few years. Guitarist John Cobbett and bassist Sigrid Sheie are in Hammers of Misfortune, Mike Scheidt fronts YOB, and Aesop Dekker drums for Agalloch (among many other bands).

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
2:03 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.
Jeffrey Kliman Courtesy of the Kennedy Center.

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 5:20 pm

In September 2012, the Monterey Jazz Festival celebrated 55 years. The late Dave Brubeck was among the founders of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Dizzy Gillespie made many an appearance. Charles Mingus and Charles Lloyd recorded landmark albums.

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Deceptive Cadence
1:03 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

The Good Friday 5: Musical Passion Stories You Must Hear

This 1653 engraving by Rembrandt inspired composer Frank Martin to write his oratorio Golgotha in 1945.
Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:17 pm

For Christians around the world, this week, leading up to Easter Sunday, is one of the most meaningful in the religious calendar. The dramatic story of Jesus' final days, as related in the four Gospels of the New Testament, has been meaningful for composers, too, and a rich source for many musical settings of the Passion story. J.S. Bach is still the benchmark when it comes to composing Passions. His St.

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Mountain Stage
11:39 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Caravan Of Thieves On Mountain Stage

Caravan of Thieves performing live at Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 9:34 am

Caravan of Thieves make its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live before a sold-out audience in Charleston, W.Va. Based around the duo of Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the band has been winning audiences over with its unique fusion of Gypsy jazz, swing and pop music.

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Alt.Latino
11:02 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Fresh Flavor For Your Ears: 7 New Latin Songs

Fado singer Ana Moura stole our heart this week.
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:01 am

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Music Interviews
10:21 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon.
David McClister Nonesuch Records

Emmylou Harris' first solo album, "Pieces of the Sky," was released in 1975 after the death of her singing partner, Gram Parsons. The opening track on the album is a song called "Bluebird Wine," by a then-unknown songwriter named Rodney Crowell. She recorded two more of his songs on her next album, got him to join her band in the mid-'70s and now, after an almost 40-year friendship, the two musicians have recorded an album together called Old Yellow Moon. The two talk with Terry Gross about their long, enduring careers, their friendship, their influences and singing harmony.

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