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8:03 am
Tue June 30, 2015

WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cold Beat

Cold Beat graces the WAMU studio.
Rhiannon Newman WAMU

Hannah Lew is already a familiar name on the indie-pop scene: The San Francisco native used to play bass in the great-but-dormant Grass Widow.

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Music
12:03 am
Tue June 30, 2015

The Complete List: NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2015 (So Far)

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:45 pm

The story of music in 2015 goes like this: There are endless ways to listen to endless songs. Looking for something new? There's an algorithm for that. Prefer a human touch? Podcasts, blogs, Beats 1 (maybe!), good old terrestrial radio — take your pick. Honestly, we use all these and more. Many of these songs came to us via Soundcloud or YouTube, Spotify or iTunes. Many others showed up in our inboxes and demanded attention. Some of them we'd been waiting for for years. Some were complete surprises.

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Music
11:32 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Galactic Travels Top 20 Report for June, 2015.

Galactic Travels Top 20 Report for May, 2015.
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

WDIY 88.1 FM "Galactic Travels" Top 20 for June, 2015.
Shows #948 to #951; 4-June-2015 to 25-June-2015
Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order.
Compiled by Bill Fox

This report is also available at the Galactic Travels website.

The Special Focus was Spyra.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri June 26, 2015

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-07-02

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

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Modulator ESP begins.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Event Horizon."

The latest show's playlist (show #951) is available for your inspection.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri June 26, 2015

The Special Focus for July, 2015.

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

On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for July is Modulator ESP.

Modulator Experimental Synthesis Project (Modulator ESP) is Jez Creek from Nottingham in the UK.  He performs improvised music that explores the boundaries of dark ambient, drone, Berlin School sequencing, and noise using modular synthesis, real-time sampling, sound manipulation, and live looping.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri June 19, 2015

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-06-25

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

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Spyra concludes.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "No Beats for 1 Hour" on the Ricochet Dream label.

The latest show's playlist (show #950) is available for your inspection.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri June 12, 2015

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-06-18

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

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Spyra continues.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk two from "High Phidelity" on the Ricochet Dream label.

The latest show's playlist (show #949) is available for your inspection.

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Music
11:27 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission on LV Arts Salon

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Sculpture Garden Concert Series begin Friday June 12 in the Sculpture Gardens, 6 to 8 pm. Commission members Deni Thurman- Eyer and Barbara Pearson join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle highlighting the event and  ongoing projects of the Commission.

(Original air-date: 06/08/2015)

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Movie Interviews
9:51 am
Sun June 7, 2015

Finally At Home In New York, JiHAE Releases 'Illusion of You'

Originally published on Sun June 7, 2015 12:35 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LULLABY FOR THE LONELY PEOPLE")

JIHAE: (Singing) I don't want and I don't need other people's measures to rise.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The singer-songwriter Jihae moved around a lot growing up as the daughter of a diplomat.

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The Two-Way
8:10 am
Sun June 7, 2015

Ronnie Gilbert, Clarion Voice Of Folk Band The Weavers, Dies At 88

The Weavers, a folk group first organized in 1948, perform in a 25th Anniversary reunion concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Nov. 28, 1980. From left are: Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman.
Richard Drew AP

Ronnie Gilbert, the female voice in the influential 1950s folk quartet the Weavers, which also included Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman, has died at age 88.

Gilbert died of natural causes on Saturday, at a retirement home in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Mill Valley, her longtime partner Donna Korones was quoted by The Associated Press as saying.

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