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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

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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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Mountain Stage
8:03 am
Sun June 7, 2015

Folk Alley Presents: Martin Sexton

Folk Alley

Originally published on Sun June 7, 2015 1:01 pm

Martin Sexton says that when he sat down to produce his latest album, Mixtape Of The Open Road, he'd originally set out to record around a theme, like a "Nashville, 1972 album or a bluegrass record or a Zeppelin-esque rockin' CD." But the songs that were coming out had a different plan — each had its own distinct feel. So, as Sexton says, he just "stepped on the gas and headed in that direction of making a mixtape ...

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Music
4:47 am
Sun June 7, 2015

Kate Tempest: 'When You're Writing, It's Not About You'

"When I was writing or performing, it felt like a storm was breaking, like something very elemental and forceful was happening," Kate Tempest says, explaining her chosen stage name.
India Cranks Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 10:00 am

Kate Tempest is a woman of words. The English rapper, poet, playwright and novelist keeps language — and the stories that language brings to life — at the core of everything she does. Her subjects are everyday people: their hardships and failures, their loves and losses.

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Jazz
6:23 pm
Sat June 6, 2015

The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

Antonio Sanchez is well known to jazz fans, but the drummer and bandleader got a boost when director Alejandro González Iñárritu chose him to compose a percussion-only score for the film Birdman.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 6:40 pm

Antonio Sanchez is one of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers around, and right now he's experiencing a breakthrough. Jazz heads have known him for years, but he reached a much wider audience last year with his score for the film Birdman.

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Deceptive Cadence
7:34 am
Sat June 6, 2015

For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer

The monks of Norcia, Italy have recorded their first album, Benedicta.
Christopher McLallan Decca

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 12:44 pm

"The monastic life is very plain and ordinary," says Father Cassian Folsom, the founder and prior of the Monks of Norcia, ensconced in the St. Benedict Monastery in central Italy. "You get up, and you pray, and you do your work and go to bed and then the next day you do the same thing."

A large portion of the monks' daily routine is singing. "We chant the Divine Office and the Mass every day," Folsom tells NPR's Scott Simon. "And if you put all of those moments together it takes about five hours a day. Three hundred sixty-five days a year."

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Deceptive Cadence
7:34 am
Sat June 6, 2015

In 'Candide,' Bernstein Fuses Philosophy And Comedy

From a 2012 New York Philharmonic production of Candide, Marin Alsop conducts a cast that includes (from right) Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Paul Groves and Janine LaManna.
Randy Brooke WireImage

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 2:37 pm

Leonard Bernstein often said: "Every author spends his entire life writing the same book." The same could apply to composers.

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