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A Blog Supreme
2:31 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

The Lead Sheet: Top 5 Jazz Stories This Week

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 4:25 pm

Tweets like these will make more sense in a second:

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Deceptive Cadence
11:58 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Harmonic. Phil Harmonic.

Pablo Helguera

Got an idea for a classical cartoon, or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.

Music
11:27 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Dr. Allen Birney Interview

WDIY Classics is an enticing exploration of music from the Baroque to the contemporary with interviews, concert listings, themed shows and more. This week, host Waldemar Vinovskis speaks with Dr. Allen Birney about PA Sinfonia's "A Musical Milestone" with Meta Weiss on Cello and the Camerata Singers on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm in the Miller Symphony Hall.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:13 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä, whose pleas to his symphony's management and players just went public.
Todd Buchanan courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 11:07 am

  • Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä has finally (and unusually for a conductor) spoken out about management's lockout of his players.
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Live in Concert
9:03 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Patrick Watson In Concert

Patrick Watson performs live in concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
Mito Habe-Evans

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 11:10 am

  • Patrick Watson Live From The 9:30 Club

One of my favorite performers, Patrick Watson is dramatic but understated; deadly serious but unexpectedly candid and funny. And the music feels so warm, with melodies that haunt and enchant. The singer-pianist and his band put out a new record in 2012, Adventures in Your Own Backyard, and it's one of my favorites of the year.

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The Mix
8:03 am
Fri November 16, 2012

The Mix: ThistleRadio's 100 Essential Celtic Songs

Scottish folk band Capercaillie is featured twice on Fiona Ritchie's list of essential Celtic songs.

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 3:57 pm

During almost 30 years hosting The Thistle & Shamrock, I've been privileged to hear thousands of albums recorded on everything from vinyl to MP3. For my list of 100 Essential Celtic Songs, I hand-picked songs and instrumentals by passionate performers from across the decades who helped define the sound of my radio shows.

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All Songs Considered
7:03 am
Fri November 16, 2012

A Band Becomes Animation, With Amazing Results

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 12:42 pm

Stop motion with live actors is nothing new in music videos. The Beatles did it nearly 50 years ago for the film A Hard Days Night. Peter Gabriel's 1986 "Sledgehammer" video is still mind-blowing. But few have done it as elegantly as Canadian rock duo The Zolas do for the band's mesmerizing, and amazing new video, "Knot In My Heart."

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Music
1:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

On the Next Galactic Travels 2012-11-22

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

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long focus on Palancar continues.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be Ambient Train Wreck Series Volume Three on Blue Water Records.  You'll also hear music by artists appearing at the Soundscapes Concert Series on Sunday, December 2, 8:00 pm at the Nazareth Center for the Arts

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Heavy Rotation
7:03 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

KCEP in Las Vegas can't stop playing Avant's new jam, "You and I," which features R&B singer Keke Wyatt.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 1:19 pm

Every so often, people at an NPR station discover a song they can't get enough of. On those occasions, we ask them to share their obsession with the nation. Ben Famous is the music director at KCEP Power88 in Las Vegas. He spoke to Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about a new cut from R&B heavyweight Avant. It's called "You and I," and it features Keke Wyatt. "The first time we played it," says Famous, "the phone lines lit up, and people were like, 'Who was that?' 'What was that?'"

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Music
5:16 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Pete Namlook Passed Away

Pete Namlook

Pete Namlook passed away on November 8th.  His daughter Fabia released this statement:
"It is with much grief that we announce the passing of Peter Kuhlmann, AKA Pete Namlook. We are still shocked and are working on an official announcement that will follow soon to bring clarity to our minds. As word spreads on the internet more and more, we just want to make clear that he died peacefully from as yet unspecified causes on 8th November 2012. We will announce more details as and when they surface."

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