John Schaefer

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John Schaefer appears in the following:

Remembering Hilly

Monday, September 03, 2007

Hilly Krystal, the founder of the rock club CBGBs, died this past week at the age of 75. This coming Tuesday, one of CBGBs most legendary regulars, the singer Patti Smith, will headline the opening night concert at the new Music Hall of Williamsburg. All ...

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Saratoga Race Memories

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The gates at historic Saratoga Race Course open today, for a six week race-season considered to be the finest in North America. And each year, WNYC’s John Schaefer follows the horses north, pulled by the charm and the chance to place a bet.

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See You at the Races

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Saratoga Race Track opened today. WNYC's John Schaefer offers his reflections on magic of Saratoga.

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John Schaefer's Best of 2006 Albums

Thursday, December 21, 2006

John Schaefer chooses the best of the best of 2006.

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John Zorn

Friday, September 29, 2006

Saxophonist and composer John Zorn may have just won a $500,000 MacArthur fellowship, but he started out as a rebel in the 1970s and transformed New York's downtown music scene. Since then, he's led a hardcore band, a jazz quartet and a chamber ensemble, and he founded ...

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"Bringing Back the Music"

Monday, October 24, 2005

Friday, October 28 at 7PM on 93.9 FM and online at wnyc.org

Information at 212-875-5757 |  www.newyorkphilharmonic.org | Program

WNYC will offer a live broadcast of “Bringing Back the Music,” a benefit concert for the Louisiana Philharmonic ...

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Opera Star Sings a New Tune

Friday, July 01, 2005

Renee Fleming has trained hard for years to hit the high notes. But she gets to ease up a little on her latest recording Haunted Heart. WNYC’S Soundcheck host John Schaefer talked with Fleming about taking on this new project.

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Brooklyn Museum of Art Exhibits Portraits With a Hip-Hop Flavor

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Artist Kehinde Wiley portraits of young African American men are now on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in a show called "Passing/Posing." His lushly colored paintings combine elements of hip-hop culture with quasi-religious imagery. Wiley dropped by WNYC's Soundcheck studio not long along to ...

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Senegalese pop sensation Youssou N’Dour

Thursday, July 08, 2004

From Fulton Avenue in Brooklyn to 125th street uptown posters announcing the coming of The Great African Ball have been fluttering along street poles for several weeks now. And the mastermind behind this all-night musical dance party is none other than the great Senegalese pop ...

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Nina Simone's Music and Social Consciousness

Friday, June 13, 2003

A sold-out concert this evening celebrates the life and legacy of the great jazz vocalist Nina Simone. WNYC's John Schaefer took time on his afternoon music program Soundcheck to explore not only Simone's music, but her legacy of social consciousness......

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Another Evening with Bill T. Jones

Friday, May 30, 2003

Veteran choreographer Bill T. Jones, sultry singer Cassandra Wilson and up-and-coming composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain are collaborating on a project called "Another Evening." This work features the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and will be performed this weekend at Aaron Davis Hall. ...

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Imperfect Voices

Saturday, January 04, 2003

From Maria Callas to Lou Reed, Kurt Andersen and WNYC's John Schaefer talk about what makes a voice "flawed."

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Music Hooks

Saturday, August 24, 2002

For centuries composers and musicians have been engaged by repetition. WNYC music host John Schaefer joins Kurt and Guru in the studio, to play them some examples.

(Originally aired: February 14, 2002)

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Imperfect Voices

Saturday, July 13, 2002

From Maria Callas to Lou Reed, Kurt Andersen and WNYC’s John Schaefer talk about what makes a voice "flawed.” 

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Unexpected Grammy Winners

Monday, March 04, 2002

In a world where most of the awards go to the usual suspects, the Grammy Award for "Album of the Year" went, surprisingly enough, to the movie soundtrack O Brother Where Art Thou . And it wasn't the only unexpected winner on Grammy night… WNYC's ...

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Music Hooks

Saturday, February 16, 2002

For centuries composers and musicians have been engaged by repetition. WNYC music host John Schaefer joins Kurt and Guru in the studio, to play them some examples.

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Garden Music

Saturday, September 29, 2001

WNYC's John Schaefer unearths a variety of musical garden motifs, from traditional folk songs to Bobby McFerrin.

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World Festival of Sacred Music

Tuesday, May 01, 2001

When the World Festival of Sacred Music comes to New Yorks Merkin Concert Hall next week, it will represent the culmination of a 2-year, round-the-world musical journey. WNYCs John Schaefer explains.

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Yo-Yo Ma on Original Instruments

Saturday, January 13, 2001

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks with John Schaefer about the pleasures of performing Bach on a baroque cello.

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Train Songs

Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Kurt talks with WNYC’s John Schaefer about how the rhythm of the rails have influenced music from Honneger to Johnny Cash to Björk.

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