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Terrance McKnight

WQXR Host

Terrance McKnight appears in the following:

Mourning at the Apollo Theatre and in Motown

Friday, June 26, 2009

After the news of Michael Jackson’s death, his fans went out into the streets and to the places that he was associated with in their cities. Togther, they shared memories, listened to Jackson's music—and sang along.

In New York, people gravitated to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, where Jackson had his first big break. And in Detroit, people found themselves standing on the steps of the Motown Historical Museum.

Joining us are two people who joined the vigils. Terrance McKnight, WNYC’s Music Host, went out to the Apollo, while Amanda Le Claire , a producer at WDET in Detroit, headed towards Motown.

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"What people will remember are these tunes. People will be able to separate the man, or his lifestyle, from the music."
— WNYC music host Terrance McKnight on Michael Jackson

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Impact of Gay Musicians on Gay Liberation Movement

Friday, June 26, 2009

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots - an uprising that gave new visibility to gay and lesbian people. WNYC's Evening Music host Terrance McKnight looks at how gay musicians are affected by the movement for gay liberation.

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Fifty years after Thelonious Monk's landmark Town Hall concert

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fifty years ago this week, virtuoso jazz pianist Thelonious Monk gave a landmark concert at New York City’s Town Hall. It was a coming-out for an underground jazz scene called bebop. Monk’s 1959 concert marked bebop’s shift from New York’s nightclubs to center stage. We celebrate the anniversary of that concert with WNYC music host, Terrance McKnight.

Terrance will broadcast from New York's Town Hall tonight at 8 PM.

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Inauguration Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show’s special coverage of the presidential inauguration includes:

From Washington, DC: WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Siddhartha Mitter; plus The TakeAway’s Femi Oke; and Todd Zwillich of Capitol News Connection;

From New York City: WNYC’s Beth Fertig, Bob Hennelly, Arun Venugopal, Terrance McKnight, and Allison ...

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Reactions from Washington, New York and Online

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WNYC culture reporter Siddhartha Mitter and Evening Music host Terrance McKnight talk about the cultural significance of the inauguration live from the National Mall in Washington. Also: WNYC reporter Beth Fertig speaks to us live from the Police Athletic League Harlem Armory where the Democracy Prep Charter School is hosting ...

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Terrance McKnight on the Inauguration

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WNYC's own Terrance McKnight is in Washington, D.C. to witness the Inauguration of Barack Obama. We asked him to craft an essay on the subject of what this Inauguration means to him. Listen to his take on this historic day.

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Martin Luther King's Musical Journey

Monday, January 19, 2009

WNYC's own Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music, talks about the Rev. Dr. King's personal musical journey. He's hosting "A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: The Musical Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr." the evening of Monday, January 19.

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Gospel Truth

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hear some of the gospel music that would have been familiar to the Rev. Dr. King. Also: WNYC's own Terrance McKnight talks with Leonard about Dr. King's personal musical journey. Plus, a look ahead to Inauguration Day. Find out what goes into writing an inaugural speech...and what has and hasn't ...

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Carnegie Hall: 2009 is the year of the multimedia opera

Friday, January 02, 2009

It’s a New Year and we’re taking a look back--and a look forward--at a venue at the center of American Music: Carnegie Hall. If 2008 was the year of the symphony at Carnegie, then 2009 is the year of the multimedia hybrid opera. Joining us to explain what that means is WNYC Music Host Terrance McKnight.

Here's the music you heard in this segment:

Composer John Adams' "Son of a Chamber Symphony"
Soprano Jessye Norman sings "Ave Maria"
Composer Laura Karpman's "Not Forgotten."
The Roots

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Terrance McKnight: Christmas Classics

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

WNYC’s own Terrance McKnight, host of Evening Music, shares his picks for some great classical Christmas music.

Terrance's album picks include:
"Noel Pianissimo," Duo Campion-Vachon (Analekta)
"A Robert Shaw Christmas: Angels on High," Robert Shaw Chamber Singers (Telarc)
"40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics" ...

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Get Into the Spirit

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Celebrate the holiday spirit with an hour of Christmas gospel music! Also, WNYC’s Terrance McKnight shares some of his favorite classical holiday music. Plus: get tips on what to prepare for breakfast on Christmas morning - from festive waffles to easy egg dishes.

We want your recipes for holiday punches ...

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Things Fall Apart

Friday, December 19, 2008

In this excerpt, readers get a glimpse of Igbo life in Nigeria before the Europeans arrive to impose their strange customs. Read by WNYC's evening host Terrance McKnight.

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A revered pianist takes his final bow

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One of the world’s most revered classical pianists will play his final public concert in Vienna tonight. WNYC music host Terrance McKnight joins The Takeaway to talk about the legacy and the music of Alfred Brendel.

Selections heard in this segment:
  • "Jeunehomme," Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271, 2nd movement, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • "Les Adieux sonata," Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, opus 81a, by Ludwig van Beethoven

For those of you not in Vienna tonight, here's a YouTube clip of Brendel performing:

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Leftover music to go with your turkey and potatoes

Friday, November 28, 2008

For some people, the best thing about Thanksgiving dinner is the leftovers. But it isn’t just turkey and potatoes that qualify as leftovers. When it comes to music, methodical composers have for centuries written leftover songs. Sometimes the composer doesn’t like the tune and sometimes the audience doesn’t. For some insight into musical leftovers the Takeaway talks to Terrance McKnight, host of WNYC’s Evening Music.

"It didn't really have any staying power outside of the Cotton Club, so Ellington stuck it in the fridge. Two years later, he brought it back out and called it Lazy Rhapsody. He didn't change a note. Same music. Different title."
—Terrance McKnight on musical leftovers

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With and Without God: Gospel Music

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Do you have to be religious in order to sing – or appreciate – Gospel music? Can one separate the sound from the message? A lot of Gospel music has a broader appeal than lyrics alone – something that’s interested rappers like Kanye West and rockers like Van Morrison who ...

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President's band

Friday, November 07, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama will inherit, as he put it, "two wars, a planet in peril and the worst financial crisis in a century." What he failed to mention was the house band he'll inherit. The United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own," is the oldest professional musical organization in the country. It's primary function is to serve the musical needs of the president.

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Socialism music

Friday, October 31, 2008

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Terrance McKnight: New Host of WNYC Evening Music

Monday, March 03, 2008

Terrance McKnight, formerly of Georgia Public Broadcasting, is the new host (debuting on March 3) of WNYC’s Evening Music, the station’s nightly classical musical program. He shares his plans for WNYC’s nightly music mix.
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Doomed From the Start

Monday, March 03, 2008

Were the United States and Britain doomed from the start in Iraq? Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele believes so...because Western policymakers didn’t take into account Iraq’s unique historical experience. Then, rediscovering the life and work of New York muckraker Jacob Riis. Also, Terrance McKnight, the new host of WNYC’s Evening Music, ...

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CD Picks of the Week

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Terrance McKnight
As a kind of musical icebreaker, WNYC's new Evening Music host Terrance McKnight joins us to share four selections that illustrate different musical phases of his life -- one for each decade.

First decade: Mahalia Jackson, "The Best of Mahalia Jackson. ...

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