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Icons of Pops Concerts

In the finale to the American Pops series, host Michael Feinstein takes a look at some of lesser known gems by some of the most widely appreciated American pops composers.

Pops at the Picture Show

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sometimes the real star of the silver screen is the score. During the golden age of Hollywood, everyone from classical composers to Broadway songwriters would try their hand at writing large-scale compositions for motion pictures. What they created was the foundation of the pops sound.

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The Jazz Beat

Monday, August 25, 2014

Perhaps no other music has had more impact on the sound of pops than jazz. On this episode, Michael Feinstein explores how this uniquely American art form inspired composers since the 1920s.

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Pops Goes Dancing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Much of the music we know as “pops” started its life as accompaniment to dance scenes on stage and screen. On this episode, host Michael Feinstein considers how composers such as Richard Rodgers, Andre Previn and Bernard Hermann scored movie musicals and ballets with elements of jazz, classical and more.

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American Moderns

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tonight at 7PM, join Michael Feinstein as he reflects on 20th century modernism, and how it influenced composers such as George Gershwin, Leroy Anderson, Oscar Levant and others.

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Lost & Found in America

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Tonight at 7PM, Michael Feinstein shares his favorite discoveries from early 20th century American popular music. In this episode, you'll enjoy rarities from the American Pops catalogue, including Jacques Press’s “Disconcerto” and Paul Whiteman’s performance of “Cuban Overture” by George Gershwin.

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