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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lucy Wainwright Roche and her father Loudon Wainwright perform live in our studio. Also, how Pablo Picasso found his style. Find out how freeform radio station WFMU manages to survive and thrive in today's competitive media world. And on Underreported: new perspectives on the war in Afghanistan.

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Lucy Wainwright Roche and Loudon Wainwright

Music from Lucy Wainwright Roche and Loudon Wainwright

Lucy Wainwright Roche and her father Loudon Wainwright perform live together in our studio. Lucy will be celebrating her birthday bash at Joe’s Pub on Sun., Dec. 16, with a night of stories and songs.

Event: Lucy Wainwright Roche will be performing songs and telling stories with special guests Dave ...

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How Pablo Picasso Found His Style

Between 1917 and 1932, Pablo Picasso found his artistic style, drifted away from his wife, and began an affair with a much younger woman. The third volume of John Richardson’s A Life of Picasso biography series focuses on those years.

A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 is available ...

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WFMU: The Coolest Freeform Radio Station Around

Named the best radio station in America by Rolling Stone magazine four years running, freeform listener-supported radio station WFMU plays everything from hand-cranked wax cylinders to punk to schlock-a-billy music. It’s broadcast here in New York at 91.1 FM. Station manager Ken Freedman and WFMU DJ Dave the Spazz explain ...

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Underreported: Afghan Public Opinion Poll

Most of the news from Afghanistan focuses on the Taliban, or US and NATO troops, or the opium poppy crop. We hear very little about what the people Afghanistan think about what’s happening to their country. Pollster and political scientist Craig Charney of Charney Research recently conducted a poll of ...

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Underreported: What Life is Like for US Soldiers in Afghanistan

The war in Iraq gets more headlines, but US soldiers in Afghanistan are still battling it out with the Taliban and Al Qaeda the old-fashioned way – traveling on foot, building crude bunkers, and advancing slowly. Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington joined an American platoon in the Korengal Valley, ...

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twang t twiddlin from St. Augustine, Florida

aaaahhhhhhh... Lucy WR. No heels, no hats, no shades shaped & fashioned in the likeness of rabid wallabies. No cables hoisting and swinging this performer mid-air, pasties a-twirl, torso twisted like a soft flea market pretzel, surrounded by back-up performers clad in giant mustard dispenser costumes. Just music at its most pure, fronted by poetry in the lyric. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the missing-the-hell-out-of-The Roches-waters, along comes Lucy -- live, genuine, sans technoscat and circus act. Now we've got the best of both generation worlds (but missing the early duo and subsequent trio, nonetheless). Good to have the shades of salty sweet & sour mix so unique to Ma & Auntie Roches -- with
lots of Terry vocal quality in the purity of Lucy's highs. Ain't no Crack Ho bitches in DIS mix, KnowWhatISayin,Yo-SsssUppp? Gonna catch Lucy at Ponte Vedra Beach Concert Hall next week. Closest thing to the Village to hit Florida (Huckleberry Captial Of The World) in years. Like a trip back to New York, circa 70s, without the dubious pleasure of the killer fare and clever little cop-a-feel by airport security. Interesting, Lucy -- You DID give out your age (and did not give out your phone number; give out your phone number).

Apr. 06 2012 08:50 AM

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