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Soundcheck

Twelve Great Songs For The Frank Sinatra Centennial

Monday, April 06, 2015

In honor of the the 100th anniversary of “the greatest singer of the 20th century”'s birth, and a new HBO documentary, Soundcheck's John Schaefer lists his favorite Sinatra songs.
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Soundcheck

Filmmaker Alex Gibney: 'Sinatra Grew Up With America'

Monday, March 30, 2015

The award-winning filmmaker turns his lens on the towering icon of the American songbook in a new HBO documentary.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Pop Music Went from Cole Porter to Elvis Presley

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Writer Ben Yagoda on the cultural transformation that did in the so-called 'Great American Songbook.'

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kicking Off Frank Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration With Michael Feinstein

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Performer, vocalist, pianist and scholar of American popular song Michael Feinstein will talk about his week-long engagement at Birdland over the holidays. 

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The Jonathan Channel

Revisiting the Classic Sounds of Our Favorite Crooner

Monday, September 22, 2014

This week, we take a look at a newly released collection of sweet songs from our muse, Frank Sinatra. We've added a playlist of our favorite artists reinterpreting "Sinatra with Love."

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Miss a show over the weekend? Don't worry about it! We've listened for you and compiled Jonathan's Weekend Playlists, there's also a Spotify playlist - so you can enjoy the music too. 

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Miss Jonathan's weekend shows? Just in case, we've put together Jonathan's weekend playlists. Follow us on Spotify & listen to what you may have missed!

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The Jonathan Channel

John Turturro Loves Jazz—and Jonathan Schwartz

Friday, August 22, 2014

Actor/director John Turturro stopped in to chat about his love of jazz, NYC & his latest film, "Fading Gigolo." And, as it turns out he's a pretty big Jonathan Schwartz fan, too. 

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maybe you missed Jonathan's weekend shows? Rest assured they were what you have come to expect: well-curated shows, full of rare recordings and timeless songs. Just in case you missed any of it, we've put together Jonathan's playlists. Also, you can follow us on Spotify and listen to what you may have missed! 

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The Jonathan Channel

Tony Bennett's Two Loves: Singing and Painting

Friday, August 01, 2014

Throughout his life, the singer has passionately pursued an interest in art. In this 1981 interview with WQXR's Lloyd Moss, he talks about his life as a musical - and visual - artist.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Anything Goes

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cole Porter was out of the musical theater game during the 1930s, as American mores grew looser and more risqué. But instead of getting stodgy, he wrote the classic celebration of bad behavior.

Bonus Track: an updated version of "Anything Goes"

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The Jonathan Channel

Spend Your Day With Sinatra!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This Thursday, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birth anniversary of Frank Sinatra. We will pay tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes with a day-long celebration of his music.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Anything Goes

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cole Porter lived in Europe during the 1920s, and returned to American to write a sharp satire of this freewheeling era that has outlived the people and events it referred to. Music historian Will Friedwald explains how Frank Sinatra saved the song, and we hear a new version written by Joe Keenan.

Exclusive Bonus Track: An updated version of "Anything Goes"

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Here's The Thing

Danny Bennett

Monday, September 02, 2013

Danny Bennett has spent the past thirty years managing the career of his dad, Tony Bennett. As Danny says, “I don’t just handle a career, I manage a legacy.” 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Barbara Sinatra: Lady Blue Eyes

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s fourth and final wife, talks about their marriage. Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank is her first public love letter to the husband she adored, and she celebrates the singer, possessive mate, heartthrob, and devoted friend that she found in Frank.

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Operavore

The Perils (and Art) of Singing with Microphones

Monday, April 25, 2011

On WQX-Aria, blogger Fred Plotkin decries the use of microphones in opera. "I don’t care how good the 'sound design' is, the mediation of electronics between voice and audience inevitably flattens and cheapens the performance," he writes.

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Soundcheck

The album's big idea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?

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Studio 360

Outer Space, Aliens, Sinatra

Saturday, June 29, 2002

We go on an intergalactic adventure. Kurt Andersen and scientist Ann Druyan, the head of the science-based entertainment company Cosmos Studios, talk about art's close encounters with outer space. Simpsons writer George Meyer reveals his space-age obsession, and an artist insists we're sending the wrong messages to extra-terrestrials.

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Studio 360

Now Playing: The House I Live In

Saturday, June 29, 2002

A new CD set contains everything Frank Sinatra recorded in Hollywood from 1940 to 1964. One patriotic song in particular rose improbably to become a hit just after World War 2 — and its meaning changed in the process.

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