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Gig Alert: Michael Powers

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The blues musician Michael Powers performs at Terra Blues on Thursday. Download "Spanish Castle Magic."

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Music in the key of Joy

Saturday, September 28, 2013

“Balance” is the key to healthy living, goes an old saying. But can one ever have too much joy? This week on All Ears, host Terrance McKnight toys with pieces that provide a pleasurable, joyful listening experience.

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New Sounds

Strange Arrangements & Covers

Saturday, June 08, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear a string quartet that is an arrangement of a Jimi Hendrix song, along with an arrangement of the Gnarls Barkley song "Crazy," by Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Don Ross.  We'll also hear a jazz-ish band, Blue Cranes, taking on the Red House Painters, a sonata for violin and piano that is actually a Brian Wilson song, and music from the Jolly Boys.  Plus, there'll be more Jimi Hendrix covers, perhaps by Ben Verdery & Turtle Island Quartet.

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Soundcheck

The Not So Slight Return Of Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The number one album on the Billboard chart this week is from the 36 year old country star Luke Bryan. The number two album is from a musician who hasn’t recorded a new song for more than 36 years -- Jimi Hendrix. His new, posthumous album is called “People, Hell And Angels.” Billboard editor and Soundcheck regular Joe Levy joins us to discuss. You can read more on the album from Joe Levy here.

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Soundcheck

Jimi Hendrix Took It All Too Far. But Boy, Could He Play Guitar

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Billboard editor Joe Levy on the just-released album from the late guitarist and icon. Hear more from Joe Levy here.

If you looked at the charts this week and saw that Jimi Hendrix’s newest, People, Hell & Angels debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard album tally and that David Bowie’s latest was on its way to claiming the No. 1 spot on the UK charts, you’d be forgiven for wondering if we’d all tripped, fallen into the Way Back Machine, and landed in 1972.
 
That’s the year that Bowie immortalized a Hendrix-like figure on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, capturing all the lost potential and mythic power of rock’s greatest improviser on songs like “Rock & Roll Suicide.” Two years earlier, on September 18, 1970, Hendrix had become the first of the rock stars to die for our sins (beating Janis Joplin by a mere 16 days), though like many of the departed starmen and women, he’s never really left us.

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Operavore

Planet Opera London: Discovering Handel and his Times

Friday, November 16, 2012

A visit to the Handel House Museum, the composer's former home in London, inspires blogger Fred Plotkin to consider his place in the operatic canon. 

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New Sounds

Strange Arrangements & Covers

Monday, June 04, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear a string quartet that is an arrangement of a Jimi Hendrix song, along with an arrangement of the Gnarls Barkley song "Crazy," by Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Don Ross.  We'll also hear a jazz-ish band, Blue Cranes, taking on the Red House Painters, a sonata for violin and piano that is actually a Brian Wilson song, and music from the Jolly Boys.  Plus, there'll be more Jimi Hendrix covers, perhaps by Ben Verdery & Turtle Island Quartet.

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The Takeaway

Singer Amy Winehouse Joins Group of Musicians Who Died Tragically at 27

Monday, July 25, 2011

The music world lost one of its young stars over the weekend when Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home. The singer was known for her unique vocal style and unapologetic rock star lifestyle. Winehouse was 27-years-old, the same age many of music's legends said goodbye to us far too early. They are known as the "27 Club" and they include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: Turtle Island Quartet

Friday, March 04, 2011

The Turtle Island Quartet has spent a lot of time listening to Jimi Hendrix lately. Watch our video of the band playing "All Along The Watchtower" on a visit to WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Jimi Hendrix's Star-Spangled Banner

Friday, November 19, 2010

Using a whammy bar and a fuzz box, Hendrix captured the sound of bombs falling overseas and screaming protestors.  “I didn’t think it was unorthodox,” Hendrix said. “I thought it was beautiful.”

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Studio 360

Salman Rushdie & Jimi Hendrix

Friday, November 19, 2010

Salman Rushdie's new children's book, Luka and the Fire of Life, tackles dark themes in a short, funny way. A NASA aerospace engineer moonlights in nightclubs as "DJ Scientific." And our American Icons series continues with a look back at Jimi Hendrix's legendary Woodstock performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

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Studio 360

Stewart, Colbert to Rally at Lincoln Memorial

Friday, September 17, 2010

Last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced that they would hold sort-of-but-not-really-competing rallies at the Lincoln Memorial on October 30th.

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