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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — The New Yorker looks down on the city, an efficiency expert recuts Family Feud, a fan-made episode of Sailor Moon, a background guy gets the spotlight, and Twitter's much-needed glimmer of hope.

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YG: 'I Gave Y'All What I Seen'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Los Angeles rapper tells Microphone Check the true stories behind his debut album and the rise of his partner, DJ Mustard.

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Soundcheck

'Mateo' Tells The Surprisingly Dark Story Of 'Gringo Mariachi'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The documentary Mateo tells the story of Matthew Stoneman, a red-haired white guy, who learned mariachi music and a bit of Spanish while serving time for robbery in a California prison. Filmmaker Aaron Naar explains how this seemingly light-hearted fish-out-of-water story quickly takes a dark turn.

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All Things Considered

Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

Thursday, July 24, 2014

If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.

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Soundcheck

Brasslands: The Story Of Serbia's Cutthroat Brass Band Competition

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The documentary Brasslands follows a New York-based Balkan brass band to the world's biggest brass band competition, in an otherwise tiny town in Serbia. Along the way, the filmmakers come up against the region's difficult history, and its uneasy relationship with its own Roma, or gypsy, musicians.

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Conducting Business

Are Virtuosos Born or Bred? New Paper Renews Debate Over Practice

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Becoming an expert takes more than practice, according to a new scientific paper. In fact, success mostly reflects other factors, like innate talent, age or competition experience.

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New Doc 'We Like It Like That' Remembers The Peak Of Boogaloo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Director Mathew Ramirez Warren and boogaloo bandleader Joe Bataan to talk about the new documentary We Like It Like That, which offers a glimpse at boogaloo and New York's Latin music scene in the 1960's.

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KCRW Presents: Rodrigo Amarante

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Amarante is well known in his home country of Brazil as part of Los Hermanos and, here in the states, he made a name for himself as a member of LA group Little Joy. Watch him perform "Mana" at KCRW.

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Live Broadcasts

WQXR Presents Summer Arts Institute Concert

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Watch the archived webcast from The Greene Space by students from this year's Summer Arts Institute, including some of the instruments donated by WQXR's Instrument Drive.

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A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Join us as we walk through New York's Spanish Harlem alongside DJ Turmix. He gives us a tour of El Barrio and one of the amazing musical genres born there: Boogaloo.

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Notable Classical Musicians Who Served in World War I

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Several promising talents died at the front in World War I, others suffered debilitating injuries. Here are five notable musicians who served.

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First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl In A Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.

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Latin Roots: Fania Records Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Accomplished musician, producer and Latin music expert Rachel Faro joins us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fania Records.

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Nikki Lane On World Cafe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Alt-country singer Nikki Lane makes her World Cafe debut with four songs and an interview about her roots in both music and fashion.

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Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar's Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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The Good Listener: When Is It OK To Hold Seats At A Festival?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

With festival season underway, NPR Music's weekly advice column examines a vexing etiquette issue. At outdoor festivals, is it okay to hold your place near the stage by merely plunking down a towel?

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Gig Alert: Sun Kil Moon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hyper-personal songwriter is at Town Hall tonight. Download 'Ben's My Friend.'

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

A Vacation Edition of Radio Deluxe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey on their vacation. Broadcasting from an "undisclosed location in the woods", enjoy two hours of conversation and exceptional music. This week's theme? Jazz camp, of course

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Song Travels

A Listener's Guide To Old Soul and Record Collecting with Nick Waterhouse

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, the L.A. musician Nick Waterhouse drops by the Song Travels studio. Waterhouse shares his love of raw, live rock-n-roll with performances of his own songs “Sleeping Pills” and “Hands on the Clock.”

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World of Opera

Verdi's Nabucco from the Grand Theater of Geneva

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera presents Nabucco from Switzerland's Grand Theatre of Geneva. Baritone Lucio Gallo stars in the title role.

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