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Jenny Lewis Fights Fear And Insomnia On 'The Voyager'

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman's new record, The Voyager, promises to be some of her most personal songs to date.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Kinan Azmeh & Dinuk Wijeratne

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Syrian clarinetist and Sri Lankan pianist join forces tonight at Elebash Hall. Download "The Learning Curve."

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Soundcheck

The Legend Of Shep Gordon; Warren Haynes Plays Live; A New B.B. King Doc

Thursday, June 05, 2014

In this episode: Entertainment mogul Shep Gordon has worked with all sorts of big names. But in a decades-long career in the midst of some of the world’s most famous people, he has an aversion to fame. Gordon's life is now profiled in the new film Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, directed by Mike Myers. 

Then: Guitarist Warren Haynes has lead the hard-working improvisational blues rock band Gov’t Mule for 20 years, and has played with the Allman Brothers Band for even longer. But in his recent session in the Soundcheck studio, he plays solo -- just him and electric guitar.

And: Director Jon Brewer talks about the making of the film The Life Of Riley, a new documentary portrait of blues icon B.B. King -- which includes appearances from Eric Clapton, Bono, Carlos Santana, Ronnie Wood, and others.

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Song Travels

Johnny Mathis Explains His Ascent, from Gilmer, Texas to the Grammys

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Jazz & pop vocalist Johnny Mathis has been wowing listeners since the 1950s with his dynamic voice backed by lush arrangements of ballads like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and his definitive version of “Misty.” Today at 3PM on Song Travels, this Grammy Hall of Famer reveals what lies behind his enduring success.

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World of Opera

Rimsky-Korsakov's Kitezh

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh in a production from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Haitink Conducts Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Bernard Haitink conducts the New York Philharmonic in Webern's tone poem Im Sommerwind, Berg's Violin Concerto with soloist Leonidas Kavakos, and Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony.

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Operavore

Strauss Week on Operavore

Thursday, June 05, 2014

WQXR

From June 9-13, WQXR is celebrating the 150th anniversary of composer Richard Strauss's birth by playing two of his operas a day on the Operavore stream.

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The Brothers Balliett

Why Do Composers Always Use Low Woodwinds to Represent Monsters?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Stop looking for monsters under the bed—look no further than the low woodwind section. Join the Brothers Balliet today at 3 pm as they explore why composers always seem to depend on the bass clarinets, bassoons, and others to embody the ferocious. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

In the Balance: The Roberts Court and a Trauma Surgeon on Saving Lives

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On today’s show: As the Supreme Court winds up its term this month, liberal legal scholar Laurence Tribe talks about whether the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of the Constitution. The doctor who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life talks about his interesting road to becoming a leading trauma surgeon. Audra McDonald joins us to talk about playing Billie Holiday in the Broadway production of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” We’ll find out why Americans are much more interested in our ancestry than people in other countries.

The Jonathan Channel

This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Picks

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music to see live across the nation. Each week, we present a show list that is guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective music fan. Here are our picks for June 3- June 8. 

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Teetotallers On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle are three of the most revered performers in traditional Irish music. They bring a staggering summit of musical experience to this concert in West Virginia.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pen and Paper Lyrics, Space-Age Sounds

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

He has a new album coming about and will be performing June 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Soundcheck

That Was A Hit?!?: The Tornados, 'Telstar'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Charts analyst Chris Molanphy shares the story of an unusual instrumental hit from 1962, The Tornados' "Telstar," as part of Soundcheck's series That Was A Hit?!?

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Jessica Lea Mayfield On World Cafe

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Hear the singer-songwriter perform three songs from her fiery new album, Make My Head Sing...

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Fresh Air

Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' Has Backyard Swagger

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Platinum continues Miranda Lambert's ongoing project to create songs about women who are complex, fun-loving, and assertive.

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All Things Considered

Well, All Right, Starchild, The Mothership Is Back

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Smithsonian is bringing back the funk. Parliament-Funkadelic's iconic stage prop, which would descend to the stage in a blaze of flashing lights, will anchor a new exhibit.

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The Jonathan Channel

Top 5: The Versatility of Cyrille Aimée

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Winner of Mountreux Jazz Festival's Vocal Competition. Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. JazzTimes dubbed her the "voice of a new generation". So of course, we were thrilled when French vocalist Cyrille Aimée agreed to perform at this weekend's live event, Sunday in New York with Jonathan Schwartz. Here is a bit of what you can expect to see. 

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Tearjerker, 'You Can'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Canadian shoegaze-pop band's new video for "You Can" uses found footage of old home movies to create a melancholy montage of faded memories.

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Soundcheck

Mary Poppins Killed The Movie Musical

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In a six-month period in the '60s, three movie musicals premiered: Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, and The Sound Of Music. Each would sweep across American movie theaters, Billboard charts, and awards shows. They effectively killed the movie musical - here's how.

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Coffee And Mambo With Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

NPR Music takes Mendoza and his band to a backyard in Austin for coffee and a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia. From there, a little caffeine-fueled party breaks out.

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