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The Jersey-Boardwalk Sound Of Nicole Atkins

Saturday, February 01, 2014

When Nicole Atkins sings, she sounds like Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin all rolled into one voice. Atkins talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her new self-published album, Slow Phaser, which was funded by fans.

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A Major Oscar Dust-Up Over A Song From A Minor Movie

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The song "Alone Yet Not Alone" had been nominated for Best Original Song at this year's Oscars. Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter tells NPR's Scott Simon why the Academy rescinded the nomination.

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KCRW Presents: The Crystal Method

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Los Angeles EDM duo rose to fame in the mid-'90s on the strength of its album Vegas. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland recently released a new self-titled Crystal Method album, the majority of which they recently performed live on KCRW. Watch "Over It," featuring Dia Frampton on vocals.

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Song Exploder

YACHT - Plastic Soul

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Claire and Jona of the band YACHT deconstruct their brand new single Plastic Soul, a fun pop song about human suffering. They explain how technology inspired them musically as well as lyrically, and how they recycle bits of their old recordings to...

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New Sounds

Electronic Dance Music

Saturday, February 01, 2014

We will listen to music written as dance music but played on acoustic instruments, including covers and also acoustic music that delivers an electronic feel. Listen for Alarm Will Sound, Nik Bartsch/Ronin, Francesco Tristano, and much, much more.

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Classics For Kids

Rossini’s Life

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Tune into Classics for Kids and learn about one of the most successful opera composers who ever lived, Gioacchino Rossini, and his opera, William Tell.

Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Beyond the Sea with Radio Deluxe

Saturday, February 01, 2014

In this episode of Radio Deluxe, John and Jessica celebrate a week at sea on The Jazz Cruise! Enjoy the sounds of Matt Dennis, Bobby Darin, George Shearing and other jazz greats.

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Operavore

On-Demand Audio: Rolando Villazón Returns

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Rolando Villazon tells Marilyn Horne about his recovery from a difficult vocal cord surgery and his professional accomplishments since then. Download a free song from his latest album of Mozart arias.

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Live Broadcasts

Listen: NY Philharmonic Celebrates Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Last Saturday, the Philharmonic presented its annual Chinese New Year Concert with a starry roster of soloists, including pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Cho-Liang Lin and cellist Jian Wang.

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Soundcheck

When Athletes Sing: The 'Super Bowl Shuffle' And Other Greatest Hits

Friday, January 31, 2014

We hear the story behind the Super Bowl Shuffle -- and a brand new all-star remake. Plus, a look at other famous examples of athletes who've decided to make a go at a musical career. 

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Herbie Hancock On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 31, 2014

In a program from 1987, Hancock solos on "Dolphin Dance" and then improvises with Marian McPartland.

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New Sounds Live

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Limning the same borders between and across genres as New Sounds, the Ecstatic Music Festival is an entire series of adventurous commissions & collaborations between artists with different musical backgrounds.  The Ecstatic Music Festival is now in its fourth season at the Kaufman Center and brings together all sorts myriad influences, resulting in brilliant and ambitious musical chimeras, inhabiting the space between and across the traditions from which they originated. The full Ecstatic Music Festival (Feb 1-March 29) schedule is HERE. New Sounds is proud to co-present the following shows:

 

 

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Elaine Stritch On 'Song Travels'

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Broadway, TV and film veteran speaks candidly about her life and career in the spotlight.

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Bell X1 On World Cafe

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Dublin band formed out of another group led by Damien Rice, but when Rice went solo, Paul Noonan took over songwriting duties and Bell X1 was born — named after the first airplane, Bell X-1, to break the sound barrier. Hear a full live set from the band on World Cafe.

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Fresh Air

Too Much Of A Good Thing? Jane Ira Bloom's Beautiful Ballads

Friday, January 31, 2014

On Sixteen Sunsets, the soprano saxophonist varies and honors melody like Billie Holiday.

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Latin Roots: Songs In Two Languages

Friday, January 31, 2014

Josh Norek returns to World Cafe with Latin music for Spanish speakers and English speakers alike.

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First Watch: Son Lux, 'Alternate World'

Friday, January 31, 2014

The electro-beat guru's song gets a steamy and thought-provoking treatment in its new video.

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In The 'Puppy Bowl,' Bach Goes To The Dogs

Friday, January 31, 2014

This Sunday's Puppy Bowl X is the first to feature a fantasy game. We've drafted a team that includes a Bernese Mountain Dog named Bach — and two other pups with classical connections.

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The Good Listener: Leave 'We Built This City' Alone!

Friday, January 31, 2014

It's largely accepted as truth that Starship's 1985 song "We Built This City" is the worst atrocity in all of music, in all of time. But we can do better — or worse, depending on how you look at it.

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On The Media

The 10th Anniversary of the "Wardrobe Malfunction"

Friday, January 31, 2014

10 years ago, the 90 million people who were watching the 38th Super Bowl's half time show bore witness to the first so-called "wardrobe malfunction" when Justin Timberlake accidentally exposed Janet Jackson's breast. That nine-sixteenths of a second had profound and far reaching effects on our culture, writes Marin Cogan for ESPN Magazine. Brooke talks with Cogan about her article, "In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple," that explores how history changed in the wake of "Nipplegate."

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