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Marley Marl On The Bridge Wars, LL Cool J And Discovering Sampling

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The seminal producer also tells stories about Mr. Magic, Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Geoffrey Keezer

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jazz pianist and composer Geoffrey Keezer performed live on the Leonard Lopate Show recently. He also told us what he's been listening to lately -- and it's a lot! Find out what's on his iPod...

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Chilean Rebels, Costa Rican Romance And Young Grasshoppers

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ready for a trip to the Dominican Republic, Chile, Puerto Rico and more? Join us on this week's Alt.Latino as we explore the music that is moving and shaking Latin America.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Wily Coyote Concerto

Thursday, September 12, 2013

WQXR

This week on Saturday Morning Cartoons we're featuring the musical genius behind Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, Carl Stalling.

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KCRW Presents: Majical Cloudz

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto recently visited the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from their breakthrough album, Impersonator. Watch the Montreal duo bring the intense "Childhood's End" to life.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Tonight: Mahler's Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony, featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists.

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Soundcheck

Deer Tick's Dark New Sound

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hear alt-country band Deer Tick perform live in the Soundcheck studio. 

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Soundcheck

Harry Dean Stanton; The Beatles' 'Good Ol' Freda'; Deer Tick Latches On To A New Sound

Thursday, September 12, 2013

In this episode: The legendarily prolific actor Harry Dean Stanton has appeared in over 200 films, including big-screen epics like Cool Hand Luke and The Godfather: Part II and cult favorites like Pretty in Pink, Paris, Texas, and Repo Man. We talk with him about being the subject of the new documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, which features him singing folk songs throughout the film.

Plus: There’s still one tale left to tell about the Beatles, and this one’s about their longtime secretary, Freda Kelly. A new documentary, Good Ol' Freda, catalogs her time with the Fab Four. She joins us, along with director Ryan White.

And: Deer Tick's sound takes on a darker, almost punk-y edge in their new album, whose title, Negativity, is both a warning and a lure. They play live.

    Reflections from the Keyboard

    Mozart and Clementi: A Pianistic Duel

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    David Dubal continues the tale of Mozart and Clementi's famous duel and plays music from the legendary piano competition.

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    New Sounds

    With John Zorn

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and musical ringleader John Zorn (add “genius” in there too – he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship) joins us for this New Sounds program to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.  Comprised of over 300 tunes, the Book of Angels is inspired by traditional Jewish music and at various points combines jazz with elements of psych-rock, many world music traditions, brass band parades, and thrash metal.  On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Zorn came by the studio to present music from just some of the recordings of The Book of Angels.  Listen to selections by Secret Chiefs (members of Mr. Bungle), pianist Uri Caine, Pat Metheny, the Masada Quintet featuring Joe Lovano, Mycale (a vocal quartet), cellist Erik Friedlander, and many others.  The rest of the music, which was too much to fit into one New Sounds show is part of this Bonus Podcast.

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    The Brothers Balliett

    Back to School with the Brothers Balliett

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Thursday at 3 pm, The Brothers Balliett toast the return of the "season of learning" with a show that focuses on music by current composition students from around the country.

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    World of Opera

    Puccini's Madame Butterfly from Barcelona

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream: this production comes from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and stars Hui He as Cio Cio San and Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton.

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    Soundcheck

    Gig Alert: O'Brother

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    WNYC

    The prog-metal band O' Brother performs at Santos Party House on Thursday. Download "Transcience."

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    Edwidge Danticat Hears Music In Everyday Life

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Edwidge Danticat talks about her new book, Claire of the Sea Light — and she shares a playlist of music that's close to her heart.

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    Soundcheck

    Bill Callahan Finds A Garden Escape From The Loud City

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    New York's 6th & B Community Garden was just the right setting for the artist formerly known as Smog. Watch Bill Callahan perform "Small Plane," from his new album Dream River.

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    The Greene Space

    Live Auditions: Battle of the Boroughs 2014

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Got talent? The Greene Space is looking for NYC's best undiscovered performers across all genres. We're holding live auditions in all five boroughs for the fifth season of our citywide talent quest. 

    UPDATE: The deadline to enter has passed. See the list of this year's contestants here.

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    'Singing Just To Me': Gregory Porter On Musical Inheritance

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    The jazz artist, who turned to singing when an injury ended his football career, claims three people as his main influences: his minister mother, his absentee father, and Nat King Cole. He discusses his musical life and the new album Liquid Spirit with NPR's Audie Cornish.

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    Rethinking 'What It Means To Be Popular'

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Adam Sternbergh's recent New York Times Magazine cover story explored how we determine what is popular — and the new and slippery definitions of what popularity means.

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    Bill Callahan Sings 'Small Plane' In A Serene City

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    New York's brightly lit 6th & B Community Garden, with its lush greenery and mellow wildlife, provides just the right setting for the artist formerly known as Smog. Watch Bill Callahan perform "Small Plane," from his new album Dream River.

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    Treetop Flyers On World Cafe

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    David Dye sits down with this rising British folk-rock group, who also perform four songs live in the World Cafe studio.

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