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New Music for Clarinets

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Can’t get enough clarinet? Music from David Krakauer, Beth Custer, Evan Ziporyn, Don Byron, Alan Batiste,

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham Returns to the Met

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham talks about returning to the Metropolitan Opera to star again in the title role of Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Ben Folds & yMusic

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The boundary-hopping piano-banger joins forces with the pop-influenced chamber ensemble tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Baltimore Burns, Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court, and The Pope Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the riots in Baltimore, we look at same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and we have an update on a Vatican conference on global warming.

WQXR Blog

'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' Get a Leading 12 Tony Noms

Monday, April 27, 2015

"An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received 12 Tony Award nominations.
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All Things Considered

Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Could Still Be In One Direction In A Parallel Universe

Monday, April 27, 2015

Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.

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Donny Osmond On World Cafe

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol's new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan's Weekend Playlists

Monday, April 27, 2015

Each weekend, Jonathan Schwartz hijacks the airwaves of WNYC. Then, we take his playlists and post them here. Check them out & hear the music you missed, using our Spotlify player. 

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KEXP Presents: Chastity Belt

Monday, April 27, 2015

Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.

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Fresh Air

Pokey LaFarge Mines His Midwestern Roots, Finds 'Something In The Water'

Monday, April 27, 2015

To mark the release of his seventh album, the singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the Fresh Air studio to sing some new songs as well as some of his favorites from the 1920s and '30s.

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Fresh Air

Alabama Shakes Opens New Territory On 'Sound & Color'

Monday, April 27, 2015

Over the course of Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes messes with what had already, after its first album, become its signature sound. Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has this review.

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KCRW Presents: My Morning Jacket, Live In Concert

Monday, April 27, 2015

Watch Jim James and his band perform The Waterfall live during a special First Listen Live concert from Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles, presented by KCRW.

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World Cafe Next: Monophonics

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hear two tracks from the San Francisco-based psychedelic soul band's new album, Sound of Sinning.

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Listen To A New Song By Mates Of State

Monday, April 27, 2015

Casting the heady swoon of courtship as a game of intense focus, "Staring Contest" practically bursts with the giddy excitement of new love.

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Soundcheck

Art Alexakis And Everclear: 'I've Still Got A Lot of Rage in Me'

Monday, April 27, 2015

The alt-rock stalwarts perform an acoustic session in the Soundcheck studio. 

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New Sounds

New Music from Ireland Part 5

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the fifth installment of this series of new music featuring Irish composers, John Schaefer talks to composer Linda Buckley in Dublin.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Cheerleader

Monday, April 27, 2015

Breezy synth-pop vibes blow in to Webster Hall tonight. 

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First Listen: Torres, 'Sprinter'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On her second album, Sprinter, Torres confronts the problem of confession head-on and proceeds to annihilate its boundaries.

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First Listen: Mac McCaughan, 'Non-Believers'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For 25 years, the Superchunk frontman and Merge Records cofounder has quietly made some of the loudest pop in human history.

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First Listen: Metz, 'II'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Raw, belligerent and dissonant — that's just the tip of the noise-rock iceberg when it comes to Metz.

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