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WQXR Blog

How Has Classical Music Added Romance to Your Life?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Last year, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we asked prominent musicians how classical music added romance to their lives.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Passion Players

Sunday, February 13, 2011

For Valentine's Day, The Choral Mix is offering some tantalizing treats to indulge in: passion-filled works by Brahms and Monteverdi. Plus, we ask: are female choirs more passionate than male choirs?

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WNYC News

Specialty Stores Stock Up for Sweet Valentine's Day Sales

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine’s Day can bring big sales for businesses like flower shops, chocolate makers and jewelers. Specialty stores in Manhattan have been preparing for weeks.

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WQXR Features

Poll: The Best and Worst Classical Music Dates

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Listening to classical music is frequently a social activity and even a romantic one. But not everyone agrees on which type of experience can best spark feelings of passion. Take our poll.

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Studio 360

And the Snail-Mail Prize Goes to…

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our Valentine Redesign Challenge elicited many great entries to our Flickr page.  And we received mailed-in submissions too.  They ranged from a set of miniature cards 'inspired by a muse and faces of love' to my favorite, a three-foot tall by two-foot wide poster from Victor Stabin.  He ...

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Studio 360

Playing With Our Food

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We got nearly 200 great entries to our redesign Valentine challenge. And on last week's show, Elizabeth Gilbert picked the winning entry: a bouquet of rolled bacon strips that look like roses (only yummier!) by Sarah Tisdale. As Gilbert said so aptly, 'Nothing can compete ...

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The Takeaway

Valentine's Day Movies That Are Better Than 'Valentine's Day'

Friday, February 12, 2010

Garry Marshall's latest star-packed (one might say "star-stuffed") romantic comedy extravaganza, "Valentines Day," hits theaters this weekend, but is it really all that? Takeaway movie contributor and Newsday writer Rafer Guzman doesn't think so. In fact, he believes that for several of the film's major plot lines, there are other movies that do a much better job of covering the same ground.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: A Valentine for Jack Rose

Friday, February 12, 2010

On Sunday night, frequent collaborators of Jack Rose will come together at Issue Project Room to pay tribute to the late guitarist. Download a track from his last album.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Rain Machine

Friday, February 12, 2010

Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio will play Glasslands Gallery on Sunday as solo project Rain Machine. Download his charged track "Give Blood."

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Studio 360

Be Elizabeth Gilbert's Valentine

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away – and we're hoping that 2010 can be the year of the new-and-improved Valentine.  We’re thrilled that so many talented folks have submitted their ideas to “Be My Valentine: A Studio 360 Design Challenge.”

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Features

Re-Design Valentine's Day With Studio 360

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Toss the chocolate hearts and red roses out the window in Studio 360's Valentine's Day Design Challenge. Click here to for details on how to enter.

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Studio 360

Will You Makeover My Valentine?

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Studio 360 Valentine Redesign Challenge! The Hearts. The Chocolates. The Roses. The everything Red. It's all so predictable. And nauseating. Design writer Alissa Walker tells Kurt what it will take to redesign the holiday.

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Studio 360

Teresa and Katie

Friday, February 08, 2008

Teresa Walsh wanted a song for her twin sister Katie, who’d gone away for college. Corey Dargel took the details from Teresa’s note and made them a song. Studio 360 was there when Teresa surprised Katie with the finished product. With production by

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Studio 360

Forever 23

Friday, February 08, 2008

Kurt asked Corey Dargel to write a song for his wife, Anne Kreamer. Kurt surprises Anne in the studio with the big reveal, a song all about their first date 30 years ago.

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Studio 360

My Poet / My Novelist

Friday, February 08, 2008

What’s it like to practice the same line of work as your spouse? What if you’re both writers, but one is a novelist -- in love with plot and character -- and one is a poet -- obsessed with words? Novelist Naeem Murr wrote about that marriage ...

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Studio 360

Bonus Track: "My Voice Is in Your Head"

Friday, February 08, 2008

Corey Dargel's "My Voice Is in Your Head (for Katie from Teresa)"

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Studio 360

Custom-Made Love Song

Friday, February 08, 2008

Corey Dargel takes commissions to write personalized love songs. Last year, we offered listeners a chance to win one of these indie pop compositions. Listeners’ love stories poured in, and the letter from Teresa Walsh, from Santa Rosa, California, was selected as the winner.

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Studio 360

Love Song Contest Winner

Friday, March 23, 2007

Just before Valentine’s Day this year, we offered listeners a chance to win a personalized love song by singer-songwriter Corey Dargel. The stories poured in: a woman going through a divorce who fell for her bankruptcy attorney; a wedding photographer whose fiancée broke off their engagement; two Mormons who left ...

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Studio 360

Enough with Silly Love Songs

Friday, February 09, 2007

Love may be something to sing about, but what if you can’t carry a tune? Hire someone to do the serenading for you. Singer-songwriter Corey Dargel will write and perform a 3-4 minute, custom-built love song for your lover, friend, family member, pet, whomever. Kurt finds out ...

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Studio 360

More from Corey

Friday, February 09, 2007

Love songs aren’t just for lovers. Corey Dargel writes tributes for family members too – like this one, for a friend whose mother was suffering from Alzheimers.

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