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4:03 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Swing Bands of Yesterday on Big Band Saturday Night

Wolverine Orchestra
Wikipedia

This weekend, Swing Bands of Yesterday and Today. Keeping the sounds we love, alive! From Harry James to Benny Goodman to today's swing bands.

Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

On the Next Edition of All This Jazz: The Compositions of John Coltrane

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

In the first half of the program, we'll hear from Jane Ira Bloom, Diego Urcola, The Jazz Crusaders (featuring the late-great Joe Sample on piano), Ken Peplowski, and more.

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Mountain Stage
9:37 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Robby Hecht On Mountain Stage

Robby Hecht.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Singer-songwriter Robby Hecht makes his debut Mountain Stage performance, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Raised by Jewish parents in Knoxville, Tenn., Hecht cut his teeth as a singer-songwriter while attending college in Wisconsin.

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Deceptive Cadence
7:47 am
Fri September 19, 2014

If It's Not Scottish ... Classical Contributions Of The Scots

The Scottish bagpipes make a surprise appearance in a beloved piece by Peter Maxwell Davies.
iStockphoto

The votes are in. The people of Scotland have chosen to remain in the United Kingdom. To mark the historic occasion, a wee reminder of what the Scots have contributed to classical music is in order.

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All Songs TV
3:26 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Chris Staples, 'Hold Onto Something'

Chris Staples in his new video "Hold Onto Something"
Courtesy of the artist

In our darkest hours, time seems to slow to an excruciating crawl. The mind races, desperate to find something to hold onto, while our whole sense of time, space, or even reality becomes warped. It's an unsettling but familiar feeling captured beautifully in a new video for the Chris Staples song "Hold Onto Something."

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Mountain Stage
11:56 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Driftwood On Mountain Stage

Driftwood.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Steeped in traditional jazz and classical music, the members of Driftwood — violinist Claire Byrne, banjo player Joe Kollar, guitarist Dan Forsyth, and bassist Joey Arcuri — eventually found themselves diving headlong into folk and bluegrass.

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Mountain Stage
2:24 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Casey Neill On Mountain Stage

Casey Neill.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Singer Casey Neill's bona fides range from indie-rock to Celtic music: He's collaborated in various ways with Solas, The Minus 5, Black Prairie and The Decemberists, among others.

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A Blog Supreme
1:18 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Steve Coleman, Saxophonist And Innovative Composer, Named MacArthur Fellow

Steve Coleman practices in his backyard in Allentown, Penn.
Jeff Fusco Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Composer and alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, 57, has been named one of 21 new recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, commonly referred to as the "genius grant." The award is worth a unrestricted stipend of $625,000 over five years, as dispensed by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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World Cafe
11:41 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Americana Fest: A Preview

Download a song from Lee Ann Womack's new album, The Way I'm Livin'.
Courtesy of the artist

Americana music celebrates itself this week with the Americana Music Festival And Honors & Awards Show in Nashville. World Cafe recently invited NPR's Ann Powers to weigh in on which artists she's eagerly anticipating at the festival's many showcases.

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World Cafe
12:51 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Chris Smither On World Cafe

Chris Smither.
Jeff Fasano Courtesy of the artist

Bluesman, singer, and songwriter Chris Smither has been at it for 50 years. Still On The Levee, a new double-disc collection, honors that anniversary by having Smither revisit songs from all stages of his long career, re-recording them in his birthplace of New Orleans.

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