Leon Fleisher, The Pianist Who Reinvented Himself, Dies At 92 Monday, Aug 3 2020 

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The beloved pianist was a young lion of his generation until a hand injury forced him to rethink his relationship to music.

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Singing In The Dark Times: Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir Takes On New Meaning Wednesday, Jul 22 2020 

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Even before the age of social-distancing, composer and conductor Eric Whitacre had been leading an online chorus for a decade. Choir members say the connection they foster is more important than ever.

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Chris’s Vault: was Grace Slick Chris’s real mom? Tuesday, Jul 21 2020 

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On this edition of Chriss Vault, we ponder how Chris may have turned out if Conway Twitty was his Dad and Grace Slick his Mom. Food for thought! Check out Jefferson Airplanes Somebody to Love.


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Listen to Prince’s stripped down, early version of “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man” Friday, Jul 17 2020 

The Prince Estate has shared another previously unreleased gem from the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his 1987 Sign O’ the Times album!

Due September 25th, the original album is not only remastered, but a mind-boggling 63 tracks from Prince’s vault are also included, as well as two entire concerts.

Check out this stripped down version of “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”, which is every bit as amazing as the recorded version…

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Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson’s ‘Negro Folk Symphony’ Tuesday, Jul 14 2020 

Broadcast nationwide in 1934 and praised by listeners and critics alike, a masterful symphony soon fell silent. A new recording hopes to help revive an American treasure.

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Cranberries’ “No Need to Argue” to get deluxe reissue Wednesday, Jul 8 2020 

An iconic album by The Cranberries is about to get the deluxe reissue treatment.

September 18th their 1994 release No Need to Argue will be re-released with B-sides, remixes, demos, unreleased tracks, live recordings and more.

In addition to the newly remastered 13-track album, the two-CD and digital reissue contains three B-sides, nine demo recordings from the No Need to Argue sessions, eight live recordings, The Orb’s “Zombie” remix, and even a cover of The Carpenters’ 1970 classic “(They Long to Be) Close to You”.

The release also has previously unseen photographs taken from the album’s photo session, as well as an essay on the history of the LP by the band’s archivist Eoin Devereux.

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Chris’s Vault: A story about Alice Walker and a song from The Color Purple Wednesday, Jul 1 2020 

Today on Chris’s Vault with Chris Anger we get treated to a story of when he met author Alice Walker. In her honor, we also play a song from the film based on her book The Color Purple.

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Chris’s Vault comes full circle from The Monkees to Gilligan’s Island Monday, Jun 22 2020 

Today on Chris’s Vault with Chris Anger we featured the Neil Diamond penned tune “I’m A Believer” recorded by The Monkees. Chris’s Dad worked in the music biz and “had something to do with the Monkees” according to Chris. He wasn’t sure what but it meant Chris couldn’t watch Gilligan’s Island when the Monkees we’re on TV.

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Juneteenth Jubilee video series begins Friday Thursday, Jun 18 2020 

Louisville Waterfront Park‘s Juneteenth Jubilee celebrates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of the remaining enslaved African-Americans in the Confederacy.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2nd annual celebration will be a virtual one with an educational video series beginning June 19, 2020.

A new episode of the seven part series will premier each Friday June 19th through July 31st online at ourwaterfront.org and broadcast at noon on Wave Country with Dawne Gee.

Produced in partnership with Actors Theatre and Jecorey “1200” Arthur, the series is directed by Arthur, who also performs. Other performers include AMPED, Chanson Calhoun, Chase Dean, Dave Clark Trio, Hannah Drake, Jamesse, Jason Clayborn and the Atmosphere Changers, Jason Clayborn, JD Green, Maestro J, Pat Mathison, Sheryl Rouse, The La’Nita Rocknettes School of Dance and The Untouchables.

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Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice Tuesday, Jun 16 2020 

With the help of a few "wrong" notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned "America the Beautiful" into a solemn protest of police violence.

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