Jim Cotter speaks with Frank Chaves, Artistic Director of River North Chicago Dance Company. The company is performing in Philadelphia this week as part of a tour celebrating its 20th anniversary season.
David Patrick Stearns reviews the latest recording by the trio Time for Three, and speaks with the group.
In the second part of a companion series to a new book called Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels tells the story of the 19th-century occultist George Lippard.
Tune in every Sunday night at 6 pm for Riverwalk Jazz. Recorded live at the Landing Jazz Club in San Antonio, Texas, the popular program celebrates the lives and music of America's top jazz musicians, past and present. Each week, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes these jazz pioneers in live performances, and with fascinating stories that celebrate important moments in the history of jazz.
Coming up... January 24: Sidney Bechet - Jazz Immortal. January 31: Jazz Goes to the Movies - A Look at Jazz & Jazz Musicians in Film.
The 30 Rock Actor Has a New Gig with the New York Philharmonic
Have you noticed anything slightly unusual when listening to WRTI's Sunday Afternoon Concert broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic? A familiar voice, perhaps? But not one you'd associate with Mendelssohn or Mahler or Mozart? Yes, that's the Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin you're hearing - he's now the official announcer of the New York Philharmonic's weekly radio broadcasts.
New York Magazine recently covered the breaking-news story. Read more...
We listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the digitally remastered CD of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.
Susan Lewis visits Friend or Faux, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.
Philadelphia, PA – An estimated 100 million Americans will try to lose weight this year. Recent surveys show more than 75 percent of those who pledge to lose weight will not make it three months into their weight-loss resolutions. A third will not last even 30 days. On this week's News and Views, WRTI's Windsor Johnston seeks advice from Fitness Expert Denise Austin and others on how to get healthy and STAY healthy in 2010.
Join Jill Pasternak for a conversation with the piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin. A startlingly original blend of virtuosity and power has earned this Canadian artist legendary status. Long known for his matchless exploration of unfamiliar piano terrain, Hamelin is now universally recognized for the depth and originality of his interpretations of Classical and Romantic repertoire. He'll appear at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on January 13th at 8 pm, playing works by Liszt, Berg, and Deussy, and his own compositions.
Join Jill Pasternak when she speaks with German vocalist Max Raabe, leader of the 12-piece Palast Orchester. Raabe and his orchestra specialize in recreating the sound of German dance and film music of the 1920s and 1930s, especially by performing songs of the Comedian Harmonists. The ensemble has achieved international success for original arrangements of music from the Golden Age of film and dance, including works by Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, delivered with amusing nostalgia.