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10:11 am
Fri July 2, 2010

Ragtime King Max Morath

Max Morath: Mr. Ragtime

Join Jill Pasternak for an encore presentation from 2004 featuring a national musical treasure: Ragtime pianist and raconteur Max Morath. "Mr. Ragtime" has been dedicated to early 1900s ragtime piano for many decades, keeping the essence of that era in the public eye with his numerous plays, television programs, books, and recordings. He has earned the moniker, "Mr. Ragtime," by being one of Ragtime's most ardent devotees.

Ragtime King Max Morath

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News and Views
10:56 am
Mon June 28, 2010

'LATE RENOIR' Explored at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Girl in a Red Ruff, 1896
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French
Oil on canvas
Bequest of Charlotte Dorrance Wright, 1978

Philadelphia, PA – Late 19th-century French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir worked until his death in 1919. WRTI's Susan Lewis explores LATE RENOIR, an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which makes the case that artworks created by Renoir during the final decades of his career were among his finest, and a model for future generations.

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Creatively Speaking
3:44 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

The 50 Gifts of Art Collectors Dorothy & Herbert Vogel--The Perfect Square--Composer Maurice Wright

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel in 1975
Photo by Nathaniel Tileston

Susan Lewis considers art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel and their gifts of 50 works to museums in each of the 50 states. Susan also looks at related exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Jim Cotter speaks with author Nancy M. Heinzen. Her history of Rittenhouse Square, The Perfect Square, was published by Temple University Press.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles Philadelphia-based composer Maurice Wright.

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News and Views
12:08 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

West Philadelphia High School Students Compete with World's Best Engineers to Create Cars that Deliver 100-MPG Fuel Efficiency

West Philadelphia High School Students Compete with World's Best Engineers to Create Cars that Deliver 100-MPG Fuel Efficiency

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Creatively Speaking
12:53 pm
Sat June 19, 2010

Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Ancient Rome Exhibition--Wicked Philadelphia, Continued

Jim Cotter speaks with Yannick Nezet-Seguin - the new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra - and gets reaction to his appointment from orchestra musicians and management.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks back to Yannick's first visit to Philadelphia in 2008.

Susan Lewis takes us to Ancient Rome. The latest exhibition at the National Constitution Center examines how the classical influence helped shape America.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:50 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Works by Stravinsky, Bernstein, and Copland,

Igor Stravinsky


Sunday, June 20

3 to 5 pm

Conductors: Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland


PROGRAM:

STRAVINSKY: Scenes de Ballet

BERNSTEIN: The Dybbuk Suite, No. 2

COPLAND: The Tender Land

Soloists: Joy Clements, Claramae Turner, Richard Cassilly, Richard Fredericks, Norman Triegle, the Choral Arts Society

The New York Philharmonic's Website

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Audio Archive
11:36 am
Thu June 17, 2010

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Dave Conant on Historical Societies

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Dave Conant on Historical Societies

Philadelphia, PA – Dave explores how historical societies are a valuable resource for aspiring genealogists and budding local historians.

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Audio Archive
11:24 am
Thu June 17, 2010

Violinist Leila Josefowicz: On Her Interest in New Music

Violinist Leila Josefowicz: On Her Interest in New Music

The renowned Canadian-born violinist talks about the pressures and joys of working with living composers.

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Crossover
11:12 am
Thu June 17, 2010

Jazz Vocalist Jackie Ryan

Join Jill for an encore broadcast spotlighting renowned jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan, and featuring songs of love! Ryan has shared the stage and recording studio with the hottest names in jazz, including Cyrus Chestnut, Romero Lubambo, Clark Terry, Red Holloway and Buddy DeFranco. Her CD Best of LOVE SONGS includes performances with Ernie Watts, Red Holloway, Jon Mayer, Tamir Hendelman, Larry Vuckovich, and more. And her 2009 release DOOZY has spent months at the very top of the Jazz charts.Jackie Ryan, jazz vocalist

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Audio Archive
11:09 am
Thu June 17, 2010

Frank Stella: Influential American Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker

Frank Stella: Influential American Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker

The veteran American artist talks about how his work has evolved over the decades, and how he is humbled when younger artists cite him as an influence.

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