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4:42 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Jazz Bassist and Composer Charles Fambrough Dies at 60


The Philadelphia jazz community lost one of its own on January 1st. The great acoustic jazz bassist Charles Fambrough, who performed with Grover Washington, Jr., McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, and many others, passed away after a long illness at his home in Allentown.

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Obituary from The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Jazz Stories
1:41 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

Pianist and Jazz Ambassador Billy Taylor Dies at 89


Dr. Billy Taylor, the legendary pianist, composer, educator, TV and radio broadcaster, and staunch jazz advocate, died of heart failure in New York City on December 28th. His life in jazz was remarkable.

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Obituary from NPR Music

Obituary from The New York Times

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WRTI Spotlight
12:38 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/holiday2010.html>Music for the Holidays on WRTI</a>


Looking for the perfect mix of classical music and jazz to add cheer to your season? We've got it!

Happy Holidays From All of Your Friends at WRTI!

We wish you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year, and many joyful hours of music brought to you by your favorite radio station.

Click Here to see highlights of our holiday schedule and CD gift suggestions from WRTI hosts

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CD Selections
4:52 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

Jill Pasternak Recommends...

Russian Music for Cello & Piano
Wendy Warner, cello; Irina Nuzova, piano

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Classical Stories
4:19 pm
Sun December 19, 2010

From the Top: A Local, Teenage Organist Makes it Big!


Sunday, January 2nd on From the Top

Organist Karen Christianson from Media, PA

2 to 3 pm


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Jazz Stories
4:05 pm
Sun December 19, 2010

Trudy Pitts in Memoriam by Bob Perkins


Jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist Trudy Pitts passed away on December 19, 2010 at Chestnut Hill Hospital at age 78. A Philadelphia legend, who trained as a classical pianist and blossomed into a jazz great, she played with the best of the best, including her husband, Mr. C. WRTI mourns her passing and celebrates her life.

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Audio Archive
3:41 pm
Sun December 19, 2010

Eakins' Masterpiece 'The Gross Clinic' Restored: An Inside Look at the Process

Eakins Masterpiece THE GROSS CLINIC Restored: An Inside Look at the Process

Philadelphia, PA – Thomas Eakins' THE GROSS CLINIC inspired a huge fundraising campaign to keep it in Phila., and has been restored for the first time in 50 years. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the restoration of the 1875 painting - the focus of a special exhibition at the Phila. Museum of Art until Jan. 9, 2011, and speaks with museum experts about the restoration process.

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Jazz Stories
12:20 pm
Sat December 18, 2010

Bob Perkins Remembers Jazz Icon James Moody


The virtuoso jazz saxophonist and flutist James Moody died on December 9, 2010 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 85. Moody (as he liked to be called) was best known, in general, for the song, "Moody's Mood for Love," a vocal version of Moody's instrumental interpretation of the vintage standard, "I'm in the Mood for Love."

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Creatively Speaking
9:57 am
Sat December 18, 2010

Creatively Speaking in 2010: A Year in Review

We look back at the past year in the arts in our region, and bring you the highlights of the news, issues, and events, and the people who made them happen.

We've witnessed great performances and exhibitions, and rediscovered so many perennial treasures. It's also been a year of change and surprises!

It's 2010 in Review on Creatively Speaking.

Happy Holidays from all of your friends at WRTI!

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Classical Stories
4:32 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Today: Lots of Ludwig!

Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera.

Today is Beethoven's birthday! We're celebrating from 6 am to 6 pm with "Lots of Ludwig!" - including the glorious Symphony No. 9, and much more. It's 12 hours of must-listen radio! Join us.

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