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3:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI

Jazz Appreciation Month

WRTI presents a special celebration of the pioneers of jazz, as well as those who are keeping the art form alive. Tune in for a unique experience!

On Mondays through Thursdays during the month of April, starting at 6 pm to 6 am, you'll hear fascinating vignettes on the lives of a variety of jazz artists, and then experience their music. In addition, each week there will be a different instrumental theme. And Sundays during BP's jazz show, from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll be serenaded by great jazz vocalists from the present and the past.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:00 am
Wed April 2, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI

WRTI presents a special celebration of the pioneers of jazz, as well as those who are keeping the art form alive. Tune in for a unique experience!

On Mondays through Thursdays during the month of April, starting at 6 pm to 6 am, you'll hear fascinating vignettes on the lives of a variety of jazz artists, and then experience their music. In addition, each week there will be a different instrumental theme. And Sundays during BP's jazz show, from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll be serenaded by great jazz vocalists from the present and the past.

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News and Views
10:41 am
Mon March 31, 2008

A Profile of "Angela's Ashes" Author Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt came to attention in 1996 with the publication of Angela's Ashes, a memoir of his childhood in Ireland in the 1930s and '40s. The book won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and was made into an Oscar-nominated movie.

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Creatively Speaking
11:55 am
Thu March 27, 2008

Rudolf Buchbinder--The Clay Studio--Nina Jablonski and The Evolution of Skin Color--Joyce DiDonato

Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder

Jim Cotter speaks with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.  He performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

Susan Lewis takes us to The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, a regional hub for ceramics education, creation, and exhibition.

A conversation with anthropologist Nina Jablonski.  She lectures about The Evolution of Human Skin Color at the Wagner Free Institute of Science on Saturday.

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News and Views
3:35 pm
Mon March 24, 2008

Acclaimed Author Salman Rushdie Speaks with WRTI's Meridee Duddleston

Salman Rushdie, author

The author of The Satanic Verses reveals how he's moved far beyond the controversy ignited by the book's publication. Rushdie, who now spends one month a year teaching at Emory University, shares his insights on literature and the young, and the current status of fiction writing.

The Booker Prize winner entertained a packed audience at the Kimmel Center when he spoke as part of the 2007-2008 Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University, and sponsored by WRTI.

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Creatively Speaking
12:29 pm
Sat March 22, 2008

Sculptor Susan Opie--Wendy Wasserstein's Third--BalletX's Right to Spring

Susan Opie, Grasshopper and Dragonfly, 2001

Bucks County artist Susan Opie walks us through her works of bugs and critters, now on view in the outdoor sculpture garden at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. The museum's ongoing Outdoor Sculpture Program features the works of contemporary American sculptors.

Jason Peifer examines the life and theatrical works of the late Wendy Wasserstein. Her final play, Third, is being produced by the Philadelphia Theater Company. Third will be performed at PTC's new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

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Crossover
9:18 am
Sat March 22, 2008

Conductor and organist Dr. Barry Rose, O.B.E.

Dr. Barry Rose, O.B.E.

This week Jill Pasternak speaks with Dr. Barry Rose, O.B.E. Dr. Rose is a distinguished and renowned choral conductor and organist considered by many to be the finest in Britain, and generally regarded as one of the world's leading teachers and trainers in choral music.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:31 pm
Fri March 21, 2008

Celebrate Rachmaninoff's Birthday with WRTI on Tuesday, April 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music."

-- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Join us on Tuesday, April 1 as we honor the legendary Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff. WRTI will feature selected works from his repertoire between 6 am to 6 pm on his 135th birthday.

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News and Views
3:35 pm
Mon March 17, 2008

An Exclusive Interview with America's First Female Secretary of State

Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

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Creatively Speaking
3:29 pm
Sat March 15, 2008

Christopher Cazenove in My Fair Lady--Ainadamar--Motets at the Bach Festival--Copenhagen

Actor Christopher Cazenove

Jim Cotter speaks with the veteran British Actor Christopher Cazenove.  He stars in My Fair Lady at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Inquirer Music critic David Patrick Stearns reports on the Curtis Opera Theater's Ainadamar.

Susan Lewis considers the role of Bach's motets, being performed this weekend by The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia.

And Jason Peifer visits the Bristol Riverside Theater as it stages the Tony-award winning play, Copenhagen.

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