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9:33 am
Sat April 1, 2006

KIM ARROW, BILL WELSH, Taiko Drummers TOSHIKO AKIOSHI, piano

The Greater Philadelphia Japan-America Society's annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing, and Jill Pasternak celebrates with the thundering sounds of Taiko drummers Kim Arrow and Bill Welsh. Also featured, the music of pianist, composer, bandleader and jazz legend Toshiko Akiyoshi, and some authentic Koto music from the Tadao Sawai Koto Ensemble.

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News and Views
3:42 pm
Mon March 27, 2006

Cherry Blossom Festival

There's a new annual rite of spring in Philadelphia. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park and around the city.

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12:18 pm
Sat March 25, 2006

Sylvia McNair, soprano

Jill's guest will be the internationally renowned soprano Sylvia McNair. For over twenty years, McNair has been gracing the stages of opera houses the world over. But recently she's been exploring music from the Great American Songbook, performing to intimate audiences across the country.

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Creatively Speaking
9:23 am
Sat March 25, 2006

William Stone

This week, a conversation with baritone William Stone. The newly appointed Temple University professor will, this weekend, lead students in a Kimmel Center performance of a work for which he has won a Grammy award. The Philadelphia Museum of Art moves ahead with its largest expansion ever. Susan Lewis has an update on progress. Jason Peifer watches the national production of Wicked load-in at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. There's been a marked increase in incidents of major art theft in the past years.

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News and Views
2:34 pm
Mon March 20, 2006

John Chaney

Temple University's Hall of Fame basketball coach, John Chaney, has retired after 24 years. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a brief look at Chaney's, sometimes controversial, career.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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News and Views
11:08 am
Mon March 20, 2006

John Chaney

Temple University's Hall of Fame basketball coach, John Chaney, has retired after 24 years. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a brief look at Chaney's, sometimes controversial, career.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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Crossover
1:49 pm
Sat March 18, 2006

Celtic Woman, quintet

Celebrate a belated St. Patrick's Day with the female Irish quintet that's taken the world by storm--"Celtic Woman." Jill Pasternak speaks with Orla Fallon, vocalist and harpist with the group, and we'll hear music from their CD, "Celtic Woman," as well as that from some of the girls solo CD's.

Creatively Speaking
10:22 am
Sat March 18, 2006

The Philadelphia Orchestra

This week we've news of exciting developments in the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer season at the Mann Music Center. Jason Peifer visits the Media Theatre in Media, PA, as they stage Sigmund Romberg's 1924 masterpiece, The Student Prince. Susan Lewis looks at the history of fine art photography. And we discover how Orchestra 2001 had to travel to Bucharest to find the score and orchestra parts for U.S. debut of George Enescu's Chamber Symphony.

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News and Views
12:44 pm
Mon March 13, 2006

Autism

WRTI's Jim Hilgen hopes to shed some light on the disorder known as Autism.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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Crossover
2:28 pm
Sat March 11, 2006

ADAM UNSWORTH, French Horn

The rafters ring with the sound of jazz as Jill speaks with Adam Unsworth. Unsworth is a French hornist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, but outside of the Kimmel Center he performs his own jazz compositions. We'll hear music from his recently released CD, Excerpt This!, as well as music he performed in the WRTI Performance Studio the day of the interview.

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