WRTI Spotlight
2:04 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

When Borders Closes, Do Doors Slam Shut In Classical Music?

In addition to the grim truth of another 11,000 jobs lost and 400 retail fronts closing, the news of the Borders failure marks the end of another chapter in how classical music is distributed, sold, and enjoyed.--From NPR

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News and Views
3:43 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Business Prodigy with a Big Heart: Mohamed Ali Niang

Business Prodigy with a Big Heart: Mohamed Ali Niang

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WRTI Spotlight
2:37 pm
Sun July 17, 2011

LISTEN: Stile Antico Asks - A Different Kind Of Love?

The English choral group delves into the essential question of the Bible's Song of Songs at the Savannah Music Festival.--From NPR's Classics in Concert series

Listen to the Concert and Read the Article from NPR

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Creatively Speaking
11:13 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Rosenbach Museum's Civil War Project

Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

Susan Lewis considers the 18th-century German Baroque composer George Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.

Tom Keels explores the Rosenbach Museum's commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

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Crossover
9:42 am
Wed July 13, 2011

Canadian Violinist Angele Dubeau

Jill Pasternak speaks with violinist Angele Dubeau about her newest CD release with her string ensemble La Pieta - John Adams: Portrait - an interpretation of works by American composer John Adams.

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Jazz Stories
3:59 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

LISTEN: What's With All The Jazz Tribute Albums?

More than so many other kinds of music, jazz takes its tradition seriously. There's about 100 years' worth, and most of it has been passed down in sound: by playing with, listening to and studying with the masters. So it makes sense that jazz musicians feel such visceral connections to their ancestors, whether spiritual, intellectual, educational, inspirational, aspirational or even just marketable.--From NPR

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Creatively Speaking
10:11 am
Thu July 7, 2011

James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego

Jim Cotter speaks with storyteller James Braley about his one-man show, Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour), now at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia through July 16th.

Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.

Eric Brannon profiles William T. Trego. The Michener Museum in Doylestown is hosting the first-ever retrospective of the little-remembered Pennsylvania Victorian-era painter.

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Crossover
11:56 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Music Legend Herbie Hancock

Jill Pasternak speaks with Herbie Hancock. The music legend's Imagine Project is an international recording and film project featuring collaborations between a dozen superstars from every region of the planet, led by Hancock. It utilizes the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility.

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News and Views
6:45 am
Mon July 4, 2011

Cyber Bullying: Measures Being Taken to Curb Online Harassment of Students

Cyber Bullying: Measures Being Taken to Curb Online Harassment of Students

Philadelphia, PA – The term "bullying" used to be equated, mostly, to schoolyard fights and stolen lunch money. Now, through the use of modern technology, bullying has grown to include "cyber-bullying" - a global online epidemic resulting in depression, anxiety, and suicide among children and teens. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at what's being done to combat it.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:15 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Leroy Anderson Celebration on July 4th

Tune in on Independence Day at 1 pm for a special hour of Leroy Anderson favorites performed by the US Air Force Band, the Purdue University Symphonic Band, and the US Coast Guard Band.

Conducted by composer Leroy Anderson and Kurt Anderson, the program includes:

"The Captain and the Kings," "The Syncopated Clock," "Blue Tango," "Bugler's Holiday," "The Waltzing Cat," "Horse and Buggy," "The Girl I Left Behind," and more!

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