Hot Tip for The High Brow
11:08 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Connecting With Your Favorite Artist

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Connecting With Your Favorite Artist

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Dave Conant offers advice on ways to get to know your favorite contemporary artist with one-on-one contact.

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Audio Archive
11:05 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Artist Stephen Powers

Artist Stephen Powers

Philadelphia, PA – West Philadelphia native Steve Powers discusses his local mural project, Love Letter.

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Creatively Speaking
11:01 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma reflects on self-discovery and what keeps him enthusiastic.

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News and Views
1:23 pm
Sun August 8, 2010

Witness Intimidation in Philadelphia: City, State, and Federal Lawmakers Strive to Halt the Practice

Witness Intimidation in Philadelphia: City, State, and Federal Lawmakers Strive to Halt the Practice

Philadelphia, PA – As a result of witness intimidation incidents becoming increasingly more frequent, the City of Philadelphia dedicated $200,000 to a new witness-protection program in late June 2010. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at some of the ways that city, state, and federal lawmakers are planning to combat and tackle the problem.

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Creatively Speaking
9:41 am
Sat August 7, 2010

Mount Everest Explorer Conrad Anker--Art Collectors Dorothy & Herbert Vogel--Jazz's Jimmy Heath

Jim Cotter speaks with Conrad Anker. His 2007 expedition to Mt. Everest to retrace the steps of the 1920s British explorer George Mallory is the subject of a newly released documentary film from National Geographic, which opened at the Franklin Institute on August 6, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel and their gifts of 50 works to a museum in each of the 50 states, as well as related exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:58 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Works by Alban Berg and Leos Janacek


Sunday, August 8

3 to 5 pm


Works by Alban Berg and Leos Janacek

Program:

BERG: Lyric Suite

Pierre Boulez, cond.

BERG: Violin Concerto

Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Christoph Eschenbach, cond.

BERG: Wozzeck - Act III

Mack Harrell, baritone

Eileen Farrell, soprano

Dmitri Mitropoulos, cond.

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Classical Stories
2:24 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/classicalcountdown.html><h3>Vote for Your Favorite Classical Piece!</h3></a>

WRTI's Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown is Coming Up...


Who decides what 30 works you'll hear? You!

So vote for your favorite classical piece by August 22nd. And spread the word...

We want to hear what moves, thrills, or inspires you. Is it a Beethoven symphony? A Vivaldi concerto? A Puccini aria? You name it!

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Jazz Stories
3:51 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

A Salute to Satchmo Throughout August


WRTI honors the man who taught the world to swing with special programming, a unique event, on-demand audio, articles, and videos.

"I never tried to prove nothing, just always wanted to give a good show. My life has been my music; it's always come first. But the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, 'cause what you're there for is to please the people." --Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong: The Quintessential Man with the Horn by Bob Perkins

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Classical Stories
1:10 pm
Sun August 1, 2010

Los Angeles Opera's Ring Cycle on WRTI


Join us on Saturday afternoons in August for complete performances of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Upcoming broadcasts of LA Opera's "Ring Cycle" from the 2009/2010 season, conducted by James Conlon, are scheduled on:

August 21: Gotterdammerung at 12 noon

Watch and Listen: Videos from LA Opera's "Ring Cycle"

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Jazz Stories
4:37 pm
Sat July 31, 2010

Louis Armstrong: The Quintessential Man with the Horn


by Bob Perkins

Louis Armstrong was to jazz what Einstein was to physics, King to Civil Rights, Shakespeare to comedy and tragedy, and Oprah to televised entertainment. He taught the trumpet to do things the instrument didn't know it was capable of doing, and he could turn a song upside down with that deep, gravelly voice; Armstrong's contributions to the advancement of jazz as an art form are inestimable. All this, accomplished by a man who was born into abject poverty at Liberty and Perdido streets in New Orleans' Third Ward - better known as "Storyville."

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