WRTI Spotlight
12:15 pm
Sat June 7, 2008

Richard Strauss' Birthday is June 11:<br>Celebrate the Great Romantic Composer with WRTI

On Wednesday June 11, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, we'll devote a portion of the day to the music of the inimitable German composer Richard Strauss (1864 to 1949). His epic and heroic tone poems and operas changed the face of romantic music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and have become a staple of the orchestra repertory.

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Local and Regional News
3:08 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

Philadelphia Museum of Art's Anne d'Harnoncourt Has Died at 64

Anne d'Harnoncourt on July 18, 2007
Photo by Matt Rourke

WRTI's Susan Lewis reports on the death of Anne d'Harnoncourt

Philadelphiia, PA –
Anne d'Harnoncourt, longtime chief executive of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and one of the art world's most influential women, died of cardiac arrest at her Center City home on Monday, June 2 at the age of 64.

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Crossover
9:34 am
Tue June 3, 2008

Wanamaker Organ Day Live

The Wanamaker Organ at Macy's in downtown Philadelphia


Jill Pasternak presents a live broadcast from Macy's in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI invites you to a free, day-long musical extravaganza celebrating the 104th anniversary of world's largest pipe organ. Jill's live Crossover show will feature Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte and other guest performers from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. In addition, special concerts and displays will be combined with tours of the cavernous pipe chambers.

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Creatively Speaking
4:35 pm
Sat May 31, 2008

Paul Taylor--West Chester Univ. Poetry--I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document--Brandywine Baroque

David Ingram and Miriam Hyman in I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda
Photo by Mark Garvin

Jim Cotter speaks with the veteran choreographer Paul Taylor. His world-renowned dance company will visit Philadelphia for a series of performances at the Annenberg Center.

Susan Lewis looks at the upcoming West Chester University Poetry Conference, now in its 14th year.

Jason Peifer visits the People's Light & Theatre as it stages I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda. The play was written in response to playwright Sonja Linden's interactions with refugees of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Crossover
4:25 pm
Sat May 31, 2008

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He recently performed on the Oscar-nominated score for the film Atonement by composer Dario Marianelli. He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.

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News and Views
10:39 am
Tue May 27, 2008

News and Views Examines Regional Tourism's Strategy During a Sluggish Economy

LOVE, Robert Indiana, sculpture, 1976

News and Views Examines Regional Tourism's Stratregy During a Sluggish Economy

Philadelphia, PA –
A report from the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) shows leisure visits to the region have grown significantly over the past 10 years.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen reports that with gas prices rising, and the economy struggling, the staff at GPTMC believe Philadelphia and the surrounding counties can continue to bring plenty of visitors to the area.

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Crossover
4:10 pm
Sat May 24, 2008

Thomas Lauderdale: Pink Martini artistic director and founder

Pink Martini

Jill Pasternak interviews Thomas Lauderdale, founder, songwriter, and pianist  for the 12-piece, Oregon-based ensemble Pink Martini. With lead vocalist China  Forbes, the band has recorded songs in more than eight languages, and has won  fans worldwide.  

Tune in to hear about this vintage-chic band that blends classical, jazz, and world music.

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Creatively Speaking
2:39 pm
Sat May 24, 2008

The Historic Boyd Theatre--Settlement Music School's Centennial--The Arden Theatre's Our Town

Boyd Theatre, 1928

Jim Cotter on Philadelphia's Boyd Theater. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the art deco building on its 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It will be sold to a private investor next week who could, under an existing demolition permit, order its destruction.

Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia's Settlement Music School, now celebrating its centennial.

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News and Views
10:40 am
Wed May 21, 2008

News and Views looks at one option available in the fight against obesity.

Bariatric Surgery

Philadelphia, PA –

When other weight-loss options fail, some who suffer from obesity are finding success with bariatric surgery.

Nearly one in 50 adults in the United States is considered morbidly obese. In an effort to battle what some are calling an epidemic, more Americans are choosing bariatric surgery to address their weight problems.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

WRTI's Memorial Day Weekend

Jazz lovers can tune in for another Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend. An All-American Composers Weekend is in store for classical music fans.

All-American Composers Weekend

Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26


To celebrate Memorial Day, along with regular classical programming, WRTI will bring you works by American composers, and musical tributes to current and past military personnel.

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