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3:54 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Goodie Mob On Hip-Hop Made By And For Adults

Goodie Mob is, from left to right, Khujo, T-Mo, Cee-Lo and Big Gipp.
Courtesy of The Chamber Group

Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 2:50 pm

  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With Goodie Mob

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Music
3:27 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

New Music: TV On The Radio, Rokia Traore, Lucius, More

Clockwise from upper left: TV On The Radio, Jackson And His Computerband, Lucius, Luray, Rokia Traore
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 10:43 am

On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, co-host Bob Boilen basks in the glory of his return by making fellow co-host Robin Hilton enjoy the musings of a box that when opened plays affirming statements with Bob's name that was gifted to him by a secret admirer.

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Music
12:03 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On The Importance Of Structure

Franz Ferdinand's latest album is titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun August 25, 2013 11:17 am

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Jazz Sunday
12:51 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Duke Ellington's "My People" on WCBE's Jazz Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Civil Rights Hero, Congressman John Lewis (L) and Jazz Sunday Co-Host Jack Marchbanks at reception for Congressional Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C., July 31, 2

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the August 28th, 1963 March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom, K.C. Jones and Jack Marchanks will broadcast My People, Duke Ellington's civil rights-themed musical, on Jazz Sunday, August 25, 2013.  As some of you might already know, Ellington performed the work as part of  the Century of Negro Progress Exposition held in Chicago from August 16th to September 2nd, 1963, which in itself was a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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World Cafe
10:51 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Smith Westerns on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

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Chicago's Smith Westerns are David Dye's guests tonight on World Cafe.

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Music
2:03 am
Thu August 22, 2013

'You're What I Wanted': Assembling The Family Stone

Sly & The Family Stone in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in 1968. Left to right: Sly Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rose Stone, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham.
Stephen Paley Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 12:43 pm

"I think he was looking for good musicians, and he knew quite a few. He sees the heart of a person."

That's how Cynthia Robinson, founding member of Sly & The Family Stone, characterizes the charismatic frontman's choice of backing players. The band, which pioneered a blend of funk, soul, jazz and pop, began in 1960s San Francisco as a kind of blended family: black and white, men and women.

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World Cafe
11:41 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

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Husband and wife folk duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion return with their fifth collaboration Wassaic Way.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:07 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

WCBE Presents Morgan Heritage Live From Studio A Fri. Aug. 23, 2013 @ 2PM!

Morgan Heritage will perform Live From Studio A

The Reggae family outfit Morgan Heritage will play a few songs for us during The Global Village!  They'll perform that night at Woodland's Tavern with Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band.

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show that night!

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World Cafe
11:30 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Elastic Bond on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

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Urban, tropical, funky and electronic. Elastic Bond's approach is best described as tropical soul.

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Music
8:59 am
Tue August 20, 2013

New Music: Nine Inch Nails, Earl Sweatshirt, Juana Molina, More

Clockwise from upper left: Juana Molina, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Earl Sweatshirt, The Goldberg Sisters (Adam Goldberg)
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:38 am

All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton has been feeling a little dazed and confused lately, so host Bob Boilen gives him a "sonic hug" with a new song from the Austin, Texas rock band The Octopus Project. Robin follows with a surprising cut from the first new Nine Inch Nails album in five years. NPR's Sami Yenigun brings a healthy dose of dance beats from Seven Davis Jr.

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Music
5:14 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

An American Maverick Turns The Symphony On Its Head

Charles Ives, better known as an insurance executive in his time, wrote innovative symphonies incorporating American folk and hymn tunes.
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Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 12:22 pm

  • Jan Swafford Tells The Story of Composer Charles Ives And His Wife, Harmony

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:09 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

WCBE Presents Willy Mason Live From Studio A Thurs. Aug. 29, 2013 @ 2PM!

Willy Mason will perform Live From Studio A

Singer-Songwriter Willy Mason will be joining us Live From Studio A during The Global Village. 

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Music
4:27 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

3rd Annual Columbus Arts Ball Sat. Aug. 17, 2013!

Columbus Arts Ball

WCBE in partnership with the Columbus Arts Ball presents the 3rd annual Arts Ball, a fundraising, masquerade ball benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Central Ohio.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:48 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

WCBE Presents Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Live From Studio A Sept. 11, 2013 @ 2PM!

Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys will perform live in Studio A!

Celebrating 25 years of making music together, Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys are touring in support of What A Dream It's Been. 

WEB EXCLUSIVE
3:12 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Eastern Sea: Live from Studio A REPLAY

The band, The Eastern Sea, performed live from WCBE's Studio A on August 12th, 2013. They performed their songs "A Lie", "The Curse", and "The Line". 

Do you like what you hear? Let us know what you think about our online Live from Studio A REPLAY series!

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Music
12:29 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

'Something Being Born': On Making A Classic Album With A Boombox

More than 10 years ago, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools.
D.L. Anderson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 7:43 am

John Darnielle was a little lonely when he wrote the songs on All Hail West Texas, the 2002 album that became a highlight of his music career. His band, The Mountain Goats, is a trio now, but back then it was a one-man show. Darnielle would come home from the long, dragging hours of his healthcare job, alone in his house while his wife was away at hockey camp. He'd sit down on his couch with his guitar, cobble together some words and music, and hit record on his Panasonic boombox.

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Music
12:23 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Woody Shaw: The Last Great Trumpet Innovator

Woody Shaw made his first recordings 50 years ago at age 18.
Tom Copi San Francisco

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 8:03 am

Woody Shaw, who made his first recordings 50 years ago this summer, might be the jazz trumpet's least appreciated giant. Not among musicians, mind you; they recognize his genius whether they're horn players or not. Yet even hardcore fans often know Shaw's name more than his music.

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World Cafe
6:30 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Mikal Cronin on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

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American musician and songwriter Mikal Cronin delivers what he calls "aggressive pop" on MC II, his second solo record.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
7:35 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

WCBE Presents Treetop Flyers Live From Studio A Tues. Aug. 27, 2013 @ 2PM!

Treetop Flyers will perform Live From Studio A

London, UK's Treetop Flyers will be performing a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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Music
4:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Goodale Park Music Series Presents: The DewDroppers

The DewDroppers

Coming up Sunday August 18th, its the next Goodale Park Music Series  free event at the gazebo for a concert with The DewDroppers.  12-30PM-2PM!

Live Art: Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

Food Carts (subject to change): Crepes a la Carte, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, and Short North Bagel Deli

Kids Activities: Columbus Artmobile

Vendors: alison rose, Badala, Candles with a Cause, and Sweet Simpliciteas
 

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