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World Cafe
8:47 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Madeleine Peyroux Tonight on the World Cafe @ 8pm!

Mary Ellen Mark http://madeleinepeyroux.com/

Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux visits Michaela Majoun on the World Cafe.

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Music
9:37 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

WCBE Presents Dawes w/ Shovels & Rope June 16th!

WCBE Presents Dawes with Shovels & Rope
Dawes

WCBE and Rumba Cafe Promotions proudly present Dawes with Shovels & Rope at The Bluestone!  

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:47 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Escondido Live From Studio A June 13, 2013 @11AM!

Escondido will performe live in Studio A
Sarah Barlow

The Nashville based Escondido will play a few songs during the Global Village ahead of the sold out show at The A&R Music Bar

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World Cafe
10:22 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Nick Cave Tonight on the World Cafe @ 8pm!

Joao Friezas via Facebook

Nick Cave, Australian actor, author, and singer, joins host David Dye today on the World Cafe tonight. After a break to record with his more raucous Grinderman project, Cave is back with his band of thirty years, The Bad Seeds, for Push the Sky Away. Along with a live performance, we'll hear about the making of the new record, Cave's early years in Melbourne, and much more. That's all coming up tonight on the World Cafe at 8pm, on 90.5 WCBE FM, Columbus! 

JazzSet
10:13 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Hear Kenny Barron And Dave Holland At The Kennedy Center

Kenny Barron
John Sann/Courtesy of the artist via NPR.org

JazzSet celebrates the 70th birthday of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with new duets featuring bassist Dave Holland at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater. Plus, hear a solo Barron set from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.

Listen to the performance!

Music
8:53 am
Mon June 3, 2013

2013 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Music Scholarship Recipient Announced

(L to R): Tatum “Tate” Flemister, his mother, Mrs. Cerina Flemister; Ms. Candice Kirk-Howell and Rahsaan Roland Kirk (RRK) Music Scholarship Co-Founder Jack Marchbanks.

Tatum Flemister is the third recipient of the RRK Music Scholarship. The two previous winners are Robert “Rob” Dove (2009), a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina’s Miles Davis Institute and Sivan Silver Schwartz (2011),  who is currently attending Oberlin.

Mr. Flemister is a talented percussionist who also plays piano and trumpet. Tate is a 2013 graduate of the Columbus City Schools Fort Hayes Career Academy.  He will be attending Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall.  His twin goals are to compose jazz and play jazz professionally after graduating.

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Music
4:05 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Eleanor Friedberger Unashamed Of Her Favorite Sounds

Eleanor Friedberger's new solo album is Personal Record.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun June 2, 2013 8:18 pm

Eleanor Friedberger was born in 1976, a little too late to have experienced much of that decade's music firsthand. But the singer-songwriter says she quickly made up for lost time.

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Music
11:59 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

WCBE Music Survey

Central Ohio's NPR station wants to know what you think!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:26 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Robert Cray Band Live From Studio A June 20, 2013 @ 2PM!

Robert Cray Band will perform Live From Studio A

The Robert Cray Band will drop by WCBE and play a few songs for us ahead of their show that night at The LC!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:53 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Sea Wolf Live From Studio A Mon. June 3, 2013 @ 2PM!

Sea Wolf will perform Live From Studio A

Alex Brown Church who goes by Sea Wolf will do a live session during the Global Village ahead of the show that night at Ace Of Cups.  

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wcbe exclusive
1:10 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Kenny Roby Live From Studio A June 3, 2013@11am

Credit Taylor Hirstein

His show in town is at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington on June 2.

A former member of Six String Drag, Kenny Roby is currently playing shows all over the eastern U.S.

Memories & Birds is his new release.

That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, and 106.3 FM in Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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Music
11:40 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Five Musicians Who Make Borrowing Sound Original

Valerie June's first album, Pushin' Against A Stone, will be out in August.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 10:35 am

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Music
11:38 am
Fri May 31, 2013

The Good Listener: What's More Important, Lyrics Or Music?

Which is more important: The word "Hallelujah" or music that says "Hallelujah" on its own?
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Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 2:05 pm

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American Routes
11:37 am
Fri May 31, 2013

John Sebastian & Bonsoir Catin Tonight on American Routes @ 9pm!

CSP images via NPR.org

This week on American Routes, we travel from the Village to dancehall. John Sebastian talks about his childhood in Greenwich Village, encounters with blues greats Mississippi John Hurt and Lightning Hopkins, and the musical stew he created with his band The Lovin' Spoonful.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
3:33 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Satellite: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Satellite performed live from WCBE's Studio A on May 28th, 2013! Check out the amazing performances of "Brooklyn", "Ring The Bells", and "Say The Words". Enjoy!

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
10:58 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Homemade Music Before YouTube, Fruity Loops Or Bandcamp

Interior of Enjoy the Experience.
Courtesy of Sinecure Books

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 8:57 am

A tween homeschooled by her veterinarian parents who wants to be a singer. A husband-wife duo taken with psychedelia, swinging, no-budget horror movies and the teachings of guru Sai Baba. A New Jersey truck driver who hoped Waylon Jennings would sing his songs. A Dallas musician who looks like a cross between Miles Davis and your high school chemistry professor. A scrawny Minnesotan Ph.D. student with a Barry White-deep baritone.

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Music
10:47 am
Thu May 30, 2013

What It Means When 'Hip' Albums Top The Charts

Daft Punk's album Random Access Memories sold 339,000 copies in its first week in stores, the second highest total for any new album in 2013.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 6:50 pm

This past week, the No. 1 album in America was by a polo-shirted New York band that has never had a hit single. Even alt-rock radio doesn't play them much.

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World Cafe
10:42 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Petula Clark Tonight on the World Cafe @ 8pm!

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Petula Clark is David Dye’s guest tonight on the World Cafe. The British singer-actress released the chart-topping hit, "Downtown," in 1964, and at 80 years old, she continues to receive rave reviews with her new album, Lost In You. Clark sings some of her new songs live, and she has some great stories to tell from her remarkable recording career that include Elvis and John Lennon. Then in the second hour, stick around as Jasmine Garsd talks about the Cardenche style for the latest installment of World Cafe's "Latin Roots" series.

Music
10:23 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Jazz Pianist And Pedagogue Mulgrew Miller Dies

Mulgrew Miller onstage in 2011 in Potenza, Italy.
Giovanni Marino Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 11:56 am

Mulgrew Miller, whose supple touch and thorough command made him a leading jazz pianist, died early Wednesday. His death was related to a stroke he suffered a week earlier, according to saxophonist David Demsey, coordinator of jazz studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., where Miller served as director of jazz studies. Miller was 57.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:13 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Bumper Jacksons Live From Studio A May 30, 2013 @ 2PM!

Bumper Jacksons will perform Live From Studio A

The Baltimore based duo Bumper Jacksons will bring their traditional jazz and ragtime sounds to WCBE's Studio A. 

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