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Rock Icon David Bowie Dies At 69

Jan 11, 2016

Iconic rock musician David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69. The news was announced in a statement on Bowie's social media sites:

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," it read.

Bowie's death was confirmed by his son, Duncan Jones, who tweeted, "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."

Western music may have been changing the world in the 1950s, but if you happened to be in Russia you were out of luck. State censorship was in full effect in the Soviet Union, and sneaking in, say, an American rock record was close to impossible. But a few industrious music fans managed to find another way.

Stephen Coates, the leader of a British band called The Real Tuesday Weld, happened on this secret history by accident. Several years ago on a tour stop in St. Petersburg, he was strolling through a flea market when a strange item caught his eye.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Steve Forbert Live From Studio A

Paul Bley, a jazz pianist whose thoughtful but intuitive commitment to advanced improvisation became widely influential, died of natural causes Sunday. He was 83.

Bley was surrounded by family at his winter residence in Stuart, Fla., according to his daughter Vanessa Bley.

Stephen Kellogg and his band will return to WCBE for a Live From Studio A session in advance of the show that night with Anthony D'Amato at The Basement

In Memoriam 2015

Dec 31, 2015

Many musical voices fell silent in 2015. We lost soul singers and opera stars, blues and folk guitarists, saxophonists and percussionists, plus composers, conductors, producers, and other visionaries. Explore their musical legacies here.


Diane Charlemagne

Feb. 22, 1964 — Oct. 28, 2015

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Catie Curtis Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night with Six String Concerts with Chad Elliott at the Columbus Performing Arts Center!

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

Colin Gawel will join us Live From Studio A in advance of his "Best Of" solo record release show that night at Woodland's Tavern where he'll be accompanied by his band The Lonely Bones!

Tune in for live local music and conversation!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

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This award winning songwriter has written for television and Movies.

His new downloadable single is "Spinning Around", and the release show for his upcoming EP will be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of December 17th.

Hear what else TJ George has been up to, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music

 

Lyrics

 

Trying to tell, but the words don't come,
Hiding behind a wall that I built myself,
Hoping this will end, I'm pushing against me,
Trying to change who I think I might be, 
Scared of what I might become,
Wanting to be unseen and unheard, 
I  hide behind the glass,
Carefully choosing, constantly thinking 
what I look like to them.

Wayne Horvitz is one of those musicians who does almost everything — from leading a small group of improvisers to conducting a big band, and from composing for symphony orchestra to running a nightclub. The Seattle-based keyboard player turned 60 this year, and he's celebrating by adding even more to his schedule: playing birthday concerts on both coasts.

It's the most wonderful time of the year to Drink, Dance, and Be Merry...For The Kids! Join us as we raise money for children in Central Ohio pursuing their passion for music!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of San Fermin Live From Studio A!

Gabe Dixon, the Pop/Rock artist out of Nashville will play a few songs Live From Studio A during the Global Village!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of super rock legends The Fleshtones to play Live From Studio A!

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Swimming

Dec 1, 2015

Dick & Jane Song of the Week: Green Light

Nov 24, 2015

"The song is about your young life before you become more social and you make the next step into your life."

"I think it’s crazy, and it’s just like wow. like now, if my mom or somebody that knows, and I’m in the car or somewhere with them, I can be like ‘I wrote that.’ ‘Me and my friends wrote that.’ and that was our work."

As a little kid 

We all live that slow life 
While we're getting older 
Waiting for that green light 
Do what we gotta do 
Not even think twice 
Green light 
Waitin’ for that green light 

Moon Hooch
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Moon Hooch will perform a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern with Electric Orange Peel and Devil's Lettuce on New Year's Eve!

Sinkane will be making a stop at WCBE before the show that night at Skully's with Steven A. Clark and Jenny Arcade!

The Brooklyn band is led by Ahmed Gallab, who spent time in Sudan as a child before moving around the U.S.,... Columbus being one of the cities he lived in.

Every month on All Things Considered, Christian McBride sits down with host Audie Cornish to discuss, dissect and deconstruct just about everything in jazz.

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