music

We welcome Big Joe Fitz to the show to talk about Blues on the Mountain – a weekend long blues festival at The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY starting this Friday.

John Simon will present "Reminiscences of a Life in Rock and Roll" at Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville,NY on Saturday 4/14.

Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Guns N'Roses, Soul Asylum) presents a benefit for Tools for Timkatec in Haiti at Helsinki Hudson on Tuesday, April 10 at 8pm.

Tommy Stinson speaks with us about his recent work and the benefit, and Emily Jane Roberts, and Chip Roberts join him in playing a few songs from One Man Mutiny.

Last week Michael Kaiser, the President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave a talk at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY entitled, "Great Art, Well Marketed." On his way back to D.C., he stopped by our studio to talk about his past work and future plans.

In this week’s "Classical Music According to Yehuda" we discuss Franz Liszt, hearing his La Lugubre Gondoloa.

Music Education

Apr 4, 2012

David Alan Miller, Meastro of The Albany Symphony Orchestra, joins us to talk about music education.

Kevin Costner

Apr 3, 2012
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Actor/Director/Musician, Kevin Costner, and his band will play at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on Friday, April 6.

Music:
Kevin Costner and Modern West - "Superman" and "Backyard"

Martha Frankel, Shalom Auslander, Abigail Thomas and Johanna Hall share a preview of this year's Woodstock Writer's Festival.

RJ Smieth has written a new biography of James Brown entitled The One: The Life and Music of James Brown.

Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone and a frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He joins us seasonally with an eclectic new-music preview. These are Will's tunes for Spring 2012.

 

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Joan Osborne

Mar 28, 2012

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with popular singer and songwriter Joan Osborne, who has released a new album of soul and blues covers called Bring It On Home and appears at The Egg in Albany on April 1.

Moody Blues are playing at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on April 5th.

Alan Chartock speaks with Bill Vanaver and Livia Drapkin Vanaver about The Vanaver Caravan's 40th Anniversary Concert.

As we've been talking about all morning, the long-awaited 5th season of the television series, Mad Men, which premieres on AMC this coming Sunday. The show's not-so-long ago but seems-so-long-ago atmosphere is incredibly lush and is made whole through historical plot points and esthetic details. The masterful finishing touch of any theatrical or filmed period production is: the music. The Music of Mad Men is the music of the pre-1970s 20th century. Smokey American standards, bopping sock-hop dance hits, doo-wop, rock and roll and the music of the British invasion.

S(around)OUND

Mar 22, 2012

In the Production, Installation and Performance seminar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, students of architecture and the arts design and build a performance set for a visiting artist. This year, the performance – with digital violinist Todd Reynolds – takes place in a cavernous mausoleum of the industrial age known around town as “the Gasholder Building.”

Michael Oatman, Shawn Lawson, and Todd Reynolds tell Joe Donahue about S(around)OUND.

Joe Donahue speaks with Ruth Pelham about the Music Mobile's 34th Anniversay Benefit Celebration. The event will take place at The Linda in Albany on Wednesday, March 28th.

Joe Donahue speaks with Buddy Hackett's son, Sandy Hackett about his Rat Pack Show which re-creates one of the famous "Summit at the Sands" hotel shows. The show will be at The Colonial in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday 3/24 at 8pm.

Joe Donahue speaks with Jimmy Carter from The Blind Boys of Alabama. They will perform at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday at 7pm.

Albany, NY – Music writer Will Hermes joins Sarah LaDuke in studio once again to talk about and listen to some of the best music of the year.

Jonathan Coulton

Nov 30, 2011

 

Bill T. Jones

May 13, 2010

  Albany, NY – Sarah speaks with dance luminary and multi-award winning choreographer/director, Bill T. Jones. He is the recipient of the 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and his show, Fela! is nominated for 11 Tony Awards.

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