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We explore the 40 year partnership between songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen and singer Frank Sinatra.

April 1, 2016

 

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We turn the spotlight on singer Kurt Elling, and his interpretations of the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

March 24, 2016

 

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Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

March 18, 2016

 

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French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.

February 29, 2016

 

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The Dinah Shore Centennial

Singer and television personality Dinah Shore would have turned 100 on February 29, 2016.

February 25, 2016

 

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Unforgettable: A Tribute to Natalie Cole (1950–2015)

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For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

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We examine the intelligent, seductive and melancholic style of singer Beverly Kenney, as we chronicle her tragically short career.

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Tribute to Mark Murphy

We pay tribute to singer Mark Murphy (1932–2015), chronicling his wide-ranging 60-year career in the world of vocal jazz.

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