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May 20, 2016

 

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Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen

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

March 24, 2016

 

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Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

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

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 12, 2016

 

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Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

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

December 11, 2015

 

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Harry, Tommy, and Axel: Sinatra’s First Five Years

For Frank Sinatra's centennial, we look at his first five years as a recording artist.

November 13, 2015

 

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A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night

In 1973, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released an album of standards, arranged by Sinatra's arranger Gordon Jenkins.

October 30, 2015

 

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A City of Song

A cross country roadtrip with songs about St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, and the Big Apple, performed by Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and more.

October 23, 2015

 

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Italian-American Crooners

Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.

September 24, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

September 11, 2015

 

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Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

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