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July 7, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

May 12, 2017

 

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Johnny Mercer, The Singer-Songwriter

"Blues In The Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," and many others written and performed by Johnny Mercer.

May 5, 2017

 

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Hoagy Carmichael, The Singer-Songwriter

A jazz musician equally known for his singing and songwriting, we explore the varied career of Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael

January 27, 2017

 

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Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

December 23, 2016

 

A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

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.

September 18, 2015

 

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Nat King Cole in the 1940s

In the 1940s, Nat King Cole transformed from a work-a-day pianist in L.A. to a national superstar.

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.

June 26, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Summer

Afterglow's annual salute to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with some summertime favorites from the Great American Songbook.

May 8, 2015

 

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Jazz Vocal Duets

On this show, we look at some famous jazz vocal duets: Ella & Louis, Billy & Sarah, Bing & Rosie, and more.

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