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October 20, 2014


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Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

August 4, 2014


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Let’s Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

January 10, 2014


Still photo of Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall in the 1944 film TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.

Where The Rainbow Hits The Ground: Hoagy Carmichael In Hollywood

Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.

January 1, 2010


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Big Ben: A Ben Webster Centennial Tribute

A tribute to Ben Webster, a tenor saxophonist who had one of the warmest, most identifiable sounds of any 20th-century jazz musician.

September 4, 2009


Work Pays America

Popular Song On the Picket Lines

A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.

April 14, 2007


Songs Of Alec Wilder Album Cover

The Alec Wilder Songbook

A composer of songs that have achieved status as minor classics in the Great American Songbook canon, Alec Wilder is featured this week on Afterglow.

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

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Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington’s composing/arranging partner for 27 years, writing “Take the A Train,” “Lush Life,” and many other eventual jazz standards.

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