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March 6, 2009

 

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She Wrote the Song: Women Composers of Popular American Music

"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.

February 13, 2009

 

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That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

January 16, 2009

 

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Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

December 19, 2008

 

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Songs of the Season: Christmas

Christmas is celebrated with music from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Dianne Reeves, and many more

April 12, 2008

 

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Songs of the Season: Celebrating The Arrival Of Spring

The arrival of spring is celebrated the week, with "Songs of the Season", starring Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and many more.

January 4, 2008

 

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Best of 2007

We celebrate the best of 2007 this week on Afterglow, listening to some of the best new releases and reissues.

December 22, 2007

 

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Songs of the Season: Christmas 2007

Happy holidays from all of us at WFIU! This week on Afterglow we celebrate the season with our annual "Songs of the Season: Christmas" program.

November 24, 2007

 

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Happy Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael

This week on Afterglow we celebrate the recent birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, with interpretations of Carmichael classics from many performers.

October 16, 2007

 

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The Songwriter Sings: A Celebration of Johnny Mercer

Afterglow kicks off a month-long celebration of songwriter Johnny Mercer's centennial with a program featuring his 1940s vocal recordings.

September 29, 2007

 

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Songs of the Season: Autumn

This week on Afterglow it’s our annual songs-of-the-season ode to autumn with many classic performers of jazz and American popular song.

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