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September 17, 2012

 

Hoagy Carmichael

The Road To Stardust:Hoagy Carmichael And Bix Beiderbecke In 1924

How a college-town springtime in the Jazz Age Midwest paved the way for two legends in the making.

August 29, 2012

 

Jazz Crossroads

Jazz Crossroads Of America: Indiana’s Musical Legacy

From ragtime to the rise of jazz education, the state of Indiana played a significant part in shaping the sound of modern jazz.

July 25, 2012

 

noiratnight

The Big Support: Cracking The Case For Night Lights

It's really no mystery: Night Lights relies on listeners like you to keep the stories and sounds of classic jazz on the air and online.

July 2, 2011

 

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Fourth Of July: NPR’s Take Five, A Note Of Thanks And More

A playlist and some programs for America's national holiday.

June 21, 2011

 

Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

More Than A Solo: Seven Reasons To Support Night Lights

Help Night Lights make its online fund-drive goal this year! Any and all contributions make a difference. Afterwards, enjoy a historic Sonny Rollins solo.

June 14, 2011

 

Ella Fitzgerald

Chick Webb And Ella Fitzgerald Mosaic Set On The Way

A hard-swinging big band paired with a jazz legend in the making.

May 28, 2011

 

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Music For The Memorial Day Weekend: Glenn Miller At War And More

Programs for the holiday of personal and public remembrance.

May 20, 2011

 

Dexter Rides Again

Go West, Jazz Man: Outtakes From This Week’s NPR Take Five Post

More jazz with a Western theme, this time from Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, and others.

April 5, 2011

 

Jimmy Giuffre

Where’s The Rhythm?

A variant on the old "Where's the melody" saw, circa 1959.

March 15, 2011

 

NIPR

NIPR-Fort Wayne Adds Night Lights, Afterglow to Lineup

Both programs make their debut this week on Northeast Indiana Public Radio.

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This Week On Afterglow

The Voice Grows Up: Sinatra’s Early Capitol Concept Albums

Songs for Young Lovers

This week on Afterglow, our spotlight is on four groundbreaking albums that changed the career of Frank Sinatra in the mid-1950s.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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