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March 1, 2010

 

Harlem

Portraits Of Harlem

The capital of African-American culture in the United States for decades, Harlem has inspired all sorts of musical tributes.

February 1, 2010

 

Ellington's

Suite History: Jazz Composers And The African-American Odyssey

Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, John Carter, and Wynton Marsalis all undertook a weighty artistic task--to represent the history of African-Americans in music.

January 12, 2010

 

Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist's Life

Night Lights Best Of 2009: Books Edition

Some jazz books from the past year that caught Night Lights' eyes.

December 11, 2009

 

Pull Your Coat: Jazz News And Links For Friday, December 11, 2009

Interviews with Sam Rivers and Darcy James Argue, new reissues of Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington, a new online jazz journal and more.

November 19, 2009

 

Cold War Jazz From The Archives

Companion pieces for this week's "Jazz Impressions of Brubeck" program look at Voice of America jazz DJ Willis Conover & the U.S. State Department's jazz tours.

September 5, 2009

 

USA Work Program

Labor Day Weekend: Popular Song On The Picket Line

Afterglow takes a look at satirical and political protest music of the 1930s and 40s, performed by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday and others.

July 13, 2009

 

John Gennari Blowin' Hot and Cool

A Few Words About Jazz: John Gennari’s Blowin’ Hot and Cool

Jazz criticism first emerged in the 1930s and has played a role not only in how the music's been heard, but sometimes in the way it's been made.

July 1, 2009

 

A July 4th Popular-Song Celebration, On Afterglow

On Afterglow this week, a festive and reflective tribute to Independence Day with music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Paul Desmond and more.

June 28, 2009

 

Night Lights On Facebook: Some Shows You Might Like

You can now become a fan of Night Lights on Facebook. If you're just discovering the program through Facebook, here are some shows you might want to check out.

June 15, 2009

 

Artie Shaw box set

Mosaic Records Releases Artie Shaw Set This Autumn

Mosaic Records has a Shaw set in the works--plus updates on Ellington and Jamal.

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The Songs Of Hearth And Home

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A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

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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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