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September 30, 2012

 

Indiana songwriters

A National Road Of Song: Indiana Singing Groups And Songwriters

How Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael helped write the Great American Songbook, and how two Indiana vocal groups helped influence the sound of modern pop.

August 17, 2010

 

Abbey Lincoln It's Me

An Iconic Voice, An Iconic Eye: Abbey Lincoln And Herman Leonard

Abbey Lincoln personified the soul of jazz; Herman Leonard caught it with his camera.

July 24, 2010

 

Two For The Blues, Weekend Edition: Annie Ross And Basquiat

A program about the singer, a movie about the artist.

February 1, 2010

 

Kurt Elling

Dedicated: An Interview With Grammy Winner Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling won his first Grammy Sunday night, for his John Coltrane tribute CD "Dedicated To You."

September 14, 2009

 

Bing Crosby

Mosaic To Release Bing Crosby Set

Mosaic Records will have a collection of mostly-unreleased Crosby recordings out in time for the holidays.

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.

August 31, 2009

 

Chris

Last Of The Vo-Cool School: Chris Connor, 1927-2009

Chris Connor, a vo-cool singer and one of the last living vocalist links to the big band era, has passed away at the age of 81.

August 31, 2009

 

Impulse

Impulse: The Vocal Sides

Impulse Records gained renown in the 1960s for its progressive-vanguard releases, but it also released some jazz-vocal LPs by singers such as Johnny Hartman.

July 17, 2009

 

Billie Holiday

Lady Day Remembered: Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday died 50 years ago today. From the archives, Night Lights offers several musical and written remembrances.

June 29, 2009

 

Satchmo, Take Two: Louis Armstrong At The Movies

Trumpeter, vocalist and a dynamic entertainer, Louis Armstrong showcased all these aspects of his talent in 28 full-length films and several short features.

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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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