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Songs Of The Season: Spring 2017

"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.

Some springtime tunes from the Great American Songbook for the fair-weather season!

As we enter the long-awaited spring, Afterglow salutes the arrival of fairer weather with a few “Songs of the Season.” On this program, we’ll hear spring songs of all kinds, featuring performances by some cool jazz singers, including June Christy, Chris Connor, Blossom Dearie, and Mel Tormé. We have several odes to April coming up, and a handful for the month May as well. And although love tends to bloom in spring, we’ll hear a few songs about some spring broken hearts.

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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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