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Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

A vintage copy of the sheet music to "Star Dust" by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish.

This week, our muse is the night sky. The twinkle of stars has always been an inspiration for songwriters, and this show features some of the most beloved star songs from the auteurs of the Great American Songbook. We’ll hear some Stardust melodies written by Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Kurt Weill, sung by Frank Sinatra, Anita O’Day, and more.

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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