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June 28, 2019

 

Doris Day, Jazz Singer

We remember Doris Day, who passed away last month at age 97, and her work singing jazz with Les Brown, Andre Previn and more.

December 28, 2018

 

Dinah Shore, The Dreamer

Singer and television personality Dinah Shore was America’s Sweetheart during World War II, and stayed in the spotlight for several decades after the war.

August 3, 2014

 

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

February 1, 2013

 

States Of The Union

Afterglow takes a tour of America this week with vocal guides Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and more.

April 24, 2012

 

Out Of Nowhere: The Songs Of Edward Heyman

Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.

April 8, 2011

 

That Old Devil Moon: Yip Harburg

Yip Harburg was a lyricist who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of New York City to write about rainbows, paper moons, Aprils in Paris, and much more.

February 12, 2011

 

Music From the Heart: Valentine’s Day

Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.

September 21, 2010

 

Duet: Doris Day and Andre Previn

Doris Day is a celebrated American movie icon—but there’s much more to her legacy than PILLOW TALK.

May 22, 2009

 

The Year We Won the War: 1945

Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.

December 12, 2008

 

Holidays On Film

Afterglow gets into the seasonal spirit with holiday songs in the movies and on TV, featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others.

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