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January 27, 2017

 

Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

April 29, 2016

 

The Great French Songbook, Part 2

A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."

November 9, 2012

 

Kay Starr: Jazz Singer

Kay Starr is best-known for her 1950s pop-novelty hits “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Rock and Roll Waltz,” but her roots were in the swing era of the 1940s.

October 30, 2009

 

A Dark and Lonely Night: Haunted Love Songs For Halloween

A different take on haunted music for Halloween, with evening laments and anguished odes to lost and longed-for love from Julie London, Duke Ellington and more.

October 8, 2009

 

The Hank Williams Songbook

Hank Williams may be the king of country music, but pop, jazz and R&B performers have seized upon a number of his songs over the past few decades.

December 14, 2007

 

Let It Snow on Afterglow

Afterglow kicks off its celebration of the season featuring wintry and celebratory music.

December 16, 2006

 

Look Out The Window!

Warm up for the season with Afterglow's “Look Out the Window!”, with music celebrating the start of winter and the holidays.

October 7, 2006

 

Madeleine Peyroux: Half the Perfect World

Madeleine Peyroux casts the same warm, jazz-chanteuse spell with her vocals on her new CD, Half the Perfect World.

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