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Ahmad Jamal The Awakening

In the mid-1960s pianist Ahmad Jamal returned to the music scene after a three-year hiatus and formed a new trio that would eventually make an album now considered to be a jazz piano masterpiece.

Browse this week's playlist as we wish Mikhail Glinka a Happy Birthday.

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Stories from around Indiana...coming to you from the Harrison Center in Indianapolis.

Mingus Changes Two

The latest entry in Night Lights' ongoing series of jazz elegies, with an emphasis this time on recordings from the 1970s and 80s by Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Pat Metheny and others.

Browse this week's Polish-themed playlist

Diana Krall, The Look Of Love

We wish a happy 100th birthday to the late, great lyricist Hal David, known for his elegant pop songs with Burt Bacharach, including “The Look Of Love,” “Walk On By,” “A House Is Not A Home,” and many more.

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Browse our playlist from this week's insect-themed Ether Game.

bob dylan

This week, vocal jazz interpretations of Bob Dylan songs, including Dylan covers by Nina Simone, Kurt Elling, Madeleine Peyroux and more.

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Stories from around Indiana...coming to you from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana.

Browse our playlist for this week's Ether Game

Ella Fitzgerald's "Songs In A Mellow Mood"

This week, we explore the delicate touch and effortless swing of pianist Ellis Larkins, and his work with singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Beverly Kenney, and Chris Connor.

Ether Game salutes Star Wars Day with a show about Sci-Fi and classical music.

Bob Porter's Portraits In Soul Jazz

Veteran producer and radio host Bob Porter, who passed away in April at the age of 80, joined Night Lights several years ago to talk about his book on one of jazz's most popular styles.

Nine rounds of Ether Game for the first nine gifts of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Browse our playlist for a classical Christmas carol playlist.

Rania Matar

Lebanese-born American Photographer Rania Matar speaks about her life and work with Elliot Reichert, the Eskenazi Museum's first curator of Contemporary Art.

poet Janan Alexandra

Janan Alexandra reads "return" (a poem in seven parts).

Christmas Tree

This Christmas night, relax at the end of a stressful year with some holiday songs to soothe your soul, sung by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and more.

Famous births, premieres and notable concerts. Check out our playlist of significant events in classical music that occurred on December 22nd.

Ross Gay

Kayte Young, host of WFIU's Earth Eats, speaks with Poet Ross Gay about growing the community, "passing the rock," and his latest book-length poem, "Be Holding."

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Nancy Chen Long reads “Your Brain Doesn’t Contain Memories—It is Memories,” "Narrative is the Native Tongue of the Brain," and "Echo."

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