Open source and hacker philosophies are woven through his artistic practice, which also tie into his collaborative endeavors, like the Graffiti Research Lab and Free Art and Technology Lab or F.A.T. Lab.
Music fans from across the globe are pouring into a Los Angeles church Wednesday to say farewell to gospel legend, Andrae Crouch. The 72-year-old musician and singer died on January 8th from a heart attack. The 7-time Grammy award-winner was known as the Father of Modern Gospel Music. KMUW’s Carla Eckels brings us this remembrance…
Legislation requiring Kansas law enforcement officers to be equipped with body cameras has gained bipartisan support in the new session, but lawmakers are concerned about the cost.
A bill backed by Democratic Representative Gail Finney of Wichita likely will be considered in the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee. The committee chairman supports the cameras but thinks the measure might be an unfunded mandate.
Democratic Senator David Haley of Kansas City is pushing a similar proposal.
It's our final show of Straight No Chaser featuring the Best of 2014. Favorites this time include Theo Croker's Afro Physicist album, the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble's salute to Woody Herman, and Eric Alexander's Chicago Fire.
This week at the Crossroads, as part of the January Best of 2014 feature, it’s a special salute to the new Rock Hall of Fame inductees – the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bill Withers, the 5 Royales, and Stevie Ray Vaughan (including a Stevie Ray & Double Trouble special in hour two of the show).
Plus more favorites of the past year and a birthday salute to legendary R&B singer Etta James.
Night Train steps aside tonight for two specials for Dr. King Day. In hour one, Night Lights highlights some of the many jazz classics inspired by Dr. King, including music from Oliver Nelson, Nina Simone, Blue Mitchell, Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams and Louis Armstrong. In hour two, a Blues and Beyond special highlights jazz and blues artists inspired by King and the Civil Rights movement, including Dr. Billy Taylor, Johnny & Shemekia Copeland, Eric Bibb, Lucky Peterson and Paul Robeson.
Led Zeppelin was one of a wave of British bands enamored with American delta blues, and they covered a large number of blues artists like Robert Johnson and Willie Dixon.
“Borrowing” songs from someone else is part of the blues tradition, but Led Zeppelin might have taken things too far. They have already been sued in the past for plagiarising Howlin’ Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson. Now, they find themselves in court again, this time over the authorship of the band’s colossus, "Stairway to Heaven," a song that has earned more than half a billion dollars.