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10:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Human Rights Day, Exotica And Birthdays Of Joan Armatrading, Dan Hicks, Toots Hibbert & More

British singer/songwriter and guitarist Joan Armatrading

Monday, December 8

This time in the Global Village – some coastal sounds with music from Canadian group, Pacifika; from the Pacific Premiers album from Quartet San Francisco; the Garifuna Collective from the Caribbean coast of Central America; and from one of the pioneers of champeta music from the Caribbean coast of Columbia.

Tuesday, December 9

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9:45 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Remembering Bobby Keys & Ian McLagan, Plus Holiday And New Blues

Legendary saxophonist Bobby Keys

December 12/14

Crossroads remembers saxophonist Bobby Keys and keyboardist Ian McLagan, two prolific and blues-drenched players who worked with a who’s who of classic rock greats. Highlights include music they did with the Small Faces, Ron Wood, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry and more.

Plus some holiday blues sounds and new music from Johnny Winter, the Ultimate New Orleans Brass compilation, Otis Clay with Johnny Rawls, and the Andy T-Nick Nixon Band.

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5:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Under The Streetlamp Takes Wichita Spotlight

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Under The Streetlamp is a vocal quartet that salutes American pop music from the past. The group has its origins in the Chicago company of Jersey Boys. It was during that run of the show that Shonn Wiley and the other members began moonlighting as a vocal group performing music from and around the doo-wop era. By early 2010 the production had closed but the members continued to perform together.

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10:14 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Holiday Tunes Throughout December With Straight No Chaser

Sunday, December 7:

Straight No Chaser will feature Christmas music through the first three Sundays of December. Listen for festive tunes from the likes of Dexter Gordon, Matt Wilson and more.

Web extra: Matt Wilson and his band perform a holiday "tiny desk concert" on NPR music.

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9:52 am
Thu December 4, 2014

New Settlers Best of the Best: Alt-Bluegrass Group Still on the Hill

Saturday, December 6:

It's another Best of the Best tonight on New Settlers' Radio Hour. We'll hear from the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group Still on the Hill and their performance at the Old Settlers Inn. Fresh, funky, fun!

Web extra: Here's Still on the Hill performing "Otis and Ocie."

Music
9:35 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Christmas Music All December Long On Soulsations

'A Very Maysa Christmas'
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Sunday, December 7:

Listen for selections from A Very Maysa Christmas, the first holiday album by the soul artist Maysa. Her voice has been described as “smooth and as rich as chocolate” by Blues & Soul Magazine while The Dallas Morning News declares it “sublime…down-home funky one moment and elegantly jazzy the next.”

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5:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Wichita Youth Symphony Wraps Up Season

The Youth Symphony sat side by side with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for a concert in October.
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The Wichita Symphony’s youth orchestra program recently wrapped up the fall semester with a concert in downtown Wichita.

More than 200 student musicians from South Central Kansas, ranging in from ages 10 to 18, make up the three orchestras that performed.

This youth orchestra program is the largest of its kind in Kansas and has been inspiring young musicians for 67 years.

KMUW’s Deborah Shaar introduces us to the woman who’s been leading the charge for more than two decades.

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9:14 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Night Train Top 40 Albums For November 2014

Medeski Scofield Martin Wood's top album for 2014, 'Juice'
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1.    Medeski Scofield Martin Wood - Juice (Indirecto)

2.    Kenny Barron/Dave Holland - The Art of Conversation (Impulse)

3.    Charlie Haden/Jim Hall - Charlie Haden/Jim Hall (Impulse)

4.    Richard Galliano - Sentimentale (Resonance)

5.    Freddy Cole - Singing the Blues (High Note)

6.    Conrad Herwig - The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (Half Note)

7.    Ali Jackson - Amalgamations (Sunnyside)

8.    Mike Longo Trio - Celebrates Oscar Peterson Live (CAP)

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9:06 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums For November 2014

Zongo Junction's 'No Discount' is the top album of November 2014
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1.    Zongo Junction - No Discount (Electric Cowbell)

2.    Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life Get No Dublicate (Slow Walk Music)

3.    Arise Roots - Love and War (Arise Roots)

4.    Medeski Scofield Martin Wood - Juice (Indirecto)

5.    Sia Tolno - African Woman (LusAfrica)

6.    Khun Narin Electric Phin Band - Khun Narin Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)

7.    Toure - Raichel Collective - The Paris Session (Cumbancha)

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8:57 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Crossroads Top 40 Albums For November 2014

'Soul Brothers' by Otis Clay and Johnny Rawls is the top album of November
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1.       Otis Clay/Johnny Rawls - Soul Brothers (Catfood)

2.       Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age (OKeh)

3.       Dr. John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat (Concord)

4.       JW-Jones - Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

5.       Bobby Spencer - Hurricane Unleashed (R Music)

6.       Alexis P. Suter - Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace Music)

7.       Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man (Alligator)

8.       Missy Anderson - In the Moment (Main Squeeze)

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