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5:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Safes Continue Climb With Record Heat

You’ve probably heard The Safes without knowing it. The Chicago-based band has been licensing its songs to commercial outlets over the last few years. The band’s Frankie O’ Malley mentions just a few:

“CBS, PBS, MTV, VH1, TBS, Red Bull and Dr. Pepper… I could list a bunch more.”

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Music
1:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Vance Gilbert on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturday, May 24:

This week on New Settlers we hear the wild, eclectic and multi-talented Vance Gilbert from his show at the Old Settlers Inn. Vance is a wonderful singer-songwriter and storyteller and he can bring tears to the toughest audience veteran…but he's also funny. Really. 

Music
11:24 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Soulsations Sunday: New music from Michael Jackson, remembering Jessica Cleaves

Jackson's recently released album Xscape
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Sunday May 25, 2014

Hear music from Michael Jackson's posthumous album Xscape.  The May release features songs the pop icon recorded from 1983 to 1999.

Soulsations also remembers soul singer Jessica Cleaves, the lead singer for the late 60s, early 70s group Friends of Distinction.  Cleaves later played with Earth, Wind & Fire as well as funk master George Clinton. 

Web extra: Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake, "Love Never Felt So Good"

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Music
10:53 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Archival releases from R.E.M., Orbison in spotlight this week

R.E.M.'s Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions
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Tuesday, May 20: R.E.M. remains the only band to ever twice headline MTV’s highly successful Unplugged series, once in 1991 and again a decade later. Despite the popularity of those performances, the Georgia-based band never released the music to a commercial audience. A new two-CD set offers listeners the first chance to hear not only those two shows in their entirety but previously unreleased material as well. We’ll hear from that recording as well as selections from Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, the latest release from Sturgill Simpson.

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Music
4:58 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Sun Ra Centennial Celebration, a birthday salute to Fats Waller, and more from John Scofield

Monday 5.19.14

Night Train kicks off the week with more music from May featured artists John Scofield and Sun Ra, birthday salutes to saxophonist Sonny Fortune and pianist Allen Farnham, and new music from the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Peter Bernstein and Leslie Pintchik.

Tuesday 5.20.14

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Music
4:53 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

A Sun Ra Centennial Birthday Celebration, a visit to Brazil and many more birthdays

Monday May 19

Tonight in the Global Village, Indian world fusion – from the groundbreaking work of John McLaughlin with Shakti, to Tim Ries Indian/jazz reworking of music from the Rolling Stones, to music from the contemporary group Re-Orient. Plus Joni Mitchell, American Afrobeat group Antibalas, and the offbeat world sounds of the group TriBeCaStan.

Tuesday May 20

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Music
4:19 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

May featured artists, the Holmes Brothers, new music & classics from Muddy and Albert King

The Robert Cray Band, In My Soul, 2014

May 23/25

Crossroads highlights more from May featured artists, the Holmes Brothers; new music from Brent Johnson, Kent Burnside, the Robert Cray Band and Leon Russell; and classics from Albert King and Muddy Waters. Then in hour two of the show, a House of Blues special focusing on the relationship of gospel and the blues, including music from the Holmes Brothers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and more.

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Music
5:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Women In Gospel: Wichita's TRU Releases First Album

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After three years of singing together, Wichita gospel artists TRU will release their first album.

Though contemporary, the all-female group has not forgotten its traditional roots, which they deliver by adding their own unique flavor.

The members of  TRU include Marie Moon, Carol Cole, Alisha Baldwin, and Rachel Robertson.

TRU will share songs from their inaugural CD “Thank You” on Sunday, May 18th at Wichita’s Central Community Church at 6pm.

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Gospel/ R&B
1:49 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Soulsations Sunday: Wichita's all-female soul quartet, TRU

The women of TRU on-air and in-person at local church May 18.

May 18, 2014

Sunday on Soulsations: the harmonious sounds of gospel artists, TRU.  The Wichita-based, all-female group is releasing their first album. Though contemporary, the quartet has not forgotten their traditional roots, which they deliver with a unique flavor. 

TRU members are alto Marie Moon, soprano Carol Cole, tenor Alisha Baldwin, and alto Rachel Robertson. On Sunday, May 18, at Central Community Church in Wichita, TRU will share songs from their inaugural CD, Thank You.

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jazz
1:33 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Straight No Chaser for May 18: Zoot Sims, Horace Silver, Wes Montgomery - plus web extras

The late, great Zoot Sims, known for his work with legends like Ray Charles and Benny Goodman, is among Sunday's SNC featured artists.
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Sunday, May 18:

Historic figures all: pianist/composer Bill Evans, guitarist Wes Montgomery, Zoot Sims on sax, and pianist Horace Silver.

Web extras:

Wes Montgomery live in London circa 1965:

This week's long-watch: Horace Silver Quintet circa 1974 at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.

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