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Enjoy music on VPR including All The Traditions with Robert Resnik, My Place with Joel Najman, Friday Night Jazz with Reuben Jackson, American Routes, and Hearts of Space.

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My Place
11:19 am
Fri April 11, 2014

My Place: Rock & Roll April Birthdays Part 2

This week, Joel Najman's My Place concludes its two-part series on recording artists from the rock era's first golden years who are celebrating birthdays this month of April.

Featured this week are recordings by a number of birthday "Bobby's", including Bobby Rydell, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee and Bobby Bare.

Broadcast Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

9:22 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

A Toast to Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester

Remembering the Titanic, ramping up for Passover, and celebrating American songwriter Jesse Winchester and all the beautiful music he created.  Jesse died this week after a long battle with cancer.

Broadcast Sunday, April 13th from 7:00-10:00 p.m

This weeks calendar announcements:

There will be a Contra Dance in Rochester on Thurs. April 17th at Pierce Hall, 38 Main St, Rochester.  For April, we'll have Lausanne Allen calling to the music of George White and friends.

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My Place
11:20 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Rock & Roll April Birthdays

This week  Joel Najman's My Place celebrates recording artists of the rock & roll era whose birthdays fall in this month of April.

Memorable recordings by Tommy James and the Shondells, Janis Ian and Jimmy Cliff are among the selections featured.

Broadcast Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

9:10 am
Tue April 1, 2014

April Come She Will

The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars

Now that it's (finally) starting to feel like spring, we welcome in the always-surprising month of April with new releases, old favorites, and upcoming live concerts ranging from the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars to Dougie MacLean! 

Broadcast Sunday April 6th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars will play selections from their new Cumbancha recording at Higher Ground in South Burlington on Mon. April 7th at 8:00 p.m.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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5:07 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

From Archie to Anais

Garnet Rogers

We celebrate an absolute wealth of live concerts upcoming all over the VPR listening area this week, including shows by Scotland's great Archie Fisher (with special guest Garnet Rogers), Vermont's great Anais Mitchell, and New Jersey's great John Gorka, a set of classic and modern Calypso, some local Francophone divas, and much much more!

Broadcast on Sunday, March 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Cormac McCarthy will perform at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Fri. April 4th at 7:30 p.m.

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My Place
10:03 am
Fri March 28, 2014

My Place: Popular Songs About The Sun And Sunshine

This week My Place program presents an hour of popular songs about the sun and sunshine. Memorable recordings by Harry Belafonte, the Beatles, and Stevie Wonder are among the selections featured.

Broadcast Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

8:53 am
Wed March 19, 2014

A Musical Entrance Into "Not Quite Spring"

As warmer weather approaches, the number of live shows in our area increases exponentially !  We preview shows from Montreal all the way south to Saratoga Springs, and wish a special happy 45th birthday this week to Andy Cutting, one of the world's great melodeon players ! 

Broadcast Sunday March 23rd 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Gurf Morlix will perform in the Windham Ballroom In Bellows Falls on Sat. March 29th. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., the show starts at 8:30.

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My Place
1:55 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

My Place: Ace Record Company

This week Joel Najman's My Place profiles artists who recorded for the Ace Record Company of Jackson, Mississippi as well as the company's colorful founder Johnny Vincent.

Between 1955 and 1962, Ace specialized in R&B and pop music coming out of New Orleans during the rock era's earliest years including memorable hits by Huey "Piano" Smith, Jimmy Clanton, and Frankie Ford.

Initial broadcast Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. on VPR. Did you miss the show? You have 2 more weeks to hear it online!

9:51 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Fadistas, St. Patrick, and Sardinian Throat Singers !

the Tenores de Aterue !

Another glorious hodgepodge of music from Vermont and around the world, with a special preview of the Tenores de Aterue, a wild quartet from Williamstown, MA who will be performing in Montpelier and Burlington next week, and that specializes in Sardinian four-part harmonies, sometimes with throat singing!

Broadcast Sunday March 16th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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SXSW Music
11:05 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Live Music From SXSW

St. Vincent
St. Vincent, via NPR Music

NPR Music returns to Austin for coverage of the 2014 South by Southwest Festival.

Listen to the live webcast Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The lineup includes Perfect Pussy, Eagulls, Kelis, Damon Albarn and St. Vincent. On Friday at noon tune in for the SXSW keynote address delivered by Lady Gaga.

View the schedule and hear the performances from NPR Music's SXSW Showcase 2014.

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