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Duke Ellington was the composer of American jazz standards such as Mood Indigo, sumptuous extended works like The Afro Eurasian Eclipse, The Far East Suite and three Sacred Concerts. He was also the consummate multitasker.

If you haven't seen Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me's movie trailer yet, please, watch this now. We guarantee it will make your day better!

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My Place Host Joel Najman was honored with a resolution from the Vermont Legislature yesterday, congratulating him on 30 years as “Vermont Public Radio’s rock and roll impresario.”

Watch the week's news get the treatment it deserves in the comfort of the Palace 9 Theater in South Burlington, Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, The Latchis Theater in Brattleboro or the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, VT, when the NPR news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! brings its star power to the big screen for a special LIVE performance sent nationwide to movie theaters.

VPR is pleased to host this special "Cinecast" in Vermont on Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m. at the Palace 9 Cinema in South Burlington.

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 4/22/13

Apr 22, 2013

Monday, April 22nd:

5:59am: Booker T and the MG's: "My Sweet Potato", from "And Now!"

6:20am: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach: "Very Special", from "Money Jungle."

6:49am: Benevento Russo Duo:  "Bronko's Blues", from "Best Reason To Buy The Sun."

6:58am: Vijay Iyer:  "Human Nature", from "Solo."

7:20am: The Beatles:  "Flying", from "Magical Mystery Tour."

7:58am: Blake Aaron: "Will It Go 'Round In Circles?", from "Desire."

8:20am: Grateful Dead: "Birdsong", Live from the Philadelphia Spectrum, 9/21/72.

VPR News Wins Four Regional Murrow Awards

Apr 18, 2013
Ben Resnik

We're happy to report that VPR News has won four New England Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including one for Overall Excellence, from the Radio Television Digital News Association. RTDNA recognizes radio stations in 14 different categories. The awards include:

VPR Morning Edition Music Beds Week Starting 4/16/13

Apr 16, 2013

Tuesday, April 16th:

5:59am: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach: "Fluerette Africaine", from "Money Jungle."

6:49am: Omer Avital Group: "Theme for a Brighter Future", from "Live at Smalls."

6:58am: Fabrizio Sotti: "Deep Blue", from the Cassandra Wilson CD "Another Country."

7:58am: Crimson Jazz Trio: "Matte Kudasai", from King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 1

8:58am: Brad Mehaldau: "Wonderwall", from "Brad Mehldau Trio: Live."

Wednesday, April 17th:

Updates To VPR.net

Apr 15, 2013

Today we rolled out some major updates to VPR.net. Since you're reading this blog post, you may have noticed some of them. The key upgrades to the site include:

Monday, April 8th:
5:59am:  The Reveille:  "Tall Cedars", from the album "Instrumental Songs for Study and Reflection."
6:20am:  Soren Bodker Madsen:  "Local Hero", from the album "Acoustic Guitar."
6:49am:  Beastie Boys:  "Ricky's Theme", from the album "The In Sound From Way Out."
6:58am:  Jazz Mandolin Project:  "Oh Yeah", from the album "Jungle Tango."
7:20am:  DJ Logic:  "Michelle", from the album "The Anomaly."
7:58am:  Penguin Cafe Orchestra:  "Scherzo and Trio", from the album "Union Cafe."

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We received a surprise visit from NPR's Richard Gonzales today, who is in Vermont visiting colleges with his son. He's a National Desk Correspondent, based in San Francisco. It's always a kick to put a face with a voice... even for those of us who work here!

VPR is proud to partner with NPR and stations around the country in the second annual Public Radio Music Month, a nationwide initiative that connects local public radio stations, artists and audiences in communities across the United States.

Monday, April 1st:  
(Suggested April Fool's Day prank: Celebrate Poisson de Avril as the French do--and apparently have since the 16th Century--by surreptitiously sticking a picture of a fish on someone's back.)
5:59am:  Bill Frisell: "Egg Radio", from the album "Gone, Just Like a Train."
6:20am:  Kermit Ruffins: "If I Only Had A Brain", from the album "Happy Talk."
6:49am:  Chick Corea and Hiromi:  "Fool On the Hill", from the album "Duet: Chick & Hiromi."

VPR.net Archive

Sep 30, 2012

On April 15, 2013 we launched a new VPR.net. Much of the program content from the past 6 months, along with several weeks of news, migrated to the new site. The remaining news, program, and playlist content is still available in our archive.

If you're looking for something, try the site Search: it searches across the current site and the archives.

To explore the archive, visit www.vpr.net/archive.

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