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Connections: Discussing artists' intentions, and the new Joywave song and video, "Like a Kennedy"

We have a conversation about art, artists’ intentions, and how audiences perceive art. Earlier this summer, the Rochester-based band Joywave released a...
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Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:30am
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Connections: Ken Kaufman on the art of the jingle

Saturday Night Live recently parodied the Cellino & Barnes jingle; meanwhile, the Atlantic Monthly says the age of the jingle is over. Our guest is...
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Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:18am
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Connections: What makes a song "the song of the summer"?

What does it take for a song to be named the "song of the summer?" We explore the current music landscape, what makes a song a hit, and how and why some...
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Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:29am
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Couple brought together by music plays at jazz festival

Two young people from different backgrounds meet and fall in love -- and society tears them apart. You may recognize that as “West Side Story.” Here’s...
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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 2:27pm
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Connections: Michael Lasser on "City Songs"

How does music capture a culture, or a political moment, or a time of change? One of the great musical historians is a WXXI host and contributor, and...
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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:19am
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Conductor inspires UR students to challenge selves, society

Conductor Dr. Rachel Waddell describes music as a “performing tool to bring people together.” She views her work with the orchestras at the University...
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Wed, 04/17/2019 - 1:20pm
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Connections: Exploring the intersection of jazz and social justice

How can music be used to make social commentary? Wall Street Journal jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld is in Upstate New York to share his work with college...
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Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:32am
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New Sounds from Eastman's OSSIA

A group of students at the Eastman School of Music wants to expand the range of sounds in your life: they're the student-run new music ensemble, OSSIA ....
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Sun, 02/24/2019 - 7:40am
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Connections: Ryan Miller of Guster

PBS host and musician Ryan Miller was in Rochester last week for a performance with his band, Guster . We had a chance to sit down with him to discuss...
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Thu, 01/31/2019 - 9:47am
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Connections: The life and music of Rochester Hall of Famer Bat McGrath

Rochester Music Hall of Famer Bat McGrath is dying. He recently learned that he has cancer, and he decided not to undergo treatment. McGrath is back in...
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Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:40am
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