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Apr 19, 2014 — Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full "jazz orchestra" of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.
Apr 19, 2014 — The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: A cat video, a live double rainbow and all the soles you can shake a camera at.
Apr 19, 2014 — A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.

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Teaching Cranes to Migrate

Biologists have succeeded in teaching a common type of crane to migrate. Now they can work on its endangered relative. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Susan Stephens reports.  Go to full article

Interview: Phillip Glass

Todd Moe talks with contemporary composer Phillip Glass. He and Foday Musa Suso blend Western and World music Saturday night at the Flynn Center in Burlington.  Go to full article

Maelstrom Percussion Wraps Up North Visit

A profile of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, the Buffalo-based group is working with students in the Plattsburgh area, and wrapping up their visit with a concert at the Saranac Central School this Sunday. Joel Hurd has a profile.  Go to full article

Malawi Singers Visit North Country

Music traditions of Malawi--a live performance by singers from the Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia in the warm heart of Africa. Todd Moe speaks with members of the...  Go to full article

Three Hymns from Malawi

A delegation from Malawi is visiting the region this month, sponsored by the Presbytery of Northern New York. Members sing three songs from the Hymnal of the Presbyterian...  Go to full article

Song: Redneck Express by The Maynard Brothers Band

The Maynard Brothers Band from Johnsonville, NY, performing Redneck Express. Recorded live on NCPR's The Blue Note, May 8, 2001.  Go to full article

Crane Opera Ensemble Opens Sondheim's Assassins

The Crane Opera Ensemble's production of Sondheim's musical Assassins begins tonight. Todd Moe talks with Crane Opera Director Carleen Graham, and Crane student Jim Harrigan,...  Go to full article

Elsa Hilger at 97

The life and music of Elsa Hilger -- Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She lives in Vermont and...  Go to full article

In the Studio: SUNY Potsdam's Pointercounts

The Pointercounts, SUNYPotsdam's all-male acappella group, is hosting its annual A Cappella Jam, Saturday, March 31 at 8 pm in the Snell Music Theater on the SUNYPotsdam...  Go to full article

Song: All My Lovin' performed by the Pointercounts

The SUNY Potsdam a capella group, the Pointercounts, performing All my Lovin' live during the NCPR regional news hour, March 30, 2001.  Go to full article

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