(See link to playlist below). The program begins with Roberta Flack's sublime interpretation (1971) of the Bee Gees cover song, "To Love Somebody" that was used recently for TV-program credits for The Americans. This week's feature spotlight shines on two new CD releases from Dido (photo) and from the NY City band, Hem, with lead vocals from Sally Ellyson (photo with band). Listen carefully for Fairfield's Josie Overmyer track, "The Net That Tied Me Up," that she sang recently live in our community. This recorded version includes some awesome backing xylophone accompaniment.
Music for the second-hour Chill Session includes artists from around the world including N Grandjean (Denmark). Jiuyue Ma (China), Bombay Dub Orchestra (UK/India), Ror-shak (Germany), and Poolside (USA). Enjoy the cool night air with these great down-tempo sonic seasonings.
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In celebration of Willie Nelson's 80th birthday we will be highlighting his 50 yrs of music including songs from his just released, brand new album, called Let's Face The Music. The new CD features covers of country, pop and jazz standards backed by his longtime road band. We'll also feature some of Willie's classic songs, hits and duets.
Aside from being a world famous country artist, Willie has crossed over, on many occasions into the world of pop music and jazz. He is also an animal rights activist, a published author, has appeared in over 30 films, founded a biodiesel company and campaigned for the legalization of marijuana. What a man, what a life. Come celebrate with us; 80 years of Willie Nelson.
We're sad to report that folk legend Richie Havens has passed away today at the age of 72. The Brooklyn-bred singer/guitarist was perhaps best known for opening the legendary Woodstock Festival with a near three-hour performance which set the tone for the rest of the event. Havens performed in Fairfield at Fairfield HIgh School. It was Adam Steck's 1st production. Read more here...
Australian singer Chrissy Amphlett of the New Wave group, the Divinyls, best known for the hit ‘I Touch Myself’, lost her battle with breast cancer, passing away in New York on April 21st at the age of 53.
Great show planned for you today. First up, we present live music by Three Fifty Duo, who play Cafe P this weekend.
At 3pm, it's a live phone call with Fred Branfman whose recent piece in Alternet on Henry Kissinger, "America Keeps Honoring One of Its Worst Mass Murderers," highlights the man responsible for killing, wounding and/or displacing some 6 million people in Indochina. In 1975, Kissinger said, “It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination.”
At 4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Links to headlines listed below.
Caroline and Monica welcome Nancy Kennedy, editor of the "Miracles and Moments of Grace" series back to Writers' Voices this week for an inspiring hour of stories from Moms.
Nancy's previous books include two others in the Miracles and Moments of Grace series - "Inspiring stories from Military Chaplains" and Caroline's favorite, "Inspiring Stories from Doctors" as well as a book of weight loss success stories "How We Did It."
If you are a Mom, have a Mom, or know a Mom - you will surely enjoy this interview.
there are some great guitarists making music these days. weirdly, as eric clapton's crossroads music festival showed last weekend, most of them have grey hair and prefer to play in rocking chairs. and who can argue with the results.
but there are some other great guitarists soloing in the same musical traditions, like uli jon roth, including some women who rock like nili brosh, and orianthi [left, the greek/new zealand guitarist who you may remember from michael jackson's farewell video concert], and the accoustic duo gabriela y rodrigo.
this week i'll also play some interesting international takes on the guitar, with an indian slide guitar player, and musicians from egypt, israel, germany, and sweden.
Host of "The Feed Store" Ken Mottet is bringing his rockin' countrybilly band from Chi-Town to perform at FAIRfest this summer. How sweet it is...
Movie fans, this is your opportunity to create movie venue history. "The new Orpheum Theatre Fairfield (formerly the Co-Ed Theatre) needs an inspiring logo that will symbolize our new community movie theater, that's being redecorated in 1930's Art Deco theme. The Orpheum Theatre invites all artists and wannabe designers to submit their entries for the Orpheum Theatre LOGO Contest! Logo submissions for the contest should be in by April 30th, 2013. The designer of the winning entry will receive free movie tickets" (and perhaps more). More significantly, the winning logo will appear on all things Orpheum Theatre: literature, theater placards, embroidered clothing, business cards, website and Facebook pages, etc etc. Your logo will be a conspicuous and vital part of the progressive, creative portal that is the Orpheum Theatre Fairfield. A powerful addition to any résumé. For details, visit the Orpheum Theatre website: http://orpheumtheatrefairfield.org/ Special K Ken Malloy will stop in the studio to fill in more details and alert us to an exciting Orpheum Theatre event.
The free movie Friday night 7:30 at the FF Library: Academy Award Best Documentary, Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Highly recommended!
As always, we'll tell you about this week at the box office, cover the new releases and talk about what we've seen. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 9:00.