Most of us can name a fair number of American composers – Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams. All have written great music which has become part of the musical landscape. How about these composers? Nico Muhly, Amy Wurtz, Michael Daugherty, Augusta Read Thomas and Joan Tower? Possibly not so familiar.That will [...]
Christmas Memories from the Tire Stores
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Memories are a strong part of Christmases past. They can be triggered by the scent of wassail or a sprig of balsam on a hand-made wreath.
For thousands of Americans, Christmas memories include music from the Firestone and Goodyear tire store. WOSU reporter Sam Hendren talks about a holiday tradition from the 1960s.