Call it the can-do spirit run amok, or call it an extra dose of chutzpah – whatever name you give it, a thread of defiance has always run through the American psyche.
It might have been someplace dark and seedy. Or it might just have been you older brother’s bedroom, the corner office or even the cookie jar on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t matter: it was somewhere you were told, in some fashion, not to go. But you went there anyway.
Celebrate the Fourth of July Saturday evening and all weekend long with a musical melting pot on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m. on Classical 101.
Top celebrate the official arrival of summer, this Saturday on The American Sound Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick brings you summer music that won’t have you dreaming of ice floes.
In the advent of National Barbecue Month, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick tells of discovering North Carolina barbecue – and realizing she’s a red sauce kind of woman.
On May 10, 1869, workers drove the so-called “golden spike”spike through railroad ties joining the Union Pacific Railroad with the Central Pacific Railroad. Saturday evening on The American Sound, hear American composer George Antheil’s “Golden Spike,” inspired by America’s transcontinental railroad.
Read about the botanical inspiration for American composer David Maslanka’s marimba work Crown of Thorns, and listen to Maslanka’s otherworldly music Saturday at 6 p.m. on The American Sound on Classical 101.
Once again this year, and by presidential proclamation, March is Women’s History Month in America. Saturday evenings in March on The American Sound, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick showcases music by some of America’s best contemporary composers – who also happen to be women.
We all know that music affects our moods. Beethoven energizes us and Mozart’s music makes us hold our heads a little higher, while if you need to de-stress, the gentle, wafting music of Delius does the trick. Tune in for happy music on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday on Classical 101!
Mountain tops have long been the proverbial seats of wisdom for philosophers and poets. Scarcely an outdoorsman or -woman can honestly claim not to have heard the siren call of Everest, McKinley or Kilimanjaro. Tune in for great American music inspired by the majesty of mountains, Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.