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Catch “the Spirit of the Mountains” on The American Sound

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Catch "the spirit of the mountains" on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
1:40PM
August
28, 2014

An Ohio native, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick doesn’t know about mountain climbing. But she does know about the effect that mountains can have on you – and it is unlike anything else.

A Festive Farewell to Summer Festival Season on The American Sound

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Tune in for a festive farewell to summer festival season on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.
1:34PM
August
21, 2014

in the waning days of summer festival season, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick shares her list of the top 10 reasons to love – and miss – summer festivals. Join Jennifer Hambrick for a festive farewell to summer festival season on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.

American Attitude on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

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American music with pluck on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.
1:40PM
August 7, 2014

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.

Going to Forbidden Places, On The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

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Music that takes us to places where we should not go, Saturday at 6 p.m. on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:40PM
July
24, 2014

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.

Fourth of July Weekend on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

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Spend your Fourth of July weekend with The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday on Classical 101.
1:40PM
July
3, 2014

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.

Hot Summer Sounds on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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The American Sound welcomes you to an American Summer, 6 pm Saturday on classical 101.
1:10PM
June
19, 2014

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.

Celebrate National Barbecue Month Saturday on The American Sound

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Music for the backyard barbecue on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday, on Classical 101.
1:42PM
May
1, 2014

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.

Westward Ho!: The Golden Spike, 6 pm Saturday on The American Sound

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The Golden Spike plaque at Promontory Summit, Utah, marking the point at which the railroad connected the East and West Coasts.
1:40PM
April
24, 2014

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.

A ‘Crown of Thorns’ on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday

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Hear David Maslanka's "Crown of Thorns" on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m. on Classical 101.
1:00PM
April
17, 2014

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.

The American Sound Celebrates Women Composers, 6 p.m. Saturday

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hear music of Grammy Award-winning composer Maria Schneider on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday.
1:40PM
February
27, 2014

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.