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‘Beginnings’ and ‘Firsts’ on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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Tune in for music about "beginnings," "firsts" and "new things" on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday.
3:47PM
January
3, 2014

In the spirit of putting the first weekend of the new year on the right foot, tune in to The American Sound Saturday at 6 pm for beautiful and inspiring American music about “firsts,” “new things” and “beginnings.”

It’s an American Christmas on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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Toy soldiers and Old Glory: It's an American Christmas on The American Sound, 6 pm Sasturday
12:41PM
December
20, 2013

Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound it’s Christmas at the movies, early American Christmas music and a symphony that reminds us what hope is all about.

The American Sound Tours U.S. Cities Saturday at 6 pm

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Visit Seattle and other great U.S. cities Saturday, 6 pm, on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:42PM
November
14, 2013

What city are you? Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for a musical tour of great American cities, Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

The Art of Inspiration Saturday, 6 pm, on The American Sound

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Music inspired by music: Charles Ives' Country Band March, Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:30AM
October
31, 2013

Anything can inspire a piece of music – nature, children’s laughter, the noise of a city street, even other works of art. Tune in for the Art of Inspiration, Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.

The American Sound Celebrates Community Service Saturday at 6 pm

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Saturday in the United States is Make a Difference Day
12:50PM
October
24, 2013

In his autobiography Up from Slavery, the great American educator Booker T. Washington famously wrote, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Saturday The American Sound celebrates America’s great tradition of volunteering and community service with classic performances of music by Bernstein, Schuman and Gould.

The American Sound Salutes Farmers 6 pm Saturday on Classical 101

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Celebrate Old Farmers Day Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.
12:30PM
October
10, 2013

Does the trend toward buying and eating local have you yearning to set up a homestead and live off the land? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of others in the U.S. are with you, seeking out farmer’s markets to pick up where our backyard gardens leave off. Celebrate Old Farmers day on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 pm on Classical 101.

Pumpkin Music Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound

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Tune in to hear a pumpkin fugue Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:41PM
October
3, 2013

Eleven months of the year, the pumpkin languishes in relative obscurity, But come October, it’s all about Jack o’ lanterns, roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pie. Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for music for pumpkin season Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

The American Sound Goes ‘Bluegrassical’ Saturday at 6pm

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The American Sound celebrates American classical music's bluegrass roots Saturday at 6 pm on Classical 101.
1:13PM
September
12, 2013

It’s not bluegrass, it’s not classical – it’s Bluegrassical: a salute to American classical music’s bluegrass roots Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

Flappers and Fiddles on The American Sound Saturday at 6 pm

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"Flapperette" by Ohio composer Harry Reser Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound on Classical 101
1:55PM
August
22, 2013

They bobbed their hair (gasp!), drank, smoked and – worst of all – listened to jazz (horrors!). Saturday on The American Sound we bob our heads (pun intended) to those bad girls of the roaring ’20′s with some flapper fun.

The Fifty States – in Music – Saturday on The American Sound

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Tour Alaska, Montana, Nebraska, Utah and Louisiana on The American Sound, Saturday at 6pm on Classical 101.
1:35PM
August
15, 2013

Ohio is at once Rosie the Riveter and the gracious farmer’s wife. (For some reason, I’ve always imagined Ohio as a girl.) Massachusetts, the cut-to-the-chase, it’s-too-cold-to-waste-time-doing-this place for serious people. And if California were a guy, he’d wear one of those loud Hawaiian shirts.