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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.

Gas Station Soap Opera Saturday at 6 p.m. on The American Sound

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One of the oldest gas stations on Route 66. Tune in for Virgil Thomson's music for the ballet "Filling Station" on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday on Classical 101.
1:30PM
August
8, 2013

Hailed as the first truly American ballet, “Filling Station” is chock full of the kinds of odd balls and drifters you’d expect to meet on the American highway. Add in a shooting, an accidental homicide and Virgil Thomson’s consciously kitschy, glitz-and-glamour score, and you’ve got the makings of a great American soap opera.

American Heat Wave Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound

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Cows cooling off. It's music for a summer heat wave Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:30PM
July 18, 2013

You knew it would come sooner or later. And here it is. The heat has arrived in central Ohio. Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6 pm for “American Heat Wave” on The American Sound.

Small Town, Big City This Saturday on The American Sound

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The corner of Main Street and Main Street. Explore America's small towns and big cities on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 pm.
1:29PM
June
27, 2013

Saturday on The American Sound we’ll take a musical tour of America’s small towns and big cities. We’ll get a gorgeous glimpse of small-town life with Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, we’ll go to Cincy with Boston Boy Leroy Anderson’s Piano Concerto and we’ll hear a New England Country Band March by Charles Ives.

The Flavors of Summer Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound

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Music to grill by: Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound
1:44PM
June
20, 2013

To celebrate the arrival of summer, this Saturday at 6 pm The American Sound features sounds of summer to go along with the good eats of the grilling season.

The American Sound Goes to the Movies Saturday at 6pm

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Classically American: a drive-in movie screen on Route 66.
1:30PM
May 9, 2013

Which is more fun, watching movies, or following the Oscars? Tough question. But one thing is certain: America is a movie nation. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, nearly one-third of global box office revenues in 2012 came from the U.S. and Canada, which also boast the largest number of movie screens in [...]

Silks and Saddles (and Juleps): Kentucky Derby Music Saturday

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Tune in to Classical 101 Saturday at 6pm to hear a special program of American music for the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby.
1:30PM
May
2, 2013

Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6pm for a special Derby Day program of great American music to accompany the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Spirituals Grace The American Sound Saturday on Classical 101

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San Francisco-based men's a cappella vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs some of their signature arrangements of Spirituals Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound.
1:40PM
April
18, 2013

Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6pm as legendary soprano Leontyne Price, the Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer and others perform an evening of Spirituals on The American Sound.