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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.

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.