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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.
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.

Playing Musical Instruments Makes You Think Fast, Saves Your Brain

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Musicians make for quick thinkers, according to the results of a new study.
2, 2013

Practicing an instrument can make you think faster – for longer.

Meet the Piano of the Future

Roli Seaboard Piano
A newly invented piano now makes it possible for pianists to slide and bend notes the way guitarists, violinists and players of other stringed instruments can.
October 1, 2013

Long since known as “the king of instruments,” the piano just got even grander.

Google Doodle Highlights Debussy’s Clair de Lune

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Today's Google Doodle honors composer Claude Debussy with an interactive panorama to a soundtrack of Debussy's Clair de lune.
August 22, 2013

In honor of Debussy’s 151st birthday, today’s Google Doodle showcases a glowing moon over a nighttime panorama of the lights of Paris flickering to the rhythms of Debussy’s Clair de lune (“Moonlight”).

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Look Good.

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New research confirms that in the world of classical music, looks do matter.
20, 2013

We’ve seen it coming since at least the advent of the “Live in HD” age several years ago, but now it’s official. How a performing classical musician looks seems to be even more important than how he or she sounds, according to the Harvard Gazette. Chia-Jung Tsay, a former graduate student at Harvard University and [...]

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.
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.

What Would Mozart Be Doing If He Were Alive Today?

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If Mozart were alive today, where would he be and what would he be doing?
14, 2013

If Mozart were alive today, I think he’d be a hipster. I think he’d listen to This American Life on his iPhone while working on his next masterpiece at the iPad set up on the drafting board in his urban loft condo with the exposed brick walls.

Amadeus Deli Broadcast from OSU Health Fair Tuesday at Noon

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Like running, listening to classical music is a healthy activity. Join Jennifer Hambrick for the Amadeus Deli live from Ohio State University's Recreation & Physical Activity Center, Tuesday at noon on Classical 101.
12, 2013

It’s beautiful, it’s healthy and it makes you feel good. No, it’s not a gourmet salad. It’s classical music. Join Jennifer Hambrick for the Amadeus Deli Tuesday at noon as she broadcasts plenty of Mozart’s brain-boosting music live from Ohio State University’s Recreation & Physical Activity Center.

The Amadeus Deli Broadcasts Live from Farmer’s Market Thursday

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Catch the Amadeus Deli live from the farmer's market at the Columbus Health Department, Thursday at noon on Classical 101.
24, 2013

What’s better than summer fruits and veggies? Shopping for fresh, locally grown summer fruits and veggies in the fresh air of an outdoor market – to a soundtrack of music by Mozart.

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.
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.