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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.

Otterbein Humor in Music Festival to Delight, March 27- April 1

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Composer, bassist and music educator Jon Deak is guest composer for Otterbein University's Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.
10:00AM
March 27, 2014

Composer and former New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Bassist Jon Deak, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and other guests bring laughs at Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.

Happy Music on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

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Hear some American music that made one great conductor happy, Saturday, 6 p.m, on The American Sound on classical 101.
1:38PM
January
30, 2014

We all know that music affects our moods. Beethoven energizes us and Mozart’s music makes us hold our heads a little higher, while if you need to de-stress, the gentle, wafting music of Delius does the trick. Tune in for happy music on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday on Classical 101!

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart, Clotheshorse

Mozart Minute, a podcast of Classical 101, WOSU Public Media
Mozart Minute, a podcast of Classical 101, WOSU Public Media
11:30AM
January 27, 2014

If you’re going to be the life of the party, you need the threads to go with it. Mozart knew this.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Viola Organista” in Concert

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Leonardo da Vinci
12:58PM
December 4, 2013

People still flock to the Louvre in Paris to see perhaps the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. Now, people can hear a musical instrument conceived by the same brilliant mind, the “viola organista” from Leonardo da Vinci.

Church Seeks Instruments for Concert Band for the Homeless

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Shawn Kenney in the band rehearsal room at Holy Family Church
12:50PM
November
21, 2013

Franklinton’s Holy Family Church may soon become the first Columbus Catholic parish with a concert band aimed at giving homeless people a chance to connect and a reason for hope.

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.

Guitarist Jordan Dodson Live on Classical 101, Thursday, 10:30 am

10:00AM
November
6, 2013

In the days before Guitar Hero, guitarist and Columbus native Jordan Dodson wanted to be a rock star. Now with acoustic guitar in hand, he’s well on his way to becoming a guitar hero of the classical music world. Tune in Thursday at 10:30 to hear Dodson talk about his flourishing career and to play selections from his upcoming Columbus recital.

Classical 101 Delights Babies in Mansfield Day Care Center

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Emmah Roepke sits and plays with her charges at St. Peter's Child Care Center in Mansfield.
9:45AM
October
30, 2013

A Mansfield day care worker and Classical 101 listener is turning babies into classical music fans.

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.