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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 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.

Lakes, Filling Stations and More on Saturday’s The American Sound

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Tune in to hear music from Virgil Thomson's ballet "Filling Station" on The American Sound, Saturday at 6pm on Classical 101.
1:45PM
April
4, 2013

This Saturday at 6 p.m. The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us.

A Cowboy and The Ladies on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

1:30PM
March
28, 2013

Hear a rhapsodic Cowboy and three of the wold’s finest women classical musicians Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.

Mischievous Music Saturday on The American Sound

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Hear music that does things the "wrong way" Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.
1:00PM
March
14, 2013

If you were ever a mischievous little kid, then you know that doing something “wrong” can feel pretty good – at least until the proverbial boom gets lowered on your proverbial rascally self. Tune in to The American Sound Saturday at 6pm for fun and beautiful musical works that do things the “wrong” way – and get away with it!