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Studio 89
11:59 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Studio 89 with Charlie Mars

Singer-songwriter Charlie Mars plays Studio 89 10/27
citywinery.com

Seating is no longer available for tonight's Studio 89 but you can tune into WNKU tonight at 7pm to listen live! Be sure to check back tomorrow at noon for your opportunity to register for next week's Studio 89, or if you're a contributing member, look for an e-mail soon.  Remember, WNKU Members receive first priority for seating! 

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Microphone Check
8:42 am
Tue October 21, 2014

T.I.: 'We Make Music That Come From The Heart'

T.I. at NPR's New York City bureau.
Polina Yamshchikov for NPR

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 8:03 am

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Tiny Desk Concerts
4:41 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

Claire Eggers NPR

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:44 pm

Anthony D'Amato sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter: His songs sound friendly musically, but they also tackle the difficult and the twisted. Like those great songwriters, D'Amato's work is universal without devolving into moping. There's also a spirit to these songs, as it's easy to imagine a crowd spontaneously backing these his powerful choruses.

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Music Interviews
4:37 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

Annie Lennox's new album is titled Nostalgia.
Robert Sebree Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 3:08 pm

Annie Lennox is well-known for her work as one half of the Eurythmics, the synth-pop duo whose hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" is still ubiquitous 30-plus years after its release. Since then, Lennox has had a busy career as a solo singer and done work as a philanthropist and political activist.

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Music Articles
4:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Jessie Ware On Learning To Trust Herself

"I didn't know that it was going to be my career," Jessie Ware says. Her new album is titled Tough Love.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 10:41 am

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Music Interviews
8:03 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Primus' new album is titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory.
Chapman Baehler Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 6:24 pm

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Tiny Desk Concerts
6:34 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Ásgeir: Tiny Desk Concert

Susan Hale Thomas NPR

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:04 pm

When he was 20, Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson released an album in Iceland, sung in Icelandic, with many of the words written by his father. Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the biggest-selling debut in Icelandic music history.

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Music Interviews
2:03 am
Sat October 18, 2014

A Suitcase Musician Comes Home: Shakey Graves On 'And The War Came'

Shakey Graves' new album is titled And The War Came.
Jarred Gastriech Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 3:46 pm

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, became famous with his 2011 debut as a one-man band, in which he thumped a kick drum made from an old Samsonite. On his new album, And The War Came, Shakey Graves "unpacks" his sound a bit, adding a drummer and richer production.

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Movie Interviews
3:17 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

Michael Keaton stars in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). It's a dark comedy about an actor who once played a superhero and later stages a vanity production on Broadway.
Alison Rosa Twentieth Century Fox

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 8:53 am

Once you've been a superhero, it's hard to go back to life as a mere mortal. That's the lesson Michael Keaton's character, Riggin Thomson, learns in the new film Birdman. Thomson is an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.

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Front Row
11:25 am
Thu October 16, 2014

NPR Music Presents: Elle Varner, B.J. The Chicago Kid, Lia Ices And Cayetana

Elle Varner, headlining a night of four special performances, webcast live from Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
Bob Boilen NPR Music

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Join NPR Music live on Oct. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET for an NPR Music Presents showcase during the annual CMJ Music Marathon.

Please note times are subject to change. Our live video webcast will feature:

• Elle Varner (11 p.m. ET)

The Grammy- and BET Award-nominated R&B artist, who as the daughter of two songwriters grew up in the music industry, will take the stage to perform tracks from her forthcoming sophomore album, 4 Letter Word.

• Lia Ices (10:05 p.m. ET)

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