Music http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Mix: The sound of your American Dream http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mix-sound-your-american-dream A few weeks ago, we asked you <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/06/12/154874575/tell-us-what-your-american-dream-sounds-like" target="_blank">what your American Dream sounds like</a>.<p>You told us: The sound of your "American Dream" is steeped in music that's distinctly and historically American, from blues and gospel to classic rock and protest music, to punk and hip-hop. It sounds hopeful, cynical, urgent and exuberant, often in the same song. You suggested songs that are about not getting what you want and persevering anyway. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 18:21:02 +0000 4046 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Mix: The sound of your American Dream Summer Music Preview: Premieres From Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-tunes-summer-music-preview This week on <em>All Songs Considered</em>, hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/allsongs" target="_blank">Bob Boilen</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/nprobin" target="_blank">Robin Hilton</a> offer sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated releases. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:29:26 +0000 3988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Summer Music Preview: Premieres From Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers And More Instruments of Healing: Fighting cancer with medicine and music http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/instruments-healing-fighting-cancer-medicine-and-music <p>At first glance, the Saint Louis University Cancer Center and the St. Louis Symphony seem to have vastly different missions. One seeks to provide the best care possible following an often devastating diagnosis. The other seeks to spread the beauty of music wherever it can.</p><p>But a unique collaboration looks to combine those two missions as often as possible in the region&#39;s first comprehensive music therapy program &ndash; to the benefit of both organizations and the people they serve.</p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:25:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Instruments of Healing: Fighting cancer with medicine and music St. Louis Blues Week Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-blues-week-festival <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Photo taken in downtown St. Louis at the <a href="http://www.stlbluesweek.com/Bluesweek/Bluesweek.html">St. Louis Blues Week Festival</a> by Kurt Bangert on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurtbangert/6095840528/in/pool-388238@N20/">Flickr.com</a>.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:39:15 +0000 Madalyn Painter 2075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Blues Week Festival Chick Corea reflects on music making http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chick-corea-reflects-music-making <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.34184734084430884" style="background-color: transparent; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-family: Times New Roman; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 11pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">Jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock in Miles Davis&rsquo; band in the late 1960&rsquo;s &nbsp;and blossomed as a composer, band leader and improviser through decades of genre-bending traditions, especially those electric jazz-rock fusion years that lead him to form, among other groups, Return To Forever, the fourth edition of which is about to embark on an extensive U.S. tour amidst their 2011 World Tour featuring Frank Gamble on guitar, Jean Luc-Ponty on the violin and Larry White and Stanley Clarke on drums and bass respectfully. &nbsp;St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Aaron Doerr spoke with him by phone, asking him about learning music, the role of one&rsquo;s environment, and jazz and the complexity of reaching a wide range of people with a genre so rooted in musicianship and technical skills. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="background-color: transparent; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-family: Times New Roman; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">Aaron Doerr: &nbsp;How have you been doing and happy belated birthday! &nbsp;You just turned 70 this past June.&nbsp;&nbsp;Do world tours age you quicker or keep you young?</span></strong><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-family: Times New Roman; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">Chick Corea: Oh yeah no... I definitely love to play and travel so travel&#39;s part of the deal, you know... and you get used to it. &nbsp;You get used to the actual physical traveling - you get all those little things together that you have to have together for hotels, and planes and busses and all that, but&hellip; definitely playing the music keeps me fresh.</span><br /> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:10:56 +0000 Aaron Doerr 1907 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chick Corea reflects on music making LouFest 2011 lineup announced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loufest-2011-lineup-announced <p>Last year, LouFest <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loufest-return-second-year">brought the likes of Jeff Tweedy and others</a> to Forest Park in St. Louis. This year, a whole new lineup of acts has been announced for the 2011 event.</p><p>Here&#39;s the full lineup, as presented by LouFest. For more information, <a href="http://www.loufest.com/index.php">check out the LouFest website</a>:</p><p><a href="http://theroots.com/">The Roots </a></p><p><a href="http://www.tvontheradio.com/preorder/">TV On The Radio</a></p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:43:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org LouFest 2011 lineup announced Charlie Hunter grooves through town http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charlie-hunter-grooves-through-town <p><a href="http://www.charliehunter.com/index.php">Charlie Hunter</a> hasn't used his famous 8-string&nbsp;bass-guitar hybrid&nbsp;for&nbsp;some three years now. &nbsp; These days, it's seven strings. &nbsp;He's got&nbsp;the low three of a bass and the middle four of a guitar,&nbsp;all tuned a minor&nbsp;third higher than normal.&nbsp; He happily abandoned the highest string&nbsp;in favor of a more condensed and practical&nbsp;version of his one-of-a-kind instrument.&nbsp; He may be practicing more drums than guitar nowadays anyway. His 2nd solo album, <a href="http://www.fastatmosphere.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&amp;Category_Code=CHUNTER-CD"><em>Public Domain</em></a>, is highly percussive.&nbsp;Released on his own label, <em>Public Domain </em>kicks the dust off eleven old standards from his grandfather's era, who turns one hundred this year.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:11:44 +0000 Aaron Doerr 370 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charlie Hunter grooves through town Pageant ranked among top five concert venues worldwide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pageant-ranked-among-top-five-concert-venues-worldwide <p>The St. Louis rock club <a href="http://www.thepageant.com/">The Pageant</a> has been <a href="http://ishootshows.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2010YearEndTop100WorldwideClubVenueTicketSales.pdf">ranked among the top concert venues in the world</a>, according to the industry-tracker <a href="http://www.pollstar.com/">Pollstar</a>.</p><p>The Pageant was ranked number four based on sales.&nbsp; The venue sold more 186,000 tickets last year.</p><p>Pageant co-owner Joe Edwards says the ranking means that St. Louis is becoming a must-stop for touring bands.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:03:07 +0000 Adam Allington 299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pageant ranked among top five concert venues worldwide Los Flamencos on Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/los-flamencos-cityscape <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKR34lDVM2s</p><p>Have fun at the Los Flamencos show on Friday? Love Flamenco music? Check this out!</p><p>Live Performance on <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/cityscape/archivedetail.php?date=%272010-11-26%27#segC">Cityscape,</a> from St. Louis Public Radio: Los Flamencos<br> <br> Guests<br> Lliam Christy<br> Flamenco Guitarist<br> Reventones<br> <br> Beth Steinbrenner<br> Flamenco Dancer; Dance Director<br> Los Flamencos<br> <br> Cora Camille<br> Belly Dancer<br> <br> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:28:23 +0000 Aaron Doerr 68 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Youth orchestra remains strong after 40 years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/youth-orchestra-remains-strong-after-40-years <p>Forty years ago tomorrow, a group of 125 young musicians put on their best clothes, tuned their instruments, and took the stage at Powell Hall.</p> <p>No one knew at that time how many performances the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra would put on.</p> <p>But as St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann reports, one of the top ensembles in the country is still going strong.</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:56:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 60 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Youth orchestra remains strong after 40 years