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March is Women's History month, and Different Radio will air a series of specials focussing on some extroidnary women singers and singer-songwriters. Sunday Mornings from 10 am to noon, each week an artist will be featured, This week, March 17th,  Bonnie Raitt will be featured.. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-Award winner Bonnie Raitt is profiled in this two hour music and commentary special featuring an exclusive interview with Bonnie as well as comments from Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maia Sharp, Freebo, Bill Payne, Ann Powers and more.

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"I'm feeling things! This is awesome!" Emily King describes the moment she stood outside with tears in her eyes, and sang aloud the lyrics to the first song she wrote for her new album. That song is called "Remind Me" and it captures the renewed inspiration King found after packing up her New York City life, learning to drive and moving to a small town in the Catskills.

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Throughout the course of her career, Jenny Lewis has worn many hats. She was a child actor who did cereal commercials and Barbie ads then moved on to films like Troop Beverly Hills and The Wizard. In 1998, Lewis became front woman for Rilo Kiley and when that band officially broke up in 2014, she went solo.

We tried something new this year at the annual SXSW Music Festival. We tracked down a bunch of Latin musicians, put a microphone in front of them wherever we find them and then ask them about their music.

To do this, I needed help so I called in Alt.Latino contributors Marisa Arbona Ruiz and Catalina Maria Johnson.

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The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.

March is Women's History month, and Different Radio will air a series of specials focussing on some extroidnary women singers and singer-songwriters. Sunday Mornings from 10 am to noon, each week an artist will be featured, This week, March 17th,  Bonnie Raitt will be featured.. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-Award winner Bonnie Raitt is profiled in this two hour music and commentary special featuring an exclusive interview with Bonnie as well as comments from Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maia Sharp, Freebo, Bill Payne, Ann Powers and more.

Once again, Different Radio is partenering with NPRMusic for this year's Tiny Desk Contest!

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March is Women's History month, and Different Radio will air a series of specials focussing on some extroidnary women singers and singer-songwriters. Sunday Mornings from 10 am to noon, each week starting March 10, an artist will be featured, starting with Joni Mitchell. Joni Mitchell recently celebreated her 75th birthday and this special looks back on her career and her influence on the music industry. The Emergence of Joni Mitchell, this Sunday March 10th, 10 AM to Noon on Different Radio.

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This weekend, we present a look at the incredible partnership of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, songwriters, producers, and influencers of the music industry.  2008 Rock + Roll Hall of Fame inductees Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff discuss the history of their collaboration, the stories behind their biggest hits, and their successful community development projects throughout Philadelphia. Legendary Philadelphia International Records artists Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Labelle and Billy Paul also chime in about their work with Gamble + Huff.

Music In Our Schools Month® is an annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.

        

Courtesy of the Albright Knox Gallery

 The Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced that Death Cab for Cutie will headline the museum’s Rockin’ at the Knox 2019 concert on Sunday, June 16, with special guests Tank and the Bangas and Phosphorescent. Tickets will go on sale exclusively for Albright-Knox Members beginning Wednesday, February 27, at 10 am, through Friday, March 1, at 9 am. General admission tickets will go on sale Friday, March 1, at 10 am. Gates will open at 4 pm, and all tickets include entry to the museum from 4 to 7 pm.

Queen And Lambert To Rock The Oscars

Feb 18, 2019

Queen will take the stage at the Oscars next weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.

"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" the Academy tweeted. "We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's #Oscars."

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Listen in Tonight, Februrary 16th, at 9PM to The Grateful Dead Hour, as Bob Weir and the Wolf Brothers are featured from their performance at Syracuse's Landmark Theater from last November. Rochester's Mikaela Davis peforms with them! A review of that concert appeared on JamBase

Without gospel music there never would have been an Elvis Presley. There never would have been a Ray Charles, or a James Brown. From the mid-twentieth century on, gospel music not only thrived within a separate sphere as vital as the jazz, rock and rhythm and blues worlds; it also constantly intersected with the secular music industry, providing models that countless artists outside the church emulated.

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