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Bill Goodwin Quartet

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Recorded Monday, March 13th, 2017 at WVIA Public Media Studios

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All Songs +1: Alice Coltrane's Astonishing 'Ecstatic Music'

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Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Ravi Coltrane — son of John and Alice Coltrane — talks about the music his mother made after she withdrew from her professional career and founded an ashram.

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Review: Marco Pavé, 'Welcome To Grc Lnd'

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The debut full-length from this Memphis MC gives voice to a side of town long overburdened by its own buried legacy.

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'Fargo' Is A Series About The 'Things People Do For Money'

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Noah Hawley says his FX series, now in its third season, explores the central premise of the Coen Brothers' iconic 1996 film. Hawley is also the creator of the FX series Legion.

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago's Free-Wheeling Style Shines In 'Message to Our Folks'

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Paul Steinbeck's new book chronicles the antics, both on and off stage, of the storied jazz ensemble. Critic Kevin Whitehead says Message to Our Folks celebrates the band's success on their own terms.

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Songs We Love: Tim Darcy, 'Tall Glass Of Water'

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The leader of Ought detours into soul-searching Americana on his first solo single. In a video full of mimics, he is free not only to pursue various directions, but to make peace with them all.

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Nataliya Scarantino and Anna Shaver

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Nataliya Scarantino and Anna Shaver are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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When It Comes To Family Musicals, Kids' Opinions Matter More Than Critics'

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Normally, critical reviews can kill a Broadway show, but not so for kid-focused musicals. Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are currently on Broadway, vying for the kid seal of approval.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic W. Kamau Bell; Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'; The Art Of The Obit

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Bell talks about feeling out of places as a "black and proud ... mama's boy." Ken Tucker reviews Lamar's new album. Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people.

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Feist Has A Message For Her 71-Year-Old Self

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That message is embedded in the Canadian singer's new album, Pleasure. "I appreciate the perspective that 28-year-old Leslie's shed on my life," she says. "I kind of want to echo that forward."

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