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END OF THE WORLD WEEK! – Til The End of the World

Might this be the last time you hear Bing Crosby? Probably not, as we’re approaching Christmas…but some believe we’re approaching the End of the World.

December 17, 2012
Poinsettia Day

What’s the most popular potted plant in the world? That would be Euphorbia pulcherrima, known to you and me as the poinsettia.

December 14, 2012
The Kodaly Method

How did Zoltan Kodaly fully realize the importance of improving musical education in his native Hungary? When he overheard youngsters butchering its beloved folk songs.

October 18, 2012
“And a one, and a two…”

Nevermind the saccharine-sweet and, sometimes just plain obnoxious skits; the Lawrence Welk Show ran nationally on ABC for nearly 28 years. Welk’s bandleading style and arrangement lead to the term “champagne music”, which is what he called his orchestra. Here they are with, ahem, If You Can’t Get A Drum With A Boom, Boom, Boom. ...

October 1, 2012
War of 1812 – Uncle Sam

Episodes 200 years in the making: it’s War of 1812 week and…

August 23, 2012
War of 1812 – Hail Columbia

Episodes 200 years in the making: it’s War of 1812 week and…

August 22, 2012
War of 1812 – Yankee Doodle

Episodes 200 years in the making: it’s War of 1812 week and…

August 21, 2012
War of 1812 – Glory!

Episodes 200 years in the making: it’s War of 1812 week and…

August 20, 2012
100 Years of Woody Guthrie – Tom Joad

You’re on the Sound Beat…with Anna Canoni, the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.

August 16, 2012
100 Years of Woody Guthrie – Oklahoma Hills

Woody wrote this tune and his cousin Jack recorded it in 1945. It went to the top of the charts…a feat that a Woody Guthrie record never matched. But it’s Woody’s version, not Jack’s, that serves as Oklahoma’s state song. Others have had success with Guthrie songs as well… (Interview) And, bet you weren’t thinking about Woody during ...

August 13, 2012