Black History Month Specials 2015

Various Times

Join us as we celebrate the incredible achievements and contributions in the arts, literature, sciences, and humanities that African Americans have achieved through the centuries.

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8:00pm

Sat February 16, 2013
The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance

Airs Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m.  As musicians migrated north following the close of Storyville, New Orleans infamous red-light district, many found their way to the newly revitalized city on the north shore of the Harlem River. This program feature a cross section of their music and stories.

10:00pm

Fri February 15, 2013
Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy: Can't Quit the Blues

Airs Friday, February 15 at 10 p.m. Brand new one-hour music intensive radio special features legendary bluesman Buddy Guy in his own words and music. Buddy Guy's own comments come from an exclusive interview session, and include many recollections and insights that will heard on your station for the first time. 

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9:00pm

Fri February 15, 2013
Breaking

Sam Cooke: Bring it on Home Special

Airs Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. This documentary details the life and music of Sam Cooke through his own recordings and commentary his friends, family and friends. This program features music from throughout his career that displays the great breadth of his talent before his tragic death in 1964 at the age of 33 - from his gospel roots to his upbeat classic hits, and from his high energy live concerts to his recordings of late-night mood pieces. Interview subjects include R&B legend Bobby Womack, Sam's brother L.C. Cooke, and drummer Hal Blaine.

8:00pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Still Singing the Blues

Still Singing the Blues

Barry Yeoman

Airs Wednesday, February 13 at 8 p.m.      Still Singing the Blues features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform both traditional blues and rhythm-and-blues—often despite poverty, ill health, and the impacts of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. The hour-long, music-rich documentary burrows into the lives of three outstanding older performers: Carol Fran of Lafayette, Harvey Knox of Baton Rouge, and Little Freddie King of New Orleans. Listeners will travel with these musicians to recording sessions, street corners, birthday celebrations, and neighborhood taverns.

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11:00am

Wed February 13, 2013
Mormon Tabernacle Choi

A Lasting Heritage & Songs for the Soul with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Alex Boyé

Airs Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Celebration of African American history and culture with traditional African-American Spirituals such as I'm Runnin' On, Peace Like a River, Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Rock-a-My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, Deep River, Let Us Break Bread Together, Down to the River to Pray, and works by Thomas C. Griggs and Joseph J. Daynes. Special guest Alex Boyé will be featured.

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