Cultural, Community, Information


Mon December 26, 2011
Cultural and Community

Apollo's Fire Presents Bach’s St. John Passion

Apollo's Fire

Airs Monday, December 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Apollo's Fire - Cleveland's Baroque Orchestra
Presents Bach’s St. John Passion - Sung in English
With Jeannette Sorrell, conducting & organ continuo
Ian Honeyman, Evangelist;  Jeffrey Strauss, Jesus;
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano;  Daniel Taylor, countertenor;
Marc Molomot, tenor;  Tom Meglioranza, baritone/Pilate 


Sun December 25, 2011
Cultural and Community

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol

Airs Sunday, December 26 at 8:00 p.m.
An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Lisa Simeone. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW 


Sun December 25, 2011
Cultural and Community

The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Airs Sunday, December 25 at 5:00 p.m.
     "The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice" is an all-new compilation of musical excerpts, plus a few short poetry and prose readings, selected from the Christmas/Winter Solstice Revels celebrations that took place in December, 2009, in ten cities across the United States.

Read more


Sun December 25, 2011
Cultural and Community

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

Airs Sunday, December 25 at 3:00 p.m.
One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts.  


Tue December 20, 2011
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Joey DeFrancesco Trio In Concert

Joey DeFrancesco at Newport Jazz Festival 2011

Airs Tuesday, December 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Not much in jazz combines the churchy moan and shaking hip quite like a Hammond B-3 organ.
And Joey DeFrancesco is one of its modern masters — he grew up around the instrument since birth
(his father is also a jazz organist), cut his first major-label album in his teens and has been honing his
innate swing instincts since then. He's 40 now, and will celebrate with an eponymous album in September;
at Newport, he brings a soulful trio to the Harbor Stage. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

Read more