Dubbed by NPR as "storytelling with a beat," KUER welcomes Snap Judgment to our Saturday morning line-up. Hosted by Glynn Washington, the show features real stories from real people - with an awesome soundtrack. Click here for details on music featured in each show, and check out Snap Judgment's debut on Saturday, July 6th at 11 a.m. on 90.1.
As you make vacation plans, there are a variety of classical music festivals to consider as your destination point this summer. NPR has compiled a list of festivals throughout the country, including Utah's own Moab Music Festival (August 29 to September 9, 2013).
Fresh Air's jazz music critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album by 23-year-old jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk vocal competition. Salvant's debut album, WomanChild, is making a big splash.
Bust out your mobile device and prepare to be entertained 24/7 with these music streams curated by NPR Music. Classical, global beats, jazz, Latin, Celtic, indie, new music...itching for some American roots? There's a stream for that!
A Prairie Home Companion's Garrison Keillor swings by Salt Lake City this summer for his Radio Romance Tour. Garrison's bringing his friends from Lake Wobegon, including The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Singer/songwriter Aoife O'Donovan is the musical guest - she plays "Red & White & Blue & Gold" here for Folk Alley.
As Turks continue to debate whether their country belongs to the west or east, western-based classical music falls into a grey area. Matthew Brunwasser reports for The World on a Turkish school that's made investments to popularize the genre.
The Utah Arts Festival has become a hallmark of summer in the Beehive State. And with this year's music line-up, you'll want to strategize so that you won't miss a beat. Check out Ghanaian drummers African Showboyz, shovel-guitar-wielding-surrealist-folk-superhero Shovelman and Drive By Truckers' Jason Isbell. The Utah Arts Festival happens June 20-23, 2013 at Library Square in Salt Lake City.
The National perform four acoustic songs from their new album, Trouble Will Find Me,as part of NPR's Tiny Desk concert series. Don't miss The National play live in Salt Lake City on August 1, 2013 at Pioneer Park - ticket details and more information here.
Ever noticed that Marketplace plays the best music? In show promos, in the segues between pieces, and of course when the stock market's doing well, Marketplace producers clearly know how to set a mood. The next time you find yourself humming to a tune in between segments, visit Marketplace.org for a complete playlist. In the meantime, enjoy Keyboard Cat, as featured in the June 7, 2013 episode.
Missed Vampire Weekend's launch of Red Butte Garden's Outdoor Concert Series? Watch them bust out a 12-song set for KCRW and a small audience at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica. Vampire Weekend's new album is called Modern Vampires of the City.
With performers like Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian and Grizzly Bear coming to the Twilight Concert series, the Salt Lake City Arts Council expects another banner year for the series. Casey Jarman is the series director. He says schedule challenges make it rare for him to be able to land the good bands on the first try.