Special Programs

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'Jazz in June' 2014 Festival Highlights
Saturday, August 30, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Featuring: Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola Duo, The Edmond Jazz Orchestra, Samantha Fish, Pidgin, Boyd Street Brass, and Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.

 

2014 Newport Folk Festival Highlights
Sunday, August 31, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The best of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, recorded by NPR Music. Featured acts include Devil Makes Three, Pokey LaFarge, and Mavis Staples.

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Kitchen Sisters: Route 66
Monday, September 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In 1984 there were no historic signs, fun runs or anything else to promote or commemorate "the mother road", Route 66. Only fading landmarks with names like 66 Motel or 66 Diner stood as sentinels of an era gone by. Such is the perspective of this audio documentary. Songwriter Bobby Troup tells the story of his 1946 hit, "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"; Gladys Cutberth, know as "Mrs. 66," talks about the early years of the road; and Mickey Mantle explains, "If it hadn't been for U.S. 66 I wouldn't have been a Yankee."

The duo of radio producers known as The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, reach back in time to tell the stories of the beginnings of the highway and the making of a legend.