singing http://kalw.org en Conspiracy of Venus sing http://kalw.org/post/conspiracy-venus-sing <p></p><p>Conspiracy of Venus is an all women’s a cappella vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, California. Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, the women of CoV interpret her daring and inventive arrangements of contemporary music, ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi"), to the cutting edge (Bjork’s "Possibly Maybe"), with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group’s repertoire also includes works by David Bowie, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, and Roger Miller.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:03:36 +0000 Kevin Vance 45538 at http://kalw.org Conspiracy of Venus sing The Spot 5.22.14 The Necessity Defense + Singing for Stutterers http://kalw.org/post/spot-52214-necessity-defense-singing-stutterers <p><strong>Life of the Law</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.lifeofthelaw.org/the-necessity-defense/">The Necessity Defense</a></strong>&nbsp; Cannibals, cannabis-growers, Vietnam War protesters, and prison escapees all have something in common: The necessity defense. We explore the origins and uses of this rare long-shot defense argument, which says in essence, “Yes, I’m guilty of committing a crime...."</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:33:00 +0000 Matt Martin 44047 at http://kalw.org The Spot 5.22.14 The Necessity Defense + Singing for Stutterers New study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging http://kalw.org/post/new-study-aims-promote-choir-singing-healthy-aging <p class="p1"><em>The audio for this story is temporarily unavailable.</em></p><p class="p1">Miguel Garcia has tears in his eyes while he’s singing a an old Righteous Brothers tune. This song brings back memories. He’s wearing a red Manchester United jersey, navy blue track pants and bright green flip flops. &nbsp;Sixty one year old Garcia is &nbsp;used to having a microphone in front of him, so he begins belting out a medley of his favorite songs. He says that his past was at times, well, unhealthy.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:44:59 +0000 Angela Johnston 39072 at http://kalw.org New study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging Weill's Voices . . . on Voicebox http://kalw.org/post/weills-voices-voicebox <p><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS">On the next&nbsp;<a href="http://www.voicebox-media.org/"><em>Voicebox</em></a>,&nbsp;hear&nbsp;Stanford Music Professor Stephen Hinton discuss&nbsp;the vocal music of Kurt Weill and the singers who have helped to seal the German composer&rsquo;s reputation over decades.&nbsp; </span></p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:41:13 +0000 Matt Martin 6307 at http://kalw.org Weill's Voices . . . on Voicebox Bluegrass Signal: A salute to Dudley Connell http://kalw.org/post/bluegrass-signal-salute-dudley-connell <p>Now on <a href="http://www.kalw.org/local-music-player">KALW&#39;s Local Music Player</a>:&nbsp; The incomparable singer who first came to prominence with the Johnson Mountain Boys in the early &#39;80s.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:14:01 +0000 Peter Thompson 5807 at http://kalw.org Bluegrass Signal: A salute to Dudley Connell