singing

4:03pm

Fri June 20, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 6/21/2014 at 5pm

Conspiracy of Venus sing

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. 

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10:33am

Wed May 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 5.22.14 The Necessity Defense + Singing for Stutterers

The crew of The Mignonette on their dinghy

Life of the Law: The Necessity Defense  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...."

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5:44pm

Thu January 30, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

New study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging

The Western Addition Senior Center choir performs at a Christmas concert
photo courtesy of http://sfcmc.org/

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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.  Sixty one year old Garcia is  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.

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1:41pm

Wed February 22, 2012
voicebox

Weill's Voices . . . on Voicebox

On the next Voicebox, hear Stanford Music Professor Stephen Hinton discuss the vocal music of Kurt Weill and the singers who have helped to seal the German composer’s reputation over decades. 

Weill's Voices on Voicebox, Friday, February 24, from 10-11pm at 91.7FM or www.kalw.org.

 

9:14am

Mon February 13, 2012
Bluegrass Signal

Bluegrass Signal: A salute to Dudley Connell

Dudley Connell with the Johnson Mt. Boys c. 1981

Now on KALW's Local Music Player:  The incomparable singer who first came to prominence with the Johnson Mountain Boys in the early '80s.

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