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Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 4:00pm

Founded and led by Russian-born musical director and guitarist Slava Tolstoy, the International String Trio has collectively and individually performed throughout New England and the world. Tolstoy is joined by upright bassist Ippei Ichimaru, who was born in Japan, raised in Australia and Cheltenham, England native violinist Ben Powell.  All three gentlemen received their music education at Berklee College of Music. The trio brings style and a global flair to a repertoire that incorporates classical, jazz, popular and culturally diverse music including Italian, French, Russian, Jewish, Spanish, Latin American, Gypsy and Irish.

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The International String Trio will celebrate the release of their latest CD - Movie Night - on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. Catch Colors of Jazz when host Bonnie Johnson debuts music from the CD and speaks with members of the group. Be sure to tune in at 4pm this Saturday!

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tune in this Friday at 6PM to catch back to back performances of the Lewis Nash Quartet and Kurt Elling from the performances at the Newport Jazz Festival from this summer. Nash is an accomplished jazz drummer who has collaborated with many artists, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, and Oscar Peterson to name a few. Elling is a jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist who has bee nominated for nine Grammy Awards since 1995 and continues to release award winning albums. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

A 4-hour tribute to one of the great folk groups of all time. In 1959, Glenn Yarborough, Alex Hassilev, and Lou Gottlieb burst on to the folk music scene as the Limeliters. Their complex sound and sophisticated stage show made them an ovenight sensation. TIME magazine said that  "If the button down scrubbed looking Kingston Trio are the undergraduates of big-time folk sing-ing, The Limeliters are the faculty." Over the ensuing decades, the Limeliters went through a variety of lineup changes, but they still go on today. Join host Nick Noble for a four hour journey through the career and musical outpourings of the Limeliters: from the suggestive nuances of "Vicky Dougan", "Le Jour de Luth" and "Have Some Madeira, M'Dear" through the double-Grammy nominated album for kids-- Through Children's Eyes-- and on into the 21st century, the Limeliters represent all that is best and most memorable from the folk revival period and its legacy. Tune in and enjoy!

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:00am

The special guests on tonight’s Inquiry are LEXI LEE SULLIVAN, Assistant Curator at the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum and RACHAEL ARAUZ independent curator. They are here to talk about two new exciting and thought provoking exhibitions at the Decordova: two collaborative installations by JEAN SHIN and BRIAN RIPEL, CASTLES IN THE AIR and MEASURING THE DEPTHS OF HIS OWN NATURE and a retrospective exhibition of the work of JULIANNE SWARTZ titled HOW DEEP IS YOUR. Tune in and learn about these interesting artists and their work. For more details about these exhibitions, go to: http://www.decordova.org/ 

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:00am

Massachusetts historian and natural historian JOHN GALLUZZO decided that for the year 2011 he would take a 30 minute hike in a green space in every town and city in the state. It was a mammoth task to undertake and plan. John had to deal with poor weather, swarms of insects and family crises, but in the end he accomplished his goal. Tune in tonight and listen to John talk about what the real goal of this amazing project was; what some of his favorite places in the state were and what he learned along the way. His book, which is also a nice guide to walking and hiking spots across the state is HALF AND HOUR A DAY ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join Nick DiBiasio on Halloween night, Wednesday October 31 from 7 to 11pm, for the annual Against The Grain Halloween Special, featuring spooky music and eerie sounds, including murder ballads and songs about demons, witches, vampires, werewolves, spiders, ghosts, gravediggers, and psychos by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson, Warren Zevon, The Band, Marty Robbins, The Grateful Dead, and many more!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:30pm

Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than 50 years, he's written, performed and produced the soundtrack for America's collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early-1960s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis Presley and The Monkees, among others. Sedaka is truly a balladeer at heart.

"I think there are three kinds of songs, it's only my theory: psychological, emotional and spiritual," Sedaka says. "When you write psychologically or intellectually, you have a tune in your mind and you re-write it. It's an intellectual approach. The emotional is my favorite because it comes from my kishkas; it comes from my soul. It's a catharsis, you get it out, you cry it out, you let it go. The spiritual writing of the song is where you're chosen as a vehicle and it comes from something up above. You don't move; it writes itself. It's very spooky, but that's happened to me just a few times."

On this episode of Song Travels, host Michael Feinstein and his guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards, including one of his many hits: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do."

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Joining Judy Carmichael is British bassist Dave Green, and he discusses his long career playing with everyone from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, to his band with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

Celebrate Halloween with host Tom Shaker on this Monday's show. Scary soul and frightening funk music all night long…it all starts at 7pm!

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10:30pm

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my. No its not Dorothy or the Wizard of OZ. This week Al is joined by Bob Derr, Editorial Director of TIME for Kids a subsidiary of TIME magazine. They recently published a new childrens book entitled, ZOO-3D. This book is filled with 3D pictures of  over a hundred full page pictures and stories of wild animals. Just when you think tehnology has replaced traditional reading TIME has answered the call with an engaging and educational book that has young people reading and learning about the animal kingdom. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and hear Bobs Derr's approach to getting children both young and old to read.

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