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Newport Folk Festival in Concert for Labor Day

Different Radio will air concert sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival from 9AM to Noon, and again 6PM to Midnight. Wilco, John Prine, Shovels & Rope, and Hurray for the Riff Raff are just some of the acts you can hear. It all starts Monday, Labor Day, at 9AM, only on Different Radio, WRUR 88.5 FM and WITH 90.1 FM. Here is the lineup (times aproximate): 9:00 AM John Prine & Friends 10:10 AM Marlon William 10:46 AM Wilco 6:00 PM The Wild Reeds 6:43 PM Big Thief 7:31 PM Pinegrove...

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Different Radio will air concert sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival from 9AM to Noon, and again 6PM to Midnight. Wilco, John Prine, Shovels & Rope,  and Hurray for the Riff Raff are just some of the acts you can hear. It all starts Monday, Labor Day, at 9AM, only on Different Radio, WRUR 88.5 FM and WITH 90.1 FM. 

Here is the lineup (times aproximate):

9:00  AM  John Prine & Friends

10:10 AM  Marlon William

10:46 AM  Wilco

September at The Little Cafe: (follow link for more information)

Thursday August 31 (7-9pm) Crossmolina

Friday September 1 (8-10pm) Seth Faergolzia (Seth Sings Soft Songs Pt. 2)

Saturday September 2  (8-10pm) Laura Dubin Duo

Sunday September 3 (7-9pm) Classical Guitar Night

Monday September 4 (7-9pm)  Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers

Tuesday September 5 (7-9pm) "Honky Tonk" Henry Kearse

Wednesday September 6 (7-9pm)  The Rita Collective

Music for a Solar Eclipse, Monday August 21, 2017!

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On Monday, August 21 a total solar eclipse will darken the skies across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years. The “Path of Totality,” where the sun appears to be completely covered, will be about 70 miles wide. Outside the Path of Totality, many of us will see a partial solar eclipse with only a portion of the sun covered by the moon.

Here in Rochester and the Finger Lakes, we will see approximately 70% coverage of the sun. The partial eclipse will last about 2½ hours, beginning at 1:14 pm and ending at 3:52 pm. The maximum coverage will be at 2:35 pm.

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World Cafe on WRUR

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.

WRUR-FM 88.5 will begin airing the daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, beginning Monday, September 8th from 12-2 p.m. Connections is produced by WXXI and is also available on AM 1370(Rochester),WEOS-FM (Geneva), as well as online at WXXI.org, WRUR.org and WEOS.org.

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This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23rd, and they're coming to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on Different Radio and NPR Music on September 2nd at 9pm.

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It's another interesting and eclectic line-up on World Cafe this week. Tune in daily at 2pm!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Irish musician Hozier's debut single, "Take Me to Church," was an overnight success, and now comes his blues-inspired EP, From Eden.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sharon Van Etten performs live with songs from her lush and deeply personal new record, Are We There.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

World Cafe, August 18-22

Aug 18, 2014
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Here's this week's lineup for World Cafe. You can hear the live performance and conversation every day at 2.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vintage Cafe revisits a 2013 interview with Jim James of My Morning Jacket just after the release of his debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Counting on You is the debut record of London-based soul singer, Christian Gregory.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Nice variety of guests on the Cafe this week!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Travel back in time to the 2011 release of James Blake’s self-titled debut album on this edition of Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Somewhere Else is the third studio album from alt-country musician, Lydia Loveless.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Singer-songwriter and producer, Jonathan Wilson, has released his second solo album, Fanfare.

World Cafe, August 4-8

Aug 5, 2014
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It's another week of music and conversation with David Dye. Join us afternoons at 2!

Monday, August 4, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, World Cafe looks back to 2010 for an interview with cross-over artist, Janelle Monae.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

No Fools, No Fun is the debut album from Norah Jones’ Brooklyn country band, Puss N Boots.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Trigger Hippy is a roots rock powerhouse formed in 2009, whose prominent members include guitarist 

  Jackie Greene and drummer Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes, along with longtime singer/songwriter Joan Osbourne. The band joins us for a live midday concert on Friday, August 1st. So far, Trigger Hippy has only released one self-titled EP - four songs of blistering, blues-infused rock and roll – along with a live album recorded at the 2012 Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Florida. But they have plans to release a new album soon later this year.

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World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the lineup for this week.

Monday, July 28, 2014

David Dye revisits his 2011 conversation with Fitz and the Tantrums on this edition of the Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jenny Lewis of the indie-rock band Rilo Kiley has a new solo album called The Voyager.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Refuse to Lose is the second record from Mississippi native and Blues guitarist, Jarekus Singleton.

From its legendary beachfront locale to its celebrations of folk music's past, the Newport Folk Festival draws on more than half a century of celebrated traditions. But it's also an event in which folk's boundaries are tested: This is, after all, where Bob Dylan famously plugged in an electric guitar 49 years ago, in the process enraging the purists in the crowd.

World Cafe, July 21-25

Jul 21, 2014
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Here's the line-up for this week! World Cafe airs at 2pm.

Monday, July 21, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, David Dye looks back at his 2009 conversation with The Avett Brothers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Founding member of Everything But The Girl, English musician Ben Watt has a new solo record called Hendra.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hüsker Dü frontman, Bob Mould, just released his 11th solo album, Beauty & Ruin.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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