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  Over the course of a career that lasted some sixty years, pianist, producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint's music and sound became a hugely influential force for artists working in many different genres. Toussaint died on Monday night in Madrid, at the age of 77. As the news has spread, artists and other luminaries have been pouring out their grief on social media. 

  The full blog and tribute is at NPR MUSIC

Allen Toussaint On Mountain Stage

Nov 10, 2015

Allen Toussaint appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the historic Keith Albee Theater in Huntington, W.Va. A New Orleans R&B institution, Toussaint has worn every musical hat there is to wear — and, along the way, is as responsible as any one person for that classic Crescent City sound.

"My whole life / Was like a picture of a sunny day," Carrie Brownstein sings in Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl." It's one of the band's happier-sounding songs, with a catchy, almost sweet melody belied by the deeply ironic, cutting lyrics. She follows up those lines with the ones that inspire the title of her new book: "My baby loves me, I'm so hungry / Hunger makes me a modern girl."

KEXP Presents: Paul Weller

Nov 3, 2015

We were excited when we heard renowned singer-songwriter Paul Weller would stop by the KEXP studios for an acoustic session, but little did we know he'd be bringing his five-piece band with him for this very special unplugged set.

The intimate performance spotlighted his 12th solo release, Saturn's Pattern, as well as old favorites from both his older bands, The Jam and Style Council. KEXP felt truly blessed to be in the presence of "The Modfather."

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  • "These City Streets"

Imagine creating the best work of your life, some of the best music of its day, and no one cares. Now imagine playing those songs 47 years later to a screaming and loving bunch of fans and getting what seems like a hero's welcome. That's part of the story of The Zombies, who played the classic 1968 album Odessey and Oracle, along with a set of other hits and brand new songs, live in Washington, D.C. last month. Now we have their nearly note-for-note live reproduction of Odessey and Oracle for you here.

This Tuesday, November 3rd, at 8PM, WRUR is premiering two radio dramas written, directed, voice acted, and edited by University of Rochester students.

   First will be John Falls into Another Dimension, a Love-craftian Horror radio drama that follows one man during a series of increasingly unsettling events. The second will be Cops and Robbers, which documents a botched robbery. Both dramas were produced by The Pocket Radio Theater

Thank You For All The Support!

Oct 19, 2015

    Thank you to all of the listeners that called in last week during our successful fall membership campaign! If you missed out, you can still support WRUR with your pledge, by clicking on the Donate button at the top of the page. 

We are in our Fall Membership drive and you can get these great thank you gifts with your pledge of support, the classic WRUR Totebag and the Different Radio Power pack! WRUR members help create great radio with their financial support, contributing most of WRUR's funding. Your tax deductible contribution will help pay for the music, news and information you rely on from WRUR. Support WRUR today using the Donate button above or calling 800-295-9994.

Great Concert from JD McPherson last night!

Sep 2, 2015
Susan Rogers

Thanks to all who turned out to hear JD McPherson last night at the Harro East. Packed house heard an amazing concert, including drummer Jason Smay's son Mickey James play a warm up set, and appear with the band. When he comes back again, put the date on your calendar as a not to be missed date!

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