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WILL - WILL Highlights - April 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Independent Lens: Muscle Shoals

8 pm Monday, April 21: The incredible true story of the small town with the big sound.

Jimmy Cliff in "Muscle Shoals."

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and the Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start its own successful studio, Muscle Shoals Sound. In this joyful film, Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism and mystery, and why it remains influential today.

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WILL - WILL Highlights - April 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Music of Britten and Mendelssohn

7 pm Sunday, April 20, on WILL-FM: Violinist Todd Phillips and pianist Gloria Chen, pictured, perform Britten's Suite for Viiolin and Piano.

Pianist Gloria Chien

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Britten and Mendelssohn

BRITTEN:  Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 (Todd Phillips, violin; Gloria Chien, piano)    
MENDELSSOHN:  Quartet in B Minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 3 (Juho Pohjonen, piano; Erin Keefe, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello






WILL - WILL Highlights - April 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Come aboard the history train

Travel with WILL to Boston, Philadelphia, Mt. Vernon and Valley Forge on private restored train cars from the 1950s.


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