From the folk & jugband sounds of her first recordings, through a great classic country focus (including her tribute album to Loretta Lynn), to a '60s UK garage rock and Chicago blues sound on "Sea of Tears", Boston-based Eilen Jewell has tastefully crafted a variety of styles to match her beautiful voice and delivery. "The Queen of the Minor Key" returns to Studio B Thursday before her evening show in Asheville.
Employing a "sound-on-sound" technique of twin piano playing that was new for the reel-to-reel recording technology of the time (hence the title?), Bill Evans added a whole new dimension to jazz with this 1963 album.
"'Round Midnight", "Spartacus Love Theme", "Bemsha Swing".... Wonderful interpretations/conversations for your Monday night as we celebrate Evans' birthday this week.
Those of us who live in Western North Carolina are very aware of the fact that one of the most amazing walking trails is right in our backyard. The Appalachian Trail is so convenient to the many devoted hikers in our region, that we tend to forget it isn't all just ours. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, however, is dedicated to the care of the Trail from one end to the other, in all of the states connected by it.
After serving as speaker of the House, publishing several historical novels and running for president, what's next for Newt Gingrich?
One possible third act, Gingrich told NPR staffers on Friday, could be sharing a television studio with his wife, Callista.
"We're kind of intrigued with the idea of doing a daily show, which would change our lives pretty dramatically," Gingrich said. "But if we do it, we want it to be closer to Regis and Kathie Lee than to Bill O'Reilly or Hardball."
Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 5:18 pm
The Bahamas men's team has won the 4x400m relay, edging past a surprisingly quick U.S. team to take the gold medal. It was the first gold medal for any male athlete from the Bahamas. The quartet ran a time of 2:56.72, setting a national record. The U.S. set a season best of 2:57.05 to take silver.
Trinidad and Tobago took the bronze medal, just ahead of Great Britain.
The Bahamas led the race after the first lap, with the U.S. running in second. And the two teams' runners stayed ahead of the pack, extending their lead to make it a two-team race.