Music http://wemu.org en Expanded Roots Music Project With Jeremy Baldwin http://wemu.org/post/expanded-roots-music-project-jeremy-baldwin <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">After several requests from station supporters to give&nbsp;<a href="http://wemu.org/programs/roots-music-project-jeremy-baldwin" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank"><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The Roots Music Project</i>&nbsp;</a>more time on the 89.1 WEMU airwaves, management has decided Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:58:39 +0000 Patrik Holubik 49008 at http://wemu.org WEMU Announces New Weekend Programming Lineup http://wemu.org/post/wemu-announces-new-weekend-programming-lineup <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">After several requests from station supporters to give&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wemu.org/programs/roots-music-project-jeremy-baldwin" style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank"><i>The Roots Music Project</i>&nbsp;</a><span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">more time on the 89.1 </span>WEMU<span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"> airwaves, management has decided to move the program to a new time and expand it from two hours to three. &nbsp;Starting Saturday, July 19</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">, the popular show and its host, </span><a href="http://wemu.org/people/jeremy-baldwin" style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank">Jeremy Baldwin</a><span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">, can be heard starting at 4:</span>00pm<span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">.</span></p><div style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">"Jeremy has a great following in this community," said Patrick Campion, WEMU Program Director. "Moving the program to a little later time on Saturday&nbsp;opens it up to an even larger potential audience and lets us more easily expand it to an additional hour. &nbsp;This also gives us a chance to move some other local programs around that pair up well with&nbsp;<i>The Roots Music Project.</i>"</div><p></p><p><a href="http://wemu.org/programs/memphis-motown" style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank"><i>From Memphis To Motown&nbsp;</i></a><span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">and host </span><a href="http://wemu.org/people/wendy-wright" style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank">Wendy Wright</a><span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"> will move from 7:00pm Sunday</span><span style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;to 1:00pm Saturday.</span></p><div style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">"Wendy's blues selections are a great lead in to the rest of our new Saturday&nbsp;lineup," Campion continues. "Again, this gives her an opportunity to be exposed to a new and wider audience with a program we believe has a lot of potential for growth."</div><div style="font-family: tahoma, 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;"> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:16:59 +0000 Patrick Campion 48738 at http://wemu.org WEMU Announces New Weekend Programming Lineup WEMU Announces Change To Evening Schedule http://wemu.org/post/wemu-announces-change-evening-schedule <p></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in;"><font style="font-size: 12pt;">Public radio station 89.1, WEMU has added the syndicated program Jazz 24 to its week night programming from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Monday though Friday, replacing ‘Evening Sounds’ with Evelynn Hawkins which was canceled for budget reasons. Jazz 24 is also WEMU’s current overnight service.</font></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:31:10 +0000 Patrick Campion 48148 at http://wemu.org WEMU Announces Change To Evening Schedule Chrysta Cherrie Takes The Helm Of The Groove Yard http://wemu.org/post/chrysta-cherrie-takes-helm-groove-yard <p>After a storied, decades long career as host of the Groove Yard, George Klein has decided to step down as the show's host, effective immediately.</p><p>Over the last 25 years, George has been a rich contributor to the legacy of jazz and WEMU. All of us at WEMU thank George for the time, effort, energy and passion he put into the program over the years and wish him well in his future endeavors.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:09:13 +0000 Patrik Holubik 46951 at http://wemu.org First Listen: Jose James, 'While You Were Sleeping' http://wemu.org/post/first-listen-jose-james-while-you-were-sleeping-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When the spirit of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15446165/nirvana" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Nirvana</a>&nbsp;surfaces in a song, the artist paying tribute almost always shares style points w Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:17:48 +0000 Ann Powers 46723 at http://wemu.org First Listen: Jose James, 'While You Were Sleeping' Cécile McLorin Salvant At The Ann Arbor Summer Festival http://wemu.org/post/c-cile-mclorin-salvant-ann-arbor-summer-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, a sublime feel for the blues, </span>Cécile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>McLorin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Salvant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is jazz’s brightest rising star and the darling of Detroit’s Mack Avenue Records. Born in Miami to French and Haitian parents, and fluent in English, Spanish, and French, she confidently delivers jazz interpretations in a gorgeous, accessible program of standards and originals. </span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:17:57 +0000 Patrik Holubik 46193 at http://wemu.org Cécile McLorin Salvant At The Ann Arbor Summer Festival 'Yooper' Blooper: Dictionary Misspells New Entry http://wemu.org/post/yooper-blooper-dictionary-misspells-new-entry Yoopers were excited that they made the dictionary. Tue, 20 May 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 46134 at http://wemu.org 'Yooper' Blooper: Dictionary Misspells New Entry Listen to 89.1 WEMU's The Roots Music Project and the Sunday Best On-Demand http://wemu.org/post/listen-891-wemus-roots-music-project-and-sunday-best-demand <p><strong>Listen to the Roots Music Project or the Sunday Best anytime, anywhere from your computer or mobile device.</strong></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 16:48:58 +0000 editor 42378 at http://wemu.org Listen to 89.1 WEMU's The Roots Music Project and the Sunday Best On-Demand Talking Blues With Hozier, A One-Man Irish Invasion http://wemu.org/post/talking-blues-hozier-one-man-irish-invasion With a big, soulful voice rooted in American blues and gospel, Hozier has spent 2014 on a clear path to stardom. His breakthrough song, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSVMgRr6pw" target="_blank">Take Me to Church</a>," has racked up millions of views online, and his U.S. tour is sold out. He's been favorably compared to <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/227790178/lorde" target="_blank">Lorde</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/18790675/adele" target="_blank">Adele</a>. Sat, 17 May 2014 07:35:34 +0000 NPR Staff 45986 at http://wemu.org Talking Blues With Hozier, A One-Man Irish Invasion The First African-American Piano Manufacturer http://wemu.org/post/first-african-american-piano-manufacturer <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 87.484375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 87.484375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>At the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in February, one couldn't help but notice the striking new grand piano on the main stage, emblazoned with the name SHADD. When the many accomplished pianists that wee­­kend sat down to strike those keys, it was equally easy to spot their delight in the instrument.&nbsp;</p><h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="font-size: 11px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; padding: 0px; word-break: break-word; word-wrap: break-word; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 14.079999923706055px;"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.38;">The piano heard on American Idol the other night? Designed by this guy.</span></h5><div> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:19:06 +0000 Willard Jenkins 45599 at http://wemu.org The First African-American Piano Manufacturer When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid? http://wemu.org/post/when-lyrics-get-posted-online-who-gets-paid Any time a song is popular, you'll find people debating it. And at some point during that debate, someone is going to Google the lyrics.<p>There are roughly 5 million searches for lyrics per day on Google, according to LyricFind. Those searches often lead to websites that post lyrics to lots of songs — and, in many cases, sites that post ads alongside those lyrics.<p>David Lowery, frontman and songwriter for Cracker and Camper van Beethoven, is waging war on the sites he believes make money off song lyrics but don't pay the songwriter. Fri, 09 May 2014 07:53:00 +0000 Zoe Chace 45581 at http://wemu.org When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid? 2014 Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park Season Announced http://wemu.org/post/2014-ann-arbor-summer-festival-top-park-season-announced <div>The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced the line up for the admission-free Top of the Park&nbsp;</div><div>series!</div><div> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:35:45 +0000 Patrik Holubik 45212 at http://wemu.org 2014 Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park Season Announced Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Sean Dobbins At Rush Street Tonight! http://wemu.org/post/sesi-motors-501-jazz-sean-dobbins-rush-street-tonight <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">89.1 WEMU’s free Sesi Motors – Jan Winkelman&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">5:01 Jazz&nbsp;</strong></em>series springs to life Friday, May 2nd with Drummer <strong><a href="https://myspace.com/seandobbins">Sean Dobbins</a>.</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:40:50 +0000 Patrik Holubik 45043 at http://wemu.org Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Sean Dobbins At Rush Street Tonight! Celebrate International Jazz Day With 89.1 WEMU http://wemu.org/post/celebrate-international-jazz-day-891-wemu <p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.14in;"><font style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Jazz Appreciation Month wraps up on Wednesday, April 30<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;with <a href="http://jazzday.com/"><strong>International Jazz Day</strong></a>.</font></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:09:04 +0000 Linda Yohn 44942 at http://wemu.org Celebrate International Jazz Day With 89.1 WEMU 89.1 WEMU Presents: Mr. B Live In-Studio http://wemu.org/post/891-wemu-presents-mr-b-live-studio <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143751672&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Mr. B (Mark Braun) visits the 89.1 WEMU&nbsp;studios to perform with special guests, Lila Ammons &amp; Axel Zwingenberger ahead of their&nbsp;<a href="http://theark.org/3766.html"><strong>Blues and Boogie Celebration&nbsp;</strong></a>at the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:25:30 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Michael Jewett & Marilyn Gouin 44074 at http://wemu.org 89.1 WEMU Presents: Mr. B Live In-Studio Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces 2014 Mainstage Lineup http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-summer-festival-announces-2014-mainstage-lineup <p>The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced its 2014 Mainstage lineup.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Executive Director Amy </span>Nesbitt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with </span>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Michael Jewett Monday afternoon to talk about the schedule and hear some music from some of the acts scheduled to appear.</span></p><p>See the complete schedule here: <a href="http://a2sf.org/desktop/">http://a2sf.org/desktop/</a></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:15:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 44018 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces 2014 Mainstage Lineup 'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos http://wemu.org/post/love-supreme-comes-alive-unearthed-photos Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the photography business, and thousands of album covers to his name, he's amassed a lot of negatives.<p>Recently, his son David was browsing through his archives when he found six undeveloped rolls of film from December 1964, 50 years ago. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:50:13 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 43555 at http://wemu.org 'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Tumbao Bravo At Rush Street Tonight http://wemu.org/post/sesi-motors-501-jazz-tumbao-bravo-rush-street-tonight <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">89.1 WEMU’s free Sesi Motors – Jan Winkelman <em><strong>5:01 Jazz </strong></em>series springs to life Friday, April </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">4</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with one of your best-loved Latin jazz bands – <a href="http://www.tumbaobravo.com/music/"><strong>Tumbao Bravo</strong></a>!&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dance and enjoy the afternoon with your friends!</span></p><div><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">89.1 WEMU-FM and Sesi Motors present the&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">5:01 First Friday Series</strong>&nbsp;dedicated to the memory of the late&nbsp;<a href="http://wemu.org/dr-jan-winkelman" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">Dr. Jan Winkelman.</a></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/b-KkieDMibQ?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Join us for a&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;5:01 PM</strong>&nbsp;celebration music and more on Friday, April 4th</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;The show is at the&nbsp;<a href="http://wemu.org/post/rush-street-renovated" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">newly renovated &nbsp;Rush Street</a>,&nbsp;<font color="#0c4ca2">&nbsp;314 S</font><font color="#0c4ca2">. Main</font>&nbsp;Street in Ann Arbor. &nbsp;Admission is free.</p></div></div><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:02:52 +0000 Linda Yohn 40891 at http://wemu.org Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz: Tumbao Bravo At Rush Street Tonight Celebrating The Beatles on Public Radio http://wemu.org/post/celebrating-beatles-public-radio <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139731898&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px;">Fifty years after The Beatles took America by storm, we examine why the group was so innovative.</span></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:03:33 +0000 Patrik Holubik 42885 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor District Library Now Offering Local Label Music http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-district-library-now-offering-local-label-music <p>A new partnership between the Ann Arbor District Library and a local music label is making over 250 albums available to library patrons.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:33:04 +0000 Andrew Cluley 42099 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor District Library Now Offering Local Label Music 89.1 WEMU Presents: The Defibulators on The Roots Music Project http://wemu.org/post/891-wemu-presents-defibulators-roots-music-project <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div class="listenDetails__description sc-type-medium"><p></p><p>The Defibulators&nbsp; swing by during the <em>Roots Music Project</em> with Jeremy Baldwin to perform tracks from "Debt'll Get'em" live in the 89.1 WEMU studios (2014).</p><p></p><p></p></div><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/23525726&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:51:11 +0000 Jeremy Baldwin 41612 at http://wemu.org 89.1 WEMU Presents: The Defibulators on The Roots Music Project Stacey Kent's 'The Changing Lights' Will Light Up Your Valentine's Day http://wemu.org/post/stacey-kents-changing-lights-will-light-your-valentines-day <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 41541 at http://wemu.org Stacey Kent's 'The Changing Lights' Will Light Up Your Valentine's Day How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums http://wemu.org/post/how-stressful-night-miles-davis-spawned-two-classic-albums Fifty years ago, on Feb. 12, 1964, <a href="Miles%20Davis" target="_blank">Miles Davis</a> led a band through one of the most exciting gigs to ever take place at New York's Philharmonic Hall. The show was a cultural event: a benefit for voter registration in Louisiana and Mississippi at the high point of the the civil rights movement, and an unofficial homage to John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated a few months before. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:16:32 +0000 editor 41353 at http://wemu.org How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums Win Tickets to The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival http://wemu.org/post/win-tickets-arks-27th-annual-storytelling-festival <p>Enter here to win a pair of tickets to see&nbsp;<em><strong><a href="http://theark.org/3713.html" target="_blank">The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival</a>&nbsp;</strong></em>on<em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday February 15.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:27:32 +0000 Patrik Holubik 41245 at http://wemu.org Win Tickets to The Ark's 27th Annual Storytelling Festival Weekend Watch: Heather Black Project, Moving Pictures, Jimmy Heath and More! http://wemu.org/post/weekend-watch-heather-black-project-moving-pictures-jimmy-heath-and-more <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Upcoming Events for this weekend, February 7 - 9</strong></em></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:23:43 +0000 Patrik Holubik 41190 at http://wemu.org