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8:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Indigenous Expressions, Monday, April 21st, 7:30pm

4/21/14: The April edition of "Indigenous Expressions" features music by Rodriguez; Carlos Santana; The Neville Brothers with Buffy Sainte-Marie; Lila Downs; Richie Havens; The  Chambers Brothers; Tha Tribe, and more.

Join host David Sam for "Indigenous Expressions" Monday at 7:30pm, once a month, for indigenous music and words from around the world.

Music By Siloti and Rachmaninoff
6:36 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Barbara Blegen and Steve Hesla, Live In Studio, Thursday, April 10th, 8:00 - 9:00pm

Barbara Blegen and Steven Hesla
Credit 2 Valleys Stage

4/10/14: Join us Thursday, April 10th from 8:00 - 9:30pm for live studio performances from concert pianists Steven Hesla and Barbara Blegen. The duo will present a potpourri of the solo pieces that they'll perform Sunday, April 13th, in concert at 3pm at Seeley Swan High School in Seeley Lake, as part of The Performing Arts Series produced by 2 Valleys Stage. Don't forget to take a moment between pieces to call or enter your pledge of financial support:

(800) 325-1565, or in the Missoula area: 243-6400, or right here at mtpr.org

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10:29 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Stan Howe, In-Person on "The Folk Show"

Stan Howe

4/8/14: Join us this afternoon between 2:06-4:00pm as Stan Howe joins John Myers and Beth Anne Austein for the annual Public Radio Week "Folk Show." Expect songs about riding, pining, Rockies and springtime, loose change and sparing a dime, as well as stories about Stan's recent adventures in recording. John will improvise puns, Beth Anne will audibly roll her eyes, and your phone calls will add background cacophony. (800) 325-1565 or 243-6400 or mtpr.org to contribute.

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Pennies From Heaven (and Bucks From Listeners)
7:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Monday Music Special, April 7th: "You Must Remember This"

4/7/14: This week on the Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 9:00pm:  Allen Secher joins us live in the phone room for a special hour-and-a-half-long Public Radio Week edition of "You Must Remember This." Along with his umbrella, Allen's bringing some standards that discuss the weather. Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Fuller and other crooners predict rain, lovely weather, and spring hang-ups. Secher's forecast: steady showers of financial support from listeners.

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2:38 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Jazz from Montana

Tune in tonight for a special (pre) Public Radio Week look at some of Montana's great jazz artists. From Bozeman to Helena, Billings to Missoula, and even some folks from the Highline: Chester, Miles City and more, Montana has spawned some amazing artists over the last 40 years. We'll hear from Phillip Aaberg, Jack Walrath, Wilbur Rehmann, the Big Sky Mudflaps, Cheap Cologne, MJ Williams, Jenny Fleming, Eden Atwood, David Morgenroth, and Josh Farmer. There's so much great music right here in Montana, one show could hardly contain it.

All-Beethoven, with piano and vocal soloists
8:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale broadcast, Sunday, March 23rd, 7:00pm

Guest piano soloist, Lisa Smirnova

3/23/14: Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening for a broadcast of the fourth concert in the 2013-2014 season of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Darko Butorac, music director and conductor.

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4:44 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

The rhythm of Al Harewood

Drummer Al Harewood anchored a slew of classic albums in the 50's and 60's, including a number of Blue Note records. Albums by the likes of Dexter Gordon, Stanley Turrentine, Horace Parlan, Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Cutis Fuller, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, Ike Quebec, Dizzy Reece and Bobby Hutcherson featured the drumming of this under-appreciated titan and future music educator. Tune in this Wednesday night for a sample of  classic cuts with many of these great players. What I like About Jazz, Wednesday, March 19, at 8:30 Mountain.

MTPR Music
12:12 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

The return of Blue Note Records, the 1980's

As one of the premiere jazz record labels, beginning in 1939, Blue Note Records set the tone for jazz to come, especially capitalizing on the rise of Be-Bop with artists like Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson and Art Blakey. After decades of success, the label underwent radical changes beginning with its' sale to Liberty Records. The 1970's did no favours, and the label eventually folded. However, it's popularity in Japan and other parts of the world, and a resurgence in traditional jazz, allowed a re-birth of the label.

1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show"
8:00 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Stan Howe program, Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

3/4/14: The first Tuesday of each month, from 2:06-3:05pm, the first hour of "The Folk Show" is Stan Howe's monthly program, featuring everything from up-and-coming Montana fiddlers to scratchy old 45rpm records, new releases to the occasional wax cylinder.

For March, Stan fiddles with the waltz, via Calvin Volrath, Skip Gorman, Shelby Rae Russell, Fred Stoneking, and others.

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Allen Secher's Tribute to Pete Seeger
8:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Monday Music Special, March 3rd: "You Must Remember This"

3/3/14, 7:30-8:30pm: Host Allen Secher pays tribute to musician, songwriter and activist, Pete Seeger, who died in January 2014 at the age of 94.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

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