April is Public Radio Music Month

Music in America would sound very different without public radio.

Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell lends his support to Public Radio Music Month.

Across the country, local public radio stations, like WVXU, play an integral role in championing, cultivating and promoting music. On 91.7, you learn about local musicians and performances on Around Cincinnati and Cincinnati Edition – and jazz, and swing programs have a home. Interviews with music legends and emerging artists add to your musical discovery and enjoyment. 

April is Public Radio Music Month. Say #thankspublicradio  for playing the music you love.

Learn more about Public Radio Music Month activities around the nation.

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Dave Hawkins
1:32 am
Fri March 29, 2013

"Opening Day"

To get everyone ready for the Reds vs. Angels game on Monday, here’s a song from local singer/songwriter Dave Hawkins CD, Best That I Can, called “Opening Day.”

O'Farrell Street
1:31 am
Fri March 29, 2013

CCM alum Shoshana Bean's new album

After graduating from UC’s College Conservatory of Music, Shoshana Bean attained great success in New York, appearing in Godspell, Hairspray and Leader of the Pack before being cast in Wicked. After a year of understudying, she spent one year in the lead role of Elpheba. Realizing that could be the pinnacle of her Broadway career, she moved to California and is now writing and performing her own music, including her newly released CD O’Farrelll Street. Assistant Producer Kevin Reynolds remembers Shoshana onstage at CCM and talks with her about her career and this new album.

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Music
1:32 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Young violinist Demi Fang

Demi Fang is a senior at Centerville High School, just outside Dayton, Ohio, and she is a truly accomplished violinist. As Frank Johnson discovers in this interview, she has just been named to the inaugural National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, a touring orchestra created by Carnegie Hall and featuring 120 players all aged 16-19. After an intensive two weeks of rehearsals, they will embark on an international tour, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity under the mentorship of acclaimed conductor Valery Gergiev.


A New CD and a New Movie
12:32 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Musician/Actor Kim Taylor

Local musician Kim Taylor is on quite a roll. Her new, self-produced CD, Love’s a Dog, has just been released and the movie she co-starred in, I Used to be Darker, just appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. Somehow, she found the time to join Brian O’Donnell in the studio to talk about this whirlwind and where 2013 might take her next.


"Extinction"
12:32 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Big Rock Club

A song from the Northern Kentucky father/son 3-pc band Big Rock Club.  Their CD, Extinction, was released in October, 2012.

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