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Fresh is Best

I'm going to coin a new phrase: Bumper Sticker Logic. Perhaps that's already a phrase--maybe I subconsiously soaked it up somewhere. In any event, you may wonder what my new phrase (that will be sweeping the nation if not the planet very soon) has to do with this week's World Music Show (8/2).

Invasion of the Strings

We owe a lot to the guitar or two the stringed instrument. Just think of all the sounds we'd miss if there wasn't a guitar or other stringed instrument lurking in the background or taking center stage. On this week's World Music Show (7/26), we'll celebrate these sounds with a few choice choices of strings.

In Case You Missed It: Quatro Na Bossa Live from 88.9 WCVE

On Wednesday evening, July 15, singer Laura Ann Singh and guitarist Kevin Harding of Quatro Na Bossa came to our studios at 88.9 WCVE to play some music and talk a little bit about what they have planned for Friday evening’s (7/18) Guitar and Other Strings Concert at VCU. In case you missed their segment, you can listen to it here. They performed music by Chico Buarque, Dorival Caymmi, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfa.

Listen Up, You!

Once in a while, all the cylinders are firing at the same time. Or if you prefer, the stars align and everything seems in sync. Or to spout off--as well as butcher another cliché, all my ducks are in a row. Anyway you slice up these battered and misused clichés, the point is that on this week's World Music Show (7/19), the two hours seem to gel just right.

Where are the Festivities?

In retail, they call this the "Dog Days of Summer." Translation: there's not much going on. Now, could we transfer this metaphor over to the World Music genre? Or at least to certian programming on a certain public radio station? Answer: not by a long shot. Becuase while in the outside world there's heat, humidity, bugs, and possible general malaise (unless you're on vacation or about to go on vacation), here in radio land, we can travel to whereever the mood strikes us--which is exactly what we'll do on this week's World Music Show (7/12). Let the festivities begin!

One Rollicking Good Hour

Sometimes the best things come in small packages, or so my Mom used to tell me. I didn't quite believe this axiom when I was younger, but as I aged, I knew it could be possible. In fact, if you take this week's World Music Show (7/5), this saying rings true. The time alloted for the show this week is only one-hour (starting at 9:00 p.m.), which means I've got to pack a lot of punch into 59 minutes. Can it be done?

Of course it can!

The Beauty of Summer

I've been thinking about this recently. There is a division among people here in RVA. There are those of us who enjoy mid-seasons and those of us who enjoy the transitions, as in from one season to the next. As for me, I tend to fall into the latter. But for those who enjoy the mid-season (or in this case, the still-newish start of a season), then this week's World Music Show (6/28/14) is for you.

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