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This week (July 8 & 9, 2011) on The Signal…

 

Late, great American folk icons Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston are about to get a theatrical tribute in the upcoming original play, “Woody Guthrie Dreams,” and this week we talk with two local musicians, Caleb Stine and Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith, who’ll be stepping into the historical roles.

 

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This week (July 1 & 2, 2011) on The Signal…

 

The 2011 Maryland Summer Jazz workshops offer amateur players a chance to jam with the pros, and we talk with two of the camp’s resident talents, vocalist Felicia Carter and upright bassist Amy Shook.  We also get a taste of Felicia and Amy’s new CD, “Nothing to Do”.

 

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This week (June 24th & 25th, 2011) on The Signal…

We broadcast Part Two of a special radio series taped in front of live audiences at Center Stage:

The Stoop Says ‘I Do’ - Stories of Holy and Unholy Matrimony

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This week (June 16th & 17th, 2011) on The Signal…

We broadcast Part One of a special radio series taped in front of live audiences at Center Stage:

It’s The Stoop Says ‘I Do’ - Stories of Holy and Unholy Matrimony.

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This week (June 10th & 11th, 2011) on The Signal…

 

A special collection of documentary recordings with some of Maryland’s finest traditional musicians, from the archives of Signal producer Aaron Henkin and Maryland Traditions folklorist Cliff Murphy...  

 

We drop in at a barbershop in Riverdale, where Warner Williams, Phil Wiggins, and other Piedmont Blues musicians turn out on the weekends to play their favorite songs.  

 

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This week (June 3 & 4, 2011) on The Signal, a special road-trip rebroadcast…

 

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This week (May 27 & 28, 2011) on The Signal…

 

When you hear the lush, layered musical arrangements on Wendel Patrick’s new CD, Forthcoming, you want to know how many people are in his band… The answer is surprisingly simple: It’s all one man, Wendel Patrick, and he explains how he makes it happen with nothing but a keyboard and a computer. 

 

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This week (May 20 & 21, 2011) on The Signal…

 

In case you haven’t heard the news, the end of the world is scheduled for this Saturday, May 21st, at least according to an Evangelical sect that’s been warning us of the date with billboard messages and pamphlets all across the country.  This week on the program, contributor Baynard Woods talks with die-hard believers about how it feels to be on the verge of a presumed apocalypse.

 

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This week (May 13 & 14, 2011) on The Signal…

The members of Orfeia Vocal Ensemble introduce us to the hauntingly dissonant harmonies and intricate rhythms of traditional Bulgarian music.

We talk with author Marion Winik about The Glen Rock Book of the Dead. It’s a collection of essays about 51 people whose lives (and deaths) have touched her life.

Contributor Sam Hopkins gets a local history lesson from a long-time produce vendor at Baltimore’s Northeast Market.

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This week (May 6 & 7, 2011) on The Signal…

Bludgers, Quaffles, and the Golden Snitch – they’re all part of the high-flying sport of Quidditch in the fictional world of Harry Potter.  Now the game has cast its spell on real-world college students, and Signal contributor Matt Purdy reports on the action.

We talk to director Todd Rohal about latest film, “The Catechism Cataclysm,” and we meet documentary filmmaker Richard Yeagley, whose debut project, “The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work,” examines

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