KSUT to assume ownership of Folkwest Festivals

FolkWest, producers of the Four Corners Folk Festival and Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass, will transfer ownership of both festivals to KSUT Public Radio on September 30th, 2019.

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The World Of Billie Holiday: A Turning The Tables Playlist

Aug 19, 2019

Listen to this playlist on Spotify or Apple Music.

Exploring The Legacy Of Elvis Presley

Aug 16, 2019

Friday marks the 42nd anniversary of the death of music legend Elvis Presley.

Last year, Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson spoke to Eugene Jarecki, whose documentary “The King” looks at how Presley continues to resonate today.

Actor Peter Fonda, best-known for his iconic role as a free-spirited motorcycle rider in the 1969 counterculture classic Easy Rider, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 79. The cause of his death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer, according to a family statement released to People magazine.

This is part IV of our Grand Canyon Centennial series

We’ve been talking about the Grand Canyon this week to mark it’s centennial as a national park. The Grand Canyon has inspired many artists, writers, and musicians over that time, and long before.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to one of the musicians who has been inspired by the Grand Canyon, Clare Hoffman. She’s the co-founder and artistic director of the Grand Canyon Music Festival.

"There is never any end," John Coltrane said sometime in the mid-1960s, at the height of his powers. "There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at." Coltrane, one of jazz's most revered saxophonists, was speaking to Nat Hentoff about an eternal quest — a compulsion to reach toward the next horizon, and the next.

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Fifty years ago, the tiny town of Bethel, N.Y., was transformed into a teeming city of more than 400,000 people brought together by peace, love and music. Today, the site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, as it was officially called, is on the National Register of Historic Places. For some who were there, it's a place of pilgrimage, memories and the site of a museum full of memorabilia.

Note: As summer break winds down and kids head back to class, we thought we'd share an episode we originally ran last year, with a whole bunch of songs and stories to help students get through school.


This is FRESH AIR. Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Parliament-Funkadelic, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Barry White, Bob Marley, Patti LaBelle are just some of the many performers our guest, Bruce Talamon, has photographed on stage and off. A book collecting his music photos from 1972 to '82 is titled "Soul. R&B. Funk."

Moments before the first note at the Tiny Desk, David Crosby needed the mics rearranged: He asked that his microphone be positioned evenly with the rest of his bandmates, rather than in front of them, explaining that while his name is the one on the marquee, The Lighthouse Band has no hierarchy.


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