Monthly archives for September, 2013

V&B: Frank Sinatra and The Art of Image

Who was Frank Sinatra? What can his legacy teach us? Did he get his wish?

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Frank Sinatra (Sunday 9.22.13)

Sinatra was responsible for the popularity of the male singer in big band movement. He was able to merge his arts of music and acting. Sinatra has one of the most enduring voices in music, jazz or otherwise.

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V&B: Spaces, Stuff and Ourselves

We take a look at our spaces, our stuff and ourselves with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, UT Professor Sam Gosling Author of “Snoop: What your stuff says about you”, and architect Christopher Travis. What is the psychological functions our homes can serve? How do people shape the spaces around them? And what we can learn about behavior from things?

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Cannonball Adderley (Sunday 9.15.13)

Hard bop was popularized by Cannonball Adderely in the 1950s and 1960s. Adderely reinvigorated jazz in the 1970s after a successful career playing with many of the jazz greats.

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Sonny Rollins (Sunday 9.8.13)

Sonny Rollins pioneered a bass drum rhythm section with no piano so his saxophone playing would stand out as well as be a rhythm instrument itself. Rollins joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1955.

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Art Pepper (Sunday 9.1.13)

Alto saxophone player Art Pepper redefined himself repeatedly, and each time gained greater respect and popularity.

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