Tagged: Americana

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Howard Hanson And The Eastman-Rochester Symphony Play Music Of Porter, Rogers And Copland – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Another dose of Americana tonight, by way of the venerable Eastman-Rochester Symphony, conducted by none other than Howard Hanson. A recreation of a portion of the first concert given spotlighting new American composers which the Eastman-Rochester Symphony took part in on May 19, 1925. Howard Hanson was an American composer,...

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March 4, 1950 – “Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person”: The Klaus Fuchs Affair – The Ever-Present Cult Of Doom.

News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of the key figures in the development of the Atomic Bomb, David Lilienthal referred to...

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February 22, 1969 – In Dread Of A Nixon Visit – End Of The Tet Holiday – “George Was A Snappy Dancer”.

News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary Higgins Clark, and revelations over what were previously conceived notions as to who...

February 4, 1980 – ABSCAM: New Word In The Dictionary.

On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials and hand-wringing went into swift action, but questions arose when it was learned...

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The Eastman-Rochester Wind Ensemble Play Music Of Edward Burlingame Hill – 1947 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Some recently rediscovered Americana tonight. American composers of the early-to-mid twentieth century, aside from the big names such as Aron Copland, have been largely forgotten over the years. Their style of composition has fallen out of favor in the academic world, and most audiences tend to be more interested in...

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The Sound Of New York – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles/Gallimaufry

The CBS Radio Workshop – Voice Of New York – March 2, 1956 You support is always enormously appreciated: Become a Patron! In the 1950’s, reel to reel tape recorders were the equivalent to iPhones today. Everybody had to have one and everybody felt the overpowering need to record everything...

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January 22, 1973 – Roe v. Wade – Supreme Court Decision On Abortion

Forty-eight years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that made a Woman’s right whether or not to choose to have an Abortion a legal right. Prior to this time it was illegal for a doctor to perform an Abortion under any circumstances, and those Women who chose...

January 18, 1956 – Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – John Foster Dulles.

For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’ alarming tone with regard to the Indo-China (Vietnam) situation. Dulles proclaimed, in no uncertain terms, that...

January 11, 1944 – FDR -The Second Bill Of Rights -A State Of The Union In Wartime –

Recovering from a bad case of the Flu, President Roosevelt delivered the 1944 State of The Union address from the Oval Office, rather than in a Joint Session of Congress. The war had been going on for 3 years and the tide was turning in the Allies favor. It was...