Arts http://northernpublicradio.org en America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S. http://northernpublicradio.org/post/americas-youth-orchestra-hits-road-time-playing-us <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7AvzsibovU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9k4SqNnb9A</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 51019 at http://northernpublicradio.org America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S. A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain http://northernpublicradio.org/post/guitar-hero-draws-his-own-sketches-spain If you're a classical guitarist, it may be impossible to resist the pull of one iconic piece: the <em>Concierto de Aranjuez</em> by Spanish composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/98281968/joaquin-rodrigo" target="_blank">Joaquín Rodrigo</a>. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:04:00 +0000 NPR Staff 50907 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain Actress Elaine Stritch, 'Her Own Greatest Character,' Dies At 89 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/actress-elaine-stritch-her-own-greatest-character-dies-89 Elaine Stritch — one of Broadway's boldest and brassiest performers — has died. With that gravelly voice — and those long legs — and that utter command of the stage, Stritch was a bona fide Broadway star. Not as a classic leading lady, necessarily, but as the hardened-yet-vulnerable performer audiences couldn't forget. Stritch died of natural causes Thursday morning at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:21:14 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 50809 at http://northernpublicradio.org Actress Elaine Stritch, 'Her Own Greatest Character,' Dies At 89 Olafur Arnalds On World Cafe http://northernpublicradio.org/post/olafur-arnalds-world-cafe <em>World Cafe</em>'s<em> Sense of Place: Iceland</em> guest today is a busy man. Composer and musician Ólafur Arnalds creates beautiful, sweeping neoclassical music, perfect for the soundtracks that have won him high praise. He's been in especially high demand since winning a BAFTA award for his musical contributions to the British TV series <em>Broadchurch</em>.<p>Arnalds joins the show with his band at the studios of Iceland's Rás 2 radio station to play a set in front of a group of World Cafe Travel Adventurers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:31:00 +0000 editor 50743 at http://northernpublicradio.org Olafur Arnalds On World Cafe How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game http://northernpublicradio.org/post/how-three-tenors-sang-hits-and-changed-game <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcGoY4COi-I</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQeKvVPPlc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXQGyYy-oZI</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 50717 at http://northernpublicradio.org How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game 'La Marseillaise' Unmasked: A Bastille Day Puzzler http://northernpublicradio.org/post/la-marseillaise-unmasked-bastille-day-puzzler "The Star Spangled Banner" turns 200 this year, and the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2014/06/13/321696397/join-a-nationwide-performance-of-the-national-anthem" target="_blank">attention it's been getting</a> is again a reminder of how <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvQ5hZadFok" target="_blank">difficult it is</a> for many Americans to sing our national anthem.<p>Not so for the French, who have <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mW8D0UNyLk" target="_blank">"La Marseillaise,"</a> composed by Claude Joseph de Lisle in 1792 as the French Revolution was in ful Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 50588 at http://northernpublicradio.org 'La Marseillaise' Unmasked: A Bastille Day Puzzler Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies http://northernpublicradio.org/post/conductor-lorin-maazel-who-brought-america-podium-dies <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esL_i0nFBaA</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 editor 50562 at http://northernpublicradio.org Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies Richard Reed Parry Turns Musicians Into Metronomes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/richard-reed-parry-turns-musicians-metronomes Richard Reed Parry is famous for making music sound big. As a core member of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16334660/arcade-fire" target="_blank">Arcade Fire</a>, the Grammy-winning indie rock group from Montreal, he wields multiple instruments to help create deep, layered textures in which strings and synthesizers, slow ballads and disco dance tracks are all at home.<p>Parry's first solo album is a departure even from that broad sound. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000 NPR Staff 50558 at http://northernpublicradio.org Richard Reed Parry Turns Musicians Into Metronomes A Voice Of Velvet And Bronze: Carlo Bergonzi At 90 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/voice-velvet-and-bronze-carlo-bergonzi-90 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94e1ARaqJx8</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 50476 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Voice Of Velvet And Bronze: Carlo Bergonzi At 90 Christina Vantzou, 'VHS' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/christina-vantzou-vhs <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ipEDFkFL_A</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 50423 at http://northernpublicradio.org Christina Vantzou, 'VHS'