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  • Banning Alcohol at Concerts September 30, 2008

    So Van Morrison has banned booze at his UK concerts. The idea of banning alcohol at a concert makes about as much sense as banning beer at the ballpark. Look, no one wants to have t... (article)

  • Alcohol and Live Music September 30, 2008

    Legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison has banned fans from drinking alcohol at his concerts in England. But some concert halls are loosening up -- and allowing audience members to ... (episode)


  • Philip Glass: The Perennial Lighting Rod September 29, 2008

    The French have this great saying, entre chien et loup. Literally, “between a dog and a wolf,” but of course it’s much more poetic than that – it is used to describe that time of day... (article)

  • Glass in a Box September 29, 2008

    For more than 40 years, Philip Glass has created music -- and controversy. The iconic composer talks abour his career and a 10-CD retrospective. And: guitarist Tom Morello knows a thi... (episode)


  • Metallica, Ne-Yo and the Hootie Guy September 26, 2008

    Some of this week's best-selling albums come from heavy metal's flagship act, a producer-songwriter, and the frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish. Today: what Billboard charts reveal a... (episode)


  • Who's on Top Today? September 26, 2008

    So Metallica is atop the Billboard 200 chart. Sort of reminds me of the 70s and 80s, when the Billboard album charts regularly featured rock bands. Now? Not so much. Aside from he... (article)

  • Can music motivate you at the gym? September 25, 2008

    The big thing in gyms now is apparently music. Various production houses, most notably Muzak, have created music services specifically with gyms and health clubs in mind. The idea i... (article)

  • Music as a Workout Motivator September 25, 2008

    It’s getting near that time of year when outdoor workouts come in from the cold. Today: how music in your health club is chosen -- and why music matters to your workout. Also: Damon A... (episode)


  • Another Look at Lenny September 24, 2008

    While writing his article about Bernstein in today’s Daily News, David Hinckley asked if we could talk a bit about Bernstein’s legacy in general, his connection to WNYC in particular,... (article)

  • The Real Leonard Bernstein September 24, 2008

    It's the first day of "Our Lenny," WNYC's Leonard Bernstein festival. Today, we start the conversation with a look at the late musician's influence as a conductor, composer, and media... (episode)