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Music, artist interviews, and upcoming performances around western Montana.

According the Jewish calendar, we're in the year 5774, which means it’s about time somebody made a film about klezmer jazz bandleader and English/Yiddish comedian, Mickey Katz.

Nathalie Pires

Nov 27, 2013

Musician's Spotlight, September 3rd and November 26th, 2013: Nathalie Pires

Her father named her after a Julio Iglesias song, but it was the mysterious sounds of Fado music, from her family's homeland of Portugal, that captivated young Jersey girl  Nathalie Pires and inspired her musical career, bringing Fado's soaring melodies and dramatic stories to audiences across the globe.

Monday, December 2nd, 2013: Each December, through music and anecdotes, Allen Secher's monthly program,"You Must Remember This" salutes Pearl Harbor Day. This December 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm, "Rosie the Riveter," "The Ration Blues," "Buy Buy Bonds," and "He's 1A in the Army and A1 in My Heart" paint a picture of the U.S.'s home front during the Second World War.

Tom Catmull

Nov 22, 2013

December 3rd, 2013: Popular Missoula singer-songwriter Tom Catmull returns to Musician's Spotlight to discuss his most recent solo recording, "Words and Malady." Joe Nickell wrote in 2006 for The Missoulian: "Tom Catmull straddles genres like a bow-legged cowboy on a mountain bike.

Missoula Symphony broadcast, Sunday, November 24th, 7pm

Nov 20, 2013

Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening for a broadcast of the second concert in the 2013-2014 season of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Darko Butorac, music director and conductor.

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This week, we'll take a look at jazz artists takes on classic Soul and R&B, with covers of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and more. Artists include Organists Charles Earland and Leon Spencer, Stanley Turrentine, One for All (with Erci Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Steve Davis, and David Hazeltine), Guitarists Paul Bollenback and Phil Upchurch and much more. 8:30 Wednesday on What I Like About Jazz.

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A tribute to Veterans, with a show featuring musicians who were veterans of the U.S. Military.

We'll hear Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Vince Guaraldi, John Coltrane and more.

Monday, November 18th, 2013, 7:30pm: host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," profiling the work of the late guitarist and songwriter J.J.

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What I Like About Jazz, a special program at a special time, 7:30-9:00 pm, Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

A look at the intimacy and the art of the duet. A special place in jazz when two artists play together. We'll hear Ron Carter and Houston Person, Stan Getz and Kenny Barron, Michel Petrucciani, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner and Bobby Hutcherson and more.

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