This past summer on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro put the spotlight on the documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom, a celebration of outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition: the back-up singers. Included on the show were portions of the film's soundtrack, plus other recordings by the artists featured in the film. Since then, 20 Feet from Stardom has been nominated for an Oscar, so we bring you a special encore of that show.
We kick off 2014 with some legendary rock ‘n roll, as Bill Shapiro brings you selections from the famous 1971 New Year’s Eve concert by The Band. This performance footage also features horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint, who returns to The Folly Theater January 11th for a Cyprus Avenue Live concert.
Thank you for supporting Cyprus Avenue during KCUR's Winter Membership Drive! Later this evening, Bill Shapiro brought you an encore presentation of a show focused on Allen Toussaint. The New Orleans legend will return to The Folly Theater for a Cyprus Avenue Live concert on January 11, 2014. This edition of Cyprus Avenue features Toussaint's music, including songs that became huge hits for other artists.
On January 11, 2014, Allen Toussaint returns to The Folly Theater for a Cyprus Avenue Live concert. This week on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro brings you music by the New Orleans legend, including songs that have been performed and made famous by other artists.
On this edition of the show, Bill Shapiro puts the spotlight Willie Nelson's new release, To All the Girls..., in which Nelson collaborates with female artists on his well-known songs. Also featured this week, music from Raina Rose, who sang with Sam Baker recently at Cyprus Avenue's 35th Anniversary Concert.
Bill Shapiro brings you an encore this week of his spotlight on Aaron Neville, including some of the iconic singer’s more recent songs. Neville will perform October 4th in Cyprus Avenue Live at The Folly Theater.
On September 28th, Bill Shapiro celebrates his 35th Anniversary of bringing you Cyprus Avenue, with a special celebration concert at The Folly Theater. Sam Baker will be our guest performer that night, and this week on the program, we feature Baker's music.
In the spotlight this week: the music of Sam Baker. Baker will perform September 28th at The Folly Theater, in the Cyprus Avenue Live celebration of our show's 35th Anniversary. Bill Shapiro says of Sam Baker, "He sings to your soul, and it makes you feel real good."
This week, a celebration of some outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition: the back-up singers. We explore portions of the soundtrack from the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, plus dig into other recordings that feature some of these artists.
On July 19, Cyprus Avenue brings Marty Stuart back in concert for Cyprus Avenue Live at The Folly Theater. This week on the program, an encore presentation of our spotlight on Marty and his extremely multi-faceted music.