Laurie Arbore http://kcur.org en 20 Feet from Stardom ~ Encore http://kcur.org/post/20-feet-stardom-encore <p>This past summer on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro put the spotlight on the documentary film&nbsp;<em><strong>20 Feet from Stardom</strong></em>, a celebration of outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition: &nbsp;the back-up singers. &nbsp;Included on the show were portions of the film's soundtrack, plus other recordings by the artists featured in the film. &nbsp;Since then, <strong><em>20 Feet from Stardom</em></strong> has been nominated for an Oscar, so we bring you a special encore of that show.</p><p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 06:10:38 +0000 Laurie Arbore 50277 at http://kcur.org 20 Feet from Stardom ~ Encore Sly and the Family Stone http://kcur.org/post/sly-and-family-stone <p>This week we celebrate the often-happy, always-funky music of Sly and the Family Stone – including some newly-released material.</p><p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 49616 at http://kcur.org Sly and the Family Stone The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971 http://kcur.org/post/band-live-academy-music-1971 <p>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 <strong>The Band</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp; This performance footage also features horn arrangements by <strong>Allen Toussaint</strong>, who returns to The Folly Theater January 11th for a <em>Cyprus Avenue Live</em> concert.</p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 49259 at http://kcur.org The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971 Annual New Year's Show http://kcur.org/post/annual-new-years-show <p>Bill Shapiro starts the New Year celebration early, bringing you his annual party of live concert recordings.</p><p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 48962 at http://kcur.org Annual New Year's Show The Sounds of Christmas http://kcur.org/post/sounds-christmas <p>Cyprus Avenue rings in the holidays, as Bill Shapiro brings you his annual “The Sounds of Christmas” show.</p><p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 48722 at http://kcur.org The Sounds of Christmas Allen Toussaint ~ Encore http://kcur.org/post/allen-toussaint-encore <p>Thank you for supporting Cyprus Avenue during KCUR's Winter Membership Drive! &nbsp;Later this evening, Bill Shapiro brought you an encore presentation of a show focused on Allen Toussaint. &nbsp;The New Orleans legend will return to The Folly Theater for a <em>Cyprus Avenue Live</em> concert on January 11, 2014. &nbsp;This edition of Cyprus Avenue features Toussaint's music, including songs that became huge hits for other artists.</p><p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:12:04 +0000 Laurie Arbore 48369 at http://kcur.org Allen Toussaint ~ Encore Bill Shapiro's Favorite Recordings Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/bill-shapiros-favorite-recordings-2013 <p>Bill Shapiro shares his favorite recordings to come along this year. &nbsp;It’s a celebration of the music of 2013 this week on Cyprus Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 47977 at http://kcur.org Bill Shapiro's Favorite Recordings Of 2013 The FAME Studios Story http://kcur.org/post/fame-studios-story <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Cyprus Avenue, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">music that came out of the legendary FAME Studios, at the heart of the Muscle Shoals sound.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 47522 at http://kcur.org The FAME Studios Story Allen Toussaint: The Sound of New Orleans http://kcur.org/post/allen-toussaint-sound-new-orleans <p>On January 11, 2014, Allen Toussaint returns to The Folly Theater for a <em>Cyprus Avenue Live</em> concert. &nbsp;This week on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro brings you <span style="line-height: 1.5;">music by the New Orleans legend</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including songs that have&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">been performed and made famous by other artists.</span></p><p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 47290 at http://kcur.org Allen Toussaint: The Sound of New Orleans Survey http://kcur.org/post/survey-3 <div>This week, Bill Shapiro brings you a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">survey of new, fall releases -- music from Paul McCartney, </span>Neko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Case, Elvis Costello and others.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 02:05:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 46973 at http://kcur.org Survey Moondance ~ Redux http://kcur.org/post/moondance-redux <p>Van Morrison is in the spotlight this week, as Bill Shapiro explores a newly-released collection of Morrison's music. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 46567 at http://kcur.org Moondance ~ Redux In Memorium: Lou Reed http://kcur.org/post/memorium-lou-reed <p>This week we explore the influential music of a rock legend who recently passed away, as Bill Shapiro pays tribute to Lou Reed. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 46139 at http://kcur.org In Memorium: Lou Reed Mostly Willie http://kcur.org/post/mostly-willie <p>On this edition of the show, Bill Shapiro puts the spotlight Willie Nelson's new release, <em>To All the Girls...</em>, in which Nelson collaborates with female artists on his well-known songs. &nbsp;Also featured this week, music from Raina&nbsp;Rose, who sang with Sam Baker recently at Cyprus Avenue's&nbsp;35th Anniversary Concert.</p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 45708 at http://kcur.org Mostly Willie Survey http://kcur.org/post/survey-2 <p>This week on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro brings you a survey of new releases with something unique to say:&nbsp; music from <strong>Elton John</strong>, <strong>Mark Knopfler</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>Garland Jeffreys</strong>. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 45402 at http://kcur.org Survey Doc Pomus ~ Redux http://kcur.org/post/doc-pomus-redux <p>On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, we take a journey through decades of popular songs by well-known artists and with something in common: &nbsp;they were either written or co-written by <strong>Doc Pomus</strong>.</p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 45044 at http://kcur.org Doc Pomus ~ Redux Elvis at Stax http://kcur.org/post/elvis-stax <p>This week, Bill Shapiro brings you music from Elvis Presley&rsquo;s Memphis studio sessions of the early&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&lsquo;70s &ndash; released recently in the extensive &ldquo;Elvis at </span>Stax&rdquo;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> compilation. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 44600 at http://kcur.org Elvis at Stax Rock 'n Roll Party for the Fall Membership Drive http://kcur.org/post/rock-n-roll-party-fall-membership-drive <div>Thank you for supporting KCUR and Cyprus Avenue! &nbsp;For this year&#39;s Fall Membership Drive, Bill Shapiro presented a special, two-hour rock &#39;n roll party<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:30:10 +0000 Laurie Arbore 44513 at http://kcur.org Rock 'n Roll Party for the Fall Membership Drive Tell It Like It Is: Aaron Neville (Encore) http://kcur.org/post/tell-it-it-aaron-neville-encore <p>Bill Shapiro brings you an encore this week of his spotlight on Aaron Neville, including some of the iconic singer’s more recent songs. &nbsp;Neville will perform October 4th in <em>Cyprus Avenue Live</em> at The Folly Theater.</p><p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 43935 at http://kcur.org Tell It Like It Is: Aaron Neville (Encore) Sam Baker: Say Grace http://kcur.org/post/sam-baker-say-grace-0 <p>On September 28th, Bill Shapiro celebrates his <strong>35th Anniversary </strong>of bringing you Cyprus Avenue, with a special celebration concert at&nbsp;The Folly Theater. &nbsp;Sam Baker will be our guest performer that night, and this week on the program, we feature Baker's music.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 43500 at http://kcur.org Sam Baker: Say Grace Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait http://kcur.org/post/bob-dylan-another-self-portrait <p>This week, Bill Shapiro brings you newly-released material from a man he calls “the most fascinating musical artist of the last half-century”: &nbsp;Bob Dylan.</p><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 43272 at http://kcur.org Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait Tell It Like It Is: Aaron Neville http://kcur.org/post/tell-it-it-aaron-neville <p>Aaron Neville will perform October 4th in <em>Cyprus Avenue Live</em> at The Folly Theater. &nbsp;This week's show is devoted to his music, including his more recent releases.</p><p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 42891 at http://kcur.org Tell It Like It Is: Aaron Neville Sam Baker: Say Grace http://kcur.org/post/sam-baker-say-grace <p>In the spotlight this week: &nbsp;the music of <strong>Sam Baker</strong>. &nbsp;Baker will perform September 28th at The Folly Theater, in the&nbsp;<em>Cyprus Avenue Live </em>celebration of our show's <strong>35th&nbsp;Anniversary</strong>. &nbsp; Bill Shapiro says of Sam Baker, "He sings to your soul, and it makes you feel real good."&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 42515 at http://kcur.org Sam Baker: Say Grace 20 Feet from Stardom http://kcur.org/post/20-feet-stardom <p>This week, a celebration of some outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition: &nbsp;the back-up singers. &nbsp;We explore portions of the soundtrack from the documentary <strong><em>20 Feet &nbsp;from Stardom</em></strong>, plus dig into other recordings that feature some of these artists.</p><p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 42055 at http://kcur.org 20 Feet from Stardom Ballads by Rockers, Vol. 2 (35th Anniversary Edition) http://kcur.org/post/ballads-rockers-vol-2-35th-anniversary-edition <p>As we get closer to the 35th Anniversary of Cyprus Avenue, we revisit the first-ever musical concept featured on the show: &nbsp;<strong>Ballads by Rockers</strong>.</p><p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 01:18:29 +0000 Laurie Arbore 41761 at http://kcur.org Ballads by Rockers, Vol. 2 (35th Anniversary Edition) Rhythm of the Rhythms, IV: 2005-2006 http://kcur.org/post/rhythm-rhythms-iv-2005-2006 <p>In Part Four of this series, we take a look back at some of the more noteworthy music that came along in 2005 and 2006.</p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 41205 at http://kcur.org Rhythm of the Rhythms, IV: 2005-2006 The Music of Otis Redding http://kcur.org/post/music-otis-redding <p>This week on Cyprus Avenue, we focus on the music – and&nbsp;the musical <em>impact </em>– of the late, great Otis Redding.</p><p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 40802 at http://kcur.org The Music of Otis Redding The Latest from the Ladies http://kcur.org/post/latest-ladies <p>This week on Cyprus Avenue, we feature newly-released music from&nbsp;some outstanding female artists.</p><p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 01:01:38 +0000 Laurie Arbore 40566 at http://kcur.org The Latest from the Ladies Marty Stuart, Redux: Encore http://kcur.org/post/marty-stuart-redux-encore <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">On July&nbsp;19, Cyprus Avenue brings Marty Stuart back in concert for&nbsp;</span><strong><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Cyprus Avenue Live&nbsp;</em></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">at The Folly Theater. &nbsp;This week on the program, an encore presentation of our spotlight on Marty and his extremely multi-faceted music.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 39811 at http://kcur.org Marty Stuart, Redux: Encore Jimmy and Bob http://kcur.org/post/jimmy-and-bob <p>This week on Cyprus Avenue… It’s a celebration of reggae, as we explore newly-released music of <strong>Jimmy Cliff</strong> and the late <strong>Bob Marley</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 39447 at http://kcur.org Jimmy and Bob Rhythm to the Rhythms, Vol. III: 2003-2004 http://kcur.org/post/rhythm-rhythms-vol-iii-2003-2004 <p>As Cyprus Avenue gets closer to its 35th anniversary, we continue our "Rhythm to the Rhythms" series -- this time looking back at some noteworthy music featured on the show in 2003 and 2004.</p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 01:12:04 +0000 Laurie Arbore 39360 at http://kcur.org Rhythm to the Rhythms, Vol. III: 2003-2004