Cyprus Avenue

Saturday 1 p.m.; Rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

The world of popular music from gospel to rock - from country to reggae - from a different point of view.

Cyprus Avenue on KCUR has been hosted by Bill Shapiro since October 1978. The weekly radio show has aired on more than 50 stations in the U.S.

Shapiro is the author of The CD Rock and Roll Library and The Rock and Roll Review, both published by Andrews & McMeel. A native of Kansas City, Mo., and a tax and estate planner since 1962, Shapiro received his law degree from the University of Michigan.

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Cyprus Avenue
10:31 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Richard Thompson At The Folly

Richard Thompson
FollyTheater.org

On June 6, Cyprus Avenue will feature Richard Thompson at The Folly Theater in Cyprus Avenue Live.  This week on the program, we look at Thompson's storied recording career.  (This edition of Cyprus Avenue aired on June 1, 2013.)

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Cyprus Avenue
10:28 am
Thu June 6, 2013

The Soul of Rock and Roll: Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison
Facebook.com/RoyOrbison

A journey through just some of the music from icon Roy Orbison's vast recording career.  (This edition of Cyprus Avenue aired on May 25, 2013.)

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Cyprus Avenue
10:25 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Here Come The Women

Ashley Monroe
Brian Tipton, CMT.com

A celebration of great music from some amazing women on the scene. (This edition of Cyprus Avenue aired on May 18, 2013.)

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Cyprus Avenue
1:15 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

How Many Roads: Black America Sings Dylan

Soul and R&B interpretations of classic Bob Dylan songs this week on Cyprus Avenue.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:50 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Willie, Jake, & Steve

Willie Nelson

New music from Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, and Jake Bugg this week on Cyprus Avenue.

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Cyprus Avenue
4:24 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Richard Thompson @ The Folly

Richard Thompson

On June 6 Cypress Avenue will feature Richard Thompson at the Folly Theater in Cypress Avenue Live. This week on program, we look at Thompson's storied recording career.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:15 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Atlantic Records: 1959-1975

Aretha Franklin In The Atlantic Studios

A look at the legacy of Atlantic Records, and the lesser-known artists the studio produced, this week on Cyprus Avenue.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:31 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Rhythm To The Rhythms 2001-2002

Ryan Adams

The second installment in a series looking back at the arc of popular music since the year 2000.

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Cyprus Avenue
7:24 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Madeleine, Mary, & Iris

Iris DeMent

Three powerful female singer-songwriters this week on Cyprus Avenue.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:54 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell, & Angels

A look at new and previously unreleased material Hendrix produced before his untimely death.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:00 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Boz Scaggs: Memphis

New and classic music from Boz this week on Cyprus Avenue.

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Cyprus Avenue
4:29 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Rhythm To The Rhythms 2000

Steve Earle

A new series focusing on the arc of popular music since the year 2000.

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Cyprus Avenue
4:46 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Survey

Terry Allen

New music from Terry Allen, Tom Jans, and duo Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:32 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Aaron Neville: My True Story

This week on Cyprus Avenue, an exploration of Aaron Neville's new release My True Story - an album of early rock 'n roll and doo-wop covers.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:55 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Townes Van Zandt: Sunshine Boy

Townes Van Zandt

An exploration of the new release Sunshine Boy, which contains unreleased and demo tracks from the height of Townes Van Zandt's recording career.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:10 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

New Blues

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

Traditional blues music has influenced generations of musicians, but is it still alive in this modern era?  On this week's Cyprus Avenue, we explore new releases from Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite and Gary Clark Jr. that keep the blues tradition going strong.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:00 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Survey

Richard Thompson

A survey of Bill Shapiro's favorite new releases.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

The Beatles: Their 12 Greatest Songs

Rolling Stone has compiled a list of The Beatles' 100 greatest songs. 

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Dan Penn: The Sound Of Muscle Shoals

This week on Cyprus Avenue, a look at the career of a man who was once described as the "secret hero" of 1960's R&B music.

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Cyprus Avenue
12:18 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

2012: The Year They All Came Back

Bob Dylan

The year 2012 brought new releases by some of the biggest names in popular music.  Bill Shapiro shares some highlights.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:02 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Annual New Years Concert

Tuff Gong

Bill Shapiro brings you the annual end-of-the-year "ultimate concert experience."

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Cyprus Avenue
2:17 pm
Sun December 23, 2012

Annual Holiday Show

The Ronettes

It's that time of year again.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:02 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

2012 Favorites

Bill Shapiro shares his favorite recordings of 2012.

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Cyprus Avenue
5:37 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Art Garfunkel: The Singer

This week on Cyprus Avenue, a retrospective look at the solo and collaborative work of Art Garfunkel. 

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Cyprus Avenue
1:02 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Paul Simon: Live In New York

This week on Cyprus Avenue, a look at Paul Simon’s latest release - a live album recorded in New York’s historic Webster Hall.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:36 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Warren Zevon: A Remembrance

This week on Cyprus Avenue, an intimate look at the early demos, and final recordings of Warren Zevon.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:36 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Country Funk: 1969-1975

This week on Cyprus Avenue, slinking bass lines, brass section breakdowns, and pedal lap steel?  An aural expedition into the world of country funk music via a new compilation release from Light In The Attic Records.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:36 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years

This week on Cyprus Avenue, a look at the undeniable genius of Ray Charles, and the tracks that defined his early recording career at Atlantic Records.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:36 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

Echoes From Britain: Tom Jones & Van Morrison

This week on Cyprus Avenue, new releases from two giants of popular music - Van Morrison and Tom Jones.

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Cyprus Avenue
3:36 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Rosanne Cash Returns

This week on Cyprus Avenue, a career spanning look at Rosanne Cash, the latest artist coming to town for Bill Shapiro’s “Live at the Folly Theater Series.”

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