music http://iowapublicradio.org en Vinyl's Comeback & the Rise of Music Streaming http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vinyls-comeback-rise-music-streaming-0 <p>Today on River to River, we explore the continuing changes in the music industry...including the fact that more and more users are listening from large online libraries of music – like Rhapsody, Spotify, or Pandora – rather than purchasing individual songs or albums. We also discuss why vinyl records are making a comeback.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:28:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 37838 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vinyl's Comeback & the Rise of Music Streaming Beatles 50th Anniversary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/beatles-50th-anniversary <p>When the Beatles touched down in New York on February 7, 1964 Beatlemania arrived with them.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:40:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 35721 at http://iowapublicradio.org Beatles 50th Anniversary Vocal Cord Development http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vocal-cord-development <p>Shows like America's Got Talent and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnL4F_vJV2o">YouTube </a><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rqBXgtO-G0">videos </a>have introduced us to many phenomenal young singers belting ballads like adult Broadway stars.&nbsp; However, is it healthy for young performers to sing with such intensity?&nbsp; How does hitting the high and low notes affect vocal cord development?</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:09:51 +0000 Sarah Boden 34948 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vocal Cord Development Acts of Kindness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/acts-kindness <p>Host Charity Nebbe celebrates acts of kindness by interviewing the people whose lives have been positively affected by others.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:13:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 33940 at http://iowapublicradio.org Acts of Kindness Studio One Picks the Best of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/studio-one-picks-best-2013 <p>Host Charity Nebbe sits down with "Studio One" host Mark Simmet and "Blue Avenue" and "Backtracks" host Bob Dorr of Iowa Public Radio's Studio One to talk about the best music of 2013.&nbsp; Their picks are listed below, and you can hear excerpts throughout the show.</p><p></p><p>Mark Simmet - Best alternative/independent albums of 2013</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe, Katherine Perkins, Bob Dorr & Mark Simmet 33647 at http://iowapublicradio.org Studio One Picks the Best of 2013 Mason Jennings Talks About His New Record 'Always Been' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mason-jennings-talks-about-his-new-record-always-been <p></p><p>Minnesota Singer/Songwriter Mason Jennings has been performing for almost two&nbsp;decades. Over the years he's recorded for record labels run by Jack Johnson and Isaac Brock of the band Modest Mouse. For his latest record, called "Always Been," Jennings recruited Iowa music veteran Bo Ramsey to produce. Jennings stopped by IPR&nbsp;earlier this fall to talk to Clay Masters about his new record. "Always Been" is this week's "CD of the Week" on Studio One. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Clay Masters 32495 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mason Jennings Talks About His New Record 'Always Been' Chase Garrett Plays the Boogie Woogie http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chase-garrett-plays-boogie-woogie <p>Iowa City piano-player Chase Garrett discusses his tour, <a href="http://chasegarrett.com/">Chase Garrett's 4<sup>th</sup> Annual Blues and Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp.</a> He also plays some tunes and explains why the blues and boogie woogie speak to him as a musician.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:53:44 +0000 Sarah Boden 32123 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chase Garrett Plays the Boogie Woogie Football and Cello http://iowapublicradio.org/post/football-and-cello <p>The story of <a href="http://www.heisman.com/index.php">Heisman Trophy</a> winner <a href="http://espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Kinnick_Nile.html">Nile Kinnick</a> is widely known; an outstanding young athlete who died before his time.&nbsp; But the very first winner of the Heisman was also from Iowa.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe and biographer <a href="http://firstheisman.blogspot.com/">Brian Cooper</a> discuss the life and times of <a href="http://www.heisman.com/winners/j-berwanger35.php">Jay Berwanger</a>.&nbsp; Berwanger was the son of a blacksmith in Dubuque who almost didn&#39;t go to Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:56:20 +0000 Sarah Boden 29998 at http://iowapublicradio.org Football and Cello Iowa City Library's Local Music Project Could Become Library Model http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-city-librarys-local-music-project-could-become-library-model <p>Despite changes in how Americans are listening to music, think Pandora or Spotify, people are still checking out physical CDs from libraries. A recent PEW report found that half of Americans visited a library last year, and 16 percent of them checked out music.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But just as libraries are introducing eBooks to readers – librarians are also trying to figure out how to get digital music to library goers. Iowa City has launched a digital music library that focuses on its local music scene.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Clay Masters 27732 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa City Library's Local Music Project Could Become Library Model Songs of Summer and Saying Goodbye http://iowapublicradio.org/post/songs-summer-and-saying-goodbye <p>Pianist and composer <a href="http://dance.uiowa.edu/about/faculty-and-staff/staff/dan-knight/">Dan Knight</a> has preformed all over the world, but he has always called Iowa home. Today he visits us to say "goodbye; at least for now.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Dan Knight about his plans for the future and his upcoming <a href="http://www.westmusic.com/articles/dan-knight-farewell-concert.htm">farewell concert</a>.&nbsp; They also create a soundtrack for the summer based off listener memories.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:34:46 +0000 Charity Nebbe 22782 at http://iowapublicradio.org Songs of Summer and Saying Goodbye 80/35 Play-In Finalists On Iowa's Music Scene http://iowapublicradio.org/post/8035-play-finalists-iowas-music-scene <p>Host Charity Nebbe previews the 80/35 Play-In finals sponsored by IPR Studio One. She’ll talk with organizers of the music festival and members from the three bands vying for a gig on the main stage.</p><p><em>The 80/35 Play In Finals are this Thursday, June 6<sup>th</sup> at Wooly’s in Des Moines. Doors open at 6 pm and the finalists play at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm with sets that last around 45 minutes each.&nbsp; </em></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:13:40 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 21890 at http://iowapublicradio.org 80/35 Play-In Finalists On Iowa's Music Scene Vinyl's Comeback & The Rise Of Music Streaming http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vinyls-comeback-rise-music-streaming <p>Today on River to River, we explore the continuing changes in the music industry...including the fact that more and more users are listening from large online libraries of music – like Rhapsody, Spotify, or Pandora – rather than purchasing individual songs or albums. We also discuss why vinyl records are making a comeback.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:23:10 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 20022 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vinyl's Comeback & The Rise Of Music Streaming Cornelius Eady: Poet, Musician http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mission-creek-literature-cornelius-eady <p>When poet Cornelius Eady was a teenager, he carried around a guitar he didn't know how to play. After decades of publishing poetry in many forms, he's making that teenager happy with two new music releases.</p><p>Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, he is an award winning playwright, and he is also a musician. It is his poetry that has brought him to Iowa this week as part of the Mission Creek festival in Iowa City.</p><p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:28:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe 18725 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cornelius Eady: Poet, Musician Emotional Health & Wellness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/emotional-health-wellness <p>Being healthy just isn't about&nbsp; maintaining a healthy weight and getting enough exercise. It's also about how you feel emotionally. With this year's <a href="http://www.livehealthyiowa.org/" target="_blank">Live Healthy Iowa Challenge</a> kicking off,&nbsp; host Charity Nebbe talks about emotional health and how physical health affects your emotional health. Also, how music and laughter can affect your emotional health.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:15:50 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14289 at http://iowapublicradio.org Emotional Health & Wellness Season's Griot http://iowapublicradio.org/post/seasons-griot <p>This annual one-hour special captures the spirit of Kwanzaa and the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. This year’s program is hosted by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Llyod Wilson and features youth as the special guest griots, reading their own original poems. Storyteller Linda Goss entertains with plenty of music, and poet laureate Beverly Fields Burnette reads from her own work.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Char 12612 at http://iowapublicradio.org Season's Griot 80/35 Play-In Finalists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/8035-play-finalists <p>Today on Talk of Iowa, Charity&nbsp;talks&nbsp;with the finalists for&nbsp;Wellmark&#39;s <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/events/play-in.html" target="_blank">80/35 Play-in </a>presented by Iowa Public Radio&#39;s&nbsp;Studio&nbsp;One.&nbsp;We&#39;ll hear&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lovesongsforlonelymonsters.com/" target="_blank">Love Songs For Lonely Monsters</a>, <a href="http://www.holywhitehounds.com/" target="_blank">Holy White Hounds</a> and <a href="http://seedlings.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Seedlings </a>in addition to Iowa Public Radio&#39;s Music Director Al Schar Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:18:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3550 at http://iowapublicradio.org 80/35 Play-In Finalists Grinnell College Choir Commissions Work http://iowapublicradio.org/post/grinnell-college-choir-commissions-work <p>A young composer who is seen by many as an up-and-coming talent will soon have his new piece performed on the East Coast.&nbsp; His work was written for and premiered this spring by the Grinnell College choir.&nbsp; It combines the unlikely pairing of Irish poetry about Iowa with biblical passages about an apocalypse sung in Arabic.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:57:39 +0000 John Pemble 214 at http://iowapublicradio.org Grinnell College Choir Commissions Work New Beginnings for the University of Iowa Arts Campus http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-beginnings-university-iowa-arts-campus <p>Nearly four years ago flood waters dramatically changed the landscape in Iowa City. Over the next few years the campus will be transformed again as the University of Iowa replaces the lost buildings. On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, we&rsquo;ll hear about recently approved plans to rebuild the University of Iowa arts campus, including a new Hancher Auditorium, Art Building and Music Building. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 95 at http://iowapublicradio.org The "Surf" as Rock 'n Roll Icon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/surf-rock-n-roll-icon <p>Fifty-three years ago Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) gave their final performances at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. The accident that followed turned the Surf into a rock &#39;n roll icon. On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, we&rsquo;ll remember the Winter Dance Party and discover what makes the Surf a special place.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 90 at http://iowapublicradio.org