Song Travels with Michael Feinstein News Friendly Version

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Song Travels is a one-hour series from NPR and South Carolina ETV Radio, hosted by five-time Grammy-nominated performer Michael Feinstein. In each program, Feinstein sits down with a musical guest to explore American Popular Song and the intimate journey singers and songs take together. Each program features an even mix of conversation and musical performances by the guests and Feinstein.

Song Travels is a one-hour series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is essentially a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions.

"In this series, we talk about songs, How important they are in our lives, how they've changed our lives and how sometimes they make life worth living."
- Michael Feinstein

Feinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the years, changing with each interpretation and artist. Guests as diverse as Joshua Bell, Bette Midler, Cheyenne Jackson, Rumer, Thomas Lauderdale, and Liza Minnelli give intimate performances and share personal insights.

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Song Travels is a one-hour series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is essentially a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions."In this series, we talk about songs, How important they are in our lives, how they've changed our lives and how sometimes they make life worth living."- Michael FeinsteinFeinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the... Show full description


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Wynton Marsalis News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis hails from one of New ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2012
  • Length: 53:00
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Eric Benet News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) R&B singer, songwriter, and actor Eric Benét brings a thoughtful m...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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January 15: Shelby Lynne News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has carved her own pa...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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January 22: Miloš Karadaglic News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) Classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglic began perf...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) The husband and wife musical team of Marilyn...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Ryan Bingham News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham has made the unlikely journey fro...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Aaron Neville News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) Grammy-winning R&B /soul singer Aaron Neville has been a radio ...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Born into Hollywood royalty, Liza Minnelli has made her own name on the stage and screen. Her role in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Singer, actress, and comedian Bette Midler is Feinstein’s guest for an hour of pure radio fun. Midler unpacks stories and favorite tunes from her r...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) Gloria Gaynor is best known for her sensational 1978 hit, “I Will Survive,” w...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from Hawaiian shores to...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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News-Friendly Format (1:00 billboard; 5:00 news hole; 52:00 program) As a young girl, vocalist Catherine Russell bounced on the knee of Louis Arms...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Guitarist, singer, and composer Matt Munisteri has uncovered much of the forgotten jazz and swing from the early 20th century. His latest album, St...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Singer, virtuoso guitarist, and composer José Feliciano’s holiday tune, “Feliz Navidad,” is essential to any Yuletide playlist. On his latest album...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2013
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Rumer (Sarah Joyce) was raised in England and Pakistan, and her sound reveals a deep connection to the ‘70s singer/songwriter era, along with shade...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2015
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Neil Sedaka is a name synonymous with popular music. He started with a string of ‘60s pop hits, and continues to reinvent the form with each new de...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2013
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Marilyn and Alan Bergman are a legendary power couple in American popular music. They penned the themes for classic network TV series Alice, Good T...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
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Actor, singer and comedian David Hyde Pierce is best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Niles Crane on the long-running series Frasier. He's ...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
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French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today’s classical music scene. He has more than forty albums to his credit, ...

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  • Added: May 15, 2015
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