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Newport Academy launches a program to help with COVID-19 mental health.

Published 24 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Newport Academy’s Orange County outpatient program announces its Teen Wellness Intensive Summer Program to help provide local families with academic and therapeutic support, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In Case You Missed It.

Published 24 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Times have been tough lately and it’s pretty hard to stay on top of new music, videos, streamable concerts, and/or live sessions.

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Father John Misty releases new cover song EP, ‘Anthem +3.’

Published 24 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Josh Tillman, A.K.A. Father John Misty, releases “Anthem +3” on Bandcamp. The EP consists of cover songs he has previously recorded, plus “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 11

Published 24 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


DAVID BAERWALD of David + David
PETER MURPHY of Bauhaus
SCOTT SHRINER of Weezer
SUZANNE VEGA


THIS HAPPENED

In 1969, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” was released just ahead of the first Apollo moon landing.

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Hear At Home with Karen Grotberg from The Jayhawks

Published 25 days ago by Andy Chanley

Hear At Home with Karen Grotberg from The Jayhawks

The Independent 88.5 FM's afternoon host, Andy Chanley talks with Karen Grotberg from The Jayhawks for this Hear At Home episode. Grotberg talks about her history with The Jayhawks and the hiatus. Grotberg talks about their new album, XOXO, and plenty of other topics about The Jayhawks.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 10

Published 25 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


ARLO GUTHRIE
MAVIS STAPLES
SANDY WEST of The Runaways

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1962, The first trans-Atlantic transmission was sent by the American Communications satellite Telstar. A British record producer was inspired to compose an instrumental in honor of the occasion, and by the end of the year that song, “Telstar,” had become a #1 pop hit for The Tornados.

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Hear At Home with Girl Friday

Published 26 days ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Hear At Home with Girl Friday

88.5 FM's mid-day host, Mookie chats with the entire band of Girl Friday. The band reflects on how their priorities have changed during the pandemic. Girl Friday also talks about how the band came together and evolved through the process. Mookie gets the band to tell us about their favorite venues as well! Catch new music from Girl Friday on the Independent 88.5 FM.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 9

Published 26 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


JACK WHITE of The White Stripes/The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather
JIM KERR of Simple Minds
MITCH MITCHELL of The Jimi Hendrix Experience
TOM HANKS

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1955, Bill Haley And His Comets began an eight-week run at #1 in the US with “Rock Around the Clock.”

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