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WNYC's Soundcheck

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In Studio: Shara Worden and Sarah Kirkland Snider

10/18/10
Homer's Odyssey has been inspiration to many a songwriter. But composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has created a decidedly modern spin on the ...

Vanished Venues: Max's Kansas City

10/18/10
From the mid-1960s to the early '80s, Max's Kansas City was an artists haven that welcomed Andy Warhol, writer William S. Burroughs and ...

Vanished Venues: The Bottom Line

10/18/10
Opened in 1974 by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, The Bottom Line was a cabaret-style venue that catered to fans and music industry ...

A Break for a Pause

10/15/10
On the show yesterday, author Jennifer Egan talked about a character in her novel A Visit From the Goon Squad who is obsessed with pauses ...

Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green

10/14/10
Before he moved to New York, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa carved out his own musical path in Chicago jazz clubs. He sought out ...

Exploring Music and Time

10/14/10
Jennifer Egan is an award winning journalist and writer whose latest novel, A Visit From The Goon Squad, is full of music and musicians. ...

Essential Rock Fiction

10/14/10
This week, Soundcheck has hosted some great writers of rock fiction. This made us wonder - what makes a great rock novel How to ...

Remembering Joan Sutherland

10/13/10
Earlier this week, the world mourned the loss of beloved soprano Joan Sutherland. She was known as 'La Stupenda' for her dynamic range and ...

Chuck Taylor Opens a Recording Studio

10/13/10
Converse, the sneaker brand found on the feet of rockers everywhere - from The Ramones to The Strokes - recently announced that it's ...

About Two Boys

10/13/10
The celebrated English novelist Nick Hornby High Fidelity, About a Boy often writes about music and musicians, so it only made sense that ...

Loston Harris

10/11/10
With suave charm and an encyclopedic knowledge of the American songbook, the piano man is a time-honored figure in music. Loston Harris is ...

Slow Down, Robert Johnson!

10/11/10
The handful of recordings Delta blues icon Robert Johnson made in 1936 and 1937 are among the most influential songs in music. Disciples ...