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This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, you'll hear Glenn Miller's "St. Louis Blues March," Chris Connor's "Jeepers Creepers" and June Christy's "Skyliner."

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Otis Williams is the founding, and only surviving, member of the original, legendary, super-group The Temptations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are currently on tour with The Righteous Brothers and will be in concert at Cincinnati's PNC Pavilion on Friday, July 26. Elaine Diehl had the chance to speak with Otis Williams about the history, music, and legacy of The Temptations.

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This week's blues show, Saturday, July 20th at 11pm, starts off with Harry Connick, Jr; Queen Latifah; Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson; and Billie Holiday.  The second set features Curtis Salgado, Joe Cocker, and Tony Monaco from Columbus, Ohio.  Jimmy Witherspoon begins the third set followed by Roy Orbison, Dr. John, and Tom Waits.  And, Delbert McClinton's, "My Love is Burnin'," end the show from his 1990 release, "I'm With You."

Concert notes...the 4th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival will be held at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum on Saturday, July 27th from 3-9pm.  Bands performing include the Leo Clarke Band, Ralph and the Rhythm Hounds, the Almond Butter Band, and the North Second Crew.  Jimmy D Rogers will be playing in the Beer Garden during set changes.

Alligator Records performing artist, Billy Branch, will be on stage at the Sorg Opera House in Middletown on Friday, August 9th at 8pm.  

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We're hoping to set up an interview for Around Cincinnati with Sandy Nassan who'll be performing at the Ludlow Garage's 50th Anniversary Celebration in Eden Park on Saturday, August 17th.  So, I reached out to Doug Yeager for his contact information since they're good friends, and Doug sent me this 1970 concert poster of Sandy's appearance at the Reflections nightclub at the corner of Calhoun and Vine Streets in Clifton.  That was a great venue!!  I drove up with friends from Morehead to see the Allman Brothers there with Duane.  It's an empty lot now, but what great memories for those of us lucky enough to hear great musicians who played there.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, you'll hear Mills Brothers' "Nagasaki," Charlie Barnet's "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie" and Julie London's "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody."

Meet Steve Berlin Of The Legendary Band, Los Lobos

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Los Lobos band member Steve Berlin reminisces about the band’s early days as he joins Elaine Diehl to talk about upcoming shows, new music and his own touring experiences. Los Lobos and The Mavericks will co-headline a show at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Tuesday, July 23.

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On August 4, Cincinnati's The Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet will perform at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival. Before they go, our Elaine Diehl welcomes the group into our studio for a conversation and performance. Here is an additional live performance recorded at Cincinnati Public Radio:


This week on The Blues, Saturday, July 13th at 11pm, you're in for a treat.   You'll hear a phone interview I recorded earlier this week with Derek Trucks from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, plus an in-studio performance/interview featuring Ron Esposito with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt who dropped by the WVXU studio on Father's Day, June 16th, with their guitars.  You'll also hear two songs from Tedeschi Trucks Band's new album, Signs, as well as two songs by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt live in our studio.  A shout out to Rick Andress who engineered the in-studio session with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is bringing their Wheels of Soul tour to PNC Pavilion on Friday, July 19th and to the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Saturday, July 20th.  Both shows start at 7pm.  Opening acts are Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope.  I spoke by phone yesterday with guitarist Derek Trucks about the Tedeschi Trucks Band's new album, Signs, and also about their Wheels of Soul tour. 

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, you'll hear hits like Peggy Lee's "I Threw a Kiss in the Ocean," Les & Larry Elgart's "Sophisticated Swing" and Eydie Gormet's "I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time."

Back and bigger than ever! 91.7 WVXU and Radio Artifact present 2 nights of amazing  music performed by local bands and musicians who have entered NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest.

Happening Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at Northside's Urban Artifact, home to AAA station Radio Artifact (heard on 1660 AM. radioartifact.com, and WVXU-HD 2), this new format for the Showcase will allow the invited bands to play longer for their fans and new listeners alike.

AND NOW...the line-up has been announced! Join us for one or both nights of great local music!

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Get to know Evans Mirageas, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Opera since 2005.

Evans tells his own story and previews the Cincinnati Opera's 100th anniversary. He also discusses the balancing act between new and experimental and standard audience favorites, taking opera to exciting new venues, the collaboration with our CSO and student singers from CCM, and finally, what’s to come for Cincinnati Opera.

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Saturday, July 6 at 11 p.m.

Ron Esposito welcomes Doug Yeager to WVXU’s studio to talk about Josh White’s career.  Yeager represents the estate of Josh White and is also Josh White, Jr.’s manager. This one-hour special will air two days before Josh White’s birthday on February 11th. White was born one hundred and five years ago in 1914.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear such hits as Johnny Mercer's "Blues in the Night," Sammy Davis, Jr.'s "Lonesome Road" and Bobby Darin's "Oh, Look at Me Now."

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He's widely regarded as one of the premier jazz bass players and David Friesen will be bringing his quartet to The Greenwich in Walnut Hills on July 5. He joins Ron Esposito on the phone to talk about his career, some of his recordings, and the players joining him at this gig.

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On December 3rd, Doug Yeager who was in town to share his film, Free to Rock: How Rock and Roll Brought Down the Wall, came into WVXU's studio to talk about his friend, Odetta.  He was her manager from 1976 until her passing in 2008.  During our conversation, Doug shared many stories about Odetta including her friendships with Dr. Maya Angelou and Harry Belafonte.  He also discussed her influence on many, many musicians over the decades of her career...Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; Madeleine Peyroux; Peter, Paul & Mary; Richie Havens, and Janis Joplin.

Celebrate those Summer nights this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright. You'll hear Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Cocktail," Artie Shaw's "Summit Ridge Drive" and The Nat King Cole Trio's "It's Only a Paper Moon."

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Richmond, Indiana native Jeff Hamilton is one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in jazz today. He's on the phone with Yemi Oyediran to talk about his June 26 appearance at Walnut Hills' Caffe Vivace with the legendary Blue Wisp Big Band.

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Banjoist/composer/bandleader Bela Fleck has reconvened his world famous Flecktones for a new album and tour. They will appear at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre on June 30, but first he's on the phone with Elaine Diehl with details of their 30th anniversary and getting the band back together.

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A new date, a new location, but the same quality blues return to the Cincinnati riverfront on July 13 when this year's Cincy Blues Fest takes over the Schmidlapp Lawn next to Moerlein Lager House at The Banks

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