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WUSB Sunday Street Series: Ellis Paul

Sunday, December 10th, 3 P.M. (in WUSB's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum)

Ellis returns for what will be his 12th annual show for us. He'll help celebrate the holiday season with some new songs, as well as favorites from his recent album, Chasing Beauty, his 2012 holiday album, City of Silver Dreams, and audience requests from his extensive catalogue. Ellis will be making full use of the Steinway concert piano he will have at his disposal. There are always surprises at an Ellis Paul show and you can expect a unique cover or two of songs from other writers.

From his emergence on the Boston music scene in 1990, Ellis has won a devout following for his well-crafted songs and his passionate, high energy stage presentation and his distinctive voice. As Kristian Bush, of the duo Sugarland has said, "Ellis has a voice that is so powerful you know who it is the second he comes through your radio." (www.ellispaul.com)

Advance sale at $25 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, December 8th. Tickets at the door are $30 (cash only)

The Sunday Street Series takes place in the Gillespie Room located in the Carriage Museum at The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook. The Sunday Street Series is a not-for-profit series sponsored by the collaboration of these not-for-profit organizations: WUSB-FM, The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council and The Long Island Museum.

Grammy-winner, James Mtume, talks Miles Davis, Roberta Flack and Notorious B.I.G. on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Legendary producer, musician and composer, James Mtume, will be joining Tom Needham this Thursday on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film.

James Mtume is known in the music business for his creativity and versatility. He first rose to prominence as a jazz musician playing with artists like Gato Barbieri, Art Farmer, Jimmy Heath and McCoy Tyner. He is probably best recognized, though, for his long collaborative relationship with Miles Davis in the 1970’s. During this time, he recorded and performed with Miles Davis on the influential albums, On the Corner, In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall, Big Fun, Get Up with It, Dark Magus, Agharta, and Pangaea.

For more information, visit
https://www.longisland.com/news/11-16-17/grammy-winner-james-mtume-talks...

Bustin' Out Blue Science Review

On Tuesday night, between 9:00 and 10:00 PM, Bustin' Out Blue Science Review will have, from the Wardenclyffe Telsa Science Center, Rich Gearns, Neil Baggett, Marc Allessi and Carl Erikson.

And Dr. Helio Takai will be co-hosting the program and talk about the past present and future of Tesla and the Science Center.

Jane Ira Bloom on Smooth Jazz Radio

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, between 2:00 and 4:00 pm Smooth Jazz Radio's George Rudolph will be interviewing Soprano Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom about her new album Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson. Jane has received the 2017 Downbeat International Critics Poll for Soprano Sax and the 2017 Jazz Journalists Association Award for Soprano Saxophone Player of the Year. Her new album sets to music some of Emily Dickinson's most famous works. She will performing at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Friday, Nov 17th at 7:30 pm. The Church is located at 315 West 22nd Street in NYC.

WUSB Sunday Street Series: James Maddock


Sunday, November 19th, 3 P.M. at The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, New York

With a terrific new album, Insanity vs. Humanity, James Maddock returns to WUSB's Sunday Street Series to play a duo show.
with keyboard wizard Ben Stivers.

British born Maddock was the leader of the band Wood whose song "Stay You" was heard on Dawson's Creek. After an extended break from recording, Maddock moved to New York City and released the exquisite album, Sunrise On Avenue C, winning the NY Music Award for Best Americana Album. Maddock followed with Wake Up and Dream, Another Life and in 2015 The Green.

According to Vin Scelsa, "Maddock's talent has a timeless quality he shares with the great songwriters. His music touches the soul." His live performances show Maddock to be one of the most engaging and exciting artists on the acoustic music scene. He will be playing this show in a duo setting. (www.jamesmaddock.net)

Advance sale tickets at $25 at www.sundaystreet.org through November 17th with remaining tickets at the door, if available, for $30.

Celebrating Collaborations on Mystery Train: Friday, 3 pm – 5 pm

Friday’s Mystery Train highlights great new albums by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile & Mavis Staples as produced by Jeff Tweedy, as well as dives into their back catalogues.

Also: new music by Beck and Cat Power (I know!), old music by James Brown, Nirvana, Bowie. Tasty covers too. All crammed into two hours of awesomeness.

Pam Grier Discusses Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Weinstein and Florence Henderson on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Legendary actress, Pam Grier, will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guest on The Sounds of Film this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB. Also on the show, will be the director of Frank Serpico, Antonino D’Ambrosio, and Petra Volpe, the director of The Divine Order, which is Switzerland’s submission for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film.

It airs Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/11-08-17/pam-grier-discusses-quentin-tar...

Thursday, November 9, on Captain Phil's Planet 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

This Thursday in the three o'clock hour listen to Mechanicsburg PA Prog Rockers Clarke's Secret Identity as they prepare to play in Astoria Queens, NY Saturday, November 18th at Gussy's Bar

Also on this episode prepare for LI Who, Long Islands' biggest Doctor Who convention, and the upcoming Anime NYC convention on November 17th - 19th. Also, on November 11th, Lainey Schooltree brings her epic Rock Opera Hetereotopia to the New Jersey Proghouse.

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/332483830549007/

HIP HOP MARATHON WEEKEND - Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5

Hip Hop Marathon kicks off during Reggaematic Vibes at 11pm than officially jumps off on Trim Mix with Cut Supreme and Mr. E Babylon, featuring DJ Stichez, DJ Jazzy Jezz, Mikey Fresh, DJ Arthritic and more.

It will also be a continuation of the Trim Mix Party's 14th anniversary special with clips from the last 14 years.

Don't miss it! You can't get this programming anywhere else, so if you like what you hear, make your pledge of support TODAY!

WUSB Sunday Street Series: Garnet Rogers

Sunday, November 5th, 3 P.M. in WUSB-FM's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook
Garnet Rogers has been proclaimed by Sing Out magazine as "the greatest interpreter and vocalist performing on the contemporary folk scene." He set out on the road at age eighteen as a full-time working musician with his brother Stan Rogers, the Canadian folk legend. Establishing himself as a solo artist following his brother’s tragic death, Garnet has delivered performances centered on extraordinary songs, his unsurpassed playing on a host of guitars, and his over the top humor and lightning-quick wit.
Add his name to the select list of the giants in the guitar world today and couple that with brilliant songs often centering on people who are not obvious heroes, and you have the makings of an outstanding afternoon of music. He most recent album is  Summer’s End.
In 2016, Garnet published Night Drive, his memoir of his days of touring in a band with his brother Stan in the late 1970’s.  It is an unbelievably wild book and a great read, replete with tales that couldn’t be made up. Look for Garnet to share some passages from it in his live show. (www.garnetrogers.com)
Advance sale $22 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, November 3rd with remaining tickets at the door for $27

The Sunday Street Series is a not-for-profit collaboration among WUSB-FM, The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council, and the Long Island Museum. The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25 in Stony Brook.