There was only one copy of Athens, GA: Inside/Out in town, or at least that's what Vision Video would have you believe. You had to stake a claim to the VHS tape at Vision Video's Broad Street location (now closed), or know somebody with a bootleg, and then know someone with a VHS player. Until it was released on DVD in 2003, to watch this documentary about the '80s Athens music scene was a hassle, but vital if you cared about the history and culture of a Southern town that ran on its own time, and somehow still does.
On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, we play new music from old favorites Wilco, JEFF The Brotherhood and Sleigh Bells. We also share songs from artists we've only just found out about: Bob introduces us to the young, Singapore-based Linying and our intern Sophie brings us Globelamp.
We had an awesome Live In Studio Session with Someday River. The Orlando trio talked about their new EP Sleeping Sideways and their contribution to a new compilation album to benefit victims and families of the Pulse shootings in Orlando along with performing a great set.
In 1950, with the Cold War in full force, an international Bach festival and competition was held in the city of Leipzig in what was then the German Democratic Republic. The winner was a 26-year-old Russian pianist, Tatiana Nikolayeva.
Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the jurors, and he was sufficiently taken with Nikolayeva's playing that he wrote a collection of 24 preludes and fugues -- reminiscent of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier series -- especially for her.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-064, will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.
July 28, 2016 | 8:37 am EDT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Space Launch Complex 41
Was it pre-race jitters? Dash was feverishly thumping her flippers at the wooden sides of her beach corral. An attentive volunteer placed a white towel atop the sea turtle's head to calm her down. Meanwhile, the countdown was on for the 2015 Tour de Turtle.
Sporting a 27- inch long curved shell, Dash was going loggerhead-to-loggerhead with Myrtle (with a 43-inch shell). Close to a 2,000 spectators turned up last July at the Barrier Island Center located in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in southern Melbourne Beach to cheer on the two competitors.
The solo exhibition of 140 portraits from California artist Ray Turner at Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum will close on Saturday, July 30, one week earlier than previously announced.
The Brevard Community has partnered with local businesses such as Millikens Reef Port Canaveral, Rusty's Seafood & Oyster Bar, and Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill and all of the other restaurants at Port Canaveral to host a benefit for the Victims and the Victim's Families of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Victory Casino, Southeast Petro and A&B Graphics are contributing to the event as well.
In an effort to give Florida's Space Coast's youth the opportunity to learn about and be inspired by local conservation efforts, Brevard Zoo is hosting its 5th annual Youth Environmental Summit from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. The Summit is organized by the Zoo’s Teen Conservation Leaders and aims to give peers ages 12-18 the tools and knowledge to become involved with local conservation projects through a variety of hands-on workshops and presentations.
Join Space Share in celebrating the anniversary of Apollo 11's flight to the moon with the mission’s Lunar Module Pilot, Buzz Aldrin! Hosted by the incomparable George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series and films, and featuring fellow Star Trek alumna Nichelle Nichols (Uhura).