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  • Why We Like Sad Music By AI KAWAKAMI, New York Times September 20, 2013 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SADNESS is an emotion we usually try to avoid. So why do we choose to listen to sad music? Musicologists and philosophers have wondered about this. Sad music can induce intense emotions, yet the type of sadness evoked by music also seems pleasing in its own way. Why? Aristotle famously...
    Louis Rugani Sep 23, 2013
  • This article's music critic was correct when he wrote there is nothing pedestrian about Anderson's harmonic palette. This is sophisticated stuff! I'm certain concert bands around the world will still be playing Anderson's music long after Lady Gaga and Vanilla Ice have faded from the public consciousness. February 8, 2008 Not Highfalutin, but Highly Satisfying Indulgences By THE...
    Louis Rugani Sep 2, 2013
  • Jazz: Rewriting Musical History: CD Reissues Give Underrated Or Overlooked Artists A Second Chance At Fame (August 14, 1994) By Howard Reich, Tribune Arts Critic. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Underrated pianists, forgotten singing stars, neglected band leaders and once pre-eminent instrumentalists have been making a stunning comeback lately-en masse. Never mind that some of these...
    LouRugani Aug 29, 2013
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    LouRugani Jul 14, 2013
  • Happy Anniversary to all of us! Hey, we'd planned that Year 21 get-together for this day, but it's been reset by station management for Sunday August 4, 2013 and on that day it'll be a grander event. Apologies for the short notice ... there were some staffing conflicts, and even an equipment shortage. But we're set for August 4, and we'd like to do something outside the studio that...
    LouRugani May 26, 2013
  • Music from Studio X was an American network radio program of recorded music on the Mutual Broadcasting System originating from WOR in New York. The program premiered on July 9, 1956 with host John A. Gambling; it was heard Monday through Saturday between 9:05 PM and 1 AM EST, and on Sundays between 1:30 PM and 5 PM, with a 15-minute news break at 11 PM by newscaster Lyle Van. The...
    LouRugani Apr 21, 2013
  • Taking Movie Music Seriously, Like It or Not (New York Times) By DAVID SCHIFF April 22, 2001 FOR two years in a row, the Academy Award for best film score has gone to a classical composer: first John Corigliano for ''The Red Violin,'' then Tan Dun for ''Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.'' While cynics claim that this is the film industry's way of advertising its high-art pretensions...
    LouRugani Mar 24, 2013
  • Patty Andrews never served in the military, but she and her singing sisters certainly supported the troops. During World War II, they hawked war bonds, entertained soldiers overseas and boosted morale on the home-front with tunes like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" and "I Can Dream, Can't I?" Patty, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio, died...
    LouRugani Jan 31, 2013
  • For this St. Valentine's Day, 1959's super-rare Judy Garland concept masterpiece THE LETTER makes its re-premiere on THE MUSIC OF THE STARS with Lou Rugani on the Sunday, February 10th 2013 show over WLIP AM 1050 and worldwide at www.wlip.com . Musical director/arranger/composer Gordon Jenkins created this experimental song-cycle narrative, and the Ralph Brewster Singers offer...
    LouRugani Jan 28, 2013
  • Free MUSIC OF THE STARS ringtone! http://soundcloud.com/carol-lynn-1/music-of-the-stars-ringtone
    LouRugani Oct 8, 2012