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Uncovering the Standards on Divaville Lounge, Sunday 1/12 2-4pm

When a song becomes an evergreen, it can be sung again and again over the decades and sound fresh every time. On this week's Divaville Lounge we'll take 15 classic songs and compare the earliest recording with the version we now consider definitive. "Georgia on My Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael and Ray Charles; "Night and Day" by Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra; "Blue Moon" by Mel Torme and the Marcels, and many more. Tune in this Sunday from 2-4 pm for two takes on the standards!

 

Funk/Soul Divas on FDDF, 6-8pm 6/13

 Funk Disco Dance Friday on September 13th from 6-8 pm will feature Funk/Soul Divas: women of early 70s funk like Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Betty Davis and Ann Sexton, plus new artists like Sharon Jones and Alice Russell. In the first hour we'll also talk with Kirsten Sherk of Ipas about Retro Rock for Reproductive Rights, a benefit concert Saturday night featuring funk artists Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band. We'll hear new music from the Booty Band's upcoming album Onward! and talk about Ipas's work promoting access to reproductive health care.

 

Mint Julep Jazz Band live interview: Sunday 5/19 at 2pm

On Sunday 5/19 from 2-3 pm, Divaville Lounge will host an in-studio interview with Durham's swing orchestra, the Mint Julep Jazz Band. Bandleader and trombonist Lucian Cobb and singer Laura Windley will talk about performing live swing music in the modern era, play songs from their new CD "Durham on Saturday Night," and play some of their favorite classic songs from the 1930s and 40s. Tune in for a swinging afternoon!