Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you a new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call that both continue series-within-a-series of shows that bring you rare Beatles recordings and pay tribute to the legendary composer/lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, in his 90th year, respectively. You know, just like last week. You can tune in at the website, or on this embedded radio player…
At 2 PM, your humble blogger returns with the seventeeth Beatles Blast that leads us closer to the conclusion of what has turned into a 20-part series, The Lost Beatles Project. This brings together bonus material from deluxe reissues of The Beatles’ group and solo albums and weaves them together in a flowing stream of consciousness mixtape that allows the listener to pretend to be a fly on the wall in the studio while the Fab Four make their magic.
After we conclude the Lost Beatles Project series in June, Beatles Blast will revert to it’s usual format, presenting The Beatles group and solo material mixed with cover tunes by other artists, music from related acts (like labelmates, offspring, or former collaborators) and songs that feature guest contributions from the boys.
Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at noon, Saturday at 4 PM, Sunday at 5 PM and Tuesdays at 9 AM, exclusively on The AIR.
At 3 PM Mel Larch once again devotes the entire hour of Curtain Call to a musical tribute to Stephen Sondheim for his 90th year. This time she goes back to the 2010 PBS special, Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.
For this second of three parts of the Curtain Call Sondheim 90th birthday tribute, Mel presents highlights of this special, featuring performances by Jerry Hadley, Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber, Liza Minelli, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Bill Irwin, Betty Buckley and more.
Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight.