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Join us for a discussion on corporate support for the arts as we broadcast live from the Columbus Arts Festival downtown. 

The Life and Legacy of Otis Redding

May 19, 2018
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Fans and critics alike regard Otis Redding as one of the greatest musical artists of all time. The "Sittin' On the Dock Of the Bay" singer died in 1967 at the age of 26 when a private plane he was on crashed in Wisconsin. However, his legacy as a passionate African American performer during the civil rights movement continues to have relevance in the age of Black Lives Matter. 

On today's show we speak with Jonathan Gould, who wrote an extensively researched biography on the soul singer. Join us as we explore Redding's music, road to worldwide success and early death.

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One of the nation’s largest rock festivals returns to Columbus this weekend. Rock on the Range runs Friday through Sunday and brings some of the biggest names in rock music to MAPFRE Stadium.

The Ohio State Fair has added three performances to its previously announced 2018 lineup. The Beach Boys, "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, TLC and En Vogue are now joining Reba McEntire, The Commodores, Styx and Cheap Trick, among others, at the WCOL Celeste Center this July 25 - August 5. 

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In the end, it was not much a contest at all. Out of more than two dozen Central Ohio bands who entered NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest, our listeners picked singer-songwriter Lisa Gain as their far-and-away favorite.

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They wrote the songs. They found the desk. They submitted the videos. Now, it's waiting time to find out who will win the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest from NPR Music. 

The world's most popular music streaming service, Spotify, went public today. Shares were expected to start trading around $130 each, but ranges for the opening price went as high as $169, and at the time of this writing its stocks were trading at $155, making the company worth about $27.4 billion. (You could safely expect these figures to fluctuate widely over the coming hours, days, weeks and months.)

Shuffle: Musicians Lead Akron's Kenmore Neighborhood Revival

Mar 29, 2018

Editor’s note: This story originally incorrectly stated that Marc Lee Shannon is the former guitarist for Michael Stanley. Shannon is still with the band  

A few city blocks in east Akron are coming back to life with the help of musicians. For this week’s Shuffle, WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz walked Kenmore Boulevard to hear how the community is rebuilding a music district.  

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