Spongicus:Plankton turns the Chum Bucket into a realistic replica of the Colosseum, complete with a man-eating lionfish! Suction Cup Symphony:Squidward’s inspiration for his musical entry in the Bikini Bottom Symphony Orchestra competition… SpongeBob and Patrick! House Fancy:Jealous that Squilliam’s on House Fancy, Squidward lures the show producers to his fancier house. Desperate to make his home presentable, Squidward lets SpongeBob help. Krabby Road:Plankton forms a band that includes SpongeBob, hoping SpongeBob will write a song revealing the Krabby Patty ingredients. Penny Foolish:Mr. Krabs thinks he sees SpongeBob pick up a penny from the ground. A penny that should be HIS! Nautical Novice:Before a class trip to the Nautical Museum, SpongeBob memorises the entire history of boating. Isn’t that reason enough for Mrs. Puff to give him his licence? Not Normal:SpongeBob becomes normal. And boy, is it boring! Gone:It’s the strangest thing. SpongeBob awakens to find everyone in Bikini Bottom is gone!
Saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano and remembering the founder of the Mamas and the Papas, John Phillips, on this edition of Fresh Air. John Phillips died of heart failure on Sunday. He was 65. Phillips was the principal songwriter for the pop group which had a string of hits from 1966 to 1968 when the group broke up. Their hits included "Monday, Monday," "California Dreamin'," "I Saw Her Again Last Night" and others. This interview was conducted in 1986. Last year, Joe Lovano was voted Down Beat Readers and Critics Poll Winner Tenor Player of the Year. Early in his career, Lovano played with Woody Herman and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. He's also worked with Elvin Jones, Carla Bley, Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden. And he played with the Paul Motian Trio which featured his Berklee School of music classmate, Bill Frisell. In 1991 he began work as a leader, and has recorded a number of albums. His latest is Flights of Fancy: Trio Fascination, Edition Two. (Broadcast Date: March 19, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010319/rt_whyy_010319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Secrets. Allegra Teagarden, a musical prodigy, flees her father's dominance and abuse while touring in pre-civil war Charleston, South Carolina. Plagued by depression over her mother's suicide during their previous visit, she escapes in an effort to piece together the details behind her mother's mysterious demise. Secrets. Down to her final coin, Allegra happens on Charleston's Fancy, the first southern amusement park, which is searching for musicians for its orchestra. At first, the park seems her salvation; but she quickly realizes she has traded the dominance of her father, for the even more terrifying madness of the owner, Silas. And more secrets. Allegra meets the dashing Brighton LeFroy, Fancys engineer and pyrotechnics master. His shabby clothing cannot conceal the brilliant mind beneath. The musicians whisper he is a witch, is obsessed with storms, and is rumored...to fly. And despite the danger, despite her own misgivings, Allegra is inexplicable drawn to him. She ventures to his reclusive home on Fire Isle during a thunderstorm and together they seek to unravel an ancient mystery. And bring an ancient evil to justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janine Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054762/bk_acx0_054762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lux Radio Theatre was one of the most prestigious and longest running shows from Radio’s Golden Age. It featured the greatest stars in Hollywood appearing in hour-long radio adaptations of their biggest motion pictures. Cecil B. DeMille was the host (from 1936-1945) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable checklist of many of Hollywood’s best films from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s. The stars of the movie usually appeared in their audio counterparts, although sometimes contracts or schedules meant that another actor took the part. The productions were broadcast live, with a full orchestra, in front of a large studio audience. Sponsored by Lever Brothers, the makers of Lux Soap, The Lux Radio Theatre came to radio in 1934 and lasted until 1955 for a total of 926 hour-long broadcasts. It transitioned to TV in 30-minute weekly installments in 1950 with James Mason as host. 10/11/37 "Stella Dallas" w/ Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles and Anne Shirley 10/6/47 "Undercurrent" w/ Katharine Hepburn and Robert Taylor 11/22/48 "The Big Clock" w/ Ray Milland and Maureen O’Sullivan 4/18/49 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" w/ Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston 9/10/51 "Fancy Pants" w/ Bob Hope and Lucille Ball 12/3/51 "Strangers on a Train" w/ Ray Milland, Frank Lovejoy and Ruth Roman 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010507/bk_brll_010507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ruggiero's contributions to contemporary music are noteworthy. They include 27 works written for solo instruments, voice, as well as chamber groups and large ensembles.This study serves as an annotated bibliography of selected works written for saxophone by Charles Ruggiero.They include a piece for large chamber ensemble, Dig: From Tunes My Grandmother Heard (2009), a trio for flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone titled Echoes of "Piano Red" (2006), two saxophone quartets, Dig: JSB 1 (2003), and Three Blues for Saxophone Quartet (1981), two works for alto saxophone and piano, Night Songs and Flights of Fancy (2005), and Strayhorn (1999-2000), one piece for soprano saxophone and piano, Interplay for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (1988), Dance Complusions (2004), one duo for tenor saxophone and percussion, Sizzlesax II (2001), one concerto for soprano saxophone and piano, Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (1995, rev. 1999), and a trio for violin, alto saxophone, and piano, Dances and Other Movements (1983, rev. 1984).In addition, an analysis of Ruggiero's composition Interplay for Soprano Saxophone and Piano offers an insight into the compositional style of the composer.
'A minstrel entering a merry company displays what he has brought back from foreign lands: songs serious and gay, and finally a dance piece. Like a true musician, he expands and embellishes the melodies, preluding and improvising according to his fancy and ability.' This medieval picture was the inspiration of the composition. Instrumentation: viola and small orchestra
It's not easy being Todd Williams, a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old gay musical prodigy. The bullies, Bob and Ari, at his fancy private school make his life a living hell. Todd's drunken, irresponsible mother, Eddie, constantly embarrasses him and puts his artistic future in jeopardy. And now, his best friend, Jennifer, who plays clarinet with him in the orchestra, isn't speaking to him. Maybe Leroy, Todd's friendly poltergeist, knows what's going on with her. To top it off, he can no longer rely on Jennifer's help in the race to solve a puzzle that could lead to a buried treasure. Todd must learn to stand alone. He's finding out that growing up is far scarier than he ever imagined.