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Playlist from 05/07/2014 @ 9:00am

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Frank Wess

Embraceable You
Magic 201 2014 via IPO
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Lou Reed

Magic and Loss
Magic And Loss 1992 via Warner Brothers
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The Flaming Lips

Always There...In Our Hearts
The Terror 2013 via Warner Bros.
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Ray Lamontagne

She's the One
Supernova 2014 via RCA
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11:40 am
The Literacy Center of West Michigan (click for more info)

As many as 1 in 8 adults in west Michigan cannot read or write above a ninth grade level.  Low literacy often prevents these individuals from accessing the rich social and economic resources in our community.  

You can make a difference by becoming a tutor.  No special skills are needed - just an ability to read and write in English and a passion to help someone else do the same.   

For more information, call Literacy Center of West Michigan at 616 459-5151 or sign up for a volunteer orientation online at "Literacy Center W M dot org."

Ralston Bowles

I, Love, You
Rally At The Texas Hotel 2007 via Wildflower

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Robert Cray

You're Everything
In My Soul 2014 via Provogue
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Florence + the Machine

Never Let Me Go
Ceremonials 2011 via Republic
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Thelonious Monk

Sophisticated Lady
The Very Best of Thelonious Monk 2012 via Fantasy
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11:20 am
Acoustic Cafe (click for more info)
Join WYCE Friday mornings at 9 for Acoustic Cafe a two hour weekly radio show produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart. Each week, Acoustic Café treats you to the latest from today’s great songwriting talents plus classic songwriters like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and John Prine. Acoustic Cafe - Friday at 9am - exclusively on listener-sponsored 88.1 FM WYCE.

Native Jazz Quartet

Leron Leron Sinta (Featuring Jaso
N J Q - Stories 2014 via Consolidated Artists Productions
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Putumayo Presents- Native America 2014 via Putumayo


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Future Islands

Like the Moon
Singles 2014 via 4AD
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Jack Johnson

Better Together
In Between Dreams 2005 via Universal
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11:00 am
Grand Rapids Women's Chorus (click for more info)

Today's WYCE day sponsor is the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus, premiering a commissioned memorial work for chorus, piano and cello by Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield at their concert this coming Saturday night.

Dr. Clearfield is an award-winning American composer praised by the New York Times for her "lively, rhythmically vital writing." She will be attending the concert at 8:00 this Saturday at the East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center. Tickets and more information at G-R-W-C-DOT-ORG.

Mustard Plug

Running Out Of Time
Can't Contain It 2014 via No Idea


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The Boxmasters

The Work Of Art
The Boxmasters 2008 via Vanguard Records
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Roots Down Here
Roots And Branches 2006 via Independent


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Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers

People Get Ready
Fallen Is Babylon 1997 via Elektra / Wea
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10:40 am

Jim James

State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
Regions Of Light And Sound Of God 2013 via ATO Records / Red
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State Of The Art
Making Mirrors 2012 via Universal Republic
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10:30 am

The Concussions

Burger Crunch
Break Up With The Concussions 2014 via Double Crown


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Elton John

Tiny Dancer
Madman Across The Water 1971 via Island
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10:20 am
GR Ballet - Midsummer (click for more info)

Support for WYCE comes from the Grand Rapids Ballet, presenting a 21st century version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Unlike Shakespeare's original play, this adaptation sees the fairies as the real protagonists, rather than the mortals - with the tangled, teasing, confrontational relationship of the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania at its center.

The Grand Rapids Ballet's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" May 9th through the 11th & May 16th through the 18th at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Tickets are available at the Ballet Box Office or through Ticketmaster. More information at

Donald Fagen

Miss Marlene
Sunken Condos 2012 via Reprise
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Seth Bernard

This is the American Earth
American Earth EP 2011 via Earthwork Music


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Joe Reilly

Infinite Hearts
Planting Gardens 2006 via Independent


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10:00 am
Grand Rapids Women's Chorus (click for more info)

Today's WYCE day sponsor is the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus, presenting their annual spring concert on Saturday, May 10.

Every year, the women of the GRWC memorize a wildly diverse mix of songs and invite guest artists and instrumentalists to join the fun. "Passion, purpose, song" is their motto - and the chorus shows it off in a unique blend of world music, social justice anthems, original works and beloved pop tunes, 8 p.m. this Saturday at the East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center. Tickets and more information at G-R-W-C-DOT-ORG.

Gillian Welch

Look at Miss Ohio
Soul Journey 2003 via Acony Records
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Chick Corea

Outside Of Space
The Vigil 2013 via Stretch Records
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Bouncing Around The Room
A Live One 1995 via Elektra / Wea
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Tom Petty

You Wreck Me
Wildflowers 1994 via Warner Bros / Wea
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Ian Gorman and Dave Bruzza

Cradle To The Grave
Harmony on the Fade 2012 via Earthwork Music


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9:40 am
Senior Neighbors (click for more info)

Senior Neighbors provides crisis assistance to at-risk seniors, operates Senior Centers throughout Kent County, provides congregate meals, assists frail and low-income seniors with chores and simple home maintenance allowing them to remain in their own homes, and provides low-income seniors with vital transportation services at low cost. Information at Senior Neighbors dot org or by calling 459-6019

G. Love & Special Sauce

Run For Me
Sugar 2014 via Brushfire
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The Weatherheads

My Girlfriend is a Waitress
Live At One Trick Pony 2010 via Independent


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Up the Chain

How You Feel ABout Traveling
Holy, Open, Drying Road 2011 via CDBY
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The Milk Carton Kids

Prologue 2011 via Milk Carton Records
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9:20 am
Calvin College - Lily & Madeleine (click for more info)

Calvin College Student Activities Office and WYCE welcome Lily and Madeleine to Ladies Literary Club - Friday, May 9th at 8pm.

Their songs are the product of two distinct musical personalities:

Madeleine, the older sister with a light, smooth singing style, leans towards folk-ier, singer-songwriter fare;

Lily brings a gentle rock edge, and has a dark, earthy voice to match.

Lily & Madeline perform Friday, May 9th at Ladies Literary Club.

Tickets and complete concert lineup at Calvin dot EDU slash S A O

Oranj Symphonette

Moon River
Plays Mancini 1996 via Gramavision
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Stairway to Heaven
Millish 2005 via NA


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Arlo Guthrie

City of New Orleans
The Best Of Arlo Guthrie 1977 via Warner Bros / Wea
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Airborne or Aquatic

World Is On Your Side
Airborne or Aquatic? 2007 via Earthworks


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9:00 am
Grand Rapids Women's Chorus (click for more info)

Today's WYCE day sponsor is the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus, celebrating collaborations with cellist Nancy Steltemann and violist Deborah Groenleer at their annual spring concert this coming Saturday night.

Local pianist Phil Pletcher and the chorus's own talented percussionists will join the chorus for songs of peace, justice, mourning, romance - and some just for fun, like "Happy Together" - that old 60's song by the Turtles.

The Grand Rapids Women's Chorus spring concert, on Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m. at the East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center. More details at G-R-W-C-DOT-ORG.