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Playlist from 01/14/2009 @ 12:00pm

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Wealthy Street
This Is The Place 2005 via Big O. Records


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Chance Jones

11th Hour Coward 2006 via Independent


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The White Stripes

Rag and Bone
Icky Thump 2007 via Warner Bros / Wea
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Rafael Manriquez

Enredaderas [Tonada]
Que Viva el Canto! Songs and Singers of Chile 2008 via Smithsonian Folkways
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2:40 pm
Climb Grand Rapids (click for more info)
The American Lung Association of West Michigan has opened registration for "Climb Grand Rapids," a highly anticipated competitive stair climb. The climb takes place on Saturday, February 21 at the JW Marriott, with registration beginning at 9 AM. Everyone is encouraged to register regardless of ability or level of physical fitness. Proceeds from Climb Grand Rapids will go towards lung and health research, education and advocacy. For more information visit


Ragtime Nightingale
Crumb 1995 via Rykodisc


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Keren Ann

Lay Your Head Down
Keren Ann 2007 via Blue Note Records
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Elliott Smith

Either/Or 1997 via Kill Rock Stars
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Peter Bjorn and John

The Chills
Writer's Block 2007 via Almost Gold
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2:20 pm
W@W - January 14th (click for more info)
For the January edition of WYCE at Wealthy, we present "Buster In Blue", a screening of the classic Buster Keaton silent film "The General", accompanied LIVE by an original score from local band Blue Dahlia. The film stars Keaton as a Confederate railroad engineer who has two loves-- his girl, and his engine. Blue Dahlia will create music for the film that will transport you into the story, steaming along with a groove inspired by The Meters, Edgar Allen Poe, traditional Irish and American tunes, coupled with tango, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll. The show begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 14th. Tickets are $4 in advance, $8 the day of the show and are available by visiting or the Wealthy Theatre Box Office. This show at Wealthy Theatre is made possible with support from The Black Rose Irish Pub. Additional support comes from Ether LAN Portal. Proceeds from this show benefit 88.1 FM WYCE.

Cannonball Adderley

Walk Tall
The Best of Cannonball Adderley- The Capitol Years 1991 via Blue Note Records
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sanctus (Heilig, Heilig, Heilig)
No Boundaries 2005 via Heads Up
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Michael Riley

Sweep Aside
Michael Riley 2009 via Make Your Own Records


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TV on the Radio

Golden Age
Dear Science 2008 via DGC/Interscope
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Soul of John Black

Push Into The Night
Black John 2009 via Eclecto Groove Records
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2:00 pm
Be Green in 09 (click for more info)
If you’ve made a resolution to live green in o-nine, start by recycling! Grand Rapids residents can call the City’s Waste Not program at 456-3232 to get details on free recycling. If you live in another part of Kent County, visit the County’s website at for more info.


15 Years of West Coast Cool 2008 via UBIQUITY RECORDS
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Concrete Jungle
Ceu 2006 via Six Degrees
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Fleet Foxes

Your Protector
Fleet Foxes 2008 via Sub Pop


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The Rip
Third 2008 via Mercury
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Portishead's newest 11-track album "Third" was made available on the week before release, attracting 327,000 listeners in just under 24 hours.

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1:40 pm
W@W: 4 Wall (click for more info)
Do you have something you want to put on the big screen? The 4th Wednesday in the ongoing "Wednesdays at Wealthy" series is sponsored by the West Michigan Film Video Alliance, which presents "4WALL." Every Fourth Wednesday of the month, all year long, Video Alliance members and independent filmmakers can screen their completed and works-in-progress for FREE at the Wealthy Theatre Koning Micro-Cinema. Constructive feedback from peers and public in attendance are offered to the filmmaker on request. For more information please visit


The Clockwise Witness
A Mad And Faithful Telling 2008 via Anti
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Hill at Our Home
The Only Thing I Ever Wanted 2006 via Domino
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Fiona Apple

Paper Bag
When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King 1999 via Sony
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Menahan Street Band

Tired of Fighting
Make the Road By Walking 2008 via DAPTONE
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Ray Charles

Mess Around
The Birth of Soul Volume One 1991 via Capital
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1:20 pm
Pre Jammie Jams! The Mickeys / Joel Mabus (click for more info)
As we gear up for the 10th Annual Jammie Awards, coming February 17th, WYCE and the Meanwhile Bar present a trio of Thursday night events at Wealthy Theatre. The Pre-Jammie Jams are back! Each night, we'll present extended sets from a pair of Jammie-nominated artists. Up first, on January 22nd at 8 pm, join us for The Mickeys and Joel Mabus. The Mickeys are led by twin sisters Amy & Julie Mickey, whose compelling sibling harmonies propel a mix of Americana, Celtic and Blues. Joel Mabus is a Michigan music legend playing in support of two 2008 releases - Retold and the Joel Mabus Omnibus. Also on the way in the series, it's Breathe Owl Breathe and Rachael Davis Thursday, January 29th. And on February 5th we present Tomas Esparza and Delilah DeWylde. Tickets for The Mickeys and Joel Mabus are just $5 in advance, $10 the day of the show. Tickets may be purchased through or the Wealthy Theatre Box Office. The Meanwhile Bar will host Afterglow Parties immediately following the Pre-Jammie Jams.

The Smiths

William, It Was Really Nothing
Singles 1995 via Warner Brothers
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Jose Gonzalez

Slow Moves
Veneer 2006 via Mute U.S.
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Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators

No One's Gonna Love You
Keep Reachin' Up 2007 via Light In The Attic Records
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Bobby Previte

She Has Information
Set The Alarm For Monday 2008 via Palmetto Records
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Amadou & Mariam

Dimanche a Bamako 2005 via Nonesuch
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1:00 pm
Cabin Fever Blues Series (click for more info)
WYCE and The West Michigan Blues Society present the 2009 Cabin Fever Blues Series every Saturday night in February at Billy's Lounge. Nick Moss and The Flip Tops are kicking the series off on February 7th, followed by Biscuit Miller and The Mix on February 14th. Doors open at 8:00pm and the music begins at 9:30pm. For a complete line up and more information, visit the concert page at wyce dot org

Ryan Adams

The Sun Also Sets
Easy Tiger 2007 via Lost Highway
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Yo La Tengo

Don't Have to Be So Sad
Summer Sun 2003 via Matador
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The band's name comes from a baseball anecdote. During the 1962 season, New York Mets center fielder Richie Ashburn and Venezuelan shortstop Elio Chacón found themselves colliding in the outfield. When Ashburn went for a catch, he would scream, "I got it! I got it!" only to run into the 160-pound Chacón, who spoke only Spanish. Ashburn learned to yell, "¡Yo la tengo! ¡Yo la tengo!" which is "I have it" in Spanish.

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The Flaming Lips

Fight Test
Fight Test 2003 via Warner Brothers
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The Daptone Sampler Vol. 1 2006 via Daptone


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12:40 pm
Chiaroscuro Film Series (click for more info)
The Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts presents the Chiaroscuro Film Series, now taking place. For the last two years, Chiaroscuro has been pleased to offer one of the most comprehensive film events in West Michigan. Again this season, on six Sunday afternoons, the UICA presents an extraordinary selection of foreign films under the theme “Finding Home.” Each film begins at 2:30pm and is initiated by screening a locally produced film followed by the main feature film. For movie and date information, please visit uica dot org.

Woody Guthrie

Lost Train Blues
Library Of Congress Recordings 1988 via Rounder / Pgd
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Bettye Lavette

You Don't Know Me at All
The Scene of the Crime 2007 via Anti
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Bettye LaVette (born Betty Haskins in Muskegon, Michigan, 1946) is an American soul singer who cut her first record at 16, but achieved only intermittent fame until her 2005 record, I've Got My Own Hell to Raise. Her style combines elements of country, rock, soul, funk, and gospel, which has prevented her from being easily marketed.

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Townes Van Zandt

Big Country Blues
In The Beginning 2003 via Compadre Records
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Hans Theessink & Terry Evans

Glory of Love
Visions 2008 via Blue Groove
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12:20 pm
GR Folk Arts Society (click for more info)
The Grand River Folk Arts Society presents Acoustic Saturday Nights at Wealthy Theatre. In February they welcome Lou and Peter Berryman on the 14th, Sonas on the 21st and Hawks and Owls on February 28th. To find out more, including ticket and artist information, please visit g-r-folk arts dot o-r-g.

Delta Spirit

Strange Vine
Ode To Sunshine 2008 via Rounder / Umgd
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Samantha Crain

Chapter IV- In Smithereens, The Search for Affinity
The Confiscation EP - A Musical Novella by Samantha Crain 2007 via Ramseur Rec.


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Arabeske for Piano in C Major Op. 18
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button 2008 via Concord Records


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Daniel Martin Moore

Every Color and Kind
Stray Age 2008 via Sub Pop
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Asa 2008 via Downtown
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12:00 pm
Super Happy (click for more info)
Super Happy Funtime returns to Wealthy Theatre with an all-new show this Saturday, January 17. The Wham! Blam! Superhero Burlesque Show will feature larger-than-life heroes and evil villains from comic books. The candy-colored show will have naughty caped crusaders, musical mutants, and funny freaks! It's The Wham! Blam! Superhero Burlesque Show at the Wealthy Theatre this Saturday, January 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at the Wealthy Theatre box office or by visiting wealthy theatre dot org.