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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
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  The husband and wife team of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. met as members of the iconic ’60s group The Fifth Dimension. They went on to perform as a successful duo and to host their own television show. More than forty years later, their music and mutual love and respect are still going strong. Performances include “Mona Lisa” and “Here’s That Rainy Day.” 

- News Stations: Sun, Jan 25, 2 pm | Classical Station: Sun, Jan 25, 6 pm -

Gary Burton
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  Five-time Grammy Award-winner Gary Burton taught himself to play the vibraphone as a young person and began his recording career at age seventeen. He backed jazz greats, including George Shearing and Stan Getz, and went on to form his own quartet, combining jazz, rock, and other influences into what would become Fusion. On this Piano Jazz from 2005, Burton and McPartland perform tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, and many more. 

- News Stations: Sat, Jan 24, 8 pm | Classical Station: Sun, Jan 25, 9 pm -

Melissa Manchester
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  Grammy award-winning vocalist and songwriter Melissa Manchester performed with Bette Midler as “Toots in the Middle” in the original group The Harlettes. She co-wrote and produced a number of hits throughout the ’70s and ’80s, and her songs have been recorded by artists such as Barbara Streisand, Alison Krause, and Johnny Mathis. She reprises a few of her hit songs on this edition of Song Travels, including “Through the Eyes of Love.”

- Classical Stations: Sun, Jan 18, 6 pm | News Stations: Sun, Jan 18, 2 pm - 

  Cyrus Chestnut is a conservatory-trained pianist who is firmly grounded in jazz history, all the way back to Jelly Roll Morton. He’s also played with many of today’s best interpreters—Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, and Betty Carter, to name a few.  On this 2003 Piano Jazz, he joins McPartland for a swinging hour of jazz bursting with spirit. 

- News Stations: Sat, Jan 17, 8 pm | Classical Stations: Sun, Jan 18, 7 pm -

Applications will be accepted through February 6th for paid summer internships at ETV and ETV Radio. These 10 week paid internships are a terrific way for college students to gain career experience in broadcasting.  Click here for more information, or call 1-877-253-2092. High school students, college freshmen and graduating seniors are not eligible.

  When Harry Connick Jr. sat down with Marian McPartland in 1991, he was in his twenties and coming off the heels of his successful “Big Band Tour.” He has gone on to become a Grammy-winning recording artist with multiple best-selling albums and a successful acting career. On this Piano Jazz, Connick sings and plays “They Didn’t Believe Me” and joins McPartland for “Stompin at the Savoy.”

South Carolina ETV Radio and Clemson University have announced that the noontime radio magazine Your Day will end production November 13th, 2014 after fourteen years. Your Day, a radio magazine produced as a public service of Clemson University Broadcast Productions, provided programming in the public radio tradition, but with a South Carolina flavor.  It was broadcast over the stations of the ETV Radio network.

Singer, songwriter, and actor Eric Benét charges his old school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. His winning formula has been recognized with multiple Grammy and Image Award nominations. Benét joins Feinstein for a set of originals along with classics by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and David Foster.

- Classical Stations: Sun, Nov 16, 6 pm | News Stations: Sun, Nov 16, 2 pm -

Chris Young
Sheryl Neilds

 Sundays: at 2 pm on News Stations, at 6 pm on Classical Stations  

  June 05: Chris Young

Chris Young was the 2006 winner of the TV series Nashville Star and is earning a spot among today’s top country voices. In 2010 he was nominated for Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. On this episode of Song Travels, host Michael Feinstein talks with Young about the array of musical influences that led to his career as a singer and songwriter. With guitarist Kevin Collier, Young brings his rich voice to a set of original songs and old favorites, including his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”


June 12: Emily King
Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Emily King is the daughter of internationally known jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti, and her musical journey has taken her far. She’s toured with John Legend and Sara Bareilles, and she’s released duets with José James and Taylor McFerrin. On this edition of Song Travels, King performs her original songs “Distance” and “Georgia.” Host Michael Feinstein joins on the piano for a rendition of “I Wish You Love.”

  June 19: Curtis Stigers
Saxophonist, vocalist and songwriter Curtis Stigers wrote the Emmy-nominated theme song for the TV show Sons of Anarchy. Throughout his career, he’s been straddling genres and reinventing jazz and modern standards. On this Song Travels, Stigers joins host Michael Feinstein to discuss his journey to become a songwriter. Stigers performs his original “You’ve Got the Fever,” and Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard “You Are Too Beautiful.”