Fascinatin' Rhythm

WXXI's Fascinatin' Rhythm presents of popular American music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim, in the context of their relationship to American history. Every week, host Michael Lasser (full bio) offers a rich mix of singers, songwriters and songs to explore the history and themes of American popular music. In 1994 Fascinatin' Rhythm won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, citing Michael Lasser for letting "our treasury of popular tunes speak and sing for itself with sparkling commentary tracing the contributions of the composers and performers to American society."

When and where to tune-in

Saturdays at 11am on Classical 91.5 (also streamed live online)
Find Fascinatin' Rhythm live streams in other time zones with Allegro.

Coming up on Fascinatin' Rhythm

Saturday, November 29th (All day)

11/29    Words Only by Irving Berlin  

Recently on Fascinatin' Rhythm

Saturday, November 22nd (All day)

11/22    The Little Things  

Saturday, November 15th (All day)

11/15    Hit That Jive, Jack  

Saturday, November 8th (All day)

11/8/14 Carrying the Torch

Saturday, November 1st (All day)

11/1/14 Whatever Happened to Wodehouse  

Thursday, October 23rd (All day)
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Down on the Street 

In the 20th century, songs became more and more urban, more and more about city loving, down on the street.

Thursday, October 16th (All day)
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Broadway Soliloquies 

With Rodgers and Hammerstein’s new emphasis on character, soliloquies in song became central to telling the story in Broadway musicals.



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