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Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:38 pm
In honor of Cabinet of Wonders' special run this spring at New York's first fully operational winery and music venue, City Winery, Abby Stace, the wife of the show's host John Wesley Harding, designed custom labels for the wine bottles served to the audience each night. Her designs also inspired art for the radio show's logo.
Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 10:15 am
Two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has been pushing down musical boundaries for over four decades with her hauntingly beautiful voice and fearless experimentation. She has carved out a unique path in music, collaborating with artists from Alison Krauss to Dr. John.
French electro-pop artist and film composer Emilie Simon isn't super well-known in the U.S., but she's plenty popular in her native country. She hopes to reach a broader audience later this summer with the U.S. release of her new record Franky Knight. Despite the quirky name and dance beats, Simon wrote the sometimes sorrowful album about the death of someone close to her.
In a new video for the song "Franky's Princess," Simon uses a painstakingly produced stop-animation film to tell a classic, fairytale love story.