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Tune-in on New Year’s Eve for Capitol Steps, APHC from Hawaii, NPR’s Toast of the Nation and more
December 29, 2011, 7:57 pm
Filed under: Arts & Culture, KSUT programming, music, NPR programming

Join us on New Year’s Eve for an end-of-year Saturday Blend with Jim Belcher from noon-3 pm. Then, help us ring in 2012 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony “Politics Takes a Holiday 2011!” at 3 PM.

Jake Shimabukuro will be featured on APHC

Garrison Keillor follows at 4:00 with A Prairie Home Companion live from Oahu, Hawaii. With special guests, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, slack key guitarist Danny Carvalho, and legendary Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner; multi-instrumentalist Ledward Kaapana. Also, vocalist Heather Masse, slack key Kahuna Jeff Peterson, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Nick Spitzer, host of American Routes.

American Routes New Year’s Special from 7-9 PM features Kermit Ruffins with an all-star Crescent City band featuring vocalist Thais Clark. Lafayette, Louisiana’s Pine Leaf Boys bring rock and roll to their own version of traditional Cajun music. Step into a holiday soiree of reels, jigs and waltzes by French fiddlers in Westbrook, Maine, and more with host Nick Spitzer.

NPR Music, WGBH and WBGO once again present Toast of the Nation, a broadcast of live jazz from venues across the U.S. The broadcast checks in with live music from Boston to Los Angeles, and celebrates midnight in four U.S. time zones. Many of the live performances will be recorded and archived at NPR Music, via npr.org/toastofthenation. WBGO’s Rhonda Hamilton anchors the broadcast, with additional voices along the way. KSUT will carry the broadcast from 9-12 midnight beginning with Wynton Marsalis in New York City.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe New Year!



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