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Soul Train's Legacy

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Monday, February 06, 2012

Don Cornelius, the creator of "Soul Train," died last week at the age of 75. Today, we look back at the show, its stars -- and the legacy of the man who brought black music and culture into America’s living rooms. Plus, violinist Ray Chen stops by on the eve of his first-ever orchestral release to perform some of his favorite solo works.

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In the wake of founder Don Cornelius’ death last week, we look back at the importance of “Soul Train” in television history and American race relations. Joining us is Eric Deggans, TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times.

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At three years old, Ray Chen was given a toy guitar by his parents - which he stuck under his chin and tried to play with a chopstick. The eventual violinist has come a long way since then, winning the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. His first orchestral album comes out this week - he joins us to for a preview, and to play some of his solo favorites.

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