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Judy Garland: At the End

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Broadway's latest British import, "End of the Rainbow,” explores the troubled final months of Judy Garland's life. Today: English actress Tracie Bennett talks about her stark portrayal of a diva in decline. Plus: We continue our Soundcheck Blind Date series. We're setting you up with the band Bright Moments.

Tracie Bennett on Judy Garland

The new-to-Broadway production “End of the Rainbow” explores the troubled final months of actress-singer Judy Garland’s life, when she struggled with addiction, career troubles and deep-rooted emotional issues. We talk with English actress Tracie Bennett, who portrays Garland in the musical drama.

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End of Two Eras in Radio

On Thursday, we learned of the end of two eras in radio: New York R&B station KISS-FM is closing shop after 30 years on air...and the radio legend Pete Fornatale died. New York Daily News reporter David Hinckley joins us to discuss the passing of two radio giants.

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Bright Moments: Blind Date

In our next installment of Soundcheck's "Blind Date" series, we’ve set you, the listener, up on a radio date. Your match this week is Bright Moments – a band of Brooklynites who’ve logged countless hours as sidemen for Beirut, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and more. Now, they’re stepping into the spotlight, with a debut full length of melodic pop songs. They’ll join us for a Soundcheck Blind Date, and attempt to win over your hearts—and ears.

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Remembering Pete Fornatale

John Schaefer recalls a New York radio legend

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Gig Alert: Arif Lohar

Pakistani folk singer Arif Lohar performs with Arooj Aftab at the Asia Society on Friday and Saturday nights. Download his song "Alif Allah Chambey di Booti."

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