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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Oh! Calcutta! was one of many Off-Broadway 'adult' musicals to tackle sexual and political freedom. Oh! Calcutta! was one of many Off-Broadway "adult" musicals to tackle sexual and political freedom.

Today on Soundcheck: The musical theater of the 1970's might be remembered for productions like The Wiz and A Chorus Line. But Off-Broadway, it was an era of racy, sometimes pornographic musicals. Elizabeth L. Wollman, the author of Hard Times: The Adult Musicals In 1970's New York City discusses show like Oh! Calcutta! and Hair, that talked frankly about sexual, political, and social freedom.

Then, Billboard editor Joe Levy takes a look at Rod Stewart's tell-all memoir, Rod: An Autobiography, as well as the singer's very first holiday record, Merry Christmas, Baby

And, Brooklyn indie band Clare And The Reasons give a winning performance in the studio, and answer 5 Questions about Berlin.

Guests:

Clare and the Reasons

The Naked Truth About New York's 'Adult Musicals'

Elizabeth Wollman talks about a decade of boundary pushing theatre and her new book, Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City.

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Rod Stewart: Once Naughty, Now Nice

The 67-year-old British singer-songwriter recently released his tell-all memoir, Rod: An Autobiography, as well as his very first holiday record, Merry Christmas, Baby.

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Jazz legend Dave Brubeck performs along with his quartet on Nov. 16, 2005. Brubeck died on Dec. 5, 2012, one day shy of his 92nd birthday.

Legendary Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck Dies

Few jazz artists were as popular and influential as pianist Dave Brubeck. Brubeck, who is best known for his his iconic recordings from the late 1950s and '60s, died of heart failure Wednesday morning at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., just one day shy of his 92nd birthday. 

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Gig Alert: Donny McCaslin

Innovative saxophonist Donny McCaslin plays Jazz Standard Wednesday night. Download the track "Praia Grande."

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