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'The Kite Runner' Author Khaled Hosseini; Angel Olsen; Phil Kline on 'Rite of Spring'

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Angel Olsen (Emmett Kelly)

In this episode: Khaled Hosseini is the bestselling author of "The Kite Runner” and the new novel “And the Mountains Echoed.” Tonight, Hosseini shares his favorite tracks by the late pop musician Ahmad Zahir -- often called “the Elvis of Afghanistan.” 

Plus: Last year the singer and songwriter, Angel Olsen, released her idiosyncratic debut, Half Way Home. She brings her powerful voice (which has been heard on multiple collaborations with another idiosyncratic singer, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) to the studio for a live performance.

And: Composer Phil Kline has been spending a lot of time with Igor Stravinsky’s famous work, The Rite of Spring, for an upcoming radio marathon on our sister station Q2 Music. He’ll give us a preview of some of his favorite interpretations of the work.


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