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Orpheus Goes Grunge; Jimmy Eat World Grows Up; The Story of Shlomo Carlebach

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Monday, August 12, 2013

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In this episode: We talk with Sarah McCarry, the author of All Our Pretty Songs — a new fantasy fiction novel which is set in 1990's Seattle and gives the Orpheus myth a punk rock update.

Plus: Pop-punk band Jimmy Eat World plays songs from its recent album, Damage.

And: The story of singing rabbi Shlomo Carlebach is the inspiration for the new Broadway musical, Soul Doctor. We hear from Carlebach’s daughter, Neshama Carlebach, and actor Eric Anderson, who plays Carlebach in the new theatrical work.

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    Eric Anderson, Neshama Carlebach, Jimmy Eat World and Sarah McCarry

    The Orpheus Myth Goes Grunge

    Sarah McCarry discusses All Our Pretty Songs -- her new fantasy fiction novel that gives the Greek myth of Orpheus a punk rock update.

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    Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Is Broadway's New 'Soul Doctor'

    Soul Doctor tells the tale of Shlomo Carlebach, the Jewish rabbi who spread his teachings through music during the mid-20th century.

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    Jimmy Eat World: Pop-Punk, All Grown Up

    Hear the pop-punk band Jimmy Eat World perform new songs from its eighth album Damage in the Soundcheck studio.

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    In the last Celebrate Brooklyn event of 2013, fans were treated to a screening of the Oscar-nominated film Beasts Of The Southern Wild, with Dan Romer and Behn Zeitlin's Cajun-spice score performed by The Wordless Music Orchestra, and a little help from actress Quvenzhane Wallis.

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    Download This: The Numerators

    The psychedelic indie band The Numerators plays at Cake Shop on Monday. Download "Dead."

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