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Monday, February 02, 2009

Many people think of the concert hall as a playground for the rich. But you can get a ticket to the Met for as little as $15. On today's show: where to see the city's best music on the cheap. Also: Puerto Rican pianist and bandleader Eddie Palmieri performs live in our studio.

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Eddie Palmieri

Live Music on a Tight Budget

The image of the concert hall as a playground for the rich is planted deep in the cultural psyche but in fact you can get a ticket to the Metropolitan opera for as little as $15. Today on Soundcheck: New Yorker Critic Alex Ross and New York Times critic Nate ...

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Eddie Palmieri

Latin jazzer bandleader and pianist Eddie Palmieri has earned the nickname of "el rumbero del piano." He has won nine Grammys in a career that spans five decades but just this week is making his debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s main stage. He joins us with a live preview ...

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John Schaefer can live without live baseball (sort of), but not without live music.

I am a lifelong Yankees fan; but I can’t remember the last time I went to Yankee Stadium. It’s just too expensive. The bleachers are still cheap, but they’re uncomfortable (especially on a hot day); plus it’s way easier to get my baseball fix from the TV. I am also ...

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