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Wizard Of Oz Revisited; Laura Mvula Plays Live; Rachel Kushner's Pick Three

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939) Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

In this episode: In honor of this spring's Oz The Great And Powerful, Soundcheck delves into enduring story of The Wizard of Oz -- and the many songs and adaptations it has inspired with Oz historian John Fricke.

Then, British soul singer Laura Mvula performs songs from her album Sing To The Moon live in the Soundcheck studio.

And, Rachel Kushner, author of the critically-acclaimed novel The Flamethrowers, shares a Pick Three of some of her favorite music. 


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With Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful" in theaters, Soundcheck takes a look at the enduring story and songs.

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Rachel Kushner: Pick Three

The author of the acclaimed novel "The Flamethrowers" talks about music that shaped the book. 


Laura Mvula: Shimmering Retro Soul With A Classical Twist

Watch neo-soul singer Laura Mvula perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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