ALISTAIR COOKE (1908’11’20)

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ALISTAIR COOKE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 11/20:  The esteemed journalist and imperturbable and honey-voiced host of “Masterpiece Theatre”, Alistair Cooke, was born on this date in 1908.  Gavin and Wyatt hope to be cast in Alistair’s next “Masterpiece Theatre”.  You can be part of the troupe singing Broadway show tunes on Crosscurrents, 11/20 at 8 am.

     Playlist to include: Phantom; Les Mis; Hamilton; Lions; Cats; Rocky; Shop; Sweeney; Hair; Tommy; J.C.; Newsies; Annie; Heights, and of course Shakespeare.

 

 

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850.11.13)

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STEVENSON ON CROSSCURRENTS, 11/13:  The Scottish writer who authored “Treasure Island”, Robert Louis Stevenson was born on this date in 1850.  Gavin and Wyatt hope that the novelist will take them for a walk in the Scottish countryside.  You can anticipate a playlist of artists from Scotland for the Stevenson birthday on Crosscurrents, 11/13 at 8 am.

Veterans Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday (2017.11.11-12)

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In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

John Philip Sousa, His Band, and Dogs (1854.11.06)

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SOUSA ON CROSSCURRENTS, 10/06:  American composer, conductor, and everyone’s favorite bandmaster, John Philip Sousa was born on this date in 1854.  Gavin and Wyatt “herd” the marching band along on the field.  You are invited to the Sousa indie band music to be “heard” by marching to Crosscurrents, 10/06 at 8 am.

Gaelic Halloween Looking for Dead Irish Poets with the Dogs (2017.10.30)

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OK… so its the day before Samhain... still time to celebrate the Irish spirits.

GAELIC HALLOWEEN ON CROSSCURRENTS, 10/30:  The Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain over time became the basis upon which many Halloween rituals are based.  Gavin and Wyatt wait in the graveyard anticipating the appearance of Irish dead poets to arrive from the underworld.  You are invited to join the Irish Samhain Halloween celebration on Crosscurrents, 10/30 at 8 am.

 

National Women’s Convention (1850.10.23)

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND CROSSCURRENTS, 10/23:  A yearly series of gatherings that enlarged the equal rights movement, The National Women’s Rights Convention was first held in Worcester, Massachusetts on this date in 1850.  Gavin and Wyatt stand with the ladies for a collective effort.  We hope you will stand with the movement and toward public media on Crosscurrents 10/23 at 8 am.

Shel Silverstein & Dogs (1930.09.25)

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SILVERSTEIN & CROSSCURRENTS, 9/25:  The unique poet, illustrator, and songwriter with a silly, enchanting, and strange character, Shel Silverstein was born on this date in 1930.  You are invited to draw on your goofy and imaginative side for Uncle Shelby’s birthday on Crosscurrents, 9/25 at 8 am.