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11:48 am
Thu January 17, 2008

Arduser, and Cunningham, and Bears! Oh My!

Bears drummer Chris Arduser and veteran guitarist George Cunningham make up a "1.5 piece band" in this interview with WUKY's Mike Graves. Hear songs from The Bears' Eureka record and Arduser's solo album Hapless.

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2:17 pm
Sun December 16, 2007

Many People Ask Him...

In his new memoir Born Standing Up, Steve Martin recounts his quest for comic originality. As Tonic's Tiffany Reisz finds out, the route the arrow took to lodge itself in Martin's head was a circuitous one.

Tonic 2007

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10:09 am
Sun December 9, 2007

Helprin's Tale

Mark Helprin has been around the world, wined and dined with celebrities and politicians, and crafted critically acclaimed works of fiction. But, as Tonic's Greg Davis discovers, it's not always all it's cracked up to be.

Tonic 2007

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1:11 pm
Thu December 6, 2007

Half Light

New Orleans grown folk songwriter Mary Gauthier talks with WUKY's Mike Graves about her latest record, Between Daylight and Dark.

Tonic 2007

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9:34 am
Thu December 6, 2007

Letters from Eilen Jewell

Letters from Sinners & Strangers is Eilen Jewell's first record for a major label. Recorded in only a week, the album finds a group of musicians coming into their own. Rusty Sharp talked with Jewell during a recent stop in Lexington.

Tonic 2007

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4:13 pm
Mon December 3, 2007

Nightmares Before Christmas

Looking for a break from all the goodwill and cheer? Tonic's Josh James reviews the Coen Brothers' western-noir No Country for Old Men and the latest film treatment of Stephen King.

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4:03 pm
Sat December 1, 2007

A Page from the Life of Pi

Yann Martel reads an excerpt from his bestseller Life of Pi.

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11:02 am
Sat December 1, 2007

A Page from Boone

Author Robert Morgan reads an excerpt from "Boone: A Biography."

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1:31 pm
Thu November 29, 2007

Erin McKeown Preaches to the Choir

Impossible to neatly categorize, singer/songwriter Erin McKeown's music borrows from pop, swing, folk, and electronic music. Mike Graves talks with McKeown about her latest release, Sing You Sinners.

Tonic 2007

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10:02 am
Thu November 29, 2007

Let Me Whisper in Your Ear

Suzanne Vega's voice slides into a whisper on occasion, but the critically-acclaimed songwriter still has much to say. Mike Graves chats with Vega about her record Beauty and Crime, and her appearance at Lexington's Kentucky Theater.

Tonic 2007

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