General Smedley Darlington Butler was born on July 30, 1881. He was with the Marines for thirty-four years. He wrote "War Is a Racket," which is featured in a piano piece by Kyle Gann on today's show. Other offerings for today include "The Sadness of Lions" by Out Loud Poet Dave Trueb, Barber's Adagio, and a dramatic reading by Patrick Cunningham of the famous speech from Charlie Chaplin's film, The Great Dictator. We'll also hear The Decline by NOFX and a work called Peace Process by John McDonald.
Can you manage a mambo? Or perhaps a waltz? The Arts Underground with Beth Norwood takes your mind places it didn't know it wanted to go.
This two-hour, free-form program seeks to delight the senses. You'll hear interviews with artists, and music from across time and space...and maybe you'll find a few hidden musical treasures.
The Arts Underground airs Saturday from 1-3pm ... or listen to a podcast below.