Before the inspiration, motivation, and perspiration is one moment, one performance, one song that changes everything. Find out what that song was for acclaimed pop-folk artist Dar Williams (right)—and other notable musicians—in BYUtv’s new original series The Song That Changed My Life. Episodes feature Lea Salonga, Fictionist, Duncan Sheik, the Lower Lights, and more, all sharing the songs that most influenced their own artistry.
On the Shelf
“Det har ikke været nemt” is not the title you’d expect for a basic jazz ballad. But it’s one of two Danish-infused numbers on Flying High, the newest album from Synthesis—BYU’s award-winning jazz ensemble. Both scores were written by trombonist and vocalist Kevin C. Jenson (BA ’11), who was praised this year in DownBeat magazine as an outstanding college arranger for his take on the well-known Danish tango “Jalousie.”
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Some Sirius BYU Radio
BYU Radio has come a long way—especially in the last year. Launching nationally on SiriusXM Satellite Radio in July 2011, the station is now more accessible than ever. Check out original programs like The Matt Townsend Show, in which relationship expert Matthew M. Townsend (MA ’00) dishes out counsel. Tune in to SiriusXM’s channel 143 or DISH Network’s channel 980, or stream BYU Radio live online.
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World of Dance is getting a fresh look. The show, now called eviDance, highlights each of the Dance Department’s styles as usual—only now under one theatrical storyline. What else is new? eviDance will welcome Living Legends to the performance for the first time. Teaching five different dance forms makes BYU’s one of the most diverse programs in the country. See all five at eviDance Sept. 12–15.
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