Classical 91.5

Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser

Saturdays at 11:00am-12:00pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at wxxi

WXXI's Fascinatin' Rhythm presents of popular American music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim, in the context of their relationship to American history. Every week, host Michael Lasser offers a rich mix of singers, songwriters and songs to explore the history and themes of American popular music.  LISTEN to this past week's show below.

Playslists for Fascinatin' Rhythm are located here.

Fascinatin' Rhythm: Spirituals and Minstrel Songs, 4/15/17

Apr 10, 2017
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Program # 1716

African-American music in the 19th century, from the sacred to the profane, the exalted to the demeaning.


Fascinatin' Rhythm: Maceo Pinkard, 4/8/17

Mar 26, 2017
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Program # 1715

Maceo Pinkard was the first African American composer to work with many white lyricists.


Fascinatin' Rhythm: Business Girls, 04/01/17

Mar 20, 2017
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Program # 1714

When young women first moved to the big city, they changed the world by supporting themselves.

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Program # 1713

Drawing some circles around one of the most important songs in the history of the movies.

Fascinatin' Rhythm: First Pop, 03/18/17

Mar 6, 2017
Confetti Park

Program # 1712

From Charles Harris’ After the Ball to recordings by Paul Whitman’s Orchestra, four landmarks in the history of American popular music.

Fascinatin' Rhythm: Lucky Lindy, 03/11/17

Mar 6, 2017
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Program # 1711

More than 100 songs commemorated Lindbergh’s flight in May 1927.


Sun, 04/02/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Join Michael Lasser, host of Fascinatin' Rhythm, soprano Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, baritone and pianist, for an afternoon of live musical performance as they present songs from the home front of World War II.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance. 

Tickets are $30. Click here to order your tickets.

More about our performers:

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Program 1709

After they wrote rock and roll hits, they turned to a darker strain of cabaret songs—for adults by adults.


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Program 1708

Ragtime songs had a habit of singing about themselves—in syncopation, naturally.

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Program 1707

Chocolates (Hot and Dandy)

Two of the most exciting All-black revues of the 1920s, when African Americans returned to Broadway.


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