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“Tribute to 2" by Jim James is this week's featured album on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to the song "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" from his new record, and tune into AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 pm to hear more.

We're joined by Richard Barrios, author of TCM's "Must-See Musicals," to travel through great film musicals based on great stage shows: On The Town, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Chicago, and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming. (Followed by a broadcast of last week's missed broadcast, "Come Follow the Band.")

One of the silliest and dumbest of any shows that has ever hit Broadway opened last night at the Palace Theater. The backers, producers and the performers involved in "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical" should all start looking for something else to do. Except for some music from the likes of Aerosmith, John Legend, Panic and Cyndi Lauper and a couple of performers doing their best to play underwater creatures like starfishes, squids, and a sponge, there is little attraction for anyone except maybe the 8 to 10 age group.

“If All I Was Was Black" by Mavis Staples is this week's featured album on the Afternoon Ramble. Listen to the song "If All I Was Was Black" from her new record, and tune into AR Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 pm to hear more.

For once it’s nice to have a comedy back on Broadway and especially a comedy written by Steve Martin, starring Amy Schumer. It’s called, for some inexplicable reason, "Meteor Shower" and it opened at the Booth on Shubert Alley the other night. Frankly, just call it 80 minutes of nonsensical fun, and who can’t like that in this era of harassment and rockets.

 

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