Few artists channel the spirit of '80s new wave as infectiously as George Lewis Jr., better known by the stage name Twin Shadow. Lewis wears his '80s pop influences on his sleeve throughout his recent second album, Confess: The sleek synth-pop vibe of "Five Seconds" recalls Duran Duran, while "Run My Heart" evokes Bruce Springsteen power ballads and Lewis' breathy, straightforward vocals convey the swagger of Prince. Lewis' R&B leanings help give Twin Shadow's sound its own distinct, surprisingly modern identity.
THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN's final Fall Fundraiser 2012 program for this year is on from 11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM or www.krvs.org - shirts are still available for a $75 contribution. We'll spin the fine new release by local artist, Caleb Elliott along with some Carbon Poppies, Fights and much more!
Every morning, thousands of Cajun French music lovers tune in to KRVS to start their day with Pete Bergeron and "Bonjour Louisiane." Like morning coffee, "Bonjour Louisiane" gets you up and going with traditional Cajun French favorites and the latest releases from talented newcomers. Brush up on your French, find out about the fairs and festivals, and share the "joie de vivre" of French Louisiana.
Thanks to everyone for tuning in for KRVS' and The Acadiana Center for the Arts' premiere broadcast of the Louisiana Crossroads music series live from the Central School Theatre in Lake Charles. The series continues in December with a Swamp Pop Christmas Pageant with Lil' Band O' Gold live from ACA's Moncus Theatre.
The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed a lawsuit today that alleges Bank of America Corp. cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion when it sold toxic mortgages — originally issued by Countrywide Financial — to the government controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
NPR's Margot Adler explains it like this to our Newscast unit:
"U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara described the conduct of Countrywide as 'spectacularly brazen in scope.'