Debussy's Prelude, "The sounds and perfumes turn in the evening air" is the perfect accompaniment to a warm evening.  You can enjoy it tonight.  

Louis the 14th's "Suppers" were elaborate, mulit-course affairs that lasted for hours.  The entertainment was provided by his court composer, and this morning you can imagine you're one of the guests as we enjoy music from one of those "suppers."

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Last summer, a team of scholars and scientists called the Lazarus Project started examining a map of the world made in Italy in 1491. It’s called the Martellus Map, named after its maker, Henricus Martellus Germanus, a German living in Florence. Martellus filled his map of the world with descriptions of what, then, were far-off places like Africa and Asia. Those words faded away centuries ago, but this team believed they could use an imaging technique to read them. What they’ve found may give historians cause to look at European history a little differently.

It’s been suggested that Christopher Bollen called his new novel “Orient” not only because it’s set in the easternmost North Fork hamlet of Long Island but also because it’s about orientation, the way people look at life, and themselves. Orient is not the Hamptons, but it could be if city folk keep coming out in increasing numbers and buying up shorefront property and farmland.

Tonight we'll tag along with a mother and daughter as they set off on The Grand Tour, a ballet adapted from some of Noel Coward's most beloved songs.

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You can tell Summer's getting closer by the sound of crickets every evening.  Today we'll enjoy Telemann's little "Cricket" Concerto, and a romantic piece by Alan Hovhaness, "Love song vanishing into sound of crickets."  

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A new study says the immigrant population on Long Island makes up about a fifth of its economic output.

The study was released this month by the Fiscal Policy Institute in New York, a nonpartisan economic policy think tank.

David Dyssegaard Kallick, a Senior Fellow with the institute, said the study details how immigrants contribute to Long Island's economy.

When we say "The South we usually mean the group of red states below the Mason-Dixon Line that share a particular history and culture. In Europe "The South" is also a term that carries more than its simple geographical meaning.In the European imagination "The South" is a fantasy land, rather like California, or Florida, or Hawaii in the American imagination, a place where you can escape and enjoy the good life.In the Northeastern United States we get a tantalizing hint of The South every summer when the temperature rises and the pools are opened.

During his stay at a friend's Long Island estate, Rachmaninoff often found time to run around on the water in a speedboat, but he also composed the Symphonic Dances.  We'll enjoy them tonight.  

Writing over 100 film scores, including The Titanic, has kept James Horner busy for decades.  Today we'll enjoy his brand-new double concerto, Pas de Deux, written for a Swedish brother and sister duo.  

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