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2016 Music Highlights with Dr. Lauren Onkey

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The Sound of Applause wraps up its week-long review of highlights in arts and culture for the year with a discussion of what took place in the world of popular music in 2016.  Dr. Lauren Onkey, the Dean and Chair of Tri-C's Mandel Humanities Center, is a keen student of music and worked for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for many years.  She shared a list of some of her favorite recordings from the year with ideastream arts producer Dan Polletta.

Here is a list of the recordings that were discussed.

Beyonce- Lemonade – “Freedom”

A Tribe Called Quest- We got it from Here…Thank you 4 Your service- “Dis Generation”

Gregory Porter - Take Me to the Alley- “Holding On”

Melissa Aldana - Back Home-“Obstacles”

Van Morrison- Keep Me Singing-“Holy Guardian Angel”

You can hear Onkey talk about these selections on Here and Now featuring The Sound of Applause Friday at 12:33 p.m. and 1:40 p.m.