Laura Carlo

Host

Laura Carlo has been WCRB’s Morning Program Host for almost 19 years. She has written, produced and hosted numerous programs for WCRB including "ArtsAlive!" "Laura's Book Nook" "CEO Spotlight" and "Baroque in Boston." Under the station's original ownership she also hosted the morning show for the World Classical Network, syndicated in 16 US cities, making her the most listened to stand-alone female music announcer in America, according to Arbitron. She has been both a part-time Music Host and News Anchor on New York's WQXR. Here in Boston, Weekend News Anchor on WBZ Radio and Weekend News Writer/News Producer for WCVB-TV 5; Afternoon News Anchor for Channel 27 (Worcester); and News Director/Morning Anchor on Fall River's WALE Radio. Under her leadership, WALE and WCRB won numerous “Best News” awards from UPI and other prestigious journalism competitions. Ms. Carlo is the female voice for AT&T's national voice recognition system, as well as for entities as diverse as the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department (Arizona) and Macy's of Southern California. She is a pianist and channels Chopin daily.

Friday, October 14th is National Dessert Day. I thought this merited further investigation. Took one for the team, as it were. Someone had to do it. My no-spoon-unturned investigation found that October is also National Desserts Month---a time when we simply must give these "grand finales" the due they deserve.  With that in mind, here are some sweet musical suggestions to chew on.

Music on Mars

Sep 22, 2016

“Good Morning, Starshine. The Earth says “hello.” You twinkle above us, we twinkle below...”  Those are the opening lyrics to a song from the musical, "Hair."  Would that be the song you’d want to take with you to Mars? Or maybe….  "Mars, the Bringer of War” from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets?”

As National Poetry Month continues, a poem Beethoven used as inspiration for one of the greatest works of classical music.

So many of Shakespeare's works - including his poems - were inspirations for classical music.

Dorotanm / Wikimedia Commons

It's National Poetry Month, and here's another story of the words behind one of my favorite pieces of music.

"Springtime is upon us.
The birds celebrate her return with festive song, and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes,
Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar, casting their dark mantle over heaven;
Then they die away to silence and the birds take up their charming songs once more..."

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