DJ Joe Miller writes:

unnamed-1THIS WEEK ON THE CLASSICAL NOW: Special guest host ROBERT WILDER will celebrate Memorial Day with an assortment of Americana from stage and studio, composers and great vocalists. Venerables Gershwin, Copland, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Scott Joplin, and Stephen Foster will all be here; as will brilliant latter-day composers such as John Williams, and both Bernsteins (Elmer and Leonard). Venessa Redgrave is sensually sonorous on Lerner & Loewe’s “The Lusty Month of May” [can you guess which show that is from?] And American song is unthinkable without golden boy Frank Sinatra.

Tune in, you early risers, to brilliant tunes and sentiments that reflect the wit, diversity and chutzpah that will always be America’s best suit.

The Classical Now 6am-8am, Memorial Day, May 25

91.9-FM Santa Barbara & streaming live at www.kcsb.org