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Audra McDonald Featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition," Associated Press

  • Monday, May 20, 2013
    Audra McDonald Featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition," Associated Press

    Audra McDonald, whose new album, Go Back Home, is due out tomorrow on Nonesuch Records, was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. McDonald spoke with NPR's Jeff Lunden about her personal connection to the songs on the album.

    "Like many of her previous albums, McDonald has found a mixture of songs from Broadway legends—'Go Back Home' was written by Kander and Ebb," Lunden explains, "to a younger generation of songwriters, including Adam Guettel, Tony winner for The Light in the Piazza, whose 'Migratory V' is featured on the album."

    Lunden talks with Adam Gwon, who is also among the younger generation of composers featured on the album, and says McDonald's "first album, Way Back to Paradise, was kind of the thing that made me want to be a composer."

    You can listen to the piece at npr.org.

    Audra McDonald is also the subject of a feature article from the Associated Press. Noting the personal nature of the new album and this coming Friday's broadcast of "Audra McDonald In Concert: Go Back Home" on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center, the AP's Mark Kennedy says: "Both pull back the curtain on one of the most decorated women on Broadway ... The CD's title taken from the stunning Kander and Ebb song from The Scottsboro Boys musical is a hint that this is McDonald's most personal album to date."

    You can read the AP article via McDonald's hometown paper at sacbee.com, and you'll find a New York Daily News story on the album at nydailnews.com.

    New York magazine lists the album and the TV performance as two of the must-do events this week. "It's entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive," exclaims New York. "Her new album, Go Back Home, shows off her core strengths." Read more at nymag.com.

    Today is the last day to pre-order Go Back Home and receive a print autographed by Audra McDonald. To reserve your copy, visit the Nonesuch Store, where orders also include an instant download of the title track and a download of the complete album available starting release day.

on May 20, 2013 - 1:29pm
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Audra McDonald, whose new album, Go Back Home, is out tomorrow, was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. She spoke with NPR's Jeff Lunden about her personal connection to the songs on the album, which is noted as well in an Associated Press feature. Both the new album and this Friday's broadcast of her concert on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center "pull back the curtain on one of the most decorated women on Broadway," says the AP. "The CD's title taken from the stunning Kander and Ebb song from The Scottsboro Boys musical is a hint that this is McDonald's most personal album to date." New York recommends both, exclaiming: "It's entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive."

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Audra McDonald, whose new album, Go Back Home, is due out tomorrow on Nonesuch Records, was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. McDonald spoke with NPR's Jeff Lunden about her personal connection to the songs on the album.

"Like many of her previous albums, McDonald has found a mixture of songs from Broadway legends—'Go Back Home' was written by Kander and Ebb," Lunden explains, "to a younger generation of songwriters, including Adam Guettel, Tony winner for The Light in the Piazza, whose 'Migratory V' is featured on the album."

Lunden talks with Adam Gwon, who is also among the younger generation of composers featured on the album, and says McDonald's "first album, Way Back to Paradise, was kind of the thing that made me want to be a composer."

You can listen to the piece at npr.org.

Audra McDonald is also the subject of a feature article from the Associated Press. Noting the personal nature of the new album and this coming Friday's broadcast of "Audra McDonald In Concert: Go Back Home" on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center, the AP's Mark Kennedy says: "Both pull back the curtain on one of the most decorated women on Broadway ... The CD's title taken from the stunning Kander and Ebb song from The Scottsboro Boys musical is a hint that this is McDonald's most personal album to date."

You can read the AP article via McDonald's hometown paper at sacbee.com, and you'll find a New York Daily News story on the album at nydailnews.com.

New York magazine lists the album and the TV performance as two of the must-do events this week. "It's entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive," exclaims New York. "Her new album, Go Back Home, shows off her core strengths." Read more at nymag.com.

Today is the last day to pre-order Go Back Home and receive a print autographed by Audra McDonald. To reserve your copy, visit the Nonesuch Store, where orders also include an instant download of the title track and a download of the complete album available starting release day.

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