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Weekly Roundup: Blue-Eyed R&B, Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme,’ Summer Corn

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Here’s our weekly compilation of arts coverage from WBUR’s programs.

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At MFA, Boston-Area Muslims Reflect On The Quran

Qur’an in a leather satchel, Northern Nigeria, Late 19th century, Denman Waldo Ross Collection (Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Qur’an in a leather satchel, Northern Nigeria, Late 19th century, Denman Waldo Ross Collection (Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

A selection of rare, ancient Quran pages are on on display at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which asked 24 people from the city’s Islamic community to write personal reactions to a Quran page of their choice.

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Renee Graham On The New, Blue-Eyed R&B

Here & Now‘s pop culture critic Renee Graham has noted a trend recently: for the most part, the biggest acts in mainstream R&B music are white men — and that’s not being viewed with derision.

Afropunk Festival Showcases The Diverse African-American Music Scene

“We describe Afro-punk as a free space for African Americans,” festival organizer Jocelyn Cooper told Here & Now.

Vermont Joy Parade

Vermont Joy Parade outside the WBUR studios in Boston on Aug. 20, 2013. (Amory Sivertson/WBUR)

Vermont Joy Parade outside the WBUR studios in Boston on Aug. 20, 2013. (Amory Sivertson/WBUR)

The Burlington collective brings its mix of old world jazz and country soul into the Radio Boston studio for a live performance.

Fans Relish The Replacements Reunion

The Replacements were an unruly rock band that emerged in the 1980s and broke up in 1991. One fan helps Here & Now understand why “Mats” fans are so excited about the band’s first show in 20 years.

New Wave Of New Orleans Artists Blend Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock

Christian Scott is one of the jazz musicians coming out of New Orleans who combines rock and hip hop influences. (Christian Scott)

Christian Scott is one of the jazz musicians coming out of New Orleans who combines rock and hip hop influences. (Christian Scott)

New Orleans is still central to the jazz music scene, but new jazz musicians, such as Christian Scott, are combining the hip hop and rock rhythms they grew up with into their music.

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John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’

On Point speaks with the author of a deep, new look at the mythos of one of the greatest albums of all time.

The Humanities Studies Debate

In the 21st century economy, does a humanities major still make sense for college students?  On Point hears the arguments.

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Whistleblowers’ Stories Head To The Big Screen

Among the films based on the Wikileaks saga is “The Fifth Estate,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg. (DreamWorks)

Among the films based on the Wikileaks saga is “The Fifth Estate,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg. (DreamWorks)

There’s a great deal of interest in the whistleblowers who have revealed details of American military and intelligence operations. That same fascination has also gripped the film world.

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Farm To Fork: Corn

Chef Andy Husbands at Hutchins Farm in Concord, Mass. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)

Chef Andy Husbands at Hutchins Farm in Concord, Mass. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)

Chef Andy Husbands and Radio Boston venture out to discover New England’s summer’s bounty. Husbands shares his recipe for caramelized corn quesadillas.

Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy

After a winless career, Zippy Chippy now spends his time away from the race track. (Bill Littlefield/Only A Game)

After a winless career, Zippy Chippy now spends his time away from the race track. (Bill Littlefield/Only A Game)

After nearly 100 races and zero victories, Zippy Chippy has retired. Only A Game pays a visit to the horse.

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