December 6, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 6 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

November 29, 2009

Lush Life

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 29 as we honor composer Billy Strayhorn! Strayhorn worked for decades with Duke Ellington, and during their collaboration wrote some of Ellington's most iconic works, like "Take the 'A' Train," "Satin Doll," "Lush Life" and "Chelsea Bridge." Strayhorn developed his love of music right here in Hillsborough North Carolina, where he spent much of his childhood.

Often called an "invisible genius," Billy Strayhorn never sought the limelight and spent most of his career in Ellington's shadow. Ellington described Strayhorn as "my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, my brain waves in his head, and his in mine." Tune in and learn more about this immensely talented composer and arranger.

November 22, 2009

Stardust

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 22 as we celebrate the 110th birthday of Hoagy Carmichael! One of the more jazz-oriented composers in the 1930s, Carmichael wrote hundreds of of songs including classics like "Stardust," "Georgia On My Mind" and "Up the Lazy River." Sometimes called the first singer-songwriter, Carmichael was a talented pianist and singer. We will hear his greatest songs performed by Carmichael himself and by Divaville Lounge Favorites. We'll also hear rare early recordings, and clips from Carmichael's Hollywood acting career. Tune in for an afternoon of "Stardust Melodies"!

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November 15, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 15 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

November 8, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 8 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

November 1, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 1 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 25, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 25 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 18, 2009

Let's Misbehave

charleston.jpgStep into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 18 for an afternoon of sweet dance music! Softer and "sweeter" than jazz or swing, the sweet bands ruled the early 1930s. We'll hear from stars of the era like Paul Whiteman, Rudy Vallee, Fred Waring, Gus Arnheim and Guy Lombardo. Brush up on your charleston, fox trot and lindy hop!

October 11, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 11 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 4, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 4 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 27, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 27 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 20, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 20 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 13, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 13 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 6, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 6 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 30, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 30 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 23, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 23 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 16, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 16 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica. The program will feature a tribute to guitar legend and innovator Les Paul, who died on Wednesday.

August 9, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 9 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 2, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 2 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 26, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 26 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 19, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 19 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 12, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 12 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday America

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 5 from 2-4 pm as we celebrate Independance Day! We'll hear songs about freedom and democracy, baseball and apple pie, and cities and states across America. Join us for an afternoon of wishing our country a happy birthday!

June 28, 2009

Thou Swell

richard-rodgers.jpgStep into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 28 from 2-4 pm as we wish a happy birthday to Richard Rodgers! Born on June 28, 1902, Rodgers is one of only two people to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. Richard Rodgers was part of two of America's best loved songwriting teams: Rodgers and Hart, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. We'll hear classic songs from both partnerships, performed by Divaville Lounge favorites and by Rodgers himself. Tune in for this tribute to Richard Rodgers; we'll be dancing on the ceiling!

June 21, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 21 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

June 14, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 14 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

June 7, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 7 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

May 31, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 31 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

May 24, 2009

Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer

SPECIAL TIME 1-4 PM

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 24 for a special three-hour show from 1-4 pm! We'll pay tribute to men and women in uniform on the day before Memorial Day. We'll hear classic songs from the war years, songs meant to inspire the troops and comfort those back on the homefront. We'll also hear performances that were part of the war effort, like Command Performance and the V-Disc series. Tune for an afternoon of music in honor of the troops.

You can show your support for men and women in uniform by contributing to or volunteering for one of these organizations which serve veterans, active duty military and military families:
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust
Any Soldier
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Homes For Our Troops
Operation Homefront
Fisher House

For more information about purchasing recordings of Armed Forces Radio broadcasts like Command Performance and Jubilee, visit OTRCAT.com.

May 17, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 17 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

May 10, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 10 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

May 3, 2009

Swingin' on a Star

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 3 as we celebrate the birthday of Bing Crosby! Singer, actor, radio and television host, with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Der Bingle was an icon of the twentieth century and the model for all male vocalists who followed him. We'll hear from Bing's earliest recordings with the Paul Whiteman orchestra, his rise to stardom as the ultimate crooner, his comic turn in the Road To movies with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, his popular radio program, his work in Hollywood, and his immense contribution to the war effort. Spend your afternoon with Bing and act-cent-chu-ate the positive!

April 26, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 26 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

April 19, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 19 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

April 12, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 12 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

April 5, 2009

Jungle Madness

denny_exoticaf.jpg Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 5 from 2-4 pm for an afternoon of lounge, exotica, and bachelor pad music. We'll hear Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, Henry Mancini, the Three Suns, Esquivel, John Buzon Trio, Perrey & Kingsley, Lenny Dee, Perez Prado, and other greats. All you hep cats and cool chicks, pour yourself a cocktail and settle in for a swanky good time!

March 29, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 29 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

March 22, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

March 15, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 15 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica, guest hosted by Savannah!

March 8, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 8 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

March 1, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

February 22, 2009

Over the Rainbow, Way Up High

Harold ArlenStep into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, February 22 from 2-4 pm as we celebrate composer Harold Arlen! A beloved contributor to the Great American Songbook, Arlen wrote hundreds of songs with lyricists including Ted Koehler, Yip Harberg and Johnny Mercer. His most famous composition, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," was voted the greatest song of the 20th century by the RIAA. We'll learn about Arlen's life and hear classic songs like "Blues in the Night," "Stormy Weather" and "Paper Moon." Tune in and while away the hours, conferring with the flowers, consulting with the rain!

February 15, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, February 15 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica. The program will include a tribute to the music of Blossom Dearie, who died on February 7.

February 8, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, February 8 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

February 1, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, February 1 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

January 25, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 25 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

January 18, 2009

'S Marvelous When You Cha-Cha-Cha

Ring in the New Year with two great hours of Latin music, Divaville Lounge style! WXDU's own Latin music expert, Santa Salsera, returns to share her wealth of knowledge and spin swinging tunes from her amazing music library. We'll hear Latin music performed by Divaville Lounge favorites and legends like Machito and the Mambo Kings. Tune in on January 18 from 2-4 pm for a program that will be mucho caliente!

Be sure to listen to Santa Salsera's WXDU program, Azucar y Candela, every Wednesday night from 6-8pm, and check out her blog about the local Latin music scene, Onda Carolina.

January 11, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 11 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

January 4, 2009

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 04 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

This program will feature a tribute to the music of Eartha Kitt, who died on December 25, and an interview with Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator Kenny Jones, currently performing in Raleigh in The Rat Pack is Back.

December 28, 2008

The Divaville Lounge Wayback Machine

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 28 from 2-6 pm as we celebrate the end of 2008 with a four-hour trip through musical history! A song for each year, from 1911 through 1965. We'll start with one of the earliest recordings of Irving Berlin's classic "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and work our way through ragtime, hot jazz, sweet jazz, crooners, big band, swing, bossa nova and more. All the great jazz and pop vocalists we play all year round on Divaville Lounge, in one great show. Tune in and say, it was a very good year....

December 21, 2008

Xmasville Lounge

Happy Holidays from Divaville Lounge! Step into the Lounge on Sunday, December 21 from 2-6 pm for a special four-hour program of holiday music, co-hosted by Georg! We'll hear Christmas classics, overlooked gems, and a swinging celebration of the first day of Hanukkah. Tune in for a holly-jolly-dreidel-riffic afternoon!

December 14, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 14 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

December 7, 2008

Something's Gotta Give

Sammy Davis Jr.Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 7 as we celebrate Sarah's favorite male vocalist: Sammy Davis Jr! Sammy strived to be "America's Greatest Entertainer," and we'll hear him singing with some of the great arrangers of his time, doing comedy with the Rat Pack, and even dancing. Tune in for two great hours of Sammy!

Recommended books, movies and a video clip behind the cut:

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November 30, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 30 from 2-6 pm for a special four hour program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica! Shake off the post-Thanksgiving slump as Georg and Sarah co-host a full afternoon of Divaville Lounge.

November 23, 2008

On the Road to Victory

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 23 from 2-4 pm as we celebrate Veteran's Day with a special guest! Rod Hungerford served in the US Navy from 1943-1946. A radio operator on the destroyer escort USS Otter,(DE-210) Rod will tell us about his experiences during the war, and we'll hear some of his favorite wartime songs. Join us in honoring this veteran!

November 16, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 16 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica, guest hosted by Georg!

November 9, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 9 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

November 2, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 2 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica. And don't forget to vote on Tuesday November 4!

October 26, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 26 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 19, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 19 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 12, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 12 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 5, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 5 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 28, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 28 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 21, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 21 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 14, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 14 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 7, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 7 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 31, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 31 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 24, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 24 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica, guest hosted by Georg!

August 17, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 17 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 10, 2008

The Whole World Smiles With You

Step into the Divaville Lounge on August 10 from 2-4 pm, as we pay tribute to a giant of popular music: Louis Armstrong. Arguably the most important American musician of the 20th century, Armstrong's influence on jazz is hard to measure. We'll learn about the revolutionary New Orleans jazz scene which Armstrong helped create, hear some of his earliest work on cornet with King Oliver and with the Hot Fives, and play favorites from Armstrong's many years of superstardom. Tune in for an afternoon of Satchmo classics!

August 3, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 3 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 27, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 27 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 20, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 20 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 13, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 13 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday America

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 6 from 2-4 pm as we celebrate Independance Day! We'll hear songs about freedom and democracy, baseball and apple pie, and cities and states across America. Join us for an afternoon of wishing our country a happy birthday!

June 29, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 29 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

June 22, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 22 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

June 15, 2008

No Program Today

Divaville Lounge is taking the week off on June 15, so that the Lafayette-based Cajun band, the Bluerunners, can visit the WXDU studios and promote their concert that night. Join us next week, June 22, for our regular program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

June 8, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 8 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

June 1, 2008

When the Lights Go On Again (part 2)

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, June 1 from 2-4 for the second half of our two-part special in honor of Memorial Day. Today we'll hear from Signor Bucca, the father of Sarah's dear friend Francesca. Signor Bucca was born in Sicily in 1931, and he'll tell us about his experiences during the invasion and occupation. We'll hear a child's perspective on living in a war zone, and we'll hear classic songs from the war years. Tune in for an afternoon of wartime memories at the Divaville Lounge.

NOTE: The interview portion of this program will be recorded in advance. Many thanks to Francesca Bucca for the interview and translation, to Georg for editing, and to Santa Salsera for editing and voiceover. Be sure to check out Georg and Santa Salsera's excellent WXDU programs: Wake Up and Smell the Chaos on Thursday mornings from 7-9 am, and Azucar y Candela on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm.

Click here for a podcast of this program.


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May 25, 2008

When the Lights Go On Again

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 25 from 2-4 as we begin our two-part special in honor of Memorial Day. In this first episode, Sarah's dad returns to the show! Derick Ovenall was born in England in 1930, and he'll tell us about life in the UK during the war. We'll learn what it was like to grow up during the war, and we'll hear classic songs from the war years. Tune in for an afternoon of wartime memories at the Divaville Lounge.

NOTE: The interview portion of this program was recorded in advance.

Continue reading "When the Lights Go On Again" »

May 18, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 18 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica, guest hosted by Georg!

May 11, 2008

Let's Go On With The Show

Step into the Divaville Lounge on May 11 from 2-4 pm, as we celebrate the 120th birthday of Irving Berlin. One of the first major stars of Tin Pan Alley, called "The Dean of American Songwriters," Berlin had an immeasurable impact on American popular music.

Irving Berlin was nearly unable to read sheet music yet published over 3,000 songs, and he was an immigrant from Eastern Europe who wrote "God Bless America," often called our alternate national anthem. We'll learn more about Irving Berlin's inspiring life and career, and hear a sampling of his vast body of work sung by Divaville Lounge favorites. It will be nothing but blue skies from now on!

May 4, 2008

Divaville Lounge After Hours

Step into the lounge at a special time as Divaville Lounge hosts the mystery show on May 4 from 10-11pm: an hour of songs that are too naughty, raunchy, saucy or just plain sexy for our regular afternoon program. We'll hear from singers like Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Louis Jordan. Tune in to Divaville Lounge ... after hours.

Note: Some listeners may find the content of this program to be indecent.

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 4 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

April 27, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 27 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

April 20, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 20 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

April 13, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 13 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

April 6, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, April 6 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

March 30, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 30 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

March 23, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 23 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

March 16, 2008

Straighten Up and Fly Right

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 16 from 2 to 4 pm as we honor Nat King Cole! Cole was one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century, also a visionary jazz pianist and talented songwriter. We'll hear some of Cole's earliest recordings, great songs from the King Cole Trio, the hits which made him a superstar, and terrific performances from his television show. Don't miss this Unforgettable afternoon of Nat King Cole!

March 9, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 9 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

March 2, 2008

Bachelor Pad Pipes

Step in to the Divaville Lounge at a special time as Sarah hosts the WXDU mystery show. From 10-11pm we'll hear lounge, exotica and bachelor pad music featuring the organ. The Three Suns, Lenny Dee, the John Buzon Trio, Ethel Smith and many more organ classics. Tune in for a swanky good time!

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 2 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

February 24, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, February 24 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

February 17, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, February 17 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

February 10, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, February 10 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

February 3, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 27 from 2-4 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

January 27, 2008

The Song Is You

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 27 at our new time of 2-4 pm for a celebration of Jerome Kern's birthday! Kern was a pioneer of American musical theater who wrote music for over 50 Broadway shows and many Hollywood musicals. We'll hear great Jerome Kern songs from his acclaimed shows like Show Boat, Roberta and Swing Time, performed by Divaville Lounge favorites. It's "A Fine Romance," so "Let's Begin"!

January 20, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 20 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

January 13, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 13 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

January 6, 2008

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, January 6 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

December 30, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 30 for an extra hour of our regularly scheduled program From 2-5 pm we'll hear great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

December 23, 2007

Xmasville Lounge

It's Christmas time all over the world, and we're celebrating with great holiday music at an extended afternoon of the Divaville Lounge, Sunday December 16 from 3 to 7 pm. For four full hours we'll hear traditional classics, novel takes on old favorites, and a few obscure Christmas songs which somehow never caught on, and now must be heard to be believed. Step into the Divaville Lounge for a crazy cool holiday afternoon!

December 16, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 16 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

December 9, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 9 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

December 2, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, December 2 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

November 25, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 25 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

November 18, 2007

"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive"

Step into the Lounge on November 18 from 3-5 pm, as we celebrate the birthday of Johnny Mercer. Born on November 18, 1909, Johnny Mercer was an incredibly talented lyricist, composer, singer, and American legend.

During his tremendous career Mercer wrote over 1,000 songs and received 18 Academy Award Best Song nominations. We'll hear some of his best songs, sung by Divaville Lounge favorites. Join us for two hours of Johnny Mercer. It will be too marvelous for words!

November 11, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 11 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

November 4, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, November 4 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 28, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 28 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 21, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 21 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 14, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 14 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

October 7, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, October 7 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 30, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 30 for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 23, 2007

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

We have a special guest this week at the Divaville Lounge: Sarah's dad! Sarah's dad will introduce some of his favorite songs and talk about great live performances he saw back in the day. Tune in and find out where Sarah gets it from!

September 16, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 16 for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 9, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 9 for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

September 2, 2007

Let's Get Away From It All

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 2 as we celebrate Labor Day weekend! We'll hear songs about travel, vacation, recreation, and just plain getting away from it all. Fire up the barbecue and share your holiday weekend with the Divaville Lounge!

August 26, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 26 for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 19, 2007

Latin a la Lounge

Samba, tango, bossa nova ... music from south of the border has had a huge influence on American jazz and popular music. On August 19 from 3-5 pm we'll celebrate the intersection of US and Latin sound. WXDU's own Latin music expert, Santa Salsera, will cohost with Sarah. We'll hear from Latino musicians like Xavier Cugat and Desi Arnaz who lived and worked north of the border; American singers like Peggy Lee , Nat King Cole and Mel Torme who recorded songs or even whole albums of Latin music; and a few crazy cool oddball gems too. Take a break from the summer heat with two swanky hours at the Divaville Lounge, Latin style!

Be sure to tune into guest host Santa Salsera's own show of excellent Latin music, every Wednesday night from 6-8 pm on WXDU Durham.

August 12, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 12 from 3-5 pm for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

August 5, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, August 5 for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 29, 2007

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 29 for our regularly scheduled program of great jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica.

July 22, 2007

The Lounge is Open

Following in the footsteps of Divaville, WXDU's popular specialty show, the Divaville Lounge is hosted by Sarah Ovenall every Sunday afternoon from 3-5 pm eastern time.

On Sunday, July 22 we bid a fond farewell to Christa, the Diva of Divaville, and open the Divaville Lounge for business. Step into the Lounge for an afternoon of jazz and pop vocalists, big band and lounge/exotica from the 1920s through the 1960s. Join us for a swanky good time!

July 15, 2007

Farewell to Divaville

It's a bittersweet day at WXDU as Sarah and Christa co-host the final afternoon of the original Divaville. Join us for two hours of the jazz and pop vocalists that have made Divaville great for the past six years. And be sure to call in with your request or good wishes for Christa on her final day at the helm of Divaville.

(ps: don't worry, the Divaville Lounge will carry on!)

July 8, 2007

Join us for two hours of classic jazz and pop vocalists, as Sarah and Christa co-host the penultimate afternoon of the original Divaville.

July 4, 2007

Happy Birthday America

Join the Divaville Lounge at a special time -- July 4 from 6 to 8 pm -- and celebrate Independance Day with two hours of songs about America. Sarah solo hosts this show full of songs about cities, states, apple pie, hot dogs and freedom: all the things we love about our country.

July 1, 2007

Join us for two hours of classic jazz and pop vocalists, as Sarah and Christa co-host one of the final afternoons of the original Divaville.