January 28, 2010

Mikel Rouse of Gravity Radio; Tim Schirmer, music director for Nunsense II

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," my guests will be Mikel Rouse, creator of the multi-media song cycle Gravity Radio, playing at the Krannert Center in Urbana this weekend; and Tim Schirmer, music director for Nunsense II, which opens at Parkland Theatre in Champaign, also this weekend.


January 26, 2010

Wu Man, a player of the pipa, a Chinese lute; Krannert Center’s Deborah Miller

Wu Man is an internationally known virtuoso on the pipa, a Chinese lute. She will play with the Kronos Quartet at the Krannert Center in Urbana on Thursday, and she'll be my guest on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local." I'll also talk with Krannert Center's Deborah Miller about their recent grant from the Mellon Foundation to support classical music programming.


January 22, 2010

Martin Luther King Commemoration Celebration

The annual Martin Luther King Commemoration Celebration Community Event will be held at the Krannert Center in Urbana on Saturday. Among the performers will be the all-male Indian a cappella group Chai-Town and Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre. We'll have live singing and hear about the theater project on the Friday edition of "Live and Local.


January 19, 2010

Angelo Favis

Angelo Favis is professor of guitar at Illinois State University and a frequent performer of solo and chamber music. He will give a solo recital in Springfield on Jan. 23, sponsored by the Springfield Classical Guitar Society, and he'll join us live in our studio for the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local."


January 15, 2010

“Gitit!” a concert in memory of Clif Aldridge, Champaign resident who lost a battle last with cancer

Today's show features two concerts this weekend in Champaign, both of which boast a considerable variety of music and more: a concert called "Gitit!" on Saturday, given in memory of Clif Aldridge, a 23-year-old Champaign resident who lost his battle last week with a rare form of cancer; and a "Peace Program" on Sunday at the Champaign Public Library.


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