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WILL - Live and Local - March 31, 2010

Part two on the inaugural DoCha Chamber Music Festival; Jaron Kamin

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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(Duration: 43:43)

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll have part two of our feature on the inaugural DoCha Chamber Music Festival in Champaign. I'll talk with festival organizer Masumi Rostad, and we'll hear some of the pieces to be performed. Also, Jaron Kamin and his colleagues "Say It With a Smile" at this week's Uncorked event at the Krannert Center.


WILL - Live and Local - March 30, 2010

DoCha Chamber Music Festival; David Vayo and Nancy Brokaw of Fertile Ground, a new opera

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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(Duration: 52:51)

The inaugural DoCha Chamber Music Festival takes place this week in downtown Champaign. On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear two festival performers, violinist Stefan Milenkovich and cellist Dmitry Kouzov. I'll also talk with David Vayo of Illinois Wesleyan University, and Nancy Brokaw, composer and librettist, respectively, of Fertile Ground, a new opera premiering in Bloomington this week.


WILL - Live and Local - March 26, 2010

Bossa Nuevo; Boulder-based singer-songwriter Dave Tamkin

Friday, March 26, 2010

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(Duration: 50:51)

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll have several musicians playing live in our studio. First will be a return appearance by the band Bossa Nuevo, who play Urbana's Independent Media Center on Sunday. And we'll hear Boulder-based singer-songwriter Dave Tamkin between gigs in Decatur and Palatine.


WILL - Live and Local - March 25, 2010

Celtic Crossroads

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(Duration: 42:11)

Celtic Crossroads is a touring show from Ireland that promises an energetic fusion of Eastern European gypsy, North American bluegrass, world classical and jazz, and the various forms of Celtic music from throughout the world. The show arrives in Charleston Thursday night, and they'll stop by our studio for the Thursday edition of "Live and Local" to play us some tunes.


WILL - Live and Local - March 24, 2010

Danville Barbershop Chorus; Soprano Kerry Walters of Bradley University

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(Duration: 48:54)

The Danville Barbershop Chorus will present its annual spring concert Sunday afternoon, with favorite songs like "Hey, Look Me Over," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "As Time Goes By." On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," the Danville quartet Four on the Floor will join us for a couple of songs and to chat up the show. Also, I talk with soprano Kerry Walters of Bradley University, who, with pianist Denise Parr-Scanlin will give a concert of music in Charleston called "Girls' Night Out: The Music of Clara Schumann and Cecile Chaminade.


WILL - Live and Local - March 22, 2010

Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble; Scott Ferguson of the Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir

Monday, March 22, 2010

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(Duration: 50:57)

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with members of the Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble, playing traditional Asian music in Normal on Tuesday, part of the Illinois State University New Music Festival. And we'll check in with Scott Ferguson of the Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir, giving a post-tour concert in Bloomington Tuesday.


WILL - Live and Local - March 19, 2010

Marchfest English-American Dance & Music Weekend; the Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble

Friday, March 19, 2010

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear about the Marchfest English-American Dance & Music Weekend, sponsored by the Central Illinois English Country Dancers, Illini Folk Dance Society and the Urbana Country Dancers. I'll also talk with Jonathan Bernard of the Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble, playing traditional Asian music in Normal next Tuesday.


WILL - Live and Local - March 18, 2010

John Stephens of the Little Theatre on the Square; Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," I'll visit with John Stephens of the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan about their current production, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, a musical comedy about two boys trying for concert pianist stardom. And I'll talk with two star performers in Saturday's concert in Champaign by the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana.


WILL - Live and Local - March 17, 2010

Alegria, the touring production from Cirque du Soleil; Forrest Harris of the Irish band Exorna

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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(Duration: 50:06)

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear about Alegria, the touring production from Cirque du Soleil, playing all week in Urbana. And for St. Patrick's Day, I'll talk with Forrest Harris, a member of the good-time Irish band Exorna, who will play Wednesday night at pubs in Danville and Champaign.


WILL - Live and Local - March 16, 2010

David Commanday, conductor of the Heartland Festival Orchestra; Irish group Danú

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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(Duration: 45:32)

On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with David Commanday, conductor of the Heartland Festival Orchestra, which gives a concert in Peoria on Saturday. And just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the Irish group Danú will perform in Urbana Tuesday night. I'll talk with one of their founders and play some of their tunes.


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