July 28, 2010

Guitarist Angelo Favis; Celtic Crossroads; Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll replay three interviews that aired earlier this year. Guitarist Angelo Favis plays Bach and some Filipino music; the musicians of Celtic Crossroads set our toes to tapping with their youthful take on traditional Irish music; and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade chats about her farewell recital tour.


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July 26, 2010

Prof. Christina Bashford

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'll rebroadcast a show heard in June with Prof. Christina Bashford, whose research focuses on performance history and the social and economic history of music. We'll chat about concert etiquette in the West End of London in the early 19th century and discover how it compares-and contrasts-with what happens at concerts today.


July 23, 2010

Audiophile-Music Society of Champaign County

I belong to a small group of men called the Audiophile-Music Society of Champaign County. The name belies our casual nature, as we gather once a month to listen to great music of all kinds and enjoy each other's audio systems. I invited the guys to join me on the Friday edition of the show and share some favorite recordings.


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July 21, 2010

Vibraphonist, drummer and pianist Kevin Hart; Rantoul Theatre Group

Kevin Hart is a jazz vibraphonist, drummer and pianist based in Bloomington-Normal. His group The Vibe Tribe has a number of gigs coming up, and he'll be my guest on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear a scene or two from the Rantoul Theatre Group's production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," playing through this weekend.


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July 20, 2010

Nature’s Table Reunion; The Prairie Ensemble

Nature's Table was a whole foods restaurant and live music venue in Urbana from 1979 to 1991. On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear about the upcoming fourth annual Nature's Table Reunion, which will feature live jazz and blues. I'll also talk with members of The Prairie Ensemble about this weekend's benefit performance of Peter and the Wolf.


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July 19, 2010

Family-friendly musical Honk!

Actors Rural Theatre Company will present the family-friendly musical Honk! in Tuscola the next two weekends. On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll meet some of the actors and hear some songs from the show. And I'll talk with Kris and John Parkhurst of The Shanties, a traditional Irish group from Bloomington-Normal playing in Champaign next Sunday.


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July 16, 2010

Rising Gael

Rising Gael-that's g-a-e-l-is a vibrant young Irish band from Madison, Wisconsin, whose music might be called modern neo-traditionalist. Their current tour will bring them to Urbana on the Piper's Hut Concert Series Friday night, and they'll stop by our studio to play for us live on the Friday edition of "Live and Local.


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