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WILL - Live and Local - August 31, 2010

Baritone Nathan Gunn and pianist Julie Gunn

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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(Duration: 47:19)

Baritone Nathan Gunn is one of the bright stars of the opera world and on the music faculty at the University of Illinois. He and his wife, pianist Julie Gunn, will open the Allerton Music Barn Festival in Monticello with a Cabaret Night on Thursday. Nathan will be my guest on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," sharing stories and some of his own musical inspirations.


WILL - Live and Local - August 30, 2010

Allerton Music Barn Festival

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(Duration: 43:44)

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'll have the first of a week's worth of shows highlighting the Allerton Music Barn Festival at Allerton Park in Monticello. Monday's program joins conductor Fred Stoltzfus, violinist Stefan Milenkovich and Pastor Roger Digges, all of whom will participate in an all-Bach concert next Sunday.


WILL - Live and Local - August 27, 2010

Allerton Music Barn Festival; Champaign-Urbana Symphony music director Steven Larsen

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(Duration: 41:12)

The Allerton Music Barn Festival takes place next week at Allerton Park in Monticello, with jazz, classical music and more. University of Illinois School of Music director Karl Kramer will join us for the Friday edition of "Live and Local" to provide an overview. And Champaign-Urbana Symphony music director Steven Larsen will preview the orchestra's 51st season.



WILL - Live and Local - August 25, 2010

Guitarist Shawn Purcell; Irish music festival Erin Feis

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(Duration: 56:36)

Guitarist Shawn Purcell was already a seasoned veteran when he entered the doctoral program in jazz studies at the University of Illinois. On Wednesday night, the Shawn Purcell Group will play at the Iron Post in downtown Urbana, and they'll join us live in our studio on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear about an Irish music festival called Erin Feis, happening in Peoria this weekend.


WILL - Live and Local - August 23, 2010

The Ruthless Goats; Tim Britton; Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from three shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by a local old-time band called The Ruthless Goats, and two guests from elsewhere: the uilleann piper and pipe maker Tim Britton and the wonderful violinist Rachel Barton Pine.


WILL - Live and Local - August 20, 2010

Vox Chambana; Tango quintet Tango Espejo; Folk singer Bucky Halker

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from three shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by an early-music group called Vox Chambana and by a tango quintet called Tango Espejo, plus an interview with Illinois folk singer Bucky Halker.


WILL - Live and Local - August 19, 2010

The Muni in Springfield; Music at the Landing at Kickapoo; High Cross Road Band; Strings Attached

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(Duration: 40:45)

Thursday on "Live and Local," guest host Roger Cooper talks to a guest about the production of "Annie" at the Muni in Springfield, and visits with Bob Pearse about Music at the Landing at Kickapoo State Park. Bob plays in the group Strings Attached. Randy McCabe of High Cross Road Band will also be along. He plays at Kickapoo on Friday.



WILL - Live and Local - August 17, 2010

Singer-songwriter Michael Kammin; Organist Stephen Buzard

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(Duration: 46:28)

On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," guest host Roger Cooper talks to singer-songwriter Michael Kammin, playing at Krannert Uncorked in Urbana on Thursday. During the second half, he talks to organist Stephen Buzard. He is a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College and is headed to Wells Cathedral as their organ scholar.


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