January 12, 2011

Prof. Gayle Magee, author of Charles Ives Reconsidered

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll rebroadcast a show from last November about composer Charles Ives-a man musically ahead of his time, yet deeply rooted in America's past. Prof. Gayle Magee's book Charles Ives Reconsidered was recently out in paperback, and she shared with us a refreshing variety of his music.


January 11, 2011

Reverend Robert

On today's show, we welcome Bobby Reynolds--known professionally as Reverend Robert--for a live session in our studio. He's a master of pre-WWII blues who has become adept as well in ragtime, early jazz, Hawaiian and Caribbean music. He plays in Centralia Wednesday night and in Decatur next Tuesday.

 

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January 06, 2011

Little Oy on the Prairie; Bob Thompson of The Baseball Music Project

On the Thursday edition of the show, I'll share two of my favorite segments from past shows, spanning nearly the duration of the program's existence so far: klezmer music played by Little Oy on the Prairie live in our studio, and a conversation with conductor Bob Thompson of The Baseball Music Project.


January 03, 2011

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana; Rhythm and Raag Institute

On the Monday edition of the show, I'll share two of my favorite segments from past shows, both of them live performances in our studio: a chamber ensemble from the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, and three talented Indian musicians from the Rhythm and Raag Institute at the University of Illinois.


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