April 13, 2011

Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods; Rhythm & Raag and Bossa Nuevo

The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company will open its 2011 season with a production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods on April 21, and two of the show's cast members will join me on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear live performances from previous editions, including Rhythm & Raag and Bossa Nuevo.

April 06, 2011

Septeto Nacional Ignacio PiƱeiro de Cuba

The Cuban son is one of the most influential and widespread forms of Latin American music, and one of its greatest champions is coming to the Krannert Center in Urbana Wednesday night. The Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro de Cuba will play for us live in our studio on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," for an exhilarating and joyful hour of music making.

April 05, 2011

UI Black Chorus Mom’s Day Concert; Parkland Theatre’s production of The Little Prince

Mom's Day Weekend at the University of Illinois is packed with opportunities to hear plays, concerts and more, including the annual Mom's Day Concert by the UI Black Chorus, which takes place on Saturday. Director Ollie Watts Davis will join me on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local." And we'll hear a preview of Parkland Theatre's production of The Little Prince, which opens on Thursday. NOTE: Due to illness, Dr. Davis was not able to appear on today's show.

April 04, 2011

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance; The Light in the Piazza

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll feature two music theater events opening in our listening area in the coming week. The High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign will present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, and the Station Theatre in Urbana hosts The Light in the Piazza. We'll hear previews of both.

April 01, 2011

DoCha Festival young people’s concert

We'll broadcast the Friday edition of "Live and Local" live from the Orpheum Theater in downtown Champaign, as the DoCha Festival kicks off a weekend of chamber music experiences with its first young people's concert. "Introducing Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry" features Rami Vamos, Robert Graves, the Pacifica Quartet and myself as narrator.


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