Live and Local


WILL - Live and Local - October 02, 2009

Baka Beyond, a program of music and culture of the Baka Forest People in Cameroon

Friday, October 2, 2009

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(Duration: 53:45)

On Saturday evening, Kirkland Fine Arts Center in Decatur will present Baka Beyond, a program of world fusion music celebrating the culture of the Baka Forest People in Cameroon. Several of their members will join us for Friday's "Live and Local," as will Justin Vickers and Judith Blazer, who perform Broadway favorites with the Danville Symphony on Saturday.


WILL - Live and Local - October 01, 2009

Anna Cromwell from Eastern Illinois University and Duo XXI

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(Duration: 37:08)

Anna Cromwell is the new professor of violin and viola at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, and she will be performing as half of Duo XXI on Sunday afternoon in a program of 21st-century works for violin and cello. She will be my guest on today's show, and we'll hear some music representing a few other area performances happening this week and on the weekend.


WILL - Live and Local - September 30, 2009

Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” at Parkland College Theatre in Champaign

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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(Duration: 43:17)

Parkland College Theatre in Champaign is currently producing Ken Ludwig's comedy "Lend Me a Tenor," which garnered seven Tony Award nominations and six Drama Desk Awards. On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll have the director and members of the talented cast with us to present a few live scenes.


WILL - Live and Local - September 29, 2009

Jennifer Larson from the University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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(Duration: 46:38)

The University of Illinois Assembly Hall presents five Broadway musicals, the Lipizzaner Stallions, a Beatles tribute, "So You Think You Can Dance Live" and much more during the 2009-2010 season. On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," Jennifer Larson will join us with the complete rundown.


WILL - Live and Local - September 28, 2009

Australian finger-pickin’ guitarist Tommy Emmanuel and singer-songwriter Rick Price

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(Duration: 56:10)

The great Australian finger-pickin' guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will play at Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield Tuesday night, along with Australian singer-songwriter Rick Price. We will be privileged to have both gentlemen live in our studios on the Monday edition "Live and Local." Be prepared for a soulful hour of energetic, virtuosic music-making!


WILL - Live and Local - September 25, 2009

Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp and storyteller Kim Sheahan

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(Duration: 56:09)

On today's edition, we have our first Cajun band playing live in our studio: Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp, an Illinois-based band that plays "real-deal Louisiana Creole Zydeco, Cajun, Blues and New Orleans Swamp Pop." We'll also meet storyteller Kim Sheahan and hear a sample of her work. All will be performing at the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival in downtown Urbana this weekend.


WILL - Live and Local - September 24, 2009

Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll and guitarist John Elder

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(Duration: 57:52)

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," we'll have a conversation with the splendid Chicago-born, Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll and hear from her recent CD. We'll also talk with guitarist John Elder, playing live in our studio. Both are appearing at the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, which opens Friday night in downtown Urbana.


WILL - Live and Local - September 23, 2009

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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(Duration: 53:39)

As part of our weeklong preview of the upcoming Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, we'll present Michael Kammin and his finger-style guitar on the Wednesday edition of the show. We'll also hear a quartet from the Champaign-Urbana Sweet Adelines, who present their annual show this Saturday.


WILL - Live and Local - September 22, 2009

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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(Duration: 53:25)

The first annual Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival happens this weekend in Urbana. It's a celebration of American roots music, dance, storytelling, and visual arts with local, regional and national artists. On "Live and Local" this week, we'll feature several performers from the Festival, including singer Elizabeth Simpson and guitarist George Turner on Tuesday's show.


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