Live and Local

WILL - Live and Local - November 19, 2010

Drumline LIVE!; Janet Cripe, director of The Nutcracker All Jazz’d Up

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(Duration: 48:50)

The show Drumline LIVE!, brings to the stage the music and choreographic energy of marching bands at historically black colleges and universities. The show comes to Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium on Sunday, and we'll hear all about it on the Friday edition of "Live and Local." And I'll talk with Janet Cripe, director of The Nutcracker All Jazz'd Up, also in Springfield.


WILL - Live and Local - November 18, 2010

Labor songster Bucky Halker

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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(Duration: 58:47)

Earlier this year, I had the chance to talk with folk singer and labor songster Bucky Halker before a local performance. He's back in our area to play in Sullivan and Champaign, and we'll be pleased to welcome him to our studio on the Thursday edition of the show, with folksongs of Illinois and songs of Woody Guthrie.

 

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WILL - Live and Local - November 17, 2010

The Music Man Jr.; Millikin University Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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(Duration: 53:31)

The Champaign Park District Youth Theatre will present The Music Man Jr. this Thursday through Saturday. On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear several members of the cast sing for us live in our studio. And I'll talk with Gary Shaw, director of the Millikin University Wind Ensemble, to preview their concert Wednesday night.


WILL - Live and Local - November 16, 2010

Helen Lewis’ memoir A Time to Speak; Arcadia Chamber Players

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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(Duration: 50:10)

Helen Lewis survived the Nazi concentration camps to found the Belfast Modern Dance Group in Ireland. Her memoir A Time to Speak has been adapted as a one-woman stage play, being given in Urbana this week. Director and actor Sam and Joan McCready will join us on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local." And we'll have a preview of Saturday's concert by the Arcadia Chamber Players.


WILL - Live and Local - November 12, 2010

Ellis Paul; Guitarist Jason Vieaux and bandoneon player Lidia Kaminska

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(Duration: 52:37)

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Ellis Paul, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter originally from northern Maine and recipient of 13 Boston Music Awards. He'll be playing at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield Friday night. And live in our studio, we'll have guitarist Jason Vieaux and bandoneon player Lidia Kaminska, who solo with the Illinois Symphony this weekend.


WILL - Live and Local - November 11, 2010

The Baseball Music Project; Henson Keys

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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(Duration: 45:58)

Friday evening, the Krannert Center in Urbana will present The Baseball Music Project, a symphonic tribute with vintage photography, film footage and live narration by Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. Conductor Bob Thompson will join me on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local" for a preview. And I'll talk with Henson Keys, director of Verdi's Rigoletto at the University of Illinois this weekend.


WILL - Live and Local - November 10, 2010

John Philip Sousa scholar Patrick Warfield; conductor Richard Rossi

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(Duration: 46:36)

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Patrick Warfield, one of the country's leading scholars on John Philip Sousa. Mr. Warfield will give a guest lecture at the University of Illinois on Sunday about the March King's 1911 World Tour. And we'll hear from conductor Richard Rossi about Sunday's concert by the Eastern Symphony Orchestra in Charleston.


WILL - Live and Local - November 09, 2010

Alethea Taylor and Don Nolen of The Prairie Ensemble; Gus Gordon, producer of “Altar Boyz”

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(Duration: 42:46)

On today's show, I talk with Alethea Taylor and Don Nolen, president and vice-president, respectively, of The Prairie Ensemble, an eclectic chamber orchestra in Champaign-Urbana, which opens it's 15th concert season next Tuesday; and Gus Gordon, producer of the award-winning musical "Altar Boyz" at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield.


WILL - Live and Local - November 08, 2010

TUNKUL Percusiones México; Barbara Zachow

Monday, November 8, 2010

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with David Lopez, director of TUNKUL Percusiones México, who will present music from the Mayans, Aztecs and other prehispanic Mexican cultures at the Doudna Fine Arts Center in Charleston Tuesday night. And we'll hear from Barbara Zachow, who will lead Tuesday's concert by the Parkland Chorus and Chamber Singers in Champaign.

NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the scheduled concert by TUNKUL in Charleston was canceled, but you can still hear my interview with Mr. Lopez.


WILL - Live and Local - November 05, 2010

A cappella quintet Calmus; The Chorale

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(Duration: 44:52)

When the German a cappella quintet Calmus comes to Urbana on Sunday, they will bring with them a program that ranges from Bach and Purcell to Freddie Mercury and Sting. On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with the tenor and bass of the group. And I'll visit with Julie Beyler, conductor of The Chorale of Champaign, about their concert called "A Celebration of Live.


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