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WILL - Live and Local - October 07, 2010

Rhythm and Roots: Southern Music Traditions; Jearlyn Steele

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(Duration: 42:58)

Rhythm and Roots: Southern Music Traditions" is a traveling exhibition currently at the Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton. On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," Bobbi Perryman will join me to share some of those traditions with us. And I'll talk with singer Jearlyn Steele, a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion, in advance of her appearance in Champaign on Saturday.


WILL - Live and Local - October 06, 2010

Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company; Female barbershop quartet Illusion

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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(Duration: 48:29)

The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company will present a concert production of Elton John and Tim Rice's musical "Aida" this weekend. We'll hear some songs from the show performed live on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." And we'll welcome back the female barbershop quartet Illusion in advance of the CU Sweet Adelines' fall show.


WILL - Live and Local - October 05, 2010

The film Leading Ladies

The film Leading Ladies just had its local premiere in Champaign, the town in which it was written and filmed, and I ran an interview on "Live and Local" that was recorded before the film was completed. I've since talked again with the filmmakers, and I will air the combined interviews, with more music, on the Tuesday edition of the show, in advance of this weekend's screening in Normal.


WILL - Live and Local - October 04, 2010

Millikin University Music Professor Ronald YaDeau

Millikin University Professor Ronald YaDeau has been an active pianist, adjudicator and clinician throughout the Midwest for many years and has taught piano and music theory at Millikin since 1978. On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'm pleased to have Prof. YaDeau as a guest in advance of his recital Friday night.


WILL - Live and Local - October 01, 2010

Wind Symphony at Eastern Illinois University; Sounds of Celebration Chorus

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(Duration: 41:46)

The jazz ensembles and Wind Symphony at Eastern Illinois University will give a concert called "Life in the Groove: The Influence of Jazz" on Friday night; I'll talk with conductor Barry Houser on the Friday edition of "Live and Local." And we'll hear about Saturday's murder mystery event by the Sounds of Celebration Chorus, Springfield's chapter of Sweet Adelines.


WILL - Live and Local - September 30, 2010

Trio X and Marc Ribot at the Sudden Sound Concert; Conductor Michael Luxner

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(Duration: 43:23)

The Sudden Sound Concert Series at the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign presents artists in the fields of improvised music and avant-garde jazz. Curator Jason Finkelman will join us on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local" to preview performances by Trio X and Marc Ribot. And I'll talk with conductor Michael Luxner about this Saturday's concert by the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra.


WILL - Live and Local - September 29, 2010

Chamber Music Festival at Illinois Wesleyan University; Bossa Nuevo

The Chamber Music Festival at Illinois Wesleyan University will feature two concerts this month celebrating the music of Robert Schumann. I'll talk with pianist R. Kent Cook about this Sunday's recital on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear some tracks from the new CD by local band Bossa Nuevo in advance of their CD release party.


WILL - Live and Local - September 24, 2010

Fiddler Liz Knowles; Henhouse Prowlers

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll have the final installment in our weeklong coverage of the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, and it should be a doozy, with two live bands in our studio. Fiddler Liz Knowles will bring her quartet of traditional Irish musicians, and the Henhouse Prowlers will play red-hot bluegrass from Chicago.


WILL - Live and Local - September 23, 2010

Singer-songwriter Kevin Elliott; “Leading Ladies”

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Leading Ladies," a dance musical dramedy filmed in Champaign, will make its area debut this weekend. Last summer I talked with the writer-director team of Erika and Daniel Beahm just after they wrapped shooting, and I'll air that conversation on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear singer-songwriter Kevin Elliott, who will perform at the second CU Folk and Roots Festival.


WILL - Live and Local - September 22, 2010

Tito Puente Jr.; Singer and guitarist John Elder

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(Duration: 29:14)

Tito Puente Jr. steps out of the shoes of his famous father with his new CD, "Got Mambo?" He'll bring his Latin Big Band to the Doudna Fine Arts Center in Charleston on Friday, and he'll be my guest on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear local singer and guitarist John Elder, one of the many performers at this weekend's Champaign-Urbana Folk and Root Festival. NOTE: Due to a technical glitch, we do not have an archive of the portion of today's show with Tito Puente, Jr., for which we sincerely apologize! The audiophile contains the complete segment with John Elder.


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