April 19, 2012

Arcadia Chamber Players; All-American Boys Chorus

The women of the Arcadia Chamber Players play music from a broad time period that is often new to its audience. They're giving their spring concerts this weekend, and they'll play for us live on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also learn about the All-American Boys Chorus, who will perform in Charleston Saturday night.


April 18, 2012

University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble; TromBari’s new CD “The Devil’s Hopyard”

The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble scored an unprecedented double victory by winning the two major competitions in the same year. Under the leadership of Jim Pugh, they'll perform in concert next Tuesday night, and they'll play for us live on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also sample the new TromBari CD called The Devil's Hopyard.


April 17, 2012

The Outside Track; The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra

On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll feature a return appearance by The Outside Track, whose members hail from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver. They'll play in Urbana on Tuesday night and live on our show. And we'll welcome members of The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra, who have a CD release party Saturday in Champaign.


April 16, 2012

Charleston Community Theatre presents Godspell; Station Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Red

Charleston Community Theatre has been around since 1963, with one brief hiatus. They'll produce the musical Godspell next weekend, and they'll give us a live preview on the Monday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also feature a couple of live scenes from the Tony Award-winning play Red, with members of the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre in Urbana.


April 12, 2012

Andrew Duncanson of the Kilborn Alley Blues Band; early-music group at Illinois Wesleyan University

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with guitarist and singer Andrew Duncanson of the Kilborn Alley Blues Band. They'll be featured on public TV's Jubilee on Friday. We'll also have a live preview of Champaign Central High School's production of Beauty and the Beast, and we'll learn about a student-run early-music group at Illinois Wesleyan University.


April 11, 2012

Saxophonist Joshua Redman

Saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau are at the forefront of a new generation of jazz. They're both consummate collaborators with a long history together, and they'll play as a duo in Bloomington Thursday night. Joshua Redman will be my guest on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local.


April 07, 2012

Guitarist William Tyler; Centennial High presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

William Tyler lives in Nashville, a town where, he says, "guitarists are as common as television sets and pigeons," but he's carving a niche with an unusual performance style. He'll play in Champaign Friday night, and he'll be my guest on the Friday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also have a live preview of Champaign Centennial High School's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


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