Live and Local


WILL - Live and Local - June 15, 2009

Illinois Shakespeare Festival and the ACT Theatre Company in Gibson City

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(Duration: 39:19)

On the first portion of the Monday edition of "Live and Local," my guests are John Poole, managing director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in Bloomington, and Glenn Wilson, renowned baritone saxophone player, who coordinates the Festival's weekend jazz series. On the second portion of the show, we visit with Rich Perkins and Diane Bechtel of the ACT Theatre Company in Gibson City, about their current production, "Midlife: The Crisis Musical."


WILL - Live and Local - June 12, 2009

Concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

We'll take a break from the regular show on Friday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. The program includes music by Prokofiev, Respighi and Dvorak.


WILL - Live and Local - June 11, 2009

West African Mande music, Little Oy on the Prairie, Tommy Emmanuel and Scottish singer Jean Redpath

The Thursday edition of "Live and Local" will be a special edition for our one-day fundraiser. I've pulled four of my favorite segments from the four months since we started the show. You'll hear Mande music from West Africa, the klezmer band Little Oy on the Prairie, guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, and Scottish singer Jean Redpath. If you missed them the first time or would just like to hear them again, I hope you'll tune in.


WILL - Live and Local - June 09, 2009

Concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

We'll take a break from the regular show on Wednesday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. The program includes music by Beethoven and Richard Strauss.


WILL - Live and Local - June 09, 2009

Concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

We'll take a break from the regular show on Tuesday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Cliff Colnot conducts a program of music by Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky.


WILL - Live and Local - June 08, 2009

Concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

We'll take a break from the regular show on Monday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Oliver Knussen conducts a program of music by Igor Stravinsky and Marc-Anthony Turnage.


WILL - Live and Local - June 05, 2009

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana and the Washington Street Jazz & Blues Festival

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(Duration: 1:00:24)

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear an in-studio performance by members of the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, who will play their next concert at Busboom Castle, near Mahomet. Also, we'll talk with Christine Steelman of the Springfield Area Arts Council about the Washington Street Jazz & Blues Festival.


WILL - Live and Local - June 04, 2009

Stringtown Lane and “The Full Monty”

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(Duration: 54:23)

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," we'll meet the members of Stringtown Lane, quite an eclectic band playing this week's First Friday event in Monticello. They'll be live in our studio, followed by the director and two of the actors from The Station Theatre's production of the musical "The Full Monty," which opens in Urbana next week.


WILL - Live and Local - June 03, 2009

Summer Harp Class at U of I

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(Duration: 57:26)

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll talk with Ann Yeung about her Summer Harp Class at the University of Illinois and its associated concerts, and we'll hear a live performance in our studio by harpist Chen-Yu Huang. Also, we meet Champaign Centennial High School junior Ashley Mondisa, who is headed to New York City for an NAACP-sponsored drama competition.


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