November 19, 2010

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

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.

November 12, 2010

Ellis Paul; Guitarist Jason Vieaux and bandoneon player Lidia Kaminska

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.

November 10, 2010

John Philip Sousa scholar Patrick Warfield; conductor Richard Rossi

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.

November 08, 2010

TUNKUL Percusiones México; Barbara Zachow

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.

November 05, 2010

A cappella quintet Calmus; The Chorale

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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